…direct quote from the author, Dale Bowman, of a recent article;Loose the hounds: Following bear hounds in northern Wisconsin, in The Chicago Sun Times,on August 22, 2016. The author of this article rode along with a family of bear hunters using dogs in pursuit of bear in another Wisconsin.
NORTHERN Wis.–Snorting, the black bear crashed through brush with hounds snarling and baying just behind, unseen in the lush summer green. Standing on a forest road, I timed it well enough to snap a photo as the bear broke across in a full-stretch dark streak.
“Do you think you could have shot it?’’ asked Pat, patriarch of a hound hunting family.
No,’’ I said. “I would not have even gotten a shot off.’’
Not sure what I expected from tagging along on training hounds for bear hunting, but it was one of my all-time experiences, doubly so…
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