On July 21, 2019 two more bear hounds were killed in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest during Wisconsin’s bear hound training season. This makes three bear hounds that have been killed by federally protected gray wolves in Forest County alone, since the training season began on July 1st.
Wolf Patrol visited the site of one depredation off of Thrasher Road in northern Forest County and discovered this active bear bait less than a mile away. Its baits like these that not only attract black bears, but deer and in turn, wolves. When bear hunters release their hounds to trail bears from these baits, they are killed by wolves defending the area as a feeding site.