Tag Archives: bear hunting

New York considering allowing baiting, trapping, hounding bears

From now until November, you’ll hear more than you want to hear about bears, as proponents and opponents debate the merits of a referendum that would ban three of Maine’s hunting methods. First things first: Earlier this week, I learned that organizers of the signature drive that circulated petitions that would put the issue in […]

Bangor hunter bags ‘North Woods Law’ bear

Every year, hunters in Maine end up shooting several bears that are sporting official Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife jewelry: Numbered ear tags that indicate the bear has been handled by biologists in the past. Some of those bears have been captured as part of the state’s research efforts. Others are outlaws, or “nuisance […]

Ke$ha not a fan of Maine bear hunt

The group that hopes to ban the use of bait, traps and hounds by Maine bear hunters has announced a major endorsement by a celebrity who will appear in concert on Bangor’s waterfront Friday night. Who knew Ke$ha even knew about Maine bear hunting practices? “I am proud to endorse Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting, […]

Share your bear tales with us

For more than 10 years, I’ve been writing about the outdoors for this newspaper. Over that time, some things have become pretty predictable. Seasons change, and as they do, Mainers participate in different outdoor activities. When April rolls around, anglers are looking for open water. Come May and June, fly fishermen are wading into the […]