Friday, July 25, 2014

Only In Wisconsin: $2,500 State Subsidy On Tap To Clueless Hunter

He let his dog 'train' off-leash for bear hunting where there can be wolf activity, and when wolves killed his dog - - as wolves will do to protect their territory and pups - -  the hunter became the latest eligible for an only-in-Wisconsin public funding reimbursement of up to $2,500, according to the state hunter banking Department of Natural Resources.

Payments have even been made to hunters with hunting or gun law violations on their records.

Subtext: the hunters/sportsmen's' [(sic] lobbies really know how to work the Legislature.

This from the DNR'e email alerts:

Bear hound killed in Jackson County

On July 22, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a 5-year-old plott bear hound while training in Jackson County. More information and a caution area map are available on the gray wolf webpage.

Hunters are reminded to use the caution area maps on the DNR website (, keyword "wolf management") to help reduce conflicts during this year's bear dog training and hunting season.

And this from the maps provided through the DNR site to Jackson County:

Jackson County
On July 22, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a 5 year old Plott bear hound. The attack occurred in the Town of Knapp, Jackson County. The caution area shown on the map below is comprised of a four-mile buffer around the depredation site.
Click for a printable caution area map


Anonymous said...

Notice that he is a "hunter" not a "sportsman". A sportsman respects all life; a hunter respects little in the animal world. A sportsman would not subject his dog to this kind of risk.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

dog and animal lovers should be livid over this, and the law in general.

What kind of pet owner is it that sends his dog on a suicide mission?

Immoral and psychopathic, is what it is.