Friday, September 2, 2016

28th hound killed in '16 WI bear hunt 'training' by wolves

The death toll among bear hunting hounds continues to rise: 

On Aug. 31 - - the last day of the state's legal, off-leash bear hound 'training' period - - the Department of Natural Resources said by email today that the year's 28th bear hound was killed by wolves in Wisconsin.

The dog, a five-year-old female Bluetick like the one below, was also the 25th bear hound killed just this month by wolves in Wisconsin. 
Bear hounders can collect up to $2,500 per killed dog from a DNR fund in a Wisconsin-only reimbursement program even if the dogs were released off-leash in known wolf activity areas where hounders can legally plant bear bait that can also attract wolves.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yeah, take your oldest dog out and make it look like a wolf attack, collect $2500, get a puppy for $300. Sounds like a good deal to me.