To the Editors:

Proposition 1 is about Maine’s conscience. Examine your conscience, as a Mainer, and ask if you believe it’s wrong to allow tourists to hunt bears by using dogs to tree them or trash to bait them. Only the rankest kind of amateur would hunt without stalking. Only the rankest kind of hunting guide would sanction this way of hunting. I am proud to be a citizen of Maine and proud of our state motto: “The way life should be.” 

Shame on anyone who implies that trash hunting is the only kind of hunting that can reduce bear overpopulation. The true hunters of Maine have the ability to control the bear population. My conscience tells me that trash hunting is wrong. Is it wrong? What does your conscience tell you? Mine tells me to vote YES on Proposition 1.

Michael Grant