Wolf Patrol Premiers Film on 2021 Wolf Hunt

DANE COUNTY, WI  Wolf Patrol, a volunteer conservation group that has monitored each of Wisconsin’s wolf hunts since 2014, will host an informational event at the Goodman Center in Madison, June 13 2021 at 1 pm.  The group will premier their video documentation of the February hunt, when 218 wolves and as many as 54-100 packs were killed in less than three days.

Wisconsin wolf hunters releasing a fresh hound in a 3-hour chase of a wolf on February 23, 2021 in Forest County.

The group’s volunteers monitored hounders and trappers in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest during the controversial hunt, which allowed traps, snares, the use of hounds, electronic calls, hunting at night, and hunting over bait.  Their video footage documents violations of the “Emergency Rules” for the hunt, which they reported to law enforcement.  Violations documented include the participation of those legally barred from hunting for prior poaching convictions.  Wolf Patrol also reported trapping violations that resulted in investigations and warnings.

Members will demonstrate legal wolf trapping methods, as well as how to free a pet from a trap.  Bear baiting regulations and methods will also be discussed.  The group hopes to encourage more citizen monitoring on Wisconsin public lands.

The film premier and informational program will take place Sunday, June 13, 2021 from 1-3 pm at the Goodman Center, 149 Waubesa St, Madison, Wisconsin.  This is a free event, donations gratefully accepted.  Masks required for building entry.

Beef calf illegally used as bait and to attract wolves to foothold traps in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest.