Many local hunters enjoy youth hunting weekend
ADDISON COUNTY — Ninety-four young hunters brought deer to be weighed at one of Addison County’s weigh stations after finding success on the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department’s Youth Deer Hunting Weekend.
That total kill on Nov. 5 and 6 represented an increase of 16 over the 78 deer weighed locally during the 2015 Youth Hunting Weekend.
But last year’s total was the lowest in the county since the Department of Fish and Wildlife established the two-day weekend reserved for youth hunting. Local youth weekend totals over the past decade before the past two years ranged from a low of 95 in 2010 to a high of 124 in 2012. (See numbers for and analysis of rifle season’s opening weekend on Page 1A.)
Still, a number of young hunters bagged trophy bucks on Nov. 5 and 6. The largest was a 191-pound, 7-pointer that Nolan Whitcomb had weighed at the Jerusalem Corners Country Store in Starksboro.
Others of note taken on Youth Hunting Weekend included two 180-pound bucks weighed at Rack and Reel in New Haven:
Ryan Thomas-Danyow shot an 8-pointer in Ferrisburgh, and Rylee-Mae Mason killed a 5-pointer in New Haven.
Three sizable bucks with impressive racks were taken to Buxton’s Store in Orwell: Kerrigan Disorda shot a 179-pound, 8-pointer in Benson; Cole Blair brought down a 170-pound, 8-pointer in Shoreham; and Nathaniel Young killed a 168-pound, 7-pointer in Orwell.
New Haven’s Village Green Market also handled a deer with a notable rack, a 162-pound, 8-pointer that William Forbes shot in Middlebury.
Other local reporting stations included here are Green Mountain Trails End in Bristol, Lincoln General Store, Vermont Field Sports in Middlebury and West Addison General Store.
The following young hunters were successful on Nov. 5 and 6. They are listed by name, town of kill, and deer details — pounds if a doe, and pounds and points if a buck.
BUXTON’S COUNTRY STORE
Cole Blair, Shoreham, 170 pounds-8 points; Alex Matot, Shoreham, 114-4; Brett Huntley, Orwell, 127-3; Gage Slater, Benson, 119-5 buck; Olivia Almeida, Orwell, 140 doe; Dylan D’Avignon, Orwell, 138 spikehorn; Andrew Tenzer, Sudbury, 119-5; Jacob Clifford, Orwell, 125-3; Joseph Connor, Shoreham, 123-8 buck; Brandon Eastman, Orwell, 120-4 buck; Devin Russell, Orwell, 136 doe; Jacob Kemp, Sudbury, 115 spikehorn; Trey Lee, Benson, 125 spikehorn; Kerrigan Disorda, Benson, 179-8; Asher Rubright, Shoreham, 60 female; Joseph Buxton, Orwell, 148-5; Kyle James, Orwell, 68 male; Thatcher Laprise, Shoreham, 169-3; Aubrey Ramey, Castleton, 162-4; Seth Gebo, Whiting, 136-6; Nicholas Gosselin, Orwell, 85 male; Cooper Laroche, Shoreham, 125 doe; Asa Young, Orwell, 125 doe; Lily Dame, Shoreham, 141 spikehorn; Nathaniel Young, Orwell, 168-7; Wyatt Stearns, Shoreham, 124 doe; Carter Audet, Orwell, 129 spikehorn.
GREEN MOUNTAIN TRAILS END
Colby Lathrop, Lincoln, 116-6 buck; Ryan Lathrop, Bristol, 100 spikehorn; Ryan Jennings, Starksboro, 97 spikehorn; Patrick Irish, Starksboro, 61 male; and Connor Couture, Lincoln, 126-5 buck.
JERUSALEM CORNERS COUNTRY STORE
Nolan Whitcomb, Bristol, 191-7 buck; Logan Willey, Brandon, 132-6; and Tucker Porter, Starksboro, 133 doe.
LINCOLN GENERAL STORE
Gavin McNulty, Shoreham, 115 doe; Cooper Seissen, Lincoln, 64 female; Brenden Reynolds, Lincoln, 134-4 buck; and Jackson Desautels, Lincoln, 114 spikehorn.
VERMONT FIELD SPORTS
Chase Cram, Brandon, 140 doe; Morgan Galipeau, Weybridge, 131-2 buck; Hunter Warner, Middlebury, 130-2 buck; Timothy Whitney, Cornwall, 125-5 buck; Colin Foster, Middlebury, 120 doe; Emma Brown, Middlebury, 118 doe; Daniel Whitney, Middlebury, 115 doe; Logan Corliss, Salisbury, 114 doe; Jett Rheaume, Cornwall, 113 doe; Madysen Debisschop, Middlebury, 111-2; Derek Raymond, Brandon, 111 doe; and Wyatt Rubright, Salisbury, 107 doe.
Also, Wyatt Cameron, Cornwall, 101-5 buck; Daniel Cheever, New Haven, 98 doe; Ethan Ploof, Salisbury, 89 doe; Tate Rheaume, Cornwall, 84 female; Ross Fiske, New Haven, 84 male; Thatcher Trudeau, Salisbury, 73 female; Austin Morin, Shoreham, 72 female; Caleb Whitney, Middlebury, 67 male; Isaac Whitney, Middlebury, 63 female; Cameron Stone, New Haven, 60 female; Skyler Germain, Leicester, 52 female; and Dalton Rheaume, Middlebury, 37 female.
VILLAGE GREEN MARKET
Denver Whittemore, New Haven, 137 doe; Tallon Real, 114 doe; William Forbes, Middlebury, 162-8 buck; and Arthur Barrows, 87-2 buck.
WEST ADDISON GENERAL STORE
Matthew Conant, Ferrisburgh, 70 female; Hailey Lafrance, Ferrisburgh, 129-3 buck; Samuel Warren, Bridport, 69 female; Sydney Provencher, Middlebury, 47 female; and Taylor Sheldrick, Shoreham, 88 doe,
RACK AND REEL
Rylee-Mae Mason, New Haven, 180-5 buck; Ryan Thomas-Danyow, Ferrisburgh, 180-8 buck; Sophie Hatch, Ferrisburgh, 141 doe; Jenna Paquin, Panton, 136-7 buck; Jacob Hanlon, Monkton, 134 doe; Alexis Boise, Ferrisburgh, 134-3 buck; Collin Dupoise, New Haven, 134-4 buck; Cooper Harvey, Charlotte, 127-4 buck; Connor Pouliot, Addison, 124 doe; Grady Devoid, Waltham, 124 doe; and Kyra Bradford, Ferrisburgh, 112 doe.
Also, Zachary Stearns, Ferrisburgh, 109 doe; Christopher Bolduc, Addison, 109 doe; Erin Curtis, Hinesburg, 104 doe; Connor Raymond, Middlebury, 103 doe; Silas Shepard, Bristol, 103 doe; Jordan Stearns, Whiting, 103-2 buck; Joseph Hemmingway, Ferrisburgh, 102-2 buck; Parker Hines, Bristol, 99 doe; Dylan Stearns, Ferrisburgh, 98 doe; Jacob Kadric, Waterbury, 91 doe; and Dakota Parker, Ferrisburgh, 45 male.
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