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"Bear Hunting Success Begins When You Pick Your Guide"

Black bear hunting is our livelihood - not just a seasonal sideline. It is our full time commitment to make your Foggy Mountain black bear hunt a complete and memorable experience.

The Most Productive Black Bear Hunting Outfitter in Maine, the United States or Canada.

You want a guide who produces consistent black bear kills even in years when natural adversities exist - years when inexperienced guides and hunters fail to produce.

Maine's Foggy Mountain Guide Service was founded by Wayne Bosowicz - regarded as the dean of black bear hunting guides.

Foggy Mountain's close knit staff of fully licensed Maine guides set the world standard that others can only dream of achieving. And no expense is spared to continually raise that standard.

"Thanks for the great time. I will never forget all the fantastic things we experienced in such a short time. Getting that bear was icing on the cake." – Joe Bowman, Hamilton, Indiana, September 2016.

Wayne has spent decades developing the bear habitat and prime hunting stands in the best bear hunting territory of Maine. He has passed his knowledge and skills to a privileged handful of Maine Guides like Brandon Bishop whose sole job is to see to it that you have the best possible opportunity to fulfill your hunting goals.

As a result, record-book black bear are consistently taken in Maine year after year. Our trophy room shows the results.

Unsurpassed opportunity to hunt a Trophy Black Bear

We strive to give our hunters the shooting opportunities expected of a truly world-class hunting outfitter. This requires knowledge, skill, effort, advance preparation, and experience.

Bear hunting is our life, so no matter how you cut it, a part time guide can not give a full time commitment.

"I want to thank you and your group. We could not have asked for a better time. Everyone in our group saw bears, and the area to hunt is some of the best I've ever seen." – Larry Salerno, Seneca Falls, New York, September 2016.

You kill'em, You Grill'em - We take care of the rest

Foggy Mountain will track and retrieve your game, field dress and skin it. We prepare the meat and hide for your trip home.

Our freezers will preserve the fresh quality of your meat and hide. We prepare your trophy for your taxidermist, or we can introduce you to one of our highly skilled local specialists. Meat cutting and packaging is also available locally.

Private & Flexible Accommodations

Unlike hunts with most outfitters, lodges and sporting camps, Foggy Mountain's guests are not doubled up in a bunk house or room with other guests. Your party will enjoy the privacy of your own sleeping room, and the good night's sleep that is important for a good hunt.

You have a choice of lodging options - whether you come alone, with a large group, with your spouse or whole family. Both American or Housekeeping Plans are available.

"Thank you for the awesome hunt. I am extremely happy with my first bear. I can't wait to come back and do it again. The cabin that you put my wife and I in was very nice. As you know, my wife is particular on where she stays and it was above even her standards. This has been one of the best hunting trips I have ever been on, not only killing the bear but catching smallmouth in the river and seeing all the additional wildlife was amazing. I can't thank you enough." – Aaron Lehnen, Middletown, Missouri, September 2012.

Complete information and tips

When you book a hunt with us, you will receive a complete confirmation kit including detailed information on equipment and clothing, plus graphic illustrations of optimum shooting angles.

"I'd like to say what a wonderful time I and the other three hunters in my hunting party had while hunting with your guides! Everyone was willing to do everything possible to make our hunt a success. Thank you again for a fabulous hunting adventure and I look forward to hunting with you in the future!" – Mike Feathers, New Oxford, PA, September 2015.
"Thanks for a great visit and a great hunt the first week of the season. Brandon did an excellent job! He was easy to hunt with and was more than willing to share his knowledge of bear hunting and the area we were hunting. The hospitality and accommodations were fantastic." – Frank L. FitzSimons, Summerville, South Carolina, September 2015.
"Thank you for the incredible job you did to make my recent archery bear hunt in Maine's West Branch an awesome success. I've been fortunate enough to hunt many parts of the world, and I rarely meet someone as capable as your guide. It's often difficult to find a professional hunter who knows what it takes to make a good bow hunt - he knows. I look forward to returning to hunt with him again." – Chuck Darnall, Whitehouse, TX, September 2015.
"You have a first rate operation. I was impressed with Brandon. His personality, knowledge and effort that he put into helping us with our bears was much appreciated." – Charles Chihasz, Abbeville, South Carolina, September 2015.
"Thank you and your team for a great experience. I got my bear on the second day and it was an experience of a lifetime. " – David M. Karchner, CT, September 2015.
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Master Bear Hunting Guide and World-Class Outfitter Wayne Bosowicz"Even his competitors agree that Maine's Wayne Bosowicz is the best black bear guide in the world."
  -Dick Metcalf,
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"Life is full of surprises...Your bear hunt shouldn't be one of them!"

