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Last Gun Dog

Backtrack By V. Paul Reynolds The huge, bear-like dog came out of nowhere. It pounced upon Sally and clamped its big jaws around her throat grinding her into the dirt. My 15-year old, frail English Setter kicked and yelped in pain as the St. Bernard shook her like a rag doll. I yelled and kicked … Continued

The Last Camp Geezer

  Maine Deer Hunter’s Logbook By V. Paul Reynolds Back when America produced real leaders, one of them – Gen. Douglas MacArthur – said in one of his famous speeches that “old soldiers never die, they just fade away.” Maybe the same is true of old sportsmen. As a stalwart deer hunter from the Old … Continued

Moose Hunting: Different Seasons, Different Tactics

By Hal Blood Keep in mind that the days of road riding to shoot a moose are long gone. There are plenty of moose to hunt, you just have to be willing to get into the woods and go after them. It seems like summer is just getting started and all of a sudden, the … Continued

The Big Blackpowder Buck

Maine Deer Hunter’s Logbook By Hal Blood At 3 o’clock after traveling through the open country, he headed into the green growth. I told Will that we would leave him for the night and pick up the track in the morning. Another deer season is in the books. Congratulations to all of you that punched … Continued

My Remington 7600

By Josh Reynolds My active duty stint in the U.S. Army ended in May of 1999. With a newly minted DD214 in hand, I left Ft. Hood Texas bound for a new job in the civilian world at Twin Pine Camps in Millinocket. I was excited about the new adventure working in the North Woods, … Continued

The Ways of Woodcock

  By Tom Hennessey In cover still thick with October’s kaleidoscope of foliage, the veteran woodcock hunter picked his way toward his Brittany spaniel, “Midge,” whose bell had suddenly stopped and shouted, Bird! Briars raked his hands and clawed at his boots and legs. And in leaning backward to sidestep between alders, a branch tilted … Continued

Kids and Hunting

By Josh Cottrell   We didn’t need to kill a deer to have success. For me, this still carries on today. Sometimes figuring the deer out is the win. Looking back at the beginning of deer season, to youth day for deer, I truly enjoyed going through the Facebook posts and looking at the grip … Continued

Too Many Does?

  Maine Deer Hunter’s Logbook By Randy Spencer So, deer biologists, can you show us at least, the evidence that the population of does is not overbalancing the population of males? On the upside, I got to hunt almost every day of the season. That means I was out there in all sorts of conditions: … Continued

Hillary: The Horse with Attitude

Maine Deer Hunter’s Logbook By V. Paul Reynolds Half way down the mountain a creek crosses the road. Approaching the creek, I could tell that the dirt-covered ice was making this horse skittish. At the creek’s edge, Hillary put on the brakes. Not until I took some lessons in riding and horse handling from Nichole … Continued

The Duck Hunters

  By Dave O’Connor Duck season was due to open the following morning. We were late getting out of work and slightly tired when we got to Home Base, the hunting camp in the backwaters of Merrymeeting Bay. That something was wrong was easy to see, the door was open, the lock smashed. The old … Continued

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