Hunting in Maine

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34 hunting trips from 6 outfitters starting from $175

34 hunts
$175 starting from
7 animals
967km to the nearest trip

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About hunting in Maine

The hardwood ridges, rolling hills, swamps, and pine and spruce forests that comprise the beautiful North Woods in the state of Maine are home to some of the largest moose and black bear populations in the Lower 48 states. Maine also has great hunting for white-tailed deer, ruffed grouse, and wild turkeys. Duck hunting is excellent in the lakes and marshes, as well as along Maine’s magnificent rocky coastline, where world-class sea duck hunts occur. Maine’s wildlife is diverse, owing to a habitat mix that supports species commonly found in Canada such as the Canada lynx as well as species found in southern deciduous forests such as gray foxes. According to state wildlife biologists, Maine's moose population is estimated at 60,000 to 70,000, and approximately 2,000 permits are issued each year. Overall success rates on moose run 75 percent, with success rates greater in the northern regions. Every year, several moose are taken that exceed 1,000 pounds dressed weight, and some grow impressive racks. Black bears can be hunted in Maine using a variety of methods during a 16-week fall hunting season opening on the last Monday in August and closing the last Saturday in November. During September, bears can be hunted over bait. Hunters can pursue bears with hounds for six weeks (mid-September to end of October), and can still-hunt or stalk bears the entire 16-week season. Bears and deer can be hunted at the same time during part of the season. Maine hunters during deer firearm season are required to wear two articles of solid blaze orange clothing visible from all sides: a hat and a jacket, vest, coat, or poncho. Moose hunters in the moose district must wear one piece of clothing that is solid blaze orange. Maine has hundreds of Registered Maine Guides, and they are considered the gold standard in outdoor skills and knowledge. Learn about them at maineguides.org. Get details on regulations and how to purchase hunting licenses at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife: http://www.maine.gov/ifw/hunting_trapping/.

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Black Bear Over Bait Week 3 (2020)

Black Bear Over Bait Week 3 (2020) United States

Your mornings are free to fish, take an ATV trail ride or just relax. After lunch, your guide will take you to your hunt site, refresh the bait and settle you in. We’ll pick you up after legal light or when you shoot a bear. Some hunters prefer to hunt the morning and evenings. If you wish to hunt all day, we are flexible and will make any adjustments needed to ensure you have a fun and exciting hunt. Preseason baiting, lodging and local transportation are all included. We’ll also drop you off and pick you up from your hunt site. Your guide will provide field care and transport to the tagging station and a game processor if applicable. We provide ready to hunt tree stand or ground blind bait sites depending on your preference. The bear over bait season is only 4 weeks long. Deer hunters have the opportunity to take a bear while deer hunting during the regular firearm season which starts the last Monday in October and runs 4 consecutive weeks.

Trip duration: 6 days

Hunting season: 13 Sep 2020 19 Sep 2020

$1,500 for 1 hunter
Semi-Guided Black Bear Hunt, 9/7-9/11

Semi-Guided Black Bear Hunt, 9/7-9/11 United States

We offer a unique hunting experience for either first time or seasoned bear hunters and a hunt that can be shared amongst family members or friends. Our bears typically average 250 pounds with exceptional bears harvested each year between 400-600 pounds. We take a lot of pride in our bear hunts and make them very enjoyable to you by providing a hunt that includes meals, lodging, guide, your stand/ blind, bait, transportation to and from the stand, meals, and skinning of your trophy black bear. We lease and hunt over one hundred and fifty stands located on very remote paper mill land. Our sites are baited thirty days in advance of the hunts to insure that the bears are actively frequenting the stands. You will definitely realize the beauty and peacefulness of our hunting areas. We offer both right and left handed tree stands and ground blinds, and only hunt over active baits. After claiming your trophy, the animal is professionally skinned and quartered to your specifications, upon your return to camp. It is then put into frozen storage awaiting your departure. We offer onsite taxidermy service for your convenience as well. We also have excellent trout fishing available to you or you can hunt coyote once you have taken your bear. Four Bear hunting weeks are offered within the season dates. Arrival is on Sunday at noon and departure is on Saturday morning. You will need a big game hunting license and a bear permit. If you are hunting with archery equipment ONLY then you can purchase an archery license and bear permit. You can purchase bear licenses over-the-counter but must show proof of hunting license from your state. Licenses may be purchased online: http://www.maine.gov/ifw/licenses_permits/hunting.htm

Trip duration: 5 days

Hunting season: 7 Sep 2020 11 Sep 2020

$2,000 for 1 hunter
Black Bear Over Bait Week 1 (2020)

Black Bear Over Bait Week 1 (2020) United States

Your mornings are free to fish, take an ATV trail ride or just relax. After lunch, your guide will take you to your hunt site, refresh the bait and settle you in. We’ll pick you up after legal light or when you shoot a bear. Some hunters prefer to hunt the morning and evenings. If you wish to hunt all day, we are flexible and will make any adjustments needed to ensure you have a fun and exciting hunt. Preseason baiting, lodging and local transportation are all included. We’ll also drop you off and pick you up from your hunt site. Your guide will provide field care and transport to the tagging station and a game processor if applicable. We provide ready to hunt tree stand or ground blind bait sites depending on your preference. The bear over bait season is only 4 weeks long. Deer hunters have the opportunity to take a bear while deer hunting during the regular firearm season which starts the last Monday in October and runs 4 consecutive weeks.

Trip duration: 6 days

Hunting season: 30 Aug 2020 5 Sep 2020

$1,500 for 1 hunter
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