Visit the Hunting season setting timeline page for an outline of the steps involved in the current hunting season-setting process.
Spring black bear rule making petition
The purpose of the proposed amendments is to carry forward a long-standing recreational hunting opportunity under a spring bear special permit. This rule making was initiated by a majority affirmative vote to grant one of six rule making petitions brought before the Fish and Wildlife Commission on January 21, 2022.
Annual Hunting Season Setting 2022
The department is considering rule changes for hunting season regulations for the 2022-2023 game seasons.