Turkey, Bear Hunting Permit Deadline is December 10
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 12/06/2017
Wild turkey and black bear hunters are reminded to submit their applications before midnight on December 10 to be eligible for 2018 hunting seasons. Applications for permit drawings can be purchased through Go Wild or at authorized license
The DNR says harvest numbers from the 2017 black bear season are not yet finalized, but preliminary estimates show that hunters harvested more than 4,150 bears. DNR staff and the Bear Advisory Committee are currently in the process of
determining 2018 harvest quotas.
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. 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.