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bear hunting referendum
  • Published
    May 17, 2014

    Bear hunting ballot question released for public comment

    Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap released a draft of the bear hunting citizen initiative question May 16 that will be presented to Maine voters on the Nov. 4 ballot. Under the law, the public will have 30 days to comment on the proposed wording of the ballot question that has been prepared. Under the Maine Constitution, in order for a citizen initiative to move forward, proponents must file with the ...

  • Published
    May 17, 2014

    State officials explain 'Bear Referendum' opposition

    If Maine's “Bear Referendum” passes on the Nov. 4 statewide ballot, “It will cripple our ability to control the bear population.” That message came May 15 during a bear management presentation at Beaver Lodge offered by Jennifer Vachon, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife's lead biologist on black bears and the Canada lynx. In attendance were numerous hunting group members opposed to the ...

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