Field Update – July 13 2017

Today marks our 20th continuous day of patrols in the Chequamehon-Nicolet National Forest’s Washburn District, where Wisconsin’s minimally regulated bear hound training season & baiting season is in full swing.

Last year, over 19 bear hounds were killed by wolves while training & hunting in the CNNF’s wolf territory. Many of these conflicts occurred literally in the same areas, as hound hunters still receive $2,500 payouts from the state’s Endangered Species Fund, even though their continued use of dogs in “Wolf Caution Areas” can be considered irresponsible.

If you agree with Wolf Patrol that it is time to end the practices of bear hound training & baiting in our national forest lands, please email your comment to: