Despite a bill that attempted to ban hunting bears with dogs or traps, bear baiting season has begun again. 

Bear season is one of the most popular hunting seasons in northern New England and the time has come once again for these hunters to venture out into the woods to drop bait such as donuts and pastries.

Bear baiting is the most popular method of hunting bear. Hunters are allowed to pursue bears with the use of bait, dogs or traps.

Baiting was allowed to begin on August first with the actual hunting season beginning August 31st.