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Wisconsin’s revised bear management plan

A draft of the revised plan is available online right now. This revised plan will outline objectives and strategies to guide black bear management in the state from 2019 – 2029.

Come to one of our information sessions or submit your comments and questions via email to DNRBearPlanComments@wisconsin.gov. The comment period will remain open March 25 through April 14.

DNR staff will present the plan at six informational sessions around the state. Each meeting will run from 7-9 p.m. – dates and locations are as follows:

Monday, March 25, Waukesha – Room 101, Commons Building, UW Milwaukee-Waukesha, 1500 N University Dr.;

Tuesday, March 26, Richland Center – Pippin Room, Melvill Hall, UW Platteville-Richland, 1200 Hwy. 14W;

Wednesday, March 27, Black River Falls – Great Room, Lunda Community Center, 405 Hwy 54 W;

Monday, April 1, Rice Lake – 236 Ritzinger Hall, UW Eau Claire-Barron County, 1800 College Dr.;

Tuesday, April 2, Wausau – Room 180 Main Building, UW Stevens Point- Wausau, 518 S 7th Ave.;

Wednesday, April 3, Woodruff – Woodruff Community Center, 1418 1st Ave.

Even if you are unable to attend one of the in-person public information sessions, you can read the plan on the DNR website and submit comments via email.