Had I not had the privilege of knowing well-regarded hunters and trappers while growing up in Connecticut and New York state, I, too, might have fallen for the propaganda put forth by the urbanites and out-of-state do-gooders. The men and women I knew – the hunters and trappers – were by far the most knowledgeable and caring conservationists I have ever met.

To group bear baiting, hunting with dogs and trapping all in one bill reveals a frightening agenda. I urge you to vote “no” on Question 1.

Mary “Koko” Harris

South Bristol