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A 10-pointer his dad would have been proud of

Bill Jones Jr. of Levant shows off the 10-point, 197-pound buck he shot this season. (Courtesy of Bill Jones)

Bill Jones Jr. remembers the first time he watched a hunter harvest a buck. The year was 1975, and on that day, his dad, Bill Jones Sr., took a handsome six-pointer. The younger Jones will tell you that he remembers his father using the vintage Winchester .30-30 rifle he’d bought for $50 when he’d been […]

First big buck, and ‘My dad was there in spirit’

Judy Mathiau of Vassalboro poses with the 10-point buck she shot on Nov. 5. The deer weighed 190 pounds, and Mathiau says her dad was with her, in spirit, on the hunt. (Photo courtesy of Judy Mathiau)

Judy Mathiau has been hunting for quite a few years now, and remembers her first jaunts through the deer woods on the family’s Vassalboro land. She was just a young teenager, and didn’t even carry a gun back then. But the walks she shared with her dad, Harlan Glidden, were special. “I just walked with […]

‘Not a wicked exciting hunt’ ends with 250-pound buck

Tom Kittrick (center) poses with his daughter, Jaimyn Kittrick, son Dvin Kittrick and the 250-pound, 7-point buck he shot while hunting near Millinocket on Nov. 3. (Photo courtesy of Tom Kittrick)

Ideally, all of our hunts would go as planned. In a perfect world, when we finally catch up with that buck of a lifetime, it’ll be a combination of our planning, tactics and woods knowledge that turn the tide in our favor. Of course, not all hunts turn out that way. And sometimes, things still […]

Leg amputation, heart problems, cancer don’t stop hunter from bagging 220-pound deer

Clinton Roy, 72, of Hodgdon shows off the 9-point, 220-pound buck he shot on Nov. 14. Roy had given up hunting after a series of health challenges, including the amputation of one leg below the knee. After receiving a permit that allowed him to hunt from a motor vehicle, Roy filled his tag for the first time in several years. Courtesy of Christine Roy

HODGDON, Maine — Clinton Roy has had a few health setbacks over 20 years or so, his daughter, Christine Roy, will tell you. He’d already been battling diabetes when, in 2011, he had a heart attack that nearly killed him. “He underwent open heart surgery,” said Christine Roy, who lives in Milo. “It was supposed […]

This week’s big buck: 250-pounder near Millinocket

Tom Kittrick poses with the 250-pound, 7-point buck he shot while hunting near Millinocket on Nov. 3. (Photo courtesy of Tom Kittrick)

It’s the third week of deer season, and as the state’s hunters know, that means the peak of mating season — “the rut” — is upon us. Here’s hoping several of you bag bucks that you’ll enter in our BDN Biggest Bucks contest. In the meantime, here’s this week’s feature deer, which was taken by […]