Big Whitetails Starting To Fall

Big Whitetails Starting To Fall
The 2009 seasons are beginning to heat up. Across the region big bucks are starting to fall.

Outdoors Magazine
Outdoors Magazine

Colchester, VT –-( The biggest-bodied deer we have heard of to date was taken below the Forks near Bingham, Maine and tipped the scales at 279 pounds. Bob Howe, the owner of Pine Grove Lodge in Bingham, knows the deer population in that area better than anyone.

“It is funny,” said Howe. “It snowed this weekend and we heard a number of hunters say how many deer there are in the area. On dry ground it is harder to see the sign, but when the snow comes it is a blank page everybody can read.”

Howes’ hunters had a few strong days last week, tagging a handful of good bucks; the largest being a 239-pound 8-pointer with a tall rack.

Further to the south in New Hampshire, Roscoe Blaisdell, the president of the New Hampshire Antler and Skull Trophy Club, capitalized on the state’s early blackpowder season with a massive 10-pointer that boasts 2 stickers.

“The blood trail was good at first but petered out after 200 yards,” said Blaisdell. “I searched the rest of the day with no luck. I went back in the morning and crawled along the ground finding specks of blood leading down to a pond. I noticed a brown rock near the other shore that didn’t look right and checked it out. It was him.”

We will be bringing you the complete story of this buck in the January issue of Outdoors Magazine.

As the rut intensifies this week, we will be bringing you breaking news about what is happening in the woods.

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