Down East November 2014 Cover

November 2014

The table of contents from the November 2014 issue of Down East.


Why We Hunt

It’s one of Maine’s most storied (and most contentious) traditions. We set our sights on the myriad ways hunting shapes our state.

Like Father, Like Son

As one hunting buddy reaches the end of life, another reflects: sometimes what matters most is the person you’re hunting with. By George A. Smith.

The Man Who Killed Every Deer on Monhegan

The newspapers call him a sharpshooter. His degree calls him a wildlife ecologist. Maine’s islands call him when they have too many deer.  As told to Brian Kevin

Game Theory

The Harraseeket Inn’s chef Troy Mains knows his way around the kitchen and the woods. Take your own shot at his peppered venison tenderloin and pheasant pot pie.


How Teddy Roosevelt’s safari shotgun got to Maine, a nostalgic tour of deer camp, Greenville’s weirdo taxidermy emporium, hunting for sea ducks in the frigid dawn, and more!



Where in Maine?

Can you identify this serene seaside town?

Editor’s Note

Turkey Hunt

Letters to the Editor

What You Said

Your Maine

What is your favorite Maine hunting memory?


North by East

Opinions, Advisories, and Musings from the Length and Breadth of Maine

What’s in a Picture

A Retro Bus Trip to Presque Isle


Could Underground Power Lines Prevent Blackouts?

Other Views

Commentary from around Maine

Talk of Maine

The Least We Can Do: Portland Takes On the Minimum Wage



Living the Maine Life


Eccentric Elegance

Making It in Maine

Potter Hanako Nakazato

My Maine

A Scandalous Second Marriage

Room With a View

Election Reflections



What to Do in Maine This Month


The Gothic, Belfast

The Menu

Bayou Kitchen, Portland


Life in Prison


American Super/Natural


It’s November. Go Here. Do this. See that.

From Our Archives

November 1979. A look back at Down East thirty-five years ago.

Cover: L.L.Bean’s Maine hunting shoe by Mark Fleming