This year there is a state referendum in Maine, that if passed would outlaw trapping or hunting bear over bait, or with dogs. While I am not a bear hunter, I will vote against it's passage to allow those who do hunt bear this way to keep on doing what they like. Without getting into too much detail, I don't like the idea of this referendum being led by the Bambi crowd and am afraid that if it does pass, it will then encourage them to make further restrictions. sitting in a tree stand or blind for hours at a time to shot a bear isn't my idea of a good time, but I won't begrudge it for those who enjoy it. Another part of the problem is the wording, that includes "natural bait or food". Since a bear eats about anything, it would be pretty hard to not shot one close to something that could be considered it's food supply. What's your opinion?? Believe that a similar thing is happening in Alaska, but not up on the details.