Tag Archives: Maine deer hunting

Allagash adventure: A 267-pound buck, and a five-hour drag

One of the great things about Maine it’s easy to find special places off the beaten path to enjoy outdoor pursuits. And when the best-laid plans come together, you end up with memories that will last forever. A couple weeks back, a group of hunting buddies embarked on just such an adventure, heading to the […]

Hunter’s first buck a massive 15-pointer

Happy Monday! While we’re busy shaking off our turkey comas from last week (and while some of us are still licking our wounds after completing another firearms season on deer without filling our tag), let’s celebrate a great buck. This week’s feature deer in the BDN Biggest Bucks contest comes to us from Amy Prenier, […]

First big buck, and ‘My dad was there in spirit’

Judy Mathiau has been hunting for quite a few years now, and remembers her first jaunts through the deer woods on the family’s Vassalboro land. She was just a young teenager, and didn’t even carry a gun back then. But the walks she shared with her dad, Harlan Glidden, were special. “I just walked with […]

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 […]

22-point buck taken in Carrabassett Valley … but not by a hunter

So, this isn’t a hunting story. Let’s get that out of the way right off the bat. It is, however, a deer story, and it features a buck with an enormous rack of antlers. Therefore, I knew many BDN readers would want to get a look at a deer that was a victim of a […]

‘Not a wicked exciting hunt’ ends with 250-pound buck

Ideally, all of our hunts would go as planned. In a perfect world, when we finally catch up with that buck of a lifetime, it’ll be a combination of our planning, tactics and woods knowledge that turn the tide in our favor. Of course, not all hunts turn out that way. And sometimes, things still […]

This week’s big buck: 250-pounder near Millinocket

It’s the third week of deer season, and as the state’s hunters know, that means the peak of mating season — “the rut” — is upon us. Here’s hoping several of you bag bucks that you’ll enter in our BDN Biggest Bucks contest. In the meantime, here’s this week’s feature deer, which was taken by […]

Eddington teen bags 243-pound swamp buck

Levi Williamson grew up hunting with his dad, Galan. And on those frequent trips, Levi absorbed some lessons. “Hunting’s been part of my life since I was 10 years old,” 16-year-old Levi said. “And I’ve been with my dad, sitting in tree stands and walking out with him, since I was even younger.” When he […]

Big buck in Eddington: 243 pounds, 11 points

Throughout deer season, we’ll be sharing big buck tales of our readers through the BDN’s Biggest Bucks contest. And each Monday, we’ll unveil our weekly winner and focus on one lucky hunter. This week’s featured entrant: 16-year-old Levi Williamson, who took this 243-pounder while still-hunting in Eddington on Nov. 5. Williamson’s deer sported a palmated […]

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, […]