WISCONSIN WOLF HUNT: DAY ONE FIELD REPORT 02/22/21 543PM
Wolf Patrol observed a large hound hunting party today in Wisconsin’s first day of a rushed recreational wolf hunt. The group operated from snowmobiles just northwest of the Forest County Potawatomi Community and inside of the Otter Creek State Natural Area, not far from where three bear hunting hounds were killed by wolves last year.
The following is audio from the hound hunters radio conversations where they describe their dogs live pursuit and fighting with the wolf they ultimately killed. One of the hound hunters clearly describes the dogs’ engagement with the tired wolf as a “vicious battle.”
Wisconsin’s February 2021 hound hunt for wolves isn’t hunting, it’s the state endorsing and allowing dog fighting. Join Wolf Patrol in calling for the return of federal protections for wolves in Wisconsin and an end to the nation’s only hound hunt for wolves.