Anyone from Maine should be in voteing no on #2 which is to outlaw bear baiting
Am waiting to hear from the guide that took us bear hunting to call and let us know if there is bear hunting or not for next year. Hoping there is. Was the best experience that I have ever had and want to go again.
Try to put your tree stand in a tree with plenty of background cover, keep the prevailing winds for that time of the year to your face, and take care of those pesky squeaks and creaks your stand may have developed while sitting in the shed. A good treestand lube can be made by heating petroleum jelly until it reaches a liquid form. Some hunters have reported success by including a cover scent in this mixture before applying it to their stands.