Wisconsin Hounders Still Chasing Bears Across Highway 70…

Every Summer during Wisconsin’s two-month bear hound training season, hounds are killed by both bears and wolves as they are taught to chase bears. In addition to the dangers faced while off the leash in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, bear hounds are routinely run their prey across busy highways such as HWY 70, which cuts through the northern portion of Forest County.

It’s time for both the Wisconsin DNR and the US Forest Service to reign in bear hunters and restrict and regulate the dangerous bear baiting and hound training practices associated with hunting bears in Wisconsin.