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 Deadline to Apply for Wisconsin 2019 Black Bear Permits Dec 10

Submitted by:  Backcountry Press Outdoor News 
Posted on: 12/06/18
News # 12068

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The season structure for the 2019 bear hunt is as follows:

Zone C (dogs not permitted):
  • Sept. 4 to Oct. 8 - with aid of bait and all other legal methods not using dogs.

All other zones:
  • Sept. 4-10 - with aid of dogs only (bait may be used to locate bear to hunt with the aid of dogs);
  • Sept. 11 to Oct. 1 - with all legal methods, including bait and dogs; and
  • Oct. 2-8 - with the aid of bait and other legal methods not using dogs.

For more information regarding bear hunting in Wisconsin, search keywords "bear"

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In order for bear permit applicants to retain their accumulated preference points, they must apply at least once during any period of three consecutive years, or all previously accumulated preference points will be lost.

If the hunter is selected in the drawing, their preference points will be reset to zero, even if they do not purchase the harvest permit. It is the applicant's responsibility to be aware of drawing status. Applicants selected in the drawing will be notified by mail shortly after the drawing and may purchase their 2019 Class A bear license beginning in March 2019. Applicants may also check their status online through their Go Wild customer account.

Deadline to apply for Wisconsin 2019 Black Bear Permits is Dec 10. 

Applications for permit drawings can be purchased through Go Wild at or through an authorized license agent

Bear hunters are reminded that due to the high interest in this hunt, hunters must apply for several years before receiving a permit through the drawing process for most bear management zones. 
Deadline to Apply for Wisconsin 2019 Black Bear Permits Dec 10