Married professional 60 years old. Life long Lewiston resident. Sun-journal subscriber.
Who to believe, Maine's biologists, who have decades of experience while developing one of the top bear management programs in the country, or the Humane Society of the United States, whose stated mission is to outlaw all forms of hunting in every state, period? I'll go with the biologists. To Mr. Fournier I ask two questions.
. Ever try shooting darts at bears from a helicopter? Bears don't generally "hang" in open areas, and most prefer the cover of darkness.
. Who will pay for these types of programs? Non-hunters? I doubt it very much.
I am not a bear hunter, but I do understand that these methods of hunting them are about the only effective means of doing so with any chance of success over 5%.
I also don't golf, but I wouldn't support a referendum that outlaws golf courses because they take away from wildlife habitat.
You would lose the bet, Jerry. The bill's sponsor is Dem. Rep. Mark Dion of Portland, former Cumberland County Sheriff. But don't let that stop you from spewing potty mouthed drivel. Facts should never get in the way.
Jerry, it would have happened sooner, but just as now, he has to battle the democrat liberals every step of the way.