Thursday, September 5, 2019

Email confirms another WI hound thrown fatally to wolves

Thursday, 9/5 Update: The WI DNR reports yet another Plott hound killed by wolves, this time in Price County:

09/05/2019Oneida1 Hunting dog killed (Plott, 6-year old female)Oneida depredation siteOneida depredation location map [PDF]
Until the state stops paying them $2,500 for each bear-chasing hound so lost, hunting dog owners in Wisconsin won't stop putting their animals at risk by releasing their animals to be overpowered and killed by larger, pack-organized wolves. 

From an email forwarded this afternoon by the DNR:

Hunting Dog Depredated in Forest County 

On 9/05/19, USDA-Wildlife Services has confirmed that wolves depredated a Plott trailing hound in the Town of Alvin, Forest County.
The Plott hound which was killed may look like the one below. 

Its death would be the 16th hound death after an encounter with wolves in Wisconsin since the July-August bear hunt off-leash hound 'training' season ended July 31. 

The bear hunting season began Wednesday, September 4.

Hound owners are eligible for the state reimbursement even if they released the dog into known wolf territory, or near bait which attracts both bears and wolves, or if the owner is a scofflaw, a repeat reimbursement collector, and so.


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