WODCW Op Ed: Bear hunting with hounds is “risky behavior’ 

In a Wisconsin State Journal, Guest Column, Carl Schoettel, of Neosho, president of the Wisconsin Bear Hunters Association, stated his opinion entitled;  Bear hunting with hounds isn't risky behavior Schoettel was responding to a Wisconsin State Journal Editorial written on September 9, 2016; Stop payouts to bear hunters for dead dogs, Schoettel stating that it: … Continue reading WODCW Op Ed: Bear hunting with hounds is “risky behavior’ 

Letter to the Editor: Don’t blame wolves for killing hounds 

By Cynthia Samels Wisconsin State Journal September 1, 2016 Here we go again with politicians carrying the torch for trophy hunters in Wisconsin. In response to the Aug. 25 article "Wolf attacks on cattle, dogs rise," I would like to address two glaring misconceptions: that wolves are imminent threats to pets, and that wolves have … Continue reading Letter to the Editor: Don’t blame wolves for killing hounds 

“Make no mistake, bear hunting is blood sport, especially with hounds…”

...direct quote from the author, Dale Bowman, of a recent article; Loose the hounds: Following bear hounds in northern Wisconsin, in The Chicago Sun Times, on August 22, 2016.  The author of this article rode along with a family of bear hunters using dogs in pursuit of bear in another Wisconsin.  Read on: NORTHERN Wis.–Snorting, the black … Continue reading “Make no mistake, bear hunting is blood sport, especially with hounds…”

The sport of bear hounding results in injuries or death to both bears and dogs 

Bear hounding leaves cubs vulnerable to being  mauled, orphaned and leads to death. Not to mention this sport disrupts other native wildlife, such as wolves that are rearing pups. Other wildlife affected by running dogs on bear over long distances; birds, deer with fawns, and other small mammals.  The sport of bear hounding  is not … Continue reading The sport of bear hounding results in injuries or death to both bears and dogs