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Saturday, 22 July 2017

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Short video overview of MFOA’s Ban on Canned Hunting Campaign Print E-mail

View U-Tube Videos Concerning Canned Hunting in Maine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6kn0_72EEQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyUu2oP9qYY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sS63Q8d_7g

 
Comments from Hunting Advocates on Canned Hunting in Maine Print E-mail

Fair chase "is the ethical, sportsmanlike, and lawful pursuit and taking of free-ranging wild animals in a manner that does not give the hunter an improper or unfair advantage over the animal...big game confined by artificial barriers for commercial shooting are ineligible."

The Boone & Crocket Club
"Hunting Behind Wire" by Bob Humphrey, Maine Sportsman


"These types of hunts are not looked upon in the best light by the public and the Department needs to consider if this is the type of hunting we want to promote,"

 

 

Former DIF&W Commissioner Lee Perry
Bangor Daily News


"I don't care if its elk farmers or Zulu hunters doing it. I don't want this called hunting, because it is not hunting if you are doing it in an enclosed area." .... "Basically I just don't think it's hunting. There's a real fair-chase issue here. It's shooting something in a barrel, as far as I am concerned."

 

 

Rep. Matt Dunlap
Former House chair of IFW Committee
Sportsman's Alliance of Maine News and Bangor Daily News


"Hunting and fishing in the woods and waters of Maine have a long and storied tradition. It seems to me that any Mainer familiar with the outdoors would realize that canned hunts are not only unfair but not sporting."

 

 

Governor John Baldacci
Bangor Daily News


But the Department of Agriculture doesn't want to regulate them either. "We are production driven. This hunt, or whatever you want to call it is certainly not agricultural production."

 

 

Chip Ridky, former State Veterinarian
"Hunting Behind Wire" by Bob Humphrey, Maine Sportsman


"In northern New England, the pride is in the chase, not the kill. When someone creates a situation where the chase is not an important part of the process, they're attacking the culture. I'm surprised they even opened a place like that in Maine."   

 

 

Jeff Brown, President of the Northeast Buck Club
The Boston Globe


"I'm concerned about Maine's culture and heritage. This is not who we are."

 

 

Sen. Marge Kilkelly, former Agriculture Committee member and bill sponsor
The Boston Globe  

 
How You Can Help End Canned Hunting in Maine Print E-mail

· Become knowledgeable about the issue. 

· Many hunters consider ‘Canned Hunting’ unethical and contrary to the image of Maine’s hunting heritage and fair chase traditions.  The campaign is actively getting names of hunters who support the ban. If you know of any hunters who may want to sign up for the ban, please get their signatures and addresses (and what type of hunting they do), and send their names to MFOA.

· If you do not know your legislators, find them below and contact them.

For your State Senator: http://www.maine.gov/legis/senate/senators/index.htm.

For your State Representative: http://www.maine.gov/legis/house/townlist.htm

A letter to the legislator’s home is most effective as legislators do generally listen to their constituents. In January, when the legislature convenes, place a follow-up call and/or email to legislators. Your letter should be concise and courteous while stressing the issues, and ending with a request of support for upcoming legislation to ban canned hunting.  

· Write a Letter-to-the-Editor for your local newspaper. Read your newspaper policies as most have a limit on the length, such as 250 words. It can be similar to what you wrote your legislators. 

· Contact the MFOA office or District Coordinator in your area (visit http://www.mfoa.net/) to learn how you can help the ‘Ban Canned Hunting in Maine’ campaign. MFOA can provide you with materials to schedule a tabling event in your community, at country fairs, community gatherings, political events, etc. Help us get the word out. 

· Hold a fundraising event. Campaigns have financial needs. MFOA will provide a representative from the campaign to speak at any event you schedule. 

· Copy our Canned Hunting Fact Sheet and pass out to friends, neighbors and associates. Also, encourage people to go to the MFOA website to learn how they can get involved. 

· Register online to get MFOA ‘Action Alerts’ to follow the campaign and stay updated.  

· Join us in our press conference and awareness demonstration this fall. If you are interested in attending an event or becoming involved, please let us know at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . 

 
MFOA 2008 House/Senate Candidate Endorsements Print E-mail

Below is the list of MFOA endorsed candidates for 2008.

The endorsements are based on the responses to our legislative questionnaire. If a completed  questionnaire was not received, or the responses were not predominantly "animal friendly", the candidate was not included on the list.

Thank you for supporting animal-friendly candidates on November 4!

Senate Endorsed Candidates
Jason  Benquist S10 Brunswick This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Lawrence Biss S7 South Portland This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Peter Bowman S1 Kittery This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Valerie  Carr-Winocour S30 Old Town This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Margaret Craven S16 Lewiston This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Gerald Davis S11 Falmouth This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Stanley Gerzofsky S10 Brunswick This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Deborah Simpson S15 Auburn This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Nancy Sullivan S4 Biddeford This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Lisa  Villa S13 Harrison This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
House Endorsed Candidates
Herb Adams H119 Portland This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Robert Baker H49 Cushing This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Wanda Beland H33 Newport This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Seth  Berry H67 Bowdoinham This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Richard Blanchard H14 Old Town This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Anna  Blodgett H56 Augusta This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Andrea Boland H142 Sanford This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Brita Bonechi H108 Cumberland This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Emily Cain H19 Orono This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Jim  Campbell H138 Newfield This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Maxime  Collins H90 Wilton n/a
Alex Cornell du Houx H66 Brunswick This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Jane Eberle H123 South Portland This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Daniel Fernald H114 Portland This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Sean  Flaherty H127 Scarborough This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
David  Frans H66 Brunswick n/a
Jayne Giles H43 Belfast This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Charles Harlow H116 Portland This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
John Hinck H118 Portland This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Melissa Innes H107 Yarmouth This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Priscilla Jenkins H82 Winthrop This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Carrie Jones H38 Ellsworth This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Bryan Kaenrath H124 South Portland This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Gary Knight H81 Livermore Falls This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Edward Legg H141 Kennebunk This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Edward Mazurek H47 Rockland This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Hamilton Meserve H61 Newagen This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Thomas Mooney H18 Bangor This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Andy O'Brien H44 Lincolnville This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Peggy  Pendleton H128 Scarborough This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Ann Peoples H125 Westbrook This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Wendy Pieh H50 Bremen This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Wright Pinkham H88 Lexington This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Margaret Rotundo H74 Lewiston This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Diane Russell H120 Portland This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
James Schatz H37 Blue Hill This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Allene Scott H134 Saco n/a
Helen Shaw H46 Rockport This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Larry Sirois H92 Turner This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Lacey Sloan H138 Limerick This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Edward Spencer H14 Sillwater n/a
Sara Stevens H17 Bangor This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Sharon Treat H79 Hallowell This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Richard Wagner H73 Lewiston This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
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