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Avoid Killing Deer from Feeding Them

About Alexander Theberge

Alex is the former creative director of The Maine Sportsman. An avid fisherman and professional photographer he enjoys everything about the outdoors.
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The November 2017 Issue of The Maine Sportsman

It’s All About the Deer November is deer month – the month many Mainers dream about all year long. That rifle-toting, wool-wearing, beard-growing (sorry, ladies), poker-playing, game-pole-hanging month when hunters head to tents, cabins, lodges and sporting camps all over the western, northern and northeastern parts of the state. And The Maine Sportsman’s November issue is right there with you, sharing your passion and providing a refresher on the skills necessary for you to bring home a multi-tined monster. JP Falzone gets things started out with his “Rattling for Bucks” article, in which he relates how, and how not, to rattle in the wily trophy deer. Guide Alan Haley, in Part 2 of “Old-School Snow Tracking for Big Bucks,” tells when to speed up on the trail, when to slow down, when to take the shot and when to wait for a better angle. And Steve Vose reminds readers that this season marks the effective date of Maine’s new tough anti-baiting law, in which one violation can mean a year’s hunting license suspension, while a second conviction will result in a lifetime ban. Readers last month enjoyed and shared Part 1 of Zachary Fowler’s real-life story about “out-stubborning” nine other contestants on the History Channel’s survival show, “Alone.” In the November issue, Fowler wraps up his tale, recounting how he re-designed his damaged model boat, replacing a missing paddlewheel with a hand-carved propeller, so the tiny vessel would carry his bait out to deeper water where the big Patagonian trout ...