"Black Bear Hunts in Maine . . .
. . . A World-Class Hunting Experience"
Bear hunting in Maine 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.
Fall bear hunts in Maine offer perhaps the most
beautiful scenery 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.
There is nothing quite like our fall hunting in Maine.
Handgun hunting is legal in Maine. Your
hunting license is your permit. In order to purchase a
Maine hunting license
you will be required to show a previous license from
your home state or province. A hunter safety certificate is also sufficient.
Prime Black Bear Habitat with
You will hunt deep in the most productive
black bear habitat in North America, on nearly one million acres of private and state lands.
Our prime hunting areas have controlled access - 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 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.
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.
Note: You may hunt with rifle,
muzzleloader, handgun or bow. As of 2006, Cross-bows are also legal
in Maine (additional license is required - Click here for details
Hunts in Two Vast Tracks of Land
in Maine — a Major Benefit to our Hunters
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
start hunting in the Highlands, Katahdin and Moosehead Region where
we only hunt for 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.
Bear hunting success is the same
in both areas, but our accommodations are different. Lodging for
hunts in our Highlands, Katahdin and Moosehead Region is
housekeeping style (each cabin has a full kitchen). Lodging for
hunts in the West Branch Region is American Plan (meals
included). Both areas are on private lands with access
controlled by gates, as are 95% of our total hunting
Highlands, Katahdin and Moosehead Region
Hunt August 29th (Arrive on the 28th) thru September 2nd;
or hunt September 5th (Arrive on September 4th) thru September 9th.
Six day stay and a five day hunt.
Maine's vast Highland, Katahdin and Moosehead Region lies between
our Sebec base camp, and Mount Katahdin and Moosehead Lake to the north.
Accommodations - We offer
excellent housekeeping accommodations in comfortable cottages or
camps. We match your lodging to the size of your party and the area
you are hunting. We 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.
More details about our Highland, Katahdin and Moosehead Region hunt...HERE
West Branch Region
Hunt September 12th (Arrive on the 11th) thru September 16th;
or hunt September 19th (Arrive on the 18th) thru September 23rd.
Hunt Maine's famous West Branch Region between Moosehead Lake and
the Canadian border.
Six day stay and a five day hunt tailored the
same as our regular base camp housekeeping hunts.
American Plan - 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.
More details about our West Branch Region hunt...HERE
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.
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.
- You will hunt from either a ground blind or tree stand.
- 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
Returning for 2016, our famous
Bear Hunts over Hounds
Get back to Foggy Mountain’s roots with Brandon's 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.
More details about our Hound hunting opportunities...HERE
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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