Message from Patricia Randolph About Upcoming Bear Hounder “Training” Season

16 May
Bear hounders will soon be running their dogs on bears with almost no restrictions in Wisconsin in the name of "training."

Bear hounders will soon be running their dogs on bears with almost no restrictions in Wisconsin in the name of “training.”


I talked to Bradley Koele, “wildlife damage expert”.  He said that they have had the option to issue kill licenses on bears who cause $1000 damage ( largely to corn fields) but are taking it to an automatic issue of kill license(s) if a “verified”   (county schmoozer with farmer) $5000 damage has been done.  That license or licenses can be used outside of the bear kill seasons ( usually early September to mid-October) and as many as 20 licenses have been issued to farmers with large farms.  The farmer can “only retain one bear” for himself, but can keep as many skins and heads as he wants – or give them to friends.  He is not supposed to sell the licenses but they can have a good ole boy kill fest on his property – so much easier than going through the lottery.  And a good ole boy time was had by all.  Including dogs at their convenience.

They start running packs of dogs on bears and their cubs July 1.  Bears cannot sweat and die of heat exhaustion when run for miles, out of sight of the “hunters” who just listen to their radio-collared hounds and then drive to wherever.  They separate mothers from cubs, and shake little cubs out of trees to get bloodlust into the dogs.  Rick Hanestad who used to hound bears, told me that easily 30% of the bears run by dogs during the training, are killed on the ground by the dogs.  They are too inexperienced or small to deal with a pack of dogs – or they are run in open farm fields where there are no trees.


Please comment.  We cannot be the only species on the planet who takes everything and not share.  We cannot be the only species that “predates”.  Please say that 90% of us want to have general public funding of wildlife stewardship and a first time democracy in stewarding our wildlife.  With our money ( and we already bring 11 times the revenue of hunters (3 times if you count the $40 million they pay to destroy our wildlife – mostly spent in managing their killing biz) – again, with our money directed to a democratic wildlife fairly funded, fairly participating, we can spread a new ethic of tithing back to our wildlife and some compensation from the 90% of us who pay in anyway.  Then we do not have to be killing – we can be sharing.


What a concept.


Please send your comments to Brad Koele at 




Patricia Randolph
State Journalist
Madravenspeak living wildlife column
Capital Times online newspaper


Posted by on May 16, 2013 in Bears, Hounding, Wisconsin Insanity


11 responses to “Message from Patricia Randolph About Upcoming Bear Hounder “Training” Season

  1. Maureen

    May 16, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    I friggin’ despise these people with every fiber of my being.

  2. Save Americas Wolves

    May 16, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Reblogged this on saveamericaswolves.

  3. Maria Soule

    May 24, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Utterly detestable – cancelling all trips to Wisconsin. This is beyond shameful and loathsome. These people are not only heartless, they are soulless!!!

  4. Wolf is my Soul

    May 26, 2013 at 4:25 am

    Reblogged this on Carinas space.

  5. ced Laposta

    May 27, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Governments need to be held responsible for the wildlife they “claim” to be managing using our tax dollars .People need to stand up and not accept this mismanagement …….laws can be altered with a majority of people pushing!! Stop whining and doing petitions ……..get people to write or email Senators and government officials…force change!! Sadly its the ONLY way it will happen.

  6. susan biggs

    May 27, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    ditto from indiana……………

  7. Casey S.

    May 27, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    “In the name of training”, or in the name of encouraging sociopathic behavior in humans? Wisconsin is as sick as the rest of the states who legalize hunting and allow torture on our wildlife.

  8. vicki t.

    May 27, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    pleasure without conscience..somone actually enjoys inflicitng terror and pain on one of God’s creatures. Your the animal here if you do this.

  9. marcos carrillo

    May 27, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Keep the animals safe please.

  10. Marcelle Bobo

    May 28, 2013 at 10:46 am

    I do not see them hunting humans who are able to fight back…that would be to hard, so, let us chase down a harmless baby. The human race has fallen so low that at times I wonder why The Lord promised he would not flood this earth again. Sad hat we have people that could keep this earth safe for all species but they would rather look the other way than ruffle feathers…..ugh!,


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