Bear Hounds Killed In Douglas County, Wisconsin – Graphic Image

Editors note: That brings the total number of known dogs killed by wolves this year to 11. As the season progresses we can most definitely expect more pets to be killed more as wolves expand their pack sizes.

Bear Hound Dog Killed by Wolves
Bear Hound Dog Killed by Wolves
Wisconsin DNR
Wisconsin DNR

MADISON, WI –-(Ammoland.com)- On August 1 2015, Wisconsin Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a 4 year old female Plott bear hound and a 4 year old male Plott bear hound of the same hunting party. The attacks occurred in the town of Summit, Douglas County Wisconsin.

More information and a caution area map are available on the gray wolf webpage.

Hunters are reminded to use the caution area maps on the DNR website (dnr.wi.gov, keyword “wolf management“) to help reduce conflicts during this year's bear dog training and hunting seasons.

Each year, with the beginning of the Wisconsin bear hound training and hunting season, hunters are reminded to exercise caution if they plan to train or hunt bear with hounds. Hunters should use the caution area maps below to help reduce conflicts during this year's bear dog training and hunting season.

**Anyone suspecting a wolf attack in northern Wisconsin should call USDA-WS immediately at 1-800-228-1368 (in state) or 715-369-5221. In southern Wisconsin call 1-800-433-0663 (in state) or 920-324-4514.

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Dennis
Dennis
5 years ago

When hound hunting is stopped watch what happens check out cali

Warren Shipley
Warren Shipley
5 years ago

The hunters are out enjoying nature with their beloved dogs, and the creatures of Nature are at home enjoying the tender dog meat delivered to their home. We are all part of the Natural world, including the food chain, sometimes we forget which link we are in that chain, and that Nature is not a static biosphere, but ever changing, someday far in the future scientists will discuss the remains of the inferior predatory (your dog) found in the hunting grounds of the apex hunter (the wolf) and wonder if they would have survived so long without human intervention. There… Read more »

brockkl
brockkl
5 years ago

IS this still ammoland? It’s starting to look like liberal loon land to me. WTF? They pay license fees to use these lands, that most of you liberal idiots just drive through, spewing your pollution, without contributing a dime. These fees do more than allow them to hunt. They pay for the parks you use, the roads you drive on so you can watch your birds, etc. Nobody said anything about national parks. They also paid for the restocking programs that put the wolves back out there. Maybe it would be a good idea to thank these hunters, and help… Read more »

shane
shane
5 years ago

at least the meat did not go to waste.

1 ab urbe condita
1 ab urbe condita
5 years ago

For God Sakes! When your in a National Park, YOUR NOT in a Giant Petting Zoo. As soon as you go through the Threshold of the Main Entrance of the Park, you Transition from “Being On Top of the Food-Chain”. Too “Being Part of the Food-Chain”. If your too STUPID to see that, Stay at Home and be STUPID and SAFE there.

wolfram
wolfram
5 years ago

I knew of a legendary ranch foreman on the Flying D in Montana that had a big Airedale that would run down and kill a coyote by himself.

Tom T
Tom T
5 years ago

Coyotes are getting bigger and pack hunting like wolves around here. One of our cowboys saw three circling a mare and foal on our ranch last fall. He rode in and scared them off. We run our livestock guardians in a pack just for this purpose and for big cat predators too. We have big quick Livestock Guardian Dogs (LGD) using Regulators and Kangals. Neighbors have had smaller slower LGDs killed and eaten. Our problem is not the Coyotes, Big Cats or Bears that kill the dogs, but, the idiots that shoot the LGDs when crossing their land in pursuit… Read more »

Riley
Riley
2 years ago
Reply to  Tom T

Put a visible collar on your LGD and then whoever shoots them won’t have an excuse. Take them to court.

Ray Vaselich
Ray Vaselich
5 years ago

As a long time owner of Irish Wolfhounds the answer is obvious, Proper hounds can handle the wolf and bear problems just as they have helped shepherds for thousands of years..

wolfram
wolfram
5 years ago
Reply to  Ray Vaselich

Ray, just curious can one Irish Wolfhound take down a wolf? I know the wolfhounds are big powerful dogs.

Julie Gallegos
Julie Gallegos
5 years ago

Gee! Not a whole lot of sympathy for the bouncers. Nor should there be.

patty jamison
patty jamison
5 years ago

I would never take my dogs out and put them at risk, this is the fault of the owners! period! sad for the dogs!! what did they expect to happen? Leave the damn wolves alone!

Theresa
Theresa
5 years ago

When you take a domestic animal and put in wildlife territory what did you expect to happen. This is wildlife territory, and I don’t think you or your dogs have a right to invade it. And especially when the wild animals have young, they are doing what comes natural, just as you would do for your young. Then when a wild animal protects it’s young or territory they are destroyed for your stupidity. Wildlife need there homes too. Quit thinking it’s all about you, because it shouldn’t be. And for the dogs that you are responsible for, you put there… Read more »

George Turick
George Turick
5 years ago

Keep your dogs on a lease or inside, that is like walking into the lions den WHAT DID YOU think would happen????

Scd1127
Scd1127
5 years ago

These dogs’ deaths are solely the fault of their owners, not the wolves. Only a person who cares nothing about their animals would let them roam in wolf territory. Blame the humans, not the wolves.

