"Black Bear Hunting . . .
. . . the Foggy Mountain Specialty"
Black Bear Hunting is our
life at Foggy Mountain Guide Service. It is not a seasonal sideline
for us. It has been our livelihood for over thirty years. And that
shapes our attitude toward both our hunters and the game we hunt.
Prime Black Bear Habitat with
Your bear hunts will be deep in the most productive
habitat in North America.
Our territories in Maine cover over one million acres of private
and. All this land has controlled access -
which is an unparalleled benefit for Foggy Mountain's guests.
We have hunted these lands since 1964. We
know the habitat, and we know the black bears habits and patterns within it.
The black bear in your territory are
under-hunted, resulting in a growing bear population, with many
stands having multiple bears visiting them.
Unsurpassed opportunity to hunt a Trophy Bear.
We strive to consistently 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.
Our highly processed baits have incredible drawing
power. They are continually adjusted as bear feeding preferences change. Your bait site, stand and blind are precisely
positioned and meticulously maintained only after our careful study of prevailing
winds, terrain, and game patterns.
A sure shot and a quick, clean kill.
The black bear is a trophy game animal we know and
respect. Powerful and crafty, the bear's trademarks are strength and endurance. His nose is as sensitive as the most sophisticated
radar system. The bears feed and travel patterns through our thick fir and dense
bogs make him a challenging animal to hunt.
This black ghost can appear at your stand and then
disappear in a blink. Scent and noise control are critical to your success. You are provided pre-built, permanent
stands, portables and ground blinds with all obstructing branches and brush
cleared from your line of fire.
Our stands offer bowhunters an average shot
of 18 yards. Rifle hunters will shoot at distances of 75 yards or less, and hand
gunners will be shooting 20-30 yards.
The black bear demands shooting excellence before
he will fall to a hunter. Even at these close ranges, a precision shot is essential. Your target is a
4 to 5 inch square (boiler
room) area just behind the front shoulder.
Bow-hunters, it makes
no difference how good a shot you are - unless you hit a bear exactly
in the boiler room with the arrow heading towards the bear's head,
you will get nothing but a wounded bear.
bear is unlike any other game animal you have ever hunted. When
hit, he will not lie down and bleed out like a deer. But rather,
will run until he dies - which could be up to 20 miles. Therefore,
a precision shot is essential.
Those of you using a gun have many
options. You do not have to even wait until the bear is on bait for
a good shot. Also, a head and chest shot can produce when combined
with accurate shooting.
And never rush a shot. But when you do
have a good shot - take it. Do not assume the bear may go left
or right, or even to the actual bait. Be positive of what and where
you are shooting...it's your responsibility.
Maine Bear Hunting
Maine has one of the heaviest black
bear concentrations per acre of habitat in North America. Success
from our blinds and tree stands over bait has been outstanding with
record book kills year in and year out.
Perhaps the most
beautiful country in the world for fall hunting, you will be surrounded by an explosion of
fall foliage color and you will never be too far from a delicious Maine lobster dinner.
There is nothing quite like our fall hunting in Maine.
Handguns, cross-bows and bowhunting, are all legal
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Private & Flexible Accommodations
Unlike bear 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 - whether you come alone, with a large group, with your
spouse or whole family.
When you book a hunt with us, you will receive a complete confirmation
kit including detailed information on equipment and clothing, plus plus graphic illustrations of optimum shooting angles.
Please feel free to call us at any time.
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