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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 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.