Young bucks searching for deer on Maine’s youth hunting day
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s young hunters are kicking off the state’s season for deer with the annual Youth Deer Day.
The state allows the younger set to take bucks all over Maine on Saturday. It’s also legal for young hunters to take antlerless deer in most wildlife management districts.
As in most years, Youth Deer Day precedes the regular firearms season for deer, which runs from Nov. 4 to Nov. 30. Monday also marks the beginning of the hunt for antlerless moose in far northern Maine. That season concludes on Nov. 2 and is followed by the “any moose” hunt in parts of central and western Maine from Nov. 4 to Nov. 30.
The bear and turkey hunts are also active until November. The bear hunt slows down considerably in late fall, though.