Just when I thought that I have read and seen it all along comes bear hounder lobbyist and kill everything shill, Bob Welch, whining that would be wolf killers won’t be able to kill wolves without dogs. Check this out:
“Bob Welch, executive director of the Wisconsin Hunters Rights Coalition, an organization that was active in lobbying for the season and also in authoring the legislation creating the hunt, said hunters who cannot use dogs won’t kill wolves.”
“I think it would be very unlikely you’d even get one,” Welch said.
Really, Welch? Really? Then how did poachers kill so many wolves over the past decade? How do the wolf slaughtering states of Montana and Idaho have so many wolves massacred each year? I thought wolves were everywhere decimating livestock, deer, and stalking kids at bus stops? If they are so abundant shouldn’t they be easy to find without dogs?
These bear hounding slobs are so lazy that they just cannot fathom the idea of going after something without their trucks, ATVs, or GPS collared dogs. Come on Wisconsin. Are you really going to keep letting these unethical slobs and their benefactors dictate wildlife policy. The article later sums this up best:
“As for differences between Wisconsin and Minnesota on the issue, Niskanen (Minnesota DNR) said Minnesota does not have a strong hound-hunting tradition such as that found in Wisconsin. Indeed, one of the most vocal groups in support of the Wisconsin wolf hunt was the Wisconsin Bear Hunters’ Association. Almost all bear hunters use hounds to track their prey and force it into a tree.”
The article should the mention what happens after the hounds tree the bear. They left out the part about blowing the bear out of the tree and letting the pack of dogs rip it to shreds. Tradition my ass. At leaset the article mentioned that the hounders wrote the bill. These slobs are a minority within a minority and are despised by the vast majority of ethical hunters and the population at large. Here is the article. Please leave a comment after it.