Guided Black Bear Hunts in Maine

Guided Black Bear Hunts in Maine

Spring Bait Hunts

Spring Bear Hunting Over Bait - Archery or Firearm Hunts

These hunts are extremely limited!

Spring hunts are available through our partnership with the Passamaquoddy tribe.  We work directly with one of their longest tenured and most experienced guides to offer these extremely limited hunts.  The great thing about the spring hunts is there is no competition from hounds or any other bait hunters.  Spring bears are hungry after their torpor period in the winter and will cover ground to find a good food source.  It is not uncommon to have 10 or more individual bears come into a site during the short season.

Our bait hunts are 7 nights of lodging with 6 days hunting.  We maintain two sites per hunter to ensure everyone has an excellent opportunity during their stay.  Your guide will take you in and out of your site every day and bait the barrel while you get ready in your stand or blind.  Each site is set up with a camera so we can ensure we are giving you the absolute best opportunity.   Each site has a blind and/or a tree stand so we can accommodate hunters with physical constraints.  We will recover your harvest and transport it to our cooler or any processor of your choice for processing.

    

NOW BOOKING FOR 2024 - 2 Openings Remain

Stay at the iconic Maine River Lodge on the Mattawamkeag River!  Maine River Lodge Package includes meals and lodging with your hunt while enabling you to fish the river in your free time.  $3,200.00 plus tax and gratuities

Budget Package at rustic private cabin -  $2,200 plus tax, license and gratuities

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Fall Bait Hunt

Fall Bear Hunting Over Bait - Archery or Firearm Hunts

We offer some of the best bear hunting over bait in the State of Maine.  Most of our sites are on locations where hound hunting is not allowed do to either landowner restrictions or because they are too close to the Canadian border.  Many of these sites have been maintained for decades and are proven to produce great bears year after year.  

We maintain two sites per hunter to ensure everyone has an excellent opportunity during their stay.  Each site is set up with a camera so we can ensure we are giving you the absolute best opportunity.  Additionally, each site is set up with a white barrel to provide the best possible shot opportunity in late evening.  Being able to squeeze out a few extra minutes of good shooting can be critical when your after wise old boars.  Each site has a blind and/or a tree stand so we can accommodate hunters with physical constraints. 

Our bait hunts are 6 nights of lodging with 5 days hunting.  Your guide will take you in and out of your site every day and bait the barrel while you get ready in your stand or blind.  We will recover your harvest and transport it to our cooler or any processor of your choice for processing.  

New openings for 2024 just released!

Hunt with Moose Maine at Big Woods Taxidermy and Guide Service in Aroostook County near Presque Isle!  This location is prime bear habitat where agricultural fields meat the big woods of Maine.  The abundance of natural food here produces great bears in both quantity and quality.  We are very excited to expand our opportunities into this fantastic region in 2024.  $3,000 plus tax and gratuities

Looking to make the most of your trip, add Goose hunting to your bear hunt in Aroostook county.  This package includes your regular bear hunt with up to 4 days of Goose hunting in the early mornings.  Bear season overlaps with the beginning of our early season when geese are abundant and the daily bag limit is a very generous 10 geese per day.  $3,500 plus tax and gratuities

Stay at the iconic Maine River Lodge on the Mattawamkeag River!  Maine River Lodge Package includes meals and lodging with your hunt while enabling you to fish the river in your free time.  $3,200.00 plus tax and gratuities - Booking for 2025

Budget Package at rustic private cabin without meals -  $2,200 plus tax, license and gratuities - Booking for 2025

Bear Hunting with Hounds

Bear Hunting with Hounds

Bear hunting with hounds is an action packed an adventure!  Hound hunting offer some of the most exhilarating hunting experiences.  You will need to be prepared for fast action and be in good physical shape to get the most out of this experience.  Hunts can mean miles of walking and can require lightning fast decision making.  Our hound handlers won't be outworked by anyone in their effort to help you with your pursuit!

Our hound hunts are for 4 nights lodging and 3 days hunting.  Plan for an early start. We serve a light breakfast at the lodge and provide lunch, non-alcoholic drinks and snacks during the hunt.  We finish off the day with a hearty home cooked meal back at the lodge.

FULLY BOOKED FOR 2024 - NOW BOOKING FOR 2025

Stay at the iconic Maine River Lodge on the Mattawamkeag River! Maine River Lodge Package includes meals and lodging with your hunt while enabling you to fish the river in your free time. 

$3,500 plus tax and gratuities 

Budget package - Stay at a rustic offsite cabin without meals - $2,500 plus tax and gratuities 

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Trapping and Combo

Trapping-Hunting Combos

Trapping offers hunter a high success rate opportunity and the potential to harvest two bears in the State of Maine.  Trapping also offers the chance at a truly big bear.  Big bears tend to be more and more nocturnal as they age.  The traps work day and night and give a great opportunity to harvest some giants.  Unlike hound hunting that requires large tracts of land to go after big bears, trapping can be done in areas close to places hounds can't safely operate.  This gives us a great opportunity to get big bears close to areas where hunting with dogs or bait is not allowed.

Trapping requires a special permit but does not require a trapping license or a safety course to trap with our guides.  Additionally, we can provide a trapping opportunity to go with a fall bait or hound hunt to increase the likelihood of success or to try for multiple bears.  

Our adventures are 6 nights of lodging with 5 days hunting.  Your guide will take you in and out of your site every day and bait the barrel while you get ready in your stand or blind.  We will recover your harvest and transport it to our cooler or any processor of your choice for processing.  

FULLY BOOKED FOR 2024 - NOW BOOKING FOR 2025

Trapping Only Pricing

Stay at the iconic Maine River Lodge on the Mattawamkeag River!  Maine River Lodge Package includes meals and lodging with your hunt while enabling you to fish the river in your free time.  $3,200.00 plus tax and gratuities

Budget Package at rustic private cabin without meals -  $2,200 plus tax, license and gratuities

Trapping and Bait Combo

Stay at the iconic Maine River Lodge on the Mattawamkeag River!  Maine River Lodge Package includes meals and lodging with your hunt while enabling you to fish the river in your free time.  $3,700.00 plus tax and gratuities.  Includes one bear by either method.  An additional $1,000 is required to harvest a second bear.

Budget Package at rustic private cabin without meals -  $2,700 plus tax, license and gratuities.  Includes one bear by either method.  An additional $1,000 is required to harvest a second bear.

Trapping and Hounds Combo

Stay at the iconic Maine River Lodge on the Mattawamkeag River!  Maine River Lodge Package includes meals and lodging with your hunt while enabling you to fish the river in your free time.  $4,000.00 plus tax and gratuities.  Includes one bear by either method.  An additional $1,000 is required to harvest a second bear.

Budget Package at rustic private cabin without meals -  $3,000.00 plus tax, license and gratuities.  Includes one bear by either method.  An additional $1,000 is required to harvest a second bear.

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