We know that a bear hunt is a major event in many folk's lives, so we take it very seriously. You can arrive with confidence, not apprehension.

"Thanks again for a great hunt and experience. At first, I was not sure what to expect, as this was my first hunt outside South Carolina. The lodging was great and the food was more than I expected (Excellent to put it mildly). The hunting and wildlife was spectacular" – Eric Perkins, Pellet, South Carolina, Sept 2013.

Maine Bear Hunts

Hunt in perhaps the most beautiful country in the world. You will be surrounded by an explosion of fall foliage color and you will never be too far from a delicious Maine lobster dinner.

Foggy Mountain's most popular bear hunts are in Maine's two most bear infested regions. These areas are on private lands with access controlled by gates, as are 95% of our total hunting territories.

Bear hunting success is the same in both areas, but our accommodations are different:

"I really had a great time with you guys. The lunch and all that your family put on. All you guys did a great job...I truly hope to get there again." – Ken Copella, Clifton Springs, NY, September 2016.

Bear Hunts with Hounds - Back by Popular Demand!

  • Bear Hunts with Hounds - Foggy Mountain is again offering Maine black bear hunts with hounds. Get back to Foggy Mountain’s roots on this exciting hunting adventure. These hunts produce some of the largest Maine black bear taken each year. Become one of the hunters who do!

    Our hound hunts are a thrilling blend of hound and hunter skills, with exciting non-stop action. We follow a bear wherever it leads us in the deep woods of Maine. When the chase is on our truck is in high gear. We ride through territory most people would never dream possible.

    Our hounds have the experience and heart to get the job done, and done right. These hounds, alongside a truly skilled houndsman, will make for an experience you will never forget.

More Maine Hunting Opportunities at Foggy Mountain:

"Thank you for a great time at bear camp. I had a great time. I got to see everything I hoped for. Had my chance at the bear of my dreams and saw a bear come in from a ladder stand. Two very high things on my bucket list. I'm already starting to save up to make the trip back up next year." – Phil Peltier, West Springfield, MA, September 2015.


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"Thank you and your staff again for the time we had on our bear hunt. I am tickled with my bear. I wanted an above average bear with a dark muzzle and no V. That is exactly what I got. I can't wait to get the mount. You have a first rate operation." – Cindy Chihasz, Abbeville, SC, September 2015.
"We did not get a bear but had a great time. Brandon was great. He has a great personality and seemed very knowledgeable. My wife and I hope to be back again next year for another try." – James Miller, Thorntown, Indiana, September 2015.
"Best Trip Ever! I wanted to let you know, that Jack, Ryan and I had the best time ever...We will definitely be up there next year, same time." – Lori Clark, Dallastown, PA, September 2015.
"Thanks again for an awesome outdoors adventure. It doesn't get any better than Foggy Mountain. The staff made my stay feel like being at home. Your guide did a wonderful job guiding me. He was a true pro and I enjoyed his knowledge of Maine wildlife. Thanks again and I'll see you next year." – Eric Meschke, Jackson, MI, September 2014.

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Maine's Number One Black Bear Hunting Guide - Read article about Wayne Bosowicz "Is this Maine Pro New England's Top Bear Hunter?"
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It's Never Too Late - Call Me!
"Should you have a last minute opportunity to get away for some quality hunting, just give me a call and I may be able to accommodate you. I appreciate fellow hunters and their busy schedules, and will do everything possible to accommodate you."
- Brandon Bishop

world class bear hunts

2017 Bear Seasons Below (or Click here for 2018):

  • ●  Maine's Vast Highlands, Moosehead & Katahdin Region -
    Hunt August 28th (Arrive on the 27th) thru September 1st;
    Or Hunt September 4th (Arrive on September 3rd) thru September 8th.
  • ●  Maine's West Branch Region -
    Hunt September 11th (Arrive on the 10th) thru September 15th;
    Or Hunt September 18th (Arrive on the 17th) thru September 22nd.
  • ●  Hound Hunts for Bear -
    Hunts start September 25th and run thru October 27th.

Check out our Fall 2016 Bear Hunting Trophy Room

And our latest news below...

