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Black bear permits reach record high
WOODRUFF - Black bear permits reached a record high for the upcoming 2018 hunting season.

Bear population numbers in Wisconsin are at a healthy level, which means more permits are allowed.

The DNR's main goal is to keep the bear population healthy.

"We're looking to stabilize or maintain the same number of bears in the state with the exception of Zone D, where we do want to see a decrease in our population to reduce some of the bear conflicts," said DNR wildlife biologist Michele Woodford.

Overall, hunter success rates have been low.

"What we've seen is actually a decrease in the success rate of hunters being able to harvest bears. And that will impact the number of permits that are released," Woodford said.

Permit success rates are used to determine how many permits will be allowed each season.

The 2018 bear season begins on September 5.


Story By: Ryan Sandberg


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