Maine Grouse & Woodcock Hunts
Ruffed Grouse hunts in Maine are the ultimate wing shooting challenge. Nothing compares to a thunderous flush in Maine’s magnificent hunters’ paradise, with hardwood ridges, rolling hills, swamps and bogs.
Northern Maine’s Aroostook County is a scenic, remote and forever the true hunter’s paradise offering the ultimate challenge and memorable experience for those who love to “shoot on the wing.”
When you plan your hunting trips, you expect the best, with “no surprises.” The Goodman family has operated North Country Lodge since 1985, always making sure that our guests get the very best – excellent hunts, clean and comfortable accommodations, great food and true north country hospitality.
The cover was superb and the bird numbers were in abundant. Our guide was very knowledgeable on the area where we hunted. My hunting dogs, Gus and Rudy also enjoyed the trip to Maine and working in great cover. The lodge itself was wonderful, very cozy and felt like home away from home. Food was fabulous, all home cooked meals. Highly recommend North Country Lodge.
Bob P., Taunton, MA, 2017
Grouse hunts at North County Lodge include:
- Three and Six day hunting packages
- Daily Ruffed Grouse limit of 4 with a possession limit of 8*
- Daily Woodcock limit of 3 with a possession limit of 9*
- Deluxe accommodations in a fully equipped modern hunting lodge
- Three meals per day – “Home cooked and all you can eat”
- Daily room cleaning service
- Advice from our licensed Maine guides on where to hunt and methods to use
- Registered Maine Guides available upon request
- Registered Maine Guides with Bird Dogs are available upon request
Prime Upland Bird Habitat
You can spend weeks following miles and miles of active and overgrown woods roads that provide a wide range of access to prime Ruffed Grouse and Woodcock shooting areas.
Our hunting areas provide the finest Ruffed Grouse and Woodcock Hunting in the Great State of Maine. Abandoned farms, apple orchards, fields and timber harvesting methods combine to create the perfect environment for Ruffed Grouse and Woodcock.
North Country Lodge is located in the most productive upland Game hunting area in Maine – Aroostook County, the largest wilderness east of the Mississippi. You will find the scenery breathtaking, including Maine’s brilliant October foliage colors.
Generous Bag Limits
- Grouse – daily bag limits of four and a possession limit of eight*
- Woodcock – daily bag limit of three and a possession limit of nine*
Maine Bird Hunting Seasons
- Grouse – October 1st to November 30th.
- Woodcock – season is determined each summer along with all other migratory birds. The seasons usually runs from October 1st through mid-November.
Enjoy the warm hospitality of our hunting lodge and the camaraderie of fellow hunters.
We believe that comfortable accommodations, relaxation, great meals, and complete service are important parts of an enjoyable hunting experience and vital to enjoying your visit with us.
Upland Game hunters will enjoy staying in a beautiful modern lodge with its rustic atmosphere and conveniences such as fireplace, WIFI and maid service.
The Lodge has two large sitting rooms, complete with a large fireplace and adorned with numerous trophy mounts representing past hunts – setting the perfect stage for sharing “tall tales” about your hunts.
The Lodge has full modern conveniences, including:
- Clean attractive private sleeping rooms that accommodate from 1 to 6 persons
- Comfortable beds
- Towels and linens
- Daily cleaning service
- Generous and relaxing lounge areas
- Cell Phone Reception
Women, couples and family groups with youth hunters all find the Lodge very hospitable. Single hunters are very welcome. Call us for more information.
You will enjoy three delicious meals per day in our beautiful dining room. The meals are prepared by our expert chefs with hunters in mind– “Home cooked and all you can eat.”
Ready for some fresh grouse? We are happy to prepare your game each day so you can enjoy the fruits of your hunt. There’s nothing quite like a nice breast fresh from the wilds and onto your plate.
Watching a dog on a point and then retrieving is a major highlight of bird hunting. You are welcome to bring along your trusted hunting companions. Due to health regulations and consideration for other hunters, we require that you kennel your dog inside your vehicle at night.
Our licensed Maine guides are available to provide advice and assistance to ensure your hunting experience will indeed be memorable. Guides with bird dogs are available.
I would like to thank you and the people at North Country Lodge for such an enjoyable weekend. It has been 40 years since I have hunted grouse with the level of excitement of having an abundance of grouse and woodcock in the woods. I was always on red alert for the next bird to flush. The habitat and weather was perfect hunting conditions. I also enjoyed the scenery, foliage the moose sightings, let’s not forget the outstanding meals or the conversation with Mr. Goodman. And the laughs that came too. It was an exciting but yet relaxing trip. I will remember for a long time. I need to and hope to schedule another trip soon. Thanks again.
Steve C., 2017
Visit North Country Lodge for a great Grouse Hunt in the big woods of Northern Maine.
Click here to obtain a Maine Hunting License online. Licenses are also available at many locations on your way here.
* Subject to current State of Maine regulations