Tag Archives: youth hunting

Maine to eliminate minimum age for hunters. What do you think about the new law?

A longtime hunter overlooks a lake in north-central Maine. A new law that will take effect in 2016 eliminates the minimum age restriction for hunters in the state. (BDN photo by John Holyoke)

Each year — at our request, it’s important to note — proud parents send along photos of their young hunters after successful days afield. The sight of those kids, some as young as 10 years old, have rankled some BDN readers who claim that allowing children to hunt teaches them the wrong lessons. By contrast, […]

Young hunters enjoying successful seasons

Kergan Perkins. 13. pf Frankfort poses with the eight-point, 225-pound buck he shot on Oct. 25, 2014. (Photo courtesy of Michelle Fields-Perkins)

As the final week of the traditional deer season winds down, many hunters will spend their final hours in the woods in search of a deer to fill their tags. Others, including more than a few younger hunters, have already tagged out and are busy telling their friends the tales of their successful hunts. Among […]

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 […]

Milo 14-year-old’s first deer a 221-pound 13-pointer

There are a lot of big deer in the Maine woods. Hunters prove that every year, as a few tag bucks that weigh in at better than 250 pounds, field-dressed. There are a lot of deer sporting impressive headgear in the Maine woods, too. The photos I receive each fall certainly prove that. And when […]