Thanksgiving week, 2022 proved productive for Maine Sportsman subscriber Nathan Gordon, age 11, and his father Shane, of Whitinsville, MA.
Young Nathan, who has been hunting since he was 8 years old, got things moving at 6:35 a.m. on the morning of November 22, when he earned his Youth Deer Patch with this 106-lb. spike-horn buck (left photo). He was carrying a .243 during the hunt, which took place in Wellington, ME, and his whitetail was registered at C & R General Store, in Harmony. The hunt was supervised by Nathan’s father, Shane.
No one would have blamed father and son for taking the rest of the day off. However, Nathan reported that “Nathan was the one to push me in to hunting that same afternoon for myself, which led me to harvesting this 140-lb. buck at 3:28 p.m. All in all, a great father-and-son hunting week together!”
Congratulations to the Gordon family!