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Maine / Moose Hunting Referendum #287826

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 07, 1983
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REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Greenville, ME) Tomorrow's election in Maine on proposal to ban moose hunting examined; films shown. [John COLE - opposes hunting.] Cole noted organizer of SMOOSA (Save ME's Only Official State Animal); details of group's efforts outlined. [Sportsman's Alliance spokesperson Dave ALLEN - feels moose hunting is both a right and national heritage.] Moose hunting's on-again, off-again history in Maine recalled, explained; moose behavior eliminating fairness in hunting described. [COLE - suggests shooting Budweiser trucks on highway rather than moose, as it's more difficult.] [ALLEN - responds.] Animal's current status in Maine outlined. [ALLEN - feels banning hunt could set national precedent.]
REPORTER: Andrea Naverson

Naverson, Andrea;
Rather, Dan

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