As of Sept 3, 2015
2015 bear season first week: 100% OPPORTUNITY 9 hunters saw a total of 24 bear in 5 days (or more – lost count) . All 9 hunters have had a chance to shoot a bear but for numerous reasons we have only tagged 6 bear. Size ranged from 318 pounds to 100 pounds. Our time is spent working on our hunters. We don’t have any time to post fancy pictures of bear, bear hunters or action video. We just don’t have the time. We will eventually get some pictures posted to this web site but for now it’s all about our guests and their hunts. Not too early to book your 2016 hunt.
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2015 bear season second week: 83% of our hunters tagged nice bear. Bear sightings were down from last week which held true across all of Maine. But in spite of few sightings (6 hunters saw 9 bear) 5 of our 6 hunters bagged their bear. Opportunity rate so far this year: 93%!
We limit our bear hunters to guarantee each one has a fresh bear site to ensure plenty of bear sightings. We start baiting the sites the first of August to ensure active sites and continue to bait the site every day until the bear is harvested. Bear are plentiful but very smart, sometimes referred to as the black ghost. All our stands are new (within the last 4 years) ladder stands. We recommend you bring your own tree harness and favorite cushion. Comfort is a must to enable you to sit without movement for several hours. Our sites are spread over 20 square miles with most on North Maine Woods, LLC controlled area. We also have a bunch on private land bordering New Brunswick. We also have numerous sites on farm land where bear thrive on berries, oats and apples. Typically we have over 80% opportunity rate. That is, at least 80% of our bear hunters see shootable bear during their 5 day hunt. Some elect not to shoot looking for something bigger and we actually have hunters that shoot and miss from 30 yards! We currently have most of our tree stands up and ready to start baiting on August 2, 2015. We anticipate a great year. We have seen several bear and many folks in the area have seen bear. Thick cedar swamps and dense woods tend to hold the bear. They don’t want to be seen. The warden service has announced that several residence in our area have complained about bear around their homes. We need to support the warden service take more bear.
Peter Lima from Virginia and his first bear. Peter took the guides recommendations to heart and bagged this big boy on the 4th day at the same stand. Trail cameras proved bear were hitting this site and patience was all that was needed.
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