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Class B Bear License Eliminated in Wisconsin
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 09/02/2015

The recently approved state budget has called for the elimination of the Class B bear license, while increasing the price of a Class A license application fee to $4.50.

The Department of Natural Resources says the 2015 Bear Hunting Regulations pamphlet was completed in advance of the proposed law, and will not reflect these Class B changes. Online regulations have been updated, and individuals are encouraged to use the online regulations pages or contact DNR staff with any questions.

Both residents and non-residents may now participate in certain bear baiting, hunting and training activities without a Class B bear license if those activities are permitted and in compliance with applicable regulations.

The Class B bear license was required for a portion of the 2015 bear baiting and dog training season, and those who have purchased a license had an opportunity to use it this year. Therefore, no refunds will be issued for Class B licenses purchased for the 2015 bear baiting and dog training seasons.

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