Dept. of Natural Resources: 2021 bear season shows return to recent harvest average

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Black bear harvest returned to recent average in the 2021 season. / Photo Credit: iStock / Lynn_Bystrom
MADISON, Wis. – Early results from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) show hunters harvested 3,802 bears during the 2021 black bear season, a decrease from the 4,306 taken last year.
The 2021 harvest results are similar to the 2018 and 2019 harvests. While overall numbers fell short of the total quota, several zones were at or near harvest objectives, and statewide hunter success (32%) remained nearly equal to the last several years.
“This fall marked the first season using...

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