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The Humane Society is responsible for posting the following question on this Election Day ballet in the state of Maine; “Do you want to ban the use of bait, dogs or traps in bear hunting except to protect property, public safety or for research?”The

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  • The Humane Society is responsible for posting the following question on this Election Day ballet in the state of Maine; “Do you want to ban the use of bait, dogs or traps in bear hunting except to protect property, public safety or for research?”The

    The Humane Society is responsible for posting the following question on this Election Day ballet in the state of Maine; “Do you want to ban the use of bait, dogs or traps in bear hunting except to protect property, public safety or for research?” The animal rights organization wants future Maine bear hunters to shoot bears only while still-hunting. Any comments?

  • #2
    Sorry, Ballot.
    Still hunters in Maine took 81 bears last year in 2013.
    Gary

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    • #3
      "....except to protect property, public safety or for research?"
      -Hunting covers all three. I personally do not see the difference between baiting a bear and hunting over a field of crops for deer. It is not my preferred method of hunting, but I do not have any problem with others doing it.

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      • #4
        They just don't give up. Why is it that the bad guys never stop trying but the good guys quit?

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        • #5
          It's clearly one step closer to a total hunting ban. If you can't see that, you aren't looking.

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          • #6
            I've been reading HSUS has good chance at success. Is it correct that a significant number of hunters are voting for it because they don't like dogs and traps?

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            • #7
              I hunted black bears in Greenville, Maine approximately twenty years ago.
              I hunted over bait in a tree stand using my compound bow. My hunting friend took his gun.
              We both came back to New Jersey with Maine bears.
              I would rather see the Maine Fish and Game Department using their science and research, watch over the welfare of black Bears. It scares me, when Maine voters using their emotions can decide the outcome over the more intelligent wildlife Biologists suggestions on the black bear harvest.
              Gary

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              • #8
                I'd say it's a simple divide and conquer tactic. Pit hunter against hunter and we are easier defeat as a whole.
                "A house divided against itself cannot stand."
                -Abraham Lincoln

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                • #9
                  When "controversial" issues come up all hunters need to analyze their positions by asking this question-
                  Am I on the side HSUS, PETA or other such group support?
                  If the answer is yes, it's time for some soul searching.

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                  • #10
                    It was defeated. 53% opposed

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                    • #11
                      Harvest info...
                      https://www.maine.gov/ifw/hunting-trapping/harvest-information.html

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Gary Devine View Post
                        Sorry, Ballot.
                        Still hunters in Maine took 81 bears last year in 2013.
                        Gary
                        I want to hunt bear in Maine one day...

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by JM View Post
                          "....except to protect property, public safety or for research?"
                          -Hunting covers all three. I personally do not see the difference between baiting a bear and hunting over a field of crops for deer. It is not my preferred method of hunting, but I do not have any problem with others doing it.
                          JM, I'm with you on that.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by seth trudeau View Post
                            They just don't give up. Why is it that the bad guys never stop trying but the good guys quit?
                            Well, apparently it didn't work.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by huntfishtrap View Post
                              It's clearly one step closer to a total hunting ban. If you can't see that, you aren't looking.
                              HFT, that's exactly their end goal. Agreed!

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