Maine Bear Hunting Under Attack!
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is trying to put an end to Maine’s bear hunting season on the November 4, 2014 ballot. Through a statewide ballot petition, the HSUS is attempting to ban the most common forms of bear hunting in Maine, including hounding, baiting, and trapping.
However Maine’s hunting community, and hunters throughout New England, are not standing idly by. Maine’s annual bear hunting season is about to begin and sportsmen all over the state and throughout the country need to guarantee 2014 isn’t Maine’s last bear season.
SCI’s membership in Maine along with the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance, Sportsmen’s Alliance of Maine, the Maine Professional Guides Association and other partners are aggressively fighting a campaign against the HSUS and their anti-hunting friends. With the November 4th election less than 90 days away your support is needed now.
SCI and SCI’s regional chapters have donated upwards of $70,000 on to battle against the HSUS and their anti-hunting cronies. SCI encourages all Maine voters to oppose the HSUS-backed referendum.
Professional biologists to continue to manage Maine’s bear population with their nationally recognized bear management program. Without bear hunting, baiting, and trapping, it would become much more difficult for Maine to manage its bear population to a level consistent with the public goals and objectives.
It is imperative for you to vote NO on the Maine Bear Hunting Ban Initiative during the November 4th election. If you are interested in being involved in the campaign as a volunteer, please contact us immediately. If you are a passionate bear hunter, a professional bear guide (regardless of your home state), or you simply want to help finance the fight to protect bear hunting, please contact email@example.com or call 202-543-8733 today.