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    HOLLABACK

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    Need your help........

    Post  HOLLABACK on Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:25 am


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    Sportsman's Alliance of Maine
    205 Church Hill Road, Suite 1, Augusta, ME 04330


    MAINE WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COUNCIL
    205 Church Hill Road, Suite 1
    Augusta, ME 04330
    207-623-4505



    Your Help is Desperately Needed!

    The Humane Society of the United States has already begun their campaign to ban bear baiting hounding and trapping and they don't even have a referendum petition yet. They are working cities like Portland handing out their misleading propaganda and signing up volunteers. Many of you are busy working and raising your families while the wealthy out of state anti-hunting lobby is working every day to take away bear hunting from Mainers even though we have one of the healthiest bear populations in the United States and one of the most respected bear biology programs in the world.

    The Humane Society of the United States is deep pocketed thugs- and plays for keeps, see how they treated the Maine Guides and me recently: http://bangordailynews.com/2013/06/05/opinion/contributors/bear-knuckled-politics-come-to-maine/

    They already have $3 million dollars to take away bear hunting and consequently, the $70 million dollars in jobs and economic activity bear hunting brings into our rural Maine economy. We need your help! If you're a guide and have sports in your camps, ask them for financial support. Spread the word to your friends and family about the HSUS and encourage them to decline the request to sign their petition.
    Below you will find information on how to contribute to the campaign; in addition, the latest fact sheet written by biologists at the Department Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Please share it with your friends.

    Please do not take this HSUS threat lightly they are here to take hunting away from you. Do your homework, the HSUS opposes all hunting, view their hunting policy at: http://www.humanesociety.org/about/policy_statements/statement_wild_animals.html
    Their real agenda is to end hunting and protect large predators like bears and wolves, http://www.humanesociety.org/news/press_releases/2013/02/wildlife-protection-groups-great-lakes-wolves-suit-021213.html
    so that someday hunters will be obsolete!


    How to contribute:

    Individuals and entities that are not 501 (c ) can contribute to the campaign and make check out to MWCC and send to:

    Maine Wildlife Conservation Council
    205 Church Hill Road, Suite 1
    Augusta, ME 04330


    Entities that are 501 (c ) can contribute to Ballot Question Committee and make check out to Friends of Maine Sportsmen and mail to:

    Friends of Maine Sportsmen
    205 Church Hill Road, Suite 1
    Augusta, ME 04330








    Leadership Counts-Anti-Bear Referendum Coalition Building

    In response to the recent announcement that the Humane Society of the United States is planning to gather signatures for another bear referendum to ban hounding, trapping and baiting, we have begun building a coalition to oppose the referendum. Many leaders and organizations are publicly opposing the bear referendum. We will update the list in the SAM News and on our web site monthly. If your legislator is on the list, please thank them. It takes a lot of courage to lead on such controversial issues, Democrats, Republicans and Un-enrolled alike are putting aside their political differences to support our hunting heritage. Thank you!

    Organizations

    Sportsman's Alliance of Maine, SAM United States Sportsman's Alliance

    Maine Professional Guides Association Maine Bowhunter's Association

    Maine Trapper's Association, MTA National Rifle Association, NRA

    IAMAW, District Lodge #4 Maine Farm Bureau

    Safari Club International, Maine Chapter Maine Forest Products Council

    Downeast Houndsmen Maine Sporting Dogs Association

    Current State Senators and Representatives

    Rep. Stacey Guerin (R-Glenburn) Rep. Jeffery Gifford (R-Lincoln)

    Rep. Windol Weaver (R-York) Rep. Ricky Long (R-Sherman)

    Rep. Jeffrey Evangelos (I-Friendship) Rep. Peter Johnson (R-Greenville)

    Sen. Troy Jackson (D-District 35) Rep. Sheryl Briggs (D-Mexico)

    Rep. Paul Gilbert (D-Jay) Rep. Larry Dunphy (R-Embden)

    Rep. Stephen Wood (R-Sabattus) Rep. Peter Doak (R-Columbia Falls)

    Sen. David Dutrumble (D-District 4) Rep. Michael Shaw (D-Standish)

    Rep. Raymond Wallace (R-Dexter) Rep. Joyce Maker (R-Calais)

    Rep. Jarrod Crockett (R-Bethel) Rep. Jeffery Timberlake (R-Turner)

    Rep. Walter Kumiega (D-Deer Isle) Rep. Brian Duprey (R-Hampden)

    Rep. Thomas Tyler (R-Windham) Rep. Joyce Fitzpatrick (R-Houlton)

    Sen. John Patrick (D-District 14) Rep. David Johnson (R-Eddington)

    Rep. Ellen Winchenbach (R-Waldoboro) Rep. Tom Winsor (R-Norway)

    Sen. Colleen Lachowicz (D-District 25) Rep. Tyler Clark (R-Easton)

    Rep. H. David Cotta (R-China) Rep. Brian Jones (D-Freedom)

    Rep. Dean Cray (R-Palmyra) Rep. Jethro Pease (R-Morrill)

    Rep. Eleanor Espling (R-New Gloucester) Rep. James Gillway (R-Searsport)

    Sen. David Burns (R-District 29) Rep. Corey Wilson (R-Augusta)

    Rep. Deborah Sanderson (R-Chelsea) Sen. Roger Katz (R- District 24)

    Rep. Dale Crafts (R-Lisbon) Sen. Anne Haskell (D-District 9)

    Rep. Alexander Willette (R-Mapleton) Rep. Beth Turner (R-Burlington)

    Rep. James Campbell (I-Newfield) Rep. Bob Nutting (R-Oakland)

    Rep. Kenneth Fredette (R-Newport) Rep. Bill Noon (D-Sanford)

    Rep. Robert Saucier (D-Presque Isle) Sen. James Hamper (R-District 13)

    Rep. Carol McElwee (R-Caribou) Rep. Wayne Parry (R-Arundel)

    Sen. Andre Cushing (R-District 33) Sen. Thomas Saviello (R-District 18)

    Rep. Tim Marks (D-Pittston) Sen. Mike Thibodeau (R - District 23)

    Rep. Stephen Stanley (D-Medway) Rep. Mike McClellan (R-Raymond)

    Rep. Russell Black (R-Wilton)


















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    Houndsman

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    Join date : 2013-02-03
    Age : 33
    Location : Barton, V.T.
    Job/hobbies : Mason, Bear hunting,rabbit hunting

    Hey Hollaback

    Post  Houndsman on Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:04 am

    Hello Hollaback. My name is Doug I live in northern Vermont I run bear,rabbit, an cat. I hope people pay attention to what you have
    posted once you lose a right to hunt or trap you probbly wont get it back . I don't know you but anybody that try's to get the message out
    has got to be a good guy and care about the sport. A buddy of mine just donated a lab puppy to auction off an money is going to help. Good luck
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    HOLLABACK

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    Age : 47
    Location : Baileyville Maine
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    Re: Need your help........

    Post  HOLLABACK on Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:05 am

    Doug,
    I know exactly what ya mean....It's going to be a up hill climb that's for sure.....Thanks for all your support!


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