Tag Archives: youth deer hunting

Finding matching antler sheds makes 10-year-old hunter’s day

Sometimes a hunter doesn’t have to actually pull the trigger for the day to turn out perfectly. That’s the message that J.D. Burke and his son, 10-year-old Jack, learned recently, after an opening day hunt. “On this day we sat in a blind for a few hours in the morning,” Burke explained in an email. […]

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. […]

Junior deer hunters don’t get automatic any-deer permit

From the “let’s get this straight, once and for all” file, here’s another clarification of the state’s any-deer rules. And let’s start with this: Junior hunters DO NOT automatically have the right to shoot a doe this year. and they won’t receive that right next year, either. Sorry if you’ve heard this explanation before, but […]