From the Log Cabin Democrat:
Bear hunting has changed in Arkansas. More than ever before are being taken by hunters, the majority are doing it with archery, and they are doing it on private, not public, land. . . .
Myron Means, the bear program coordinator for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, said recently that 533 bears were checked by hunters last fall, and 433 of these came off private land. . . .
__He had a ready explanation. AGFC regulations now allow the use of bait for bear hunting on private land but not on public land.
Hunters are making use of the line from a baseball movie: "Build it and they will come." It's "bait it and they will come" for bear hunting._