In this 2020 photo, two deer stand in a field, alert to potential threats. Credit: Courtesy of Melissa Huang

If you’ve spent any time at all in the Maine woods during deer hunting season, you probably have a story or two.

Maybe it’s about the monster buck that, like magic, appeared in your line of sight, and you brought it down with one perfect shot. Maybe it’s a particularly moving morning spent with your dad, catching up on life and appreciating the natural beauty around you. Maybe it’s meeting the love of your life at a tagging station. Registered your deer, and won your heart.

Maybe you had a tragic — and pungent — mishap with some doe urine.

Regardless, we want to hear your favorite hunting stories — the triumphant, the funny, the heartfelt and everything in between. And don’t forget to send a photo. You can fill out the form below, or email outdoors editor Julie Harris at We’ll share the best ones in an upcoming story.

Emily Burnham is a Maine native and proud Bangorian, covering business, the arts, restaurants and the culture and history of the Bangor region.