Record number of bear permits for 2015
The Natural Resources Board today approved the 2015 Wisconsin bear season quota of 4,750 as recommended by the Department of Natural Resources.
The quota was set with the intention of reducing the population in Northwest Wisconsin and stabilizing the population in the rest of the state, and will be distributed across the Wisconsin’s four bear hunting zones.
The upcoming season’s quota of 4,750 is an increase from last year’s quota of 4,700. To achieve this quota the Department will issue 10,690 permits; this represents a record number of permits available to Wisconsin bear hunters.