Record Michigan Black Bear Killed with Hounds in Manistee National Forest

On August 22, 2018 it was reported that a Michigan hunter killed the 5th largest black bear in state history last Fall, in the Manistee National Forest with the aid of Plott hounds. The bear was never treed, and was shot on the ground.

This video is comprised of clips published on Facebook by other Michigan hound hunters and depicts black bears being bayed by hounds. Wolf Patrol would like to provide graphic insight into the “sport” of hunting black bears with hounds and bait not only in Wisconsin, but in Michigan and other states as well.


Wolf Patrol is currently campaigning for bear hound training and bear baiting to be restricted in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest of Wisconsin. To send an email asking US Forest officials to end these practices on our national forest: