If you are looking for a very affordable late season whitetail deer and fall black bear hunt in a remote setting, look no farther.
Hunt whitetail deer hunt the 3rd week of November. Plan on arriving at camp on the Sunday before the hunt. Arriving by noon on Sunday will allow you the opportunity to hang a tree stand (if you choose) and do a little scouting. A black bear may also be taken at no additional charge (Maine bear permit must be purchased) if they haven’t already gone into hibernation. Bring your shot gun as grouse are may be in season and you can grouse hunt on your own after tagging out if you like if the season is open. It is highly recommended you bring your own climber as it will give added flexibility in where you hunt. Gear list will be provided as we draw closer to the hunt.
Hunt black bear over bait weeks during the last week of August through the middle of September. Contact us for specific dates as they are subject to change. Up to 8 slots each week are available for this bear hunt. Plan on arriving at camp early afternoon on Sunday the day before the hunt begins. Bring your fly rod as you can fly-fish in the morning and during the day before hunting in the afternoon. Gear list will be provided as we draw closer to the hunt.
If you fly, you will fly into Bangor or Portland Maine. From there you will rent a car and drive to the Russell Pond Camp north of Greenville, Maine. Those who drive will drive to Greenville, Maine. Driving directions will be provided for either getting to camp from Greenville, Maine or Millinocket, Maine. We have driven there in the past and it was ~20 hours of driving time from NC which is not bad when you split up the driving between a few guys. 4-wheel drive is essential for the late season Deer Hunts.
Included above for the hunt is: all meals and lodging for 6 nights 5 days of hunting, guide services including skinning your bear.
Not included above for the hunt is: License(s), ~$25.00 entrance fee into the North Maine Woods, licenses/tags, taxidermy, skinning and preparing your deer/bear for transport from camp, shipping/packaging of meat/trophies, transportation, gratuities, and incidental expenses. Hunters must skin their own deer and take them to the check station.
Licenses: Non-Resident Big Game Hunting (16 years & older): Get your licenses online at: http://www.maine.gov/ifw/index.html
Payments: An initial deposit of 50% of the cost of the hunt is required to hold your spot. Balance on bear hunts is due before June 1st the year of the hunt. Balance on deer hunts is due on or before October 1st the year of the hunt.
All checks are to be made out to hook-n-hunt and sent to me @ hook-n-hunt. I will log your payment and e-mail you a payment log each time we receive a check. Hunts are not confirmed until receipt of check for payment in full. There are no refunds, if you have to cancel for a legitimate reason, money will be put towards a hunt the following year.
Contact us at [email protected] if interested in this hunt, and we will be more than glad to answer your questions, work with you in developing a budget so you know what your projected total turnkey cost will be, booking and handling all arrangements if desired, assisting with your gear list and establishment of reasonable expectations for the hunt, etc. References are available. If a very reasonably priced and fun fall bear or late season deer hunt in the North Maine Woods is on your bucket list of hunts, this certainly is the destination you will want to go to.