Maine Sportsman reader Breanna (“Bre”) Beauchesne of Greene, Maine had several outdoor “firsts” over the past 12 month. Last fall was her first year bowhunting, and on October 5, 2022, she reports, “I was headed to my spot when I heard leaves crunching. I hunkered down and moved to what little cover was available — a small tree cluster.” A single, well-placed arrow dropped this 110-lb. doe, which was weighed at Sabattus Deer Processing.
Having mastered bowhunting, she next turned to trapping. As she tells it, “I decided I wanted to try it out, so I took the course, and by February 2023 I had a single conibear 330 out under the ice. On March 26, I caught this huge 65 lb. beaver! The difference? I used fresh poplar from my Dad’s property, and that did the job.”
Talk about becoming an outdoorswoman! Congratulations, Bre!