VIDEO: Bear Bait in Wolf Caution Area of Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

On September 9, opening day of Wisconsin’s bear hunt, Wolf Patrol members heard wolves howling in the immediate vicinity of this bear bait. Three days later, two hounds were killed by wolves not far from it. Our investigations show that black bear are not the only animals getting habituated to artificial feeding sites, but wolves, deer, raven, raccoon and other wildlife also feed from this sites, something that is supposed to be illegal, but is virtually impossible to enforce when there are so many bait sites. The bait is meant to be covered up with something that only a bear can move, but as soon as the bear has gained access to the bait, it’s open for any other passing animal to eat from.

LINK FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS TO BAN BEAR BAITING & HOUND HUNTING IN THE CHEQUAMEGON-NICOLET NATIONAL FOREST:
https://my.usgs.gov/ppgis/studio/laun…