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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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Maine Whitetail Archery Hunt Daily Rate United States
2019 Expanded Archery Hunts in the Bangor Zone. $125.00 a day with a $50 deposit. The rate includes, pre-hunting scouting, transportation to and from the stand, field dressing, game recovery, and transportation to the tagging station/butcher shop the guide uses.
Trip duration: 1 - 10 days
Hunting season: 23 Sep 2019 14 Dec 2019
Coyote Hunt United States
Coyote Hunts available all year long, $1000 for 5 days or daily rate Full guide service. Four wheel drive vehicle for the hunt. All gas and vehicle expense. Land Access “private land” and insurance fees. Housekeeping accommodations are available for an additional $400.00. Transportation both ways from Bangor International Airport available – $300.00 per party of two. It may be of value to have your own vehicle and many of the major rental companies are located at the airport. Convenient flight schedules are also available to Portland International Jetport – vehicle rental will be necessary.
Trip duration: 1 day
Hunting season: 1 Jan 2019 31 Dec 2019
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
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