Tuesday, January 9, 2018

WI hunters continue to risk their dogs to wolves

The DNR doesn't disclose how wolves came into contact with these hounds, but no doubt owners let the dogs run off-leash and into harm's way. Two were Walker hounds:

Hunting Dogs Injured in Forest County

Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves injured three hunting dogs in Forest County on 01/07/18.  The attack occurred in the Town of Wabeno.  More information and a caution-area map are now available on the gray wolf webpage

Hunters are reminded to use the caution-area maps on the DNR website (dnr.wi.gov, keyword "wolf depredation") to help reduce conflicts.
In Wisconsin, dog owners whose animals are injured or killed by wolves can apply to the DNR for up to $2,500 reimbursement for each animal harmed. 

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