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The Humane Society of United States (HSUS) has an overall agenda to stop all types of sport hunting in North America. The HSUS is responsible for putting the bear referendum on the ballot in Maine. This wasn’t an “in-state” generated movement, but rather
People don’t realize the drama that an Arkie/Okie bear hunter goes through during the approaching days before season. In the fall, these bears can be real shysters and will leave you without a day’s warning. During this time we become like paranoid
We’ve got nine bear baits set out in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Most of them were started on September 7th. I personally have not been able to get back to the baits, however, my bear baiting partner has checked several of them and they’ve all been hit.
I am fortunate to be from in a region of Arkansas that borders Oklahoma. Though the out-of-state Oklahoma tag is, as far as I know, the most expensive bear tag in North America ($506), I am looking forward to both hunts. However, my plan at this time isn’t to hunt Arkansas over bait, but rather save my tag for a spot-and-stalk Arkansas hunt like last year. However, I will be going after blood in Oklahoma.