- Associated Press - Monday, September 18, 2017

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - The busiest portion of Maine’s annual bear hunt is entering into its final days as the bait season is coming to a close.

Hunters are allowed to lure bears with bait until Saturday. Bait is typically sugary human food such as doughnuts. The majority of the bears harvested in Maine are taken during bait season.

Maine also has a season for pursuing bears with hunting dogs that lasts until Oct. 27. The general bear hunting season lasts until Nov. 25.

The state’s season for hunting moose begins on Sept. 25. The season for hunting deer with archery begins on Sept. 28, followed by the firearms season on Oct. 30.

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