Monthly Archives: November 2011

Slob hunters give all of us a bad name

Over the past few weeks, I’ve shared a couple of stories about things I’ve found during my frequent trips into the woods. Among those: A recliner that someone decided to dump, and the carcasses of two deer that I suspected had been killed illegally. Some of you sounded off via Facebook, others chose to send […]

81-year-old woman spies deer from kitchen window, fills tag|

For years, Virginia Mattson-Tracy enjoyed spending autumn days in the woods in search of whitetail deer. She began target shooting about 70 years ago. She tagged her first deer seven or eight years later. As years passed, the Hermon woman’s passion for hunting didn’t wane, but age did begin to take a toll. And in […]

Want answers? DIF&W commissioner will give ’em to you tonight in Bucksport

We’ve all got questions. If yours tend to revolve around fish, deer, bears, turkeys or the great outdoors, you’re in luck. You’ll have to act fast, though. Cancel your evening plans. Hop in the car. Head to Bucksport’s Bucks Mills Rod and Gun Club. When? Well … tonight. But you’ll be glad you did. Department […]

The things you find in the woods, Part 1

You never know what you’re going to find in the Maine woods. Most of the time, that’s a good thing. Sometimes, it’s downright depressing. It doesn’t take much to keep me entertained on those frequent trips afield. Spying various critters is always a highlight. So, too, is finding a path I was formerly unaware of, […]