Alaska Prohibition on Bear Baiting Initiative, Measure 3 (2004)
The Alaska Prohibition on Bear Baiting Initiative, also known as Measure 3, was on the November 2, 2004 ballot in Alaska as an indirect initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have made it "illegal for a person to bait or intentionally feed a bear to hunt, photograph, or view a bear."
|Alaska Measure 3 (2004)|
Election results via: Alaska Department of Elections
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
This bill would make it illegal for a person to bait or intentionally feed a bear to hunt, photograph, or view a bear. A person could not feed a bear on purpose or use any item or substance, including food or other edible matter to entice a bear into an area, or to stay in an area. A person who violates this law would be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to one-year imprisonment and a fine of up to $10,000.
Should this initiative become law?
Citizens United Against Bear Baiting donated $109,926 in support of the measure.
Opposing groups, such as Alaskans for Professional Wildlife MGMT and Scientific MGMT of Alaska Resource Treasures, spent $516,930 and $11,405 against the measure, for a total amount of $528,335.
- Alaska Department of Elections, "2004 Official Election Pamphlet: Ballot Measures," accessed February 9, 2015
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Follow the Money, Alaska Measure 3 Donations
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