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)