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NRB considering issuing fewer bear hunting permitsSubmitted: 01/21/2019
NRB considering issuing fewer bear hunting permits
Story By Newswatch 12 Team

MADISON - Fewer permits would be available for bear hunters under recommendations going before the Natural Resources Board on Wednesday.

Just under 11,600 permits would be issued statewide for 2019. That's about 11 percent less than last year.


Zone A in north central Wisconsin includes parts of Vilas, Oneida and Lincoln Counties. Managers believe bear populations in Zone A have been dropping. They want to lower the number of permits in that area by 25 percent, to just under 16-hundred.

Permit numbers would be about the same in Zone B in northeast Wisconsin.


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