October 20, 2020

Maine’s Deer Herd Not Improving in Some Locations

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According to this article, Maine’s deer herd is “doing better than expected.”

However, in the region where I have hunted whitetail deer for the past 40 years, the deer hunting is horrible at best. Personally, I spent a minimum of 30-40 hours in this 1,000-acre hunting area, that contains some very fine deer habitat, and I did not see any deer. As has been the case in the past several years, the presence of all wildlife is limited – even few songbirds. (Note: I am a “still” hunter. I rarely sit and never go up and into deer stands. While I cannot cover the amount of territory I once did, I still cover a fair amount.)

Collectively, of all hunters at camp, totaling an approximation of over 200 hours, 6 deer were seen – all does.

Many nights, while lying in bed, I could here the coyote/wolf hybrids yapping and howling.

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