"Bear Hunts in Maine's
Katahdin & Moosehead Region . . .
. . . A World-Class Hunting Experience"
2017 Bear Hunting Season:
28th (Arrive on the 27th) thru September 1st; or hunt September 4th
(Arrive on September 3rd) thru September 8th.
Hunt in Maine's vast Highland, Katahdin and Moosehead Region
our Sebec base camp, and Mount Katahdin and Moosehead Lake to the
north. A six day stay and a five day hunt.
Prime Black Bear Habitat with
Bear hunting in Maine's Highland, Katahdin and Moosehead Region places you in one of the heaviest black bear
concentrations per acre of habitat anywhere in North
America. Hunter success from our blinds and tree stands over bait
has been outstanding with record book kills year in and year out. It
is sort of the motherlands for Foggy Mountain Guide Service.
You will hunt deep in the most productive
black bear habitat in North America, on nearly one million acres of private and state lands.
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.
This is absolutely awesome bear country located in some of the wildest wilderness in North America. Like much of Maine, this region supports woodcutting of all variations. Wood cutting is a necessary function in promoting quality game. Unlike the theory that a lot of people have which is, “Big Woods – Big Game,” that is nonsense and couldn’t be further from the truth. Feed is the key to quality game along with proper game management. Wild berries and an abundance of beech trees fill this area helping to grow some of the biggest bear in Maine. This bear area is second to none.
Private Housekeeping Cabins
We offer excellent Housekeeping
Accommodations in comfortable cottages or
camps. We match your lodging to the size of your party, provide bedding and household equipment. You'll
have everything you need to prepare your own food inexpensively.
There are also several places to eat within easy driving distance.
You will be hosted at our new
main camp at Ebeemee Lake, where you can meet other hunters, share stories, and
we even have wireless internet for those who "just can't get
away from it all."
Private & Flexible Accommodations
- Unlike bear hunts with most outfitters, lodges and
sporting camps, Foggy Mountain's bear hunting guests are not doubled up in a bunk
house with other guests. Your party will enjoy the privacy of your
own cabin, 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.
Unsurpassed opportunity to hunt a Trophy 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.
One of the key factors contributing
to the high success rate and quality bear taken at Foggy Mountain is
that we never put any pressure on our bear population resource. We
hunt in the Highlands, Katahdin and Moosehead Region for only two weeks, then completely close it down to assure
that the bear never get hunted hard. We then hunt the West Branch
Region, which is completely separate from the Highlands, Katahdin
and Moosehead Region. These two regions are located in different
parts of Maine. Both areas are equally under harvested, with growing
bear populations, which perhaps provides some of the most
outstanding bear hunting possible in North America.
A sure shot and a quick, clean kill.
A black bear can appear at your stand
and then disappear in a blink. Powerful and crafty, the bear's
trademarks are strength and endurance. His nose is as sensitive as
the most sophisticated radar system. The bear's feed and travel
patterns through our thick fir and dense bogs make him a challenging
animal to hunt. Scent and noise control are critical to your
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 exactly
in the boiler room with the arrow heading towards the bear's head,
you will get nothing but a wounded animal.
The black bear is unlike
any other game 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.
Rifle, Muzzleloader, Handgun, Bow
You may hunt with rifle,
muzzleloader, handgun or bow. Cross-bows are also legal
in Maine (additional license is required - Click here for details
It May Not Be Too Late!
"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.
- All hunts are six days lodging and five days hunting.
- The best time to arrive is Sunday afternoon.
- A 50% deposit is required on all hunts. No deposits refunded.
- PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED FOR RESERVATION DEPOSITS ONLY.
Please make Checks Payable to "Foggy Mountain Guide Service."
Click Here for Maine Black Bear Hunting
We also offer
Bear Hunts in Maine's Vast West
Hunt Maine's famous West Branch Region
stretching from Moosehead Lake all the way to
the Canadian border. A six day stay and a five day hunt.
This bear hunt is tailored the
same as our Highlands, Katahdin & Moosehead hunts, except you will stay in the
comfort of a fully restored Maine Lumberjack Lodge.
This lodge has been designated as an official National and Maine Historic Site,
and features original turn-of-century decor. What's more, you'll
enjoy home-cooked, all-you-can-eat, lumberjack-style meals, reputed
to be the biggest and the best in Maine. The coffee pot is always on.
We even offer wireless internet for those who "just can't get
away from it all." base camp housekeeping hunts.
Return to our roots, our famous
Bear Hunts over Hounds
Get back to Foggy Mountain’s roots on this exciting bear 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.
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.
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