Tag Archives: Maine deer hunting

Terminally ill Lee man shoots 19-point, 254-pound deer

Warren Curtis of Lee is an avid outdoorsman and trapper, but he admits he can’t do everything he once could. “I’ve got terminal cancer. Multiple myeloma,” he says nonchalantly, like you or I might announce our coffee order to a drive-through cashier. “I can’t do a hell of a lot.” A week ago, however, Curtis […]

Deer Season Diary: Time to turn the page (or, why I started reading while hunting)

For years, I have received some thoughtful and helpful tips from hunters eager to help me break my lifelong buck drought and fill my deer tag for the first time.   That is, I think the tips have been thoughtful (and not attempts to taunt me after years without success).  And I imagine that those […]

Searsport hunter bags 240-pound deer, joins son, wife in big buck club

Two years ago, proud dad Jeffrey Grass of Searsport reached out to the BDN and said he might have a hunting story to share. His son Dean, then 12 years old, had shot a 237-pound buck on Youth Deer Day back in 2012 … and the mere fact that the Grasses were in the woods […]

Pair of 80-somethings look out kitchen window, fill deer tags

As the second full week of deer season winds down, plenty of skilled and lucky hunters have already filled their tags. With each filled tag comes a memory that will last a lifetime … and a story that many will share. Virginia Mattson-Tracy says she’s been hunting since she was a teenager. Now 84 years […]

11-year-old Bangor girl bags 200-pound 8-pointer on Youth Deer Day

Last Saturday morning, hundreds of the state’s youngest hunters headed into the woods with adult mentors to take part in a cool tradition-in-the-making. Youth Deer Day, which is held annually a week before the state’s regular residents-only opening day, began in 2002. Many Maine hunting families look forward to sharing the day with their children. […]

Glenburn family relishes Youth Deer Day memories

Maine children have been tagging along with their hunting parents, uncles and aunts for generations, absorbing woods knowledge and learning to appreciate nature’s gifts. The state formalized a program in 2002 designed to uphold those traditions when it recognized the Saturday before residents-only opening day as Youth Deer Day, a day when the only people […]

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 […]