This is an opinion piece from a life-long Mainer. I've hunted and fished in this state since I was a little boy.
I'll be honest. I don't bear hunt. Never have and probably never will. It just doesn't interest me. But I do have some skin in the game and, if you're a true, tax paying, Mainer, so do you. A yes vote on question 1 this November will stop the use of bait, dogs and traps in hunting bear. How much will that cut down the harvest? Estimates from the people who study this (here in Maine) say this would lower the bear harvest by over 90%!