Tag Archives: Maine deer hunting

73-year-old Orland woman bags 240-pound deer

Jane Seekins says she doesn’t know how many more years she’ll deer hunt. Health concerns have begun to crop up more regularly, and the 73-year-old from Orland sometimes struggled to get into the woods this year. Chances are good that she’ll continue to find a way to hunt a bit … and when she does, […]

62-year-old woman bags 14-point, 230-pound Allagash buck

Johanne Lavoie didn’t really plan to go hunting on Saturday. Instead, she planned to spend time at the Allagash camper that she and her her husband. Reno, own. That plan changed … and the 62-year-old Cyr Plantation woman ended up with quite a hunting story to tell. “We were supposed to do some floors at […]

First day afield: 238-pound buck after 10 minutes for Warren woman

Quite regularly I get the chance to tell the story of a first-time, newly licensed hunter who enjoys incredible success right off the bat. Rarely, however, are those stories as jaw-dropping as the one Stephanie Angelico of Warren shared with me via email this week. Consider: Angelico didn’t complete the state’s hunter safety course until […]

Harrington seventh-grader’s first deer a 200-pounder

We’re nearing the end of the first full week of the firearms deer season (not counting Youth Deer Day, which was back on Oct. 26), and some pretty neat deer tales are landing on my desk. Monica Reynolds passed along the story of her 12-year-old daughter Keanna, whose first deer was one she’ll always remember. […]

Any-deer permit lottery open

So, you didn’t earn a moose permit this year … again. Join the club. But since you’re all warmed up after entering the moose permit lottery, you might as well head to your computer and enter another Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife drawing: It’s any-deer permit time! I know. You don’t call it the […]

Wife’s first deer puts husband in the clear

Mike Harman will tell you there are certain things you ought to do when you’re hunting. He’s big on “total stealth,” for instance. And the Penobscot man will tell you there are things you absolutely shouldn’t do while you’re hunting, especially if you expect your wife (who you introduced to the sport) to continue to […]

Brooksville school cook bags 16-point buck

Every couple of days or so for the last four weeks, I’ve received an email or phone message that has brought a smile to my face. Figure: When you’re the outdoors editor at a newspaper in a state with such a hunting tradition, deer season is a pretty busy time. One of those messages came […]