PORTLAND, Maine — Maine hunters are starting to drop bait in the woods for bears as one of the most popular hunting seasons in northern New England draws near.
Hunters are allowed to pursue bears with the use of bait, dogs or traps. Bait is by far the most popular method of hunting bears, and the bait is typically sugary food such as doughnuts or pastries. Hunters were allowed to start placing bait on Aug. 1. The hunt begins Aug. 31.