Here is one final deer story, recorded this year after youth hunting weekend. Jack Fannon, 12, went out hunting on his parents’ land in Calais, with friend, mentor, and hunter safety instructor Bob Raskevitz. Here’s what happened….
Late game warden and life-long hunter, Cleo Johnson talks about his special relationship with an orphaned doe he raised from birth, and the five-year friendship they shared.
In this segment, retired game warden Stan Holmquist tells a story about two dogs that attacked and killed deer, and what his responsibilities as a game warden required him to do. He also describes his own personal journey from being a hunter to a protector of deer.
A mother and daughter hunting team talk about a buck they shot on the first day of deer season, 2005, and the responses they got from their male hunting companions.
In this segment, hunters talk about hunting alone or in groups. Some discuss why they hunt by themselves, and others talk about why they choose their hunting companions very, very carefully. Please leave a comment, or a story if you have one!
Hunters reflect on the experience of taking an animal’s life, which some describe as a feeling of elation mixed with grief.
A conversation between father and son Rupe and Joe LaRock, talking about the rut.
For many hunters the opportunity to spend long, quiet hours in the woods is as important as getting a deer. In this program, hunters describe experiences they’ve had with wildlife while hunting.
Doug Bent and Phil Brown tell stories about gun accidents and talk about the responsibility that comes with handling firearms. Once you shoot, you can’t take it back.
Tracking takes extreme focus, a deep knowledge of deer habitat and behavior, and the ability to recognize deer sign. This degree of engagement is at the heart of many hunters’ drive to head into the woods each fall.