Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting


Bear baiting is not hunting, it’s premeditated killing

I am an advocate for the right to bear arms. A longtime hunter, I have been selected three times for a Maine moose permit.

Baiting a bear, however, is not hunting nor is it a sport. Feeding a hungry animal and waiting to kill it is not a sport. Knowing where and when the kill will happen is not hunting, it is premeditated killing.

This is all about money. A person who lures an unsuspecting animal to its death for money is a paid assassin. When the thrill of a kill outweighs the work it takes to actually hunt the game, it can no longer be called hunting. 


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Wildlife Alliance of Maine
Animal Welfare Society
Spay Maine
Maine Friends of Animals
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
Coastal Humane Society
Animal Refuge League
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)
Halfway Home Pet Rescue

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Media

Maine Bear Hunting Reform Narrowly Rejected by Voters

Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting expressed disappointment about the election results on Question 1, but thanked more than a quarter million Mainers who voted to end bear baiting, hounding, and trapping.

"We are grateful to so many Maine voters for supporting this proposed reform, and we look forward to working with them and with ‘no’ and non-voters to outlaw the practices of bear hounding and trapping, because we believe there’s substantial agreement on that issue."

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