Bear Hunting with Hounds 2019 Season: October 1st through October 26th.

  • September 30th (Arrive on September 29th) thru October 4th;
  • October 7th (Arrive on the 6th) thru October 11th;
  • October 14th (Arrive on the 13th) thru October 18th;
  • October 21st (Arrive on the 20th) thru October 25th.

Hound hunting with Foggy MountainGet back to Foggy Mountain’s roots on this exciting and unforgetable bear hunting adventure!

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. If you are an adrenalin loving hunter, this is the hunt for you!

Once the bear is treed you get to choose whether or not you want to take the bear. You have five days, so if you choose not to take the bear, then the hunt continues.

Prime Black Bear Habitat with Controlled Access

Bear hunting in Foggy Mountain’s territory places you in one of the heaviest black bear concentrations per acre of habitat anywhere in North America. Hunter success has been outstanding with record book kills year in and year out.

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.

Foggy Mountain hound hunt for bear
Another successful hound hunt guided by Foggy Mountain Guide Servive owner, Brandon Bishop

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. This assures that the bear never get hunted hard and the bear are under harvested, with growing bear populations — which perhaps provides some of the most outstanding bear hunting possible in North America.

The tree harvesting in the 1980’s seemed extreme, and this region looked like a missile hit it. But thinking in long term, Foggy Mountain obtained bear hunting rights believing that if we did not use the region for 5 to 10 years, the place would grow into a bear paradise.

Our plan worked perfectly. The large clear cuts have now regenerated and are full of feed and dense cover that benefits all game. Many areas are filled with prime bear food — wild strawberries, raspberries, black-berries, blueberries along with mountain ash hazelnuts and a mixed variety of nuts.

The area is now teaming with an under harvested bear population.

A sure shot and a quick, clean kill

The black bear demands shooting excellence before he will fall to a hunter. Even at close range, a precision shot is essential. Your target is a 4 to 5 inch square (boiler room) area just behind the front shoulder.

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.

And never rush a shot. But when you do have a good shot – take it. Be positive of what and where you are shooting…it’s your responsibility.

Maine bear hunting at Foggy Mountain
Good hunting!

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.

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.

Note:

  • All hunts are six nights lodging and five days hunting.
  • Parties of up to three hunters can be accommodated.
  • Hunt is conducted from our vehicle.
  • 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 Rates.

 

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.

 

We also offer Bear Hunts from Stands in Maine’s Highlands, Katahdin and Moosehead Region

Maine’s vast Highland, Katahdin and Moosehead Region lies between our Sebec base camp, and Mount Katahdin and Moosehead Lake to the north. A six day stay and a five day hunt.

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.

We also offer Bear Hunts from Stands in Maine’s Vast West Branch Region

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.

 

Questions?

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.

Please feel free to call us at any time.

Click here for answers to some of your Questions.