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Wis. DNR: Hunters Killed Slightly Fewer Bears in 2019

Wis. DNR: Hunters Killed Slightly Fewer Bears in 2019 Photo: WDIO-TV file

Created: November 04, 2019 05:56 PM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin wildlife officials say hunters killed slightly fewer bears in 2019 than last year.

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The Department of Natural Resources said Monday that preliminary data shows hunters took 3,648 bears. That's down slightly from 3,680 in 2018.

Kills increased by 36% across the southern two-thirds of the state over 2018. Harvest in the north-central region was up 20%.

More than 120,000 hunters applied for either a bear permit or a preference point for the 2019 season.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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