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Maine: Legislative Document 801 Voted Down in Committee

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Maine: Legislative Document 801 Voted Down in Committee

Yesterday, May 19, the Joint Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife voted down anti-bear hunting legislation, Legislative Document 801 (Bates-Westbrook).  As previously reported, “An Act To Ensure Safe and Humane Bear Hunting Practices” would have created a Class D crime for hunting bear with the use of dogs for the first offense.

Thanks to your calls and emails, the bill was overwhelmingly defeated by a vote of 12-1-1.  We thank you for your efforts to preserve bear hunting in Maine.

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