Facebook Videos Reveal Wisconsin Hunting Hounds Attacking Wounded Bears

Until Midnight April 14, 2019, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is accepting public comment on its 2019-2029 Revised Draft Bear Management Plan. Here’s a link to the plan:

https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Hunt/documents/BearPlanFinalDraft.pdf

If you don’t have time to read the 56-page plan right now, here’s a two-minute video to help you better understand Wisconsin’s bear hunting practices. These videos were shared on Facebook by Wisconsin bear hunters between 2015-2018 and illustrate current bear hound training and hunting practices recognized by WDNR as integral to black bear management.

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Wisconsin hound hunter’s video of his dogs attacking a wounded bear in 2015.

If you don’t like what you see, please consider joining Wolf Patrol in calling on WDNR to make the following changes to bear hunting practices already approved in the revised draft bear plan:

  1. Require registration & limit to bear bait sites.

  2. Prohibit the use of chocolate and xylitol in bear baits.

  3. Require license for non-resident bear hound training & baiting.

  4. Prohibit bear baiting & hound training in WDNR Wolf Caution Areas.

  5. Shorten bear baiting & hound training season to one month before kill season.

Email your comments to:

DNRBearPlanComments@wisconsin.gov 

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