"Cover Story" piece on bear hunting in Maine and attempts to regulate it, which
"Cover Story" piece on bear hunting in Maine and attempts to regulate it, which have been vigorously resisted by Maine's Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Last season, 3,951 bears were harvested. About 70 percent were shot by hunters from out-of-state and 73 percent were taken by baiting them, which is the most popular method because of its ease and high success rate. North Maine Woods, a nonprofit organization that manages public use on private lands, sold 2,600 bear bait sites last year on its 4.2-million-acre management area at the rate of $25 for personal use and $40 for commercial use. The state Bureau of Parks and Lands also manages sites for both personal and commercial bear baiting, charging $10 and $45 respectively. Other bear hunting methods include the use of hounds and traditional tracking. Maine's current bear population is estimated at 23,000. Also with details about worldwide markets for bear parts, and baiting bear with jelly donuts, which is the bears' favorite.
Curl, Aimee L., ""Cover Story" piece on bear hunting in Maine and attempts to regulate it, which" (2001). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 5163.
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