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DOG TRAINING, BACKTAGS AND MORE CHANGING FOR WISCONSIN BEAR HUNTERS

June 28, 2011

Several changes in bear hunting, dog training laws, takes effect this weekend

MADISON -- Changes are coming this week for Wisconsin bear hunters under legislation signed into law this month by Gov. Scott. Walker.

More dog training opportunities and a license-free weekend are among the changes to take effect Saturday, July 2. Bear hunters and dog trainers should note the new law is not included in the current bear hunting rules pamphlet printed in December 2010. However, bear hunters should review the changes on the hunting and trapping regulations page of the DNR website..

The major changes include:

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Van Haren, law enforcement regulations and policy specialist, 608-266-3244 or Scott Loomans, wildlife management regulations specialist, 608-267-2452.

Last Revised: Tuesday, June 28, 2011




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