Conversations With A Wisconsin Bear Hunter…UNEDITED

Last week in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Wolf Patrol monitors were questioned about our campaign to end bear baiting and hound training on national forest lands. We appreciate the opportunity to address concerns of bear hunters who do not know why Wolf Patrol is opposed to bear baiting and hound training.

The following video is of the entire recorded conversation, although it was interrupted when the camera stopped recording. We offer the complete video without editing so the nature of the conversation could be better understood. Unfortunately, the gentleman in the passenger seat cannot be heard as well.


Wolf Patrol is not implying in any way that these particular bear hunters were breaking any laws or hunting in unethical ways. We simply encountered them as they were assisting a disabled hunter in finding a bear in the Wolf Caution Area where a bear hound was killed on September 29, 2018.

If you would like to join the debate by voicing your opposition to bear hunting practices that endanger federally protected gray wolves, please send your email to USFS officials at: