The Hungry Orphaned Black Bear Cubs…

Mother bear sends her cubs quickly up a tree, as she makes herself the decoy, and leads the mob of hounds away from her precious cubs. Exhausted she climbs a tree, the mob of hounds hollering below, the sounds of men is heard along with a shot of thunder ending mother bears life… The following … Continue reading The Hungry Orphaned Black Bear Cubs…

Please Take Action: Only You Can Prevent #Extinction…

As a child growing up in the sixties I learned to respect our fellow creatures and to set things right. But... "The More Things Change, The More They Remain The Same." ~Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr Today, where the wild-creatures-live has become a war zone in Wisconsin. And it's all in the name of sport. Hunter’s dogs … Continue reading Please Take Action: Only You Can Prevent #Extinction…

WODCW Opinion Editorial: Criminally harassing protected gray wolves is a violation of the Endangered Species Act

By Rachel Tilseth  In 2016 41 dogs were killed in the pursuit of bear in northern Wisconsin.  Are any wolves being injured or killed in the decades-old conflict between bear hunters and wolves?  In a call to the USFWS services Great Lakes Office I asked them that question. USFWS didn't have an answer for me. … Continue reading WODCW Opinion Editorial: Criminally harassing protected gray wolves is a violation of the Endangered Species Act

Harassment of an endangered species in the north woods of Wisconsin began July first

Hunters using dogs in pursuit of bear in the norths woods of Wisconsin run their hounds right through wolf rendezvous sites (where wolf pups are kept).  Wolf pups are only about three months old when hunters begin running their dogs on bear. They run hounds through known wolf caution areas; even though WDNR sends out … Continue reading Harassment of an endangered species in the north woods of Wisconsin began July first

Opinion Editorial: Wisconsin is the only state in the nation that compensates hunters when wolves kill their animals…

A hunter gets up to $2,500 per dog — even when a hunter violates state rules or releases hounds in areas the state Department of Natural Resources has mapped as dangerous because of wolf activity...According to an Opinion Editorial in the Wisconsin State Journal Read on: Stop payouts to bear hunters for dead dogs Wisconsin State Journal … Continue reading Opinion Editorial: Wisconsin is the only state in the nation that compensates hunters when wolves kill their animals…

“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…”

Top story in Wisconsin as hound hunters lose two more dogs in pursuit of bear in Douglas & Sawyer counties 

On Saturday July 9th two more dogs were killed, one in Douglas county was a Black and Tan, male, 6 months old, and the other in Sawyer county was a Walker, female, 7 years old. These two hound hunting dogs are the third fatalities as the result of wolves protecting pups at rendezvous sites. Dogs may … Continue reading Top story in Wisconsin as hound hunters lose two more dogs in pursuit of bear in Douglas & Sawyer counties 

Top Story in WI: First fatality of training dogs on bear in wolf range took place on July 5, 2016

On July 5th, 2016 in Sawyer county, WI a  hunting dog (Walker female, 6 years old) became the first fatality of wolves protecting thier rendezvous site against large packs of free ranging dogs pursuing bear. Dogs may be trained statewide by pursuing bear in Wisconsin starting on July first resulting in bloody wolf-on-dog-fights WI DNR … Continue reading Top Story in WI: First fatality of training dogs on bear in wolf range took place on July 5, 2016

Is Wisconsin Ready to Pay the High Price for Hound Hunting?

When wolves were taken off the Endangered Species list in the Great Lakes area in 2012 Wisconsin rushed to legislatively mandate a wolf hunt.  Not only did the state mandate a hunt on wolves, they became the only state to allow the hunting of wolves with the aide of dogs-wolf hounding. Wolves were hunted by … Continue reading Is Wisconsin Ready to Pay the High Price for Hound Hunting?