Misguided efforts to eradicate bear hunting in Maine exposed

Rep. Ellie Espling, R-New Gloucester, states some facts!

Bear Hunting Magazine
09/26/2013
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The representative, who serves on the Maine Legislature’s Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee, presents some FACTS about the need for bear hunting in the management effort:


  • Maine’s bear population has increased 67 percent since 1990
  • Main has the largest bear population in the eastern United States
  • Maine’s annual bear-hunt harvest has declined 23 percent since 2005
  • New Jersey forbid bear hunting for a time, but reversed the decision when attacks increased. No attacks were recorded the following year

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