Virginia McIntyre
Virginia McIntyre
5 years ago

STOP hunting bears with dogs, stop hunting wolves People are really stupid. These people who hunt for bears with dogs are doing so because they WANT TO. Then they blame thr wolf for killing the dog. Well excuse me, you get what you deserve. You went out there because you wanted to and you put your dogs into wolf territory. You are the IDIOT and you should be CHARGED with animal cruelty. and the remaining dogs you have should be conviscated and put into good homes so they are not subject to the abuse you put them through. You and… Read more »

Wolf Ma
Wolf Ma
5 years ago

One thing I dont understand is how people get all upset when another animal (dog) gets hurt or killed by a wild animal it is such a sin. But if a wild animal get hurt or killed nobody gives a rats patooty. People you also need to remember they were in the area first we invade their home. Would you not protect your home and family if you had an intruder. I think you would. As Far as the hunters that use dogs for hunting it is a risk that you take you should not get government money for your… Read more »

Mary
Mary
5 years ago
Reply to  Wolf Ma

These wolves and other wild animals should be protected from humans stupidity. They were here first and we are violating there space and there territory. To put your pet into a situation where you know possibly for sure they would get injured or eaten is ignorant and stupid. Think before you ack!! Ridiculous

Fernandino
Fernandino
5 years ago
Reply to  Mary

You’re so right…. If you take your dogs to a hunt and they get killed don’t blame the wildlife killed them… And you’re right: PEOPLE ARE SO STUPID!!! They move, the rich ones, to a remote area, bear-wolf country, they get them in their back yards because they live just there, they complain about the wildlife, the call the Feds, the Feds show up, and they kill the animal, just because some rich b%^&* moved there…. Just doesn’t make any sense!!!!!!

Dawn
Dawn
5 years ago
Reply to  Wolf Ma

If people are stupid & In-humane enough to use their dogs to hunt wild predatory animals, they are immoral . The poor dogs don’t stand a chance & it’s just a matter of time before they end up the victim . What would you expect ? If someone invaded your home & was a threat to your children you’d attack too , oh wait no you’d prob let your kid get hurt , just like you do your dog . That’s immoral & sick they get $2500. That’s bull , if they are stupid enough to do they sport they… Read more »

Nicole
Nicole
5 years ago
Reply to  Wolf Ma

Exactly what wolf ma said, you lead your dogs to slaughter. If you want to blame somebody, blame yourself.

Fernandino
Fernandino
5 years ago
Reply to  Nicole

EXACTLY!!!!!!!!!!! Or get a real dog… Went camping couple of years ago to a wolf area… I heard the wolves making their cute noises kind of close to the tent.. My two Rotties started barking at them….no more wolves during the rest of the night!!!!! 🙂

Gruppo Lupo
Gruppo Lupo
5 years ago

I am saddened for the loss of these good dogs. Why are they being trained to hunt bears? And why in wolf country. Booger eating morons set them up for failure–sadly.

Virginia McIntyre
Virginia McIntyre
5 years ago

STOP hunting bears with dogs, stop hunting wolves People are really stupid. These people who hunt for bears with dogs are doing do because they WANT TO. Then they blame thr wolf for killing the dog. Well excuse me, you get what you deserve. You went out there because you wanted to and you put your dogs into wolf territory. You are the IDIOT and you should be CHARGED with animal cruelty. and the remaining dogs you have should be conviscated and put into good homes so they are not subject to the abuse you put them through. You and… Read more »

Jeffrey King
Jeffrey King
5 years ago

A lot people are posting comments calling people stupid on this site and inhumane, etc. It’s off base and ignorant. Hunters have a right to be in the wild, too. First off, it’s not just bear hunters dogs being attacked. A friend lost a bird dog when he and his spaniels were stalked and eventually attacked by a wolf pack during a grouse hunt in nothern Wisconsin. Followed him all the way to his cabin. The wolf pack was overtly aggressive and did not respond to warning shots and unfortunately grabbed his oldest female dog, killing her. They retreated when… Read more »

Riley
Riley
2 years ago
Reply to  Jeffrey King

Well thought-out response. Thanks, Mr King.

Dan
Dan
5 years ago

Virginia M…….You should learn to spell & get educated about sportsmen & their contributions to wildlife as well as our economy before spouting your foolishness. Ignorance of the facts is no excuse to put things in print.

william huard
william huard
5 years ago

Pets? No pet owner that I know would put their pet in danger when they know that wolves are protecting the bait sites and rendezvous areas. Unless, of course- that “pet” owner received a SLOB hounder 2500.00 welfare payment from taxpayer funds for “pets” lost to wolves during bear “training” America is so awesome!

Ann Sydow
Ann Sydow
5 years ago
Reply to  william huard

Exactly! If these poor dogs’ owners really cared for them, they wouldn’t be putting the dogs in harms way as part of their hobby!

Russ R.
Russ R.
5 years ago
Reply to  Ann Sydow

Exactly

Ian Courts
Ian Courts
5 years ago

How about you keep your ‘pets’ out of wolf territory. Or is the draw of a $2500 payout just too tempting . . . .

Sebbie
Sebbie
5 years ago

S.S.S. ???
However I will say this…………kill my dog? Shame on you. (SBD)

George
George
5 years ago

And don’t forget that you are on the menu too! The feds like to squash reports of wolf attacks on humans. as they don’t want the wolves to “get a bad rep”. Our tax dollars at work, eh?

Ian Courts
Ian Courts
5 years ago
Reply to  George

Bet you believe everything you heard in fairy tales as a kid too . . .

Ann Sydow
Ann Sydow
5 years ago
Reply to  Ian Courts

They do, Ian This is like playing with fireworks and then blaming the fireworks when you get hurt.

Drake
Drake
5 years ago
Reply to  George

Do some research, Little Red Riding Hood. You are so off base it even makes legitimate hunters look stupid.

Dr. Strangelove
Dr. Strangelove
5 years ago

S.S.S.

Richard
Richard
5 years ago

This is fear-mongering bullshit

Paul
Paul
2 years ago

shoot shovel shutup