In 2016 I secured my first lease of 9000 acres and set 10 bait sites. We had a successful season with all 5 of my hunters seeing bear. Two of them harvested and 1 miss while the others only saw sows with cubs. Last year had its challenges with tons of mast for the bears, the beach nuts fell the weekend bear season opened. This changed patterns and made for some tough hunting for many and was also one of my most challenging seasons.
My lease is now around 17500 total continuous acres. I will again be relocating several sites to spread them out a bit more to reduce the chances of bears moving from site to site. As usual, I will also be making new sites in areas that were logged. This should work out to 14-17 total sites. Based on these numbers I hope to have around 7 hunters but could take 8. Ultimately, I would have 3 hunters week 1, 2 during week 2 and 2 week 3 as I feel you would get the best experience. However two groups of 3 would be great as well.
Our hunters will have 2 bait sites to hunt. You have your choice of a tree stand or blind at 2 sites. Some sites may have a blind and a stand at them this year. Generally, people do a treestand on one and a ground blind at the other.
Dates: WK 1- 8/28 - 9/2 WK 2- 9/4 - 9/9 WK 3- 9/11 - 9/16
Price: $1,500 per hunter Deposit: $600
Buddy hunt (2p 1 hunter): $1700 Deposit: $650
Reservations and Cancelation Information
Our bear hunt weeks may fill up and we encourage you to book your hunt early.
Reservations •To reserve your hunting adventure, we require 50% non-refundable deposit. •The remaining balance is due at start of hunt.
Cancelations •In all cases the 50% deposit is non-refundable. •Any remaining balance will be refunded or can be put toward a hunt the following year.
Additional Fees Hunting License: $26 Maine residents / $115 non-residents **Hunters must purchase a Big Game license before arriving.
Bear permit: Resident - $27.00 Nonresident - $74.00 Must be acquired through IF&W.
Go to: (url removed) For over the counter bear tags and hunting license