Maine bear bait vote sparks interest around US

In this Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 photo, Bob Parker, owner of Stony Brook Outfitters, dumps a mix of donuts and granola into a barrel at a bear-hunting bait site near Wilton, Maine. A Maine ballot question that will ask residents if they want to abolish three forms of bear hunting is attracting the attention of hunters and animal rights advocates around the country. If voters decide to ban the use of bait, dogs, and traps to hunt black bears, Parker says he'll be out of business. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)WILTON, Maine (AP) — In Maine, a hunter can shoot a bear while it’s nose-deep in a barrel of doughnuts, after it’s been chased up a tree with dogs, or when it’s snared in a cable trap — but that could change in days, and hunters and animal rights advocates around the country are watching.

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