Tag Archives: Youth deer day

Pittsfield 12-year-old bags buck on his first day of hunting

On Saturday, young hunters across the state took part in the state’s Youth Deer Day, an event designed to encourage children to head into the woods with their parents or other qualified adults on their own “opening day” of deer season. I headed to Bob’s Kozy Korner in Orrington to gather a few stories, and […]

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. […]

‘Down East Dickering’ star spices up Youth Deer Day experience

When Dana Carey took his stepson, Dawson Byers, into the woods of Orrington on Saturday morning, he was pretty confident that they’d have a productive Youth Deer Day. He wasn’t aware that the welcoming committee at the local tagging station, Bob’s Kozy Korner store, would include a reality TV star. “That was pretty cool,” the […]

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 […]

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. […]

‘Your outdoor friend’ grows up, cherishes her outdoor memories

Almost a decade ago I began receiving semi-regular dispatches from a junior hunter who loved spending time in the woods. Come spring, she’d bag a turkey, and send along the photos to prove it. In the fall, she’d typically fill her deer tag, and write the details of her successful hunt and email it along. […]

Searsport 12-year-old bags 237-pound deer

According to the master plan, 12-year-old Dean Grass wasn’t going to be hunting on Saturday afternoon. He wasn’t going to be sitting in a raised blind with his father, Jeffrey Grass, watching a Belmont field. He wasn’t going to see the 237-pound deer that showed up. He wasn’t going to shoot it, then lose track […]