On The Line

Take our online poll: Should bear hunters use traps?

By Staff | May 23, 2014

Rockland — Maine citizens will decide in November whether to outlaw the use of bait, hounds and traps. Some consider these tactics cruel. A state biologist says this form of hunting is needed to control the bear population and prevent human-bear conflicts. There has never been a fatal bear attack on a human recorded in Maine.

What do you think? Take our On The Line poll.

Comments (2)
Posted by: Kendall Merriam | May 24, 2014 18:43

real men don't hunt bear with donuts...

Posted by: Clifton Yattaw, Jr | May 23, 2014 14:28

The way the question is put is very deceiving, traps are only one way, why put three types of hunting them all together, oh never mind, I know the reason. Traps sound more cruel .


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Daniel Dunkle is editor of The Courier-Gazette and news director for Courier Publications. He lives in Rockland with his wife, Christine, who also works for Courier Publications, and two children.

Dunkle has previously served as editor of The Republican Journal in Belfast. He has worked as a reporter and photographer in the Midcoast since 1998.


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