Bear Hunting Application Period Opens July 1 for 2021 Season
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 06/29/2020
The application period for the 2021 bear hunting season will open July 1 after the successful completion of legislative review.
Applicants are reminded to be aware of the new bear management zone boundaries as their usual hunting grounds may change to a new unit beginning in 2021. State wildlife officials do not know precisely how these changes will specifically affect harvest permit
wait times, but they expect there will likely be no significant changes across zones A, B, C and D. There will be no zone changes for the upcoming 2020 bear season.
Wisconsin bear hunting is prevalent, and more people apply each year than the number of licenses available.
For 2020, more than 119,000 hunters applied for a permit or a preference point for 11,535 available permits.