I just recieved notification that I was drawn and am eligible to purchase a bear harvest permit this year in Wisconsin. It takes about 10 years of applying in the northern zones to get a kill permit and 4 years in Zone "C", the southern Zone where I live. I applied for a Zone "C" kill permit for the last 3 years and got it this year.

I am stoked. Got my new Martin Cougar FC all set up. Bear season opens before our archery deer season, so if all goes well, the first kill will be a bear!