Linda Coan O’Kresik | BDN

Linda Coan O’Kresik | BDN

Grace-Lyn Holloway, 10, smiles at her mom as her step dad Dan Grover gets prepared to weigh in her initial deer on youth hunting day in Orrington in 2018.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine’s young hunters are kicking off the state’s season for deer with the annual Youth Deer Day.

The state enables the younger set to take bucks all more than Maine on Saturday. It is also legal for young hunters to take antlerless deer in most wildlife management districts.

As in most years, Youth Deer Day precedes the common firearms season for deer, which runs from Nov. four to Nov. 30. Monday also marks the starting of the hunt for antlerless moose in far northern Maine. That season concludes on Nov. two and is followed by the “any moose” hunt in components of central and western Maine from Nov. four to Nov. 30.

The bear and turkey hunts are also active till November. The bear hunt slows down significantly in late fall, even though.