Re: “Another View: 2014 bear campaign not first example of agency’s abuse of power” (Jan. 4):

It’s a new year – time to reflect:

 First: None of us owns or has bears that belong to us.

 Second: Simply because an organization is the oldest and most prestigious in its field does not mean it has made correct decisions in implementing its policies. There are numerous “old” businesses that have made mistakes. Can anyone say “banking”?

 Third: How many of us have actually gone out with a bear hunter? One should be exposed to the practice in order to critique it.

Christian McGinn

Parkman