Sportsmen Defeat Anti-Hunters in Maine Referendum

May 3, 2017 | 0 comments

Bear hunters in Maine can rest easy. Voters rejected Question 1, a ballot initiative that would have banned the use of bait, hounds and leg-hold traps “except to protect property, public safety or for research” by a margin of 54- to 46-percent.relatedMaine Bear Hunting in the Hands of VotersThe future of Maine bear hunting lays in the hands of state voters. A ballot initiative known as Question 1 would ban th…
Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting, which led the anti-hunting efforts, spent $2.7 million on Question 1. Just 3-percent of that money came from in-state sources, according to United States Sportsmen’s …read more