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Maine’s Hunting Rights in Jeopardy!

Friday, May 4, 2007

Legislative Document 1635, "An Act To Prohibit Recreational Bear Trapping," sponsored by State Representative James Schatz (D-37), was recently referred to the Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.  LD 1635 would abolish the open season on trapping bears.

 

Bear trapping has been a long-standing tradition in the sport of bear hunting in Maine.  In fact, the bear management program is based upon the use of this form of hunting in order to maintain a healthy bear population in Maine. 

 

Please contact the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee Members today and politely urge them to oppose LD 1635 and save a tradition of hunting that has been used by Maine hunters for decades.  Senate members can be reached at (207) 287-1583 and House members can be contacted at (207) 287-4469.

Committee of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Members:

Senator Bruce S. Bryant  (D-14), Chair

Senator Joseph C. Perry (D-32)

Senator Walter R. Gooley (R-18)

Representative Troy Dale Jackson (D-1), Chair

Representative Walter A. Wheeler, Sr. (D-151)

Representative Jacqueline A. Lundeen (D-6)

Representative Mark E. Bryant (D-110)

Representative Edward D. Finch (D-84)

Representative Jane E. Eberle (D-123)

Representative David E. Richardson (R-23)

Representative Earl E. Richardson (R-27)

Representative Everett W. McLeod, Sr. (R-11)

Representative Thomas B. Saviello (U-90)

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