February 16, 2019:
Today is the third day of the 4th Annual Fur Bang! coyote killing contest in Washburn, Wisconsin and Wolf Patrol spent the morning patrolling national and county forest lands in Bayfield County, Wisconsin where the contest is taking place.
This first party of hound hunters we encountered on Happy Hollow Road, just as they were lining the road to shoot any coyotes that might be flushed from the nearby forest lands by their dogs. Hunting from roads in Wisconsin is illegal, unless you’re hunting game birds, which these hound hunters were not.
We hope citizens will contact their elected representatives in Wisconsin and express their aim support for Senator Fred Risser’s recently introduced legislation that would ban wildlife killing contests in Wisconsin!
LOOK UP YOUR REP HERE: https://legis.wisconsin.gov/
Also, Wolf Patrol is reminding ALL citizens to contact Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest officials and ask that both bear baiting and wildlife killing contests be prohibited on our national forest lands!
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