February 2004 Poll:
In recent years it has become accepted practice that hunting methods can be decided by popular vote. For example, this year Alaska and Maine voters will be deciding whether or not bear baiting is an acceptable hunting method.
By using ballot initiatives, hunting methods are decided by non-hunters, because most surveys rank non-hunters as eighty to ninety percent of the population. Is hunting and game management by ballot acceptable or fair? If not, what process should be used to fairly regulate hunting methods on a regional and national basis?