The bear hunting issue is actually a legal issue. If a deer hunter climbs into a tree stand and has supplied grain, salt, apples etc. to entice his prey, he or she will be arrested and will pay stiff penalties, including loss of hunting rights, confiscation of property, heavy fines, etc.

What makes deer hunters’ right to kill what they hunt and pay for so much different?

The argument of bear being overpopulated is lame at best. Deer cause far more damage to property than a bear ever has. Just read the police reports of car-deer accidents. Ask an insurance company how many totaled vehicles from car-bear accidents they receive.

Providing a hungry creature — be it bear, deer or human — with food so it can be killed is wrong.

Ed Morris

Benton

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