Maine Sportsmen Tell HSUS to Beat It

401508_108669779256243_1501294283_nFor the second time in decade, Maine voters have taken to the polls to reject ballot initiatives banning the use of traps, dogs, and bait while bear hunting.  The Humane Society of the United States funded the effort to the tune of $2.5 million but luckily Maine voters felt it was better to rely on science and sound management goals instead of emotion.  What the people from HSUS fail to realize is that the state DNR has a management goal for the bears.  Without the use of trapping, baiting, and dogs, the management goals cannot be achieved.  Case closed.  

BREAKING NEWS: Sportsmen Prevail in Maine Bear Hunting Ban

In a ballot initiative with national repercussions, Maine voters once again sent an unmistakable message to animal-rights extremists: stay out of our state.

For the second time in 10 years, Maine voters resoundingly rejected a ballot initiative backed and bankrolled by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Throughout the battle on Question 1, which would have banned the use of bait, dogs and traps when bear hunting, sportsmen and professional wildlife managers who opposed the initiative continually maintained a double-digit lead in the polls. LINK  (Via: