Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to host online bear chat May 19 at noon

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MADISON – Those interested in learning more about bears in Wisconsin are encouraged to join Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources experts for an online chat Thursday, May 19 at noon.

DNR staff will be on hand to answer questions ranging from homeowner tips to avoid bear conflicts to habitat and behavior. Visit the DNR website, dnr.wi.gov, and search keyword “chat” to submit questions and view responses from DNR experts. Here, you can also view past chats and sign up to receive email notifications.

To receive email updates regarding black bears in Wisconsin, visit dnr.wi.gov and click on the email icon near the bottom of the page titled “subscribe for updates for DNR topics.” Follow the prompts and select the “black bear” distribution list, found within the “hunting” category.

For more information regarding bears in Wisconsin, search keyword “bear.”