Maine voters weigh end to bear hunt tradition
Mitchell is not alone in opposing the measure, spearheaded by the Humane Society of the United States.
While black bears rarely attack humans, Maine residents have seen an increase in bears scavenging trash cans, bird feeders and chicken coops, a phenomenon state scientists attribute to an unusually long winter followed by a cold spring. The incidents are inflaming tempers ahead of the November vote.
Proponents of the ban contend that bear baiting, in which hunters lure bears to a stand with stale donuts and other sweets, encourages bears to see humans as a source of food.
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