"During the hunt we had 2 flat tires. One of them Guy fixed and the other Brandon and Jason came to the field and fixed for us. This meant a lot as my wife was by herself with the vehicle and I was at another site." – James Miller, Thorntown, IN, September 2015.
"I can't tell you how happy I am with this year's hunt – and not because I got a great bear. Everything was just great: the weather, the other hunters and the hunting. Your guide was an absolute delight to be around. I think he was as excited about my bear as I was. It's going to be a long year until I get back. I can't wait. It's always the high point of my year." – Gary Chamberlain, Sandusky, NY, September 2014.
"Thank you again for a wonderful experience. I have already heard from some of the friends I made last year and they are coming back. Good luck and save a Big one for me next year." – Eric Perkins, Pelzer, SC, September 2014.
"Thank you for the best hunting experience I ever had. I'm hoping to get back up next year. I learned a lot and next time I'm waiting for one of those Maine monsters. Thanks again to you and all your staff." – Phillip Peltier, West Springfield, MA, September 2014.
"Once again you out did yourself. Stella and I had the time of our life. Having her with me when we got a bear was the greatest thing. Your guides are top of the class, and everyone was great. The food was the best. We made some new friends and were glad to see some old ones. We can't wait until next year." – Mark & Stella Moses, Flinton, PA, September 2013.
"Just wanted you to know what a pleasure it was meeting you and how much we enjoyed our hunt. You really know how to make everything a success. I had a great time. Thank you and your wife again for a wonderful time." – Patti Buzbee, Atlanta,TX, September 2013.
"I had a great time and your staff is top notch. Hopefully I can schedule some time to come back out next year." – Tony McGraw, Avoca, PA, September 2013.
"Thank you, your guides and the staff for a wonderful and memorable experience. Everything about the trip was great: the guides were helpful and knowledgeable; the staff was more than willing to provide great food and insure our comfort; and it was a pleasure meeting and being able to spend time talking with you. It is truly beautiful country up there and if the opportunity ever presents itself that allows me the chance to return to Maine for a fall bear hunt, you will be the first person that I call. From both my father and myself, again, thank you for all you and your staff did to make our stay enjoyable." – Bruce Dively, Selinsgrove, PA, September 2010.
"We would like to give our thanks to you, our guide, and the staff for a great and memorable experience. It is now obvious to us why people come from all over the world to hunt with you." – Harry Marquiss, Agawam, MA, September 2014.
"I want to tell you what a great time I had hunting at the West Branch in September. It was a great camp with a bunch of good folks and the staff and guides were great. Hope to see you next year." – Tony Masino, Bowie, MD, September 2013.
"I would like to thank you and your entire staff for a fantastic hunt. You sir, have everything covered when it comes to bear hunting. What really stood out for me was the way that you led your team the entire week." – Ken Laliberte, Dayville, Connecticut, September 2012.
"Thank you, thank you, and once again, thank you. Just wanted to thank you for fulfilling a dream of mine of harvesting a great black bear. The experience was everything I thought it would be and more. I really appreciate all the hard work you and the guides put into my hunt. It really showed. I look forward to getting my mount back and reliving the adventure again and again." – Pat Lathan, Stevensville, Maryland, September 2011.
"Just a word about the great hunt that was afforded me there in Maine. I have been to Montana twice, one producing a 5x5 bull, and two hunts for black bear. The hunt in September at Foggy Mountain was the best of all hunts I have been on. Your professionalism and caring about all aspects of the hunt, quarters, food and making sure that our wants and needs were taken care of. You are the very best and finest bear outfitter in all the northeast. Thanks." – Ron Marlett, Auburn, New York, September 2011.
"Thank you for an amazing time in the Maine North Woods with Foggy Mountain. The trip was all I hoped it would be - from the cabin on the lake to all the moose that came by my stand. Along with the bears even if I had not taken such great bear the trip would have been a success." – Tony Dayton, Fleetwood, NC, September 2013.
"Thank you for such a great magnificent time. I'm going to remember this for the rest of my life. You're a great man and I've enjoyed my time you and your team." – Tony Stokes, Product Test Editor, North American Hunter, Minnetonka, Minnesota, September 2012.
"That was a real nice bear I got. I am very proud of him. You are an outstanding guide. As an obsessive hunter I pay close attention to stand placement and wind direction, and I noticed that you guys do also. Thanks again for a wonderful experience and I hope to see you again next year." – A.B. York, Louisiana, September 2010.

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fish and game habitat, and to the wise use of our natural resources
by hunters, fishermen and other outdoor sports enthusiasts."

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