Alaska Prohibition on Bear Baiting Initiative, Measure 3 (2004)

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Alaska Ballot Measure 3, also called Prohibiting Bear Baiting or Feeding, was on the November 2004 election ballot in Alaska as an indirect initiated state statute, where it was defeated.[1]

Election results

Alaska Prohibition on Bear Baiting Initiative, Measure 3
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No171,33856.7%
Yes 130,648 43.3%

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

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.

Campaign finance

Citizens United Against Bear Baiting donated $109,926 in support of the measure, while 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.[2]

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