Tag Archives: deer season

For us, deer season is a reunion in the woods

Chris Lander of Orrington checks out the location of a ground blind during an advance scouting trip. (John Holyoke|BDN)

Before first light on Saturday morning, thousands of Mainers will roll out of bed, gather up their gear, and head for the woods, where yet another epic opening day of deer season awaits. At least, that’s the plan. It might be snowy, or wet, or windy, or cold. And it just won’t matter. We’ll be […]

Deer season in review: New exploration in formerly familiar woods

My first indication that this year’s deer season might be a bit different than those in the past came way back in July, when I took a drive past my group’s favorite hunting spot. I saw sunlight filtering through formerly dark growth. The woods were — different. In retrospect, after a month of tromping through […]

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, […]

Rulebook is wrong: Expanded bowhunting doesn’t start until Sept. 12

Bowhunters who plan to take part in the expanded season for deer should be forewarned: The information that they may have seen printed in the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife’s rulebook is wrong. “In the current hunting regulations summary, there’s a misprint that basically states that the expanded archery season begins on Sept. […]