I was taken aback May 12 when I read this story in your “Local & State Dispatches”: “Comments on proposed crow hunting seasons sought.” Gee, we have until May 30 to respond?

I went to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife website, and I could not find any listing about a “crow hunt.” How are Maine residents supposed to respond to the “crow hunt” query if they don’t know about it?

According to the story: “Crow season would take place from early February to mid-April and early August to late September in far northern Maine. The proposed season in the rest of the state would take place from late January to late March and early August to late September.”

I was most disturbed at the line, “There would be no daily bag limit.”

I’m convinced Maine’s state motto must be changed to “Anthropocentric to the Core.” Humans seem to think they are better than all the gazillions of other Earth species trying to cohabitate and co-exist.

Humans are merely a microcosm of the greater macrocosm, no better or no worse than every other living thing (microcosm). “Predatoritis” (indiscriminately killing off all other predators) is a disease, and Maine is on its way to suffocating from it.

A few decades ago a Wampanoag medicine man gave me the name “White Crow,” so you know how I feel about this “crow hunt.” I am 100 percent against it.

Please send your comments to Becky Orff, Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, 284 State St., 41 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333; email them to [email protected]; or phone them in to 287-5202.

Jackie Freitas (White Crow)



Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.