Tag Archives: big bucks

4-year-old’s first ‘hunt’: Dad bags a 15-point buck

Braylynn Mitchell has been eager to accompany her dad, Jason Mitchell, on past hunting trips, but her mom wouldn’t allow it … until this year. “I was always hesitant,” admitted her mom, Kendra Wilder of Bradley. “This was her first hunting trip.” When the opening day for Maine residents rolled around on Oct. 28, Wilder […]

Relive some of our best deer tales ever

It’s that time of year again — deer season is nearly upon us, and if you’re like me, you’re ready to start living vicariously through the hunting tales that you hear from others. Luckily, when you’re in this line of work, a lot of cool deer stories cross my desk. Here’s hoping that you find […]

A special 10-point buck: ‘Dad was there in spirit’

Over the past three weeks, we’ve shared a few great deer-hunting stories as part of our BDN’s Biggest Bucks contest. And while this week’s featured deer might not be the biggest, nor sport the largest rack, Judy Mathiau of Vassalboro proves that we’re suckers for a touching tale. The subject line of Mathiau’s entry: “My […]

Big ol’ buck: Oakfield 14-year-old bags 247-pound, 11-pointer

For the past four years, Logan Swallow of Oakfield has spent Youth Deer Day with his uncle, Jeff Swallow. And for the past four years, they’ve returned at the end of the day without a deer. That all changed on Oct. 22, when the duo teamed up on the hunt of a lifetime. Jeff Swallow, […]