Tag Archives: Deer hunting in Maine

Tell us this: What fuels your fascination with big deer tales?

Several times each hunting season, the BDN runs photos and stories telling tales about hunters who have filled their tags by shooting monstrous deer, or deer with massive antlers. And each time, our readers gobble those tales up, clicking, sharing and commenting on the stories on our website. The other day, an editor asked me […]

St. Albans teen earns family bragging rights with  254-pound buck

Zach Ramsdell shows off the 11-point, 254-pound deer he shot in St. Albans on Nov. 9. (Photo courtesy of Zach Ramsdell)

ST. ALBANS, Maine — Since he started deer hunting when he turned 10, Zach Ramsdell has enjoyed quite a bit of success. In fact, Ramsdell, who is now 19, says that over that span, he has filled his tag every year except three. He credits having access to some very productive land, and growing up […]

Is this fawn too old to be nursing?

A fawn nearly as large as its mother tries to nurse on a woodlot in Troy. (Photo courtesy of Leonard Crowe)

Ever since trail cameras became so popular a few years ago, readers have regularly sent along their own images. We’ve seen moose, mystery beasts and plenty of deer over the years. Over the weekend I received a message — and photos — from Leonard Crowe of Carmel. He’s got a camera set up on a […]

Is your hunter’s breakfast on this list?

It’s that time of year again: The mornings are getting crisp, the leaves are falling, and for many of us, deer season is just around the corner. Whether you fill your tag this year (or not), there’s no reason to head into the woods on Saturday mornings without a belly-full. For the past several days, […]

In wake of Old Orchard Beach hunting incident, warden stresses hunter responsibility

Last week, two hunters in Old Orchard Beach allegedly discharged weapons that struck a fence near a house. The homeowner was outside with her two dogs at the time. Published reports have indicated that the home is in a development off busy Cascade Road. And while Maine Game Warden Lt. Adam Gormely won’t comment specifically […]

Biologist expects banner Maine deer season

Maine’s deer herd was reeling after brutal back-to-back winters between December of 2007 and March of 2009. Biologists said that during the first severe winter, as much as 30 percent of the state’s deer may have died. Recovery, many cautioned, would take a long time. At least years. Decades? That wasn’t out of the question. […]