Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Regional Forums > Northeast

Northeast ME, NH, VT, CT, RI, MA, NY, PA, DE, WV, MD, NJ


Maine Deer-What's Happened?

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-17-2008, 08:32 PM
Silver Member
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: new jersey
Posts: 162
Maine Deer-What's Happened?

I just returned from the Dover-Foxcroft area of Maine.We(3hunters)spent a week on stand&stillhuntin those woods without seeing a deer!!Even the sign(rubs,droppings)were slim.I've hunted Maine over 30+yrs.but not the last 3-4yrs. What's goin on? Moose sign was plentiful. Coyote droppings all over!No deer! Dskiper
Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2008, 05:16 PM
WRG WRG is offline
Silver Member
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: North East
Posts: 133
Re: Maine Deer-What's Happened?

Hi DSkiper,

I'm not from Maine but (New Hampshire) and I don't know where your from but and all I can say is we got hit good last year with record snow totals and that put a hurt a lot of deer. NHFG shorten the rifle season in WMU A by a week and only allowed 2 days for antlerless deer. From what I'm hearing from guys I know that hunt up state Maine said it was hit the worst. I'm surprised none of the locals had mentioned that to you.

NRA life Member

US Army 79 - 85, 368th Combat Battalion, Sarget Spec-5, Combat Engineer

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2008, 05:11 PM
Silver Member
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: new jersey
Posts: 162
Re: Maine Deer-What's Happened?

Hello, In response I spoke to many locals! yes,they said the winter was bad but I didn't realize till Isaw it for myself! It will take many years to bring back aherd.They won't get my licence money again!The season should be closed or cut to 1-2weeks max. I loved that state,u really earned your deer and usally gave up a good buck!Guess I'll search elsewere for next year! Thanks, Dskiper
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2008, 06:23 AM
Bronze Member
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 30
Re: Maine Deer-What's Happened?

Last winter was VERY BAD - lots of deep snow and cold temps. The DNR estimated up to 50% of the deer herd was lost in the Northern section of the state.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads for: Maine Deer-What's Happened?
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Maine-Whats happened? Dskiper Northeast 8 02-22-2013 01:49 PM
Hello, new from Maine jspaulding13 Member Introductions 6 03-10-2010 09:20 AM
Hello from Maine 264junkie Member Introductions 2 01-07-2010 09:52 PM
Hello from Maine Buscadero Member Introductions 1 05-02-2009 02:00 PM
Hello from Maine gray wolf Member Introductions 1 01-31-2009 01:37 PM

Current Poll
Do you archery hunt for elk?
YES - 31.72%
59 Votes
NO - 52.69%
98 Votes
Not yet, but I plan to. - 15.59%
29 Votes
Total Votes: 186
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:44 PM.

Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC