It’s now deer hunting season, but this White-Tailed doe and her fawn still use a trail that they’ve been using since spring. (I was crouched downwind and they didn’t sense me until the camera clicked and they turned toward me for this second click. They immediately disappeared, flashing their white tails.)


These and other “Anterless Deer” may not be hunted in Maine without a special permit. Other deer may be hunted here with bows and arrows, crossbows, modern firearms, or antique muzzleloaders. But the hunting restrictions vary by district and year.


Hunting is prohibited under any circumstance on posted private land. Deer hunting is prohibited in some large communities, such as on nearby Mount Desert Island, where Bar Harbor is located. (Brooklin, Maine)