General firearms season in Maine opens
approximately the first Monday in
November each year and runs 4
Deer population numbers in this area in the mid to late 2000's were at low levels due to an incredibly high snowfall and extended winter in 2008, coupled with another harsh winter and predation problems. In the last 3 years however, we have seen remarkable bounceback. There still is not a buck hiding behind every tree, but there there are plenty of big woods bucks to take a track on these days, and hunters are all seeing deer whether they connect or not.
This is the land of the big woods... where hunters dream of matching their wits on the ground against their quarry on a fresh blanket of snow. We are once again seeing these great days! The purchase of an additional black bear tag gives the opportunity for a 2 big game species hunt. Small game hunting for grouse and snowshoe hare is already included on your license.
Our highly remote northern location provides two valuable advantages for our hunters. First, early season snow for tracking seems to be the rule rather than the exception in this area. We also have the least amount of hunting pressure in the state of Maine due to our remote location in the woods.