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Bear Hunting

S. 430: An Act relative to the hunting of bear

MSPCA Position: Oppose
Sponsor: Senator Donald Humason
Status: Click Here


This bill would effectively repeal the ban on unfair hunting practices against bears, including bear baiting and bear hounding. Hounding and baiting were banned in statute in 1996. Baiting had been prohibited by regulation prior to that.

What is bear baiting?

What is bear hounding?

Why should the ban on these practices continue?

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