This morning Wolf Patrol began its day by responding to a complaint by a Bayfield County resident who reported hound hunters in the area who were running their dogs on private land. We do not know if these particular individuals have permission to hunt on land clearly posted with “No Trespassing” signs, but once they knew they were being documented, they were very determined to retrieve their hounds from the private land. As this video demonstrates, all individuals present were courteous and respectful. Part Two of this video will illustrate the difficulty hound hunters face when trying to control their free-roaming dogs.
The video below shows hound hunters in Bayfield County trying to gain control of two hounds that were running on private lands. Wolf Patrol does not know whether they had permission to be on these lands that were clearly posted, “No Trespassing.” Our point is that even these experienced houndsmen’s were having difficulty controlling their dogs.
The following video documents the hound hunter we encountered this morning driving illegally on a road closed to motor-vehicle access in the Chippewa West Unit of Heartwood Forestland Group property in Bayfield County, Wisconsin. It has been turned over to the appropriate authorities.