Unregistered and unlimited bear baiting is allowed in Wisconsin’s national forests, even though its causing deadly conflicts between wolves and bear hunting hounds and conditioning bears into being fed by humans. Bear hunters place baits to attract bears so their hounds can later chase them during Wisconsin’s two-month summer bear hound training season which begins annually on July 1st.
Over 4 million gallons of food waste is dumped every year during Wisconsin’s bear hound training & bear hunting season which begins in July and runs until mid-October. Chocolate can also be used as bear bait even though states like Michigan have banned its use because it is deadly to bears and canines, especially bear cubs and wolf pups.
Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) and the U.S. Forest Service do not require any license or permits of any kind for residents or nonresidents to bait bears and chase them with packs of hounds during July and August when federally protected gray wolves are protective of pups like those in this video. Baiting bears in our national forests causes conflicts and changes the natural behavior of wildlife and should no longer be allowed.