Wisconsin 2007 Black Bear Harvest Numbers

WI Dept. of Natural Resources, Bear Hunting Magazine

Preliminary figures indicate hunters harvested more than 2,570 black bears in Wisconsin during the 2007 bear hunting season. This figure is expected to increase slightly as remaining registration data is entered and is very close to the 2,650 harvest goal for the 2007 season.

Bayfield, Price, and Sawyer counties led the state, as they did in 2006, with 240, 227, and 189 bears registered respectively. The preliminary harvest by Bear Management Zone is Zone A: 978, Subzone A1: 610, Zone B: 468, Zone C: 517, and unknown zone: 4.

Hunters submitted 34,975 applications for 4,405 Class A Bear Harvest permits. A total of 80,245 hunters applied for either a harvest permit or a preference point. Hunters who apply for but do not receive a Class A harvest permit will receive a preference point for the next years drawing. Depending on the zone applied for, it currently takes five to nine preference points in order to draw a harvest permit.

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