Hunting in Maine

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49 hunting trips from 6 outfitters starting from $175

49 hunts
$175 starting from
9 animals
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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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Whitetail/Bear/Coyote Combo 2022 (WK 2)

Whitetail/Bear/Coyote Combo 2022 (WK 2) United States

This is a semi-guided economy hunt for a Maine whitetail buck with the option for black bear and coyote as additional opportunities. The black bear season overlaps with firearm season on deer in Maine and IFW allows hunters to take a late-season, fair chase bear during the deer hunt. While not the primary species on this hunt, every camp usually has at least one hunter come in contact with a black bear while deer hunting here. Big northeastern coyotes are also prevalent in the area and provide added hunting value. We'll help get you set up on good sign and you'll hunt on your own. We'll also help with field care and tagging if you are successful. We can provide you a stand or blind, or you can bring your own. This is hunt is a popular option for experienced deer hunters looking to save a few dollars. This hunt is a great way to get introduced to hunting Maine for the first time on a budget. You'll hunt 5 days minimum, arrival and departure days are limited due to check in/out times. No Sunday hunting in Maine.

Trip duration: 7 days

Hunting season: 6 Nov 2022 12 Nov 2022

Package price $850 for 7 days, 1 hunter
2021 Week 4 Deer Firearm

2021 Week 4 Deer Firearm United States

Arrive after noon on Sunday November 21, 2021. Hunt November 22-25. Depart before noon on November 26, 2021. $700 per hunter. This is a big woods hunt If you can harvest a mature buck in Downeast Maine you can do it anywhere. The timber lands of Downeast Maine allow for uninhibited freedom. You can stand hunt over known travel corridors, stalk hardwood ridges, and the potential exists to track down a majestic beauty on snow. We will do the best we can to put you on the deer of a lifetime. This is not an easy hunt. The weather can be brutal, the deer are not easy to pattern, and the ground to cover is immense. For me it is the ultimate challenge as a life long deer hunter.

Trip duration: 4 days

Hunting season: 21 Nov 2021 26 Nov 2021

Package price $700 for 4 days, 1 hunter
Maine Duck Hunt

Maine Duck Hunt United States

Waterfowl hunting in Maine and New Brunswick offer the hunter the opportunity to hunt trophy Dabbling and Diving ducks as well as Canadian geese at their first stop of the migration.

Trip duration: 1 - 5 days

Hunting season: 28 Sep 2021 5 Dec 2021

Price from $200 for 1 day, 1 hunter
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