Tag Archives: Maine bear hunt

Bear season starts slow in some spots

A few weeks ago wildlife biologist Randy Cross was cautious when he described the conditions bear hunters might find in the Maine woods this season. After nearly two weeks of hunting, it seems that Cross’s prediction might be coming true. “Typically with bear hunting we have strong bait years and weak bait-hunting years,” said Cross, […]

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, […]

Bear season looms; boom year of 2012 tough to top

On Monday afternoon hundreds of hunters will head to their stands on the opening day of bear season. Many will successfully fill their tags. Others — 70 percent of hunters, on average — will end the season without a bear. One thing is certain: Those hunters will have a tough task in front of them […]