Hound Killed By Wolves In WisconsinWisconsin DNR, Bear Hunting Magazine
The Wisconsin DNR confirmed earlier this week that wolves from the Siskiwit Lake pack killed a hound while bear hunting in Bayfield County. They are asking hunters to make sure everyone they know who is hunting with hounds in that area be aware of the potential conflict and make sure they exercise caution.
On a side note, last week a Wisconsin judge refused to throw out a lawsuit challenging the use of dogs in this winter's Wisconsin wolf hunt,. The HSUS group filed the lawsuit last month alleging Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources rules enacting the hunt do not include any restrictions on dog training or use in hunting, creating the potential for bloody dog-wolf fights. DNR attorneys asked the Dane County Circuit Judge to toss the lawsuit, arguing the agency did not have the authority to impose restrictions and the lack of regulations does not harm them.
The state wolf hunt is slated to begin October 15 and run through the end of February. More than 20,000 people applied for a permit; the DNR this week made 1,160 applicants chosen through a lottery eligible for a permit.