March 24, 2023

Millions of Pounds of Doughnuts to Bait Bear?

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I’m thinking of all the maxims in existence that can be used to describe this story: It’s better to be thought of as stupid than to open your mouth and remove all doubt, perhaps fits best.

It’s certainly not profound on my part, or anyone else’s, that when it comes to discussions on animal welfare, often rational discourse is tossed out the window. How can you take a person serious at all when they open their mouth and say really absurd things?

Maine is in the beginning stages of another battle with environmental and animal rights perverts that want to shut down essentially all bear hunting and trapping in Maine. I’ve written several articles already about this absurdity and I’m sure there will be plenty more to come. Much of my focus has been on exposing the lies, mostly geared to play on emotions, perpetuated by the mentally ill people who promote animal welfare over human welfare.

Some of the worst actors become those who sell themselves as hunters and trappers and yet run to the side of the animal perverts pushing their progressive, totalitarian agendas on the majority of the citizenry. The mere act of taking the side of anti human organizations disqualifies anyone claiming to be a hunter and/or trapper. And if they don’t agree, it’s only more proof they have their heads buried someplace where the sun doesn’t shine.

The pile of sticks at the Humane Society of the United States, the major promoter and financier of the anti rights campaign in Maine, wants to stop the use of bait in harvesting a bear. I suppose credit should be given to the animal perverts for mounting a false campaign to convince people that the bait used by bear hunters is mostly made up of doughnuts. But is it really? I don’t think so.

Those who bait bear, use an assortment of things. I have talked with guides, who probably are the ones who mostly set up bait stations for their clients, who refuse to tell me one item they use in their concoction to lure bears. I know of several bear baiters that have never used doughnuts.

But for some reason, the image that gets conjured up in the minds of non thinking people, is that the landscape in Maine is littered with boxes of Dunkin’ Donuts. I feel bad for DD that they are being dragged through this slime hole that belongs to the animal rights mental midgets.

In a recent Times Record, an editorial that got it all wrong about the truth of bear hunting, included a handful of comments left by readers. One such person is notorious around Maine as fitting the description I’ve provided above of the person who claims to be a hunter and yet jumps in bed at every opportunity with the environmentalists and animal rights extremists.

And why should we take seriously people like Cecil Gray? Here’s his comment:

Millions of pounds of doughnuts and such are dumped in the north woods every year.

I don’t now what “and such” refers to in this person’s mind but I do know what doughnuts are. Millions of pounds he says. Really? That’s a lot of doughnuts. How many doughnuts is that?

I can’t define what Mr. Gray has on his mind when he says, “millions”, i.e. plural of one million. Usually when such a broad undefined number is used it’s only to embellish a story and prompt emotional responses. When emotions enter an equation, such as whether to ban the only population control strategy used by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife(MDIFW), any amount of common sense suddenly vanishes and we are left shaking our collective heads.

I got wondering about “millions of pounds of doughnuts and such.” Let’s work with one million pounds and then you can multiply the information as many times as you think is enough. I didn’t go to Dunkin’ Donuts and get a dozen doughnuts to weigh but an educated guess was that a dozen doughnuts, excluding the box or container they might come in (after all I don’t think bear hunters bait with cardboard or paper), weighed approximately 2 pounds. If I’m way off on this, please weigh your own box of doughnuts and then do the simple math.

One million pounds of doughnuts then would comprise 6 million doughnuts. I wonder if collectively the state of Maine produces 6 million doughnuts in one year and still have enough left over to feed the people? According to the 2012 bear hunting harvest information found on the MDIFW website, last year a total of 3,207 black bears were taken by all methods of harvest. Of those 3,207, 2,613 were taken over bait; clearly the majority of the harvest and there’s a reason for that, but that’s another story.

That works out to having 382 pounds of doughnuts at every successful bait site. Maybe Mr. Gray sees millions more pounds of “and such” and I don’t know how much “and such” weighs but I bet it weighs more than doughnuts.

It’s all very laughable because even if this man’s statement was true, what difference does it make? Is he insinuating that this is just millions of pounds of “doughnuts and such” of illegal litter scattered willy-nilly across the forests? I wonder if this man would think it alright if hunters could bait bear with tofu?

But do you understand the last part of this guy’s comment?

Hunting is not in the equation at all. It’s time for the general populace, hunters and non hunters alike, to stop these ridiculous money making scams.