Welcome to Wisconsin… Where You Can Buy a Hound Hunt for Bear on Craigslist

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Screen Shot 2016-08-29 at 1.41.08 PM Craigslist ad offering a hound hunt for bear in Wisconsin.

Hound hunting for black bears in Wisconsin isn’t just a tradition, its a business. While some hunting guides and outfitters run very professional operations, others simply offer their services and bear bait on Craigslist. This Summer, the training of bear hounds in Wisconsin, which is essentially when it becomes legal to loose hundreds of packs of dogs into the forest to chase bears, has resulted in territorial gray wolves killing 20 bear hounds so far, and the actually bear hunt hasn’t even begun.

Screen Shot 2016-08-29 at 4.37.12 PM Wolf Caution Areas in Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest (only southern Bayfield Co.)

This hasn’t prevented the training of bear hounds in areas where they’ve been repeatedly killed, such as is the case in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in Bayfield County, where as of this writing, there have been eight separate violent encounters between bear hunting hounds and federally…

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