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. I'm now leasing around 12000a and have access to other property if needed, however I only will take up to 7 hunters (not including 1 on youth day).
Our hunters will have 2 bait sites to hunt. Generally a treestand on one and a ground blind at the other.
As for the 2019 bear hunt, I have unexpected openings. Only 3 of my hunters will be returning this year due to different reasons. As of 4/20 /19 I believe there are currently 3 openings.
Price: $1,200 per hunter Deposit: $600
Buddy hunt (2p 1 hunter): $1300 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.