‘Maine’ Posts

Nov. 23, 2020 was a cold rainy day in the town of Mt. Chase. During the third week of the Whitetail deer season, Steve Carey from Bangor Maine and his hunting buddy David Santeusanio from Texas planned on spending a week at deer camp just miles from North Country Lodge.

It’s days like this where most hunters would spend their day in camp next to the wood stove, but not Steve and Dave. These guys are hardened hunters with years of experience hunting the big woods of Maine. They placed two tree stands days in advance with good deer sign all around. Steve anticipated rain during the week and added rain roofs over the stands for comfort planning to hunt in the stands all day.

After settling in for a long day Steve heard grunting and wheezing noises in the distance knowing there were deer in the area. Being the experienced deer hunter, Steve took out his grunt call to try to entice a deer into his sights.  With patience and a hunters eye Steve spotted movement in the distance.  Sure enough it was a buck. Steve raised his rifle placed the cross hairs on the deer’s shoulder and pulled the trigger. The deer went down in an instant, dead in its tracks.  With great excitement Steve went to the deer to discover it wasn’t just any deer but a trophy of a lifetime! It was quite a day at deer camp with celebration and excitement with the deer weighing in at 193 lbs. and with a rack somewhere between 17 and 21 points.

Northern Maine is a place where you can go to track deer in the vast wilderness on fresh fallen snow or place a tree stand on the edge of a clear cut to hunt in all day to bag that trophy Maine Buck.


When Al took his guides advise and slowly hunted into his tree stand. He discovered a big black bear with his surprise. With a hunters eye and a keen sense, AL raised his weapon and took deadly aim on the unexpected black bear. While we are hunting in the wilds we are reminded to always be prepared for the unexpected. congratulations Al!!


North Country Lodge Master Maine guide (Bert Goodman) guided Dale on a trophy Maine moose hunt of a lifetime! This hunt was located in zone 5 in northern Maine during the moose rutting season. Bert called in this beautiful bull moose with a combination of bull calls and cow calls. The result was a 56″ trophy bull moose!
Maine Moose Hunts

For more information visit our moose hunting page.


This Outfitters Tag has been sold!

Moose lottery draw winners welcome to hunt with us.

North Country Lodge has a Maine outfitter moose tag available along with a fully guided hunt. This tag is in a premier hunting zone and is a bull tag.

Hank explains all of the details in the video.  Sit back and enjoy!

Trophy Maine Bull Moose
Trophy Moose at North Country Lodge

 


Okay, so we all know about the coyote and the trouble they cause.  But, how much is your state doing to control them?  I am happy to say that the people and organizations of Maine are doing their best.  From night hunting to the trapping season to winter bait hunting around designated deer yards.  In the past few months the coyote situation has been top priority in Maine.  There is the average hunter doing his part and there are organizations like the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine, Maine Trapper’s Association and the Maine Professional Guide’s Association.  Not only are they killing coyotes they are also educating hunters through seminars and DVDs on where and when to do this.  It is one thing to take a coyote, but it is another to take a coyote at the right time of year and location.  This is the best way to cut back on their breeding or to decrease the pack during the winter.  I am starting to see clubs putting on more hunting tournaments now than I have ever seen in the past.  We have to say that the eastern coyote is truly an amazing animal with the ability to survive anywhere.  But, putting that aside they have to be controlled.  I am happy to say that the sportsmans of Maine are finally taking a step forward in the right direction.  We all have to do our part.

Happy Hunting!

Hank


Teresa Hodge – 2009

Hi Everyone,

One of the most important questions  that we get from our hunters is “What are the laws on transporting my guns across state lines?”.  So, for those of you that are not familiar with federal laws on transporting firearms check out this NRA website for more information.

Here at North Country Lodge our hunters have come from around the world including – Germany, Mexico, Norway and Canada.   And, of course just about every state.  Just this past 2009 season we have had some great people hunting with us from California, Florida and our good friend Teresa Hodge from Texas.  Teresa made her way from Texas to Maine in the third week of the hunting season and was thrilled to harvest her first black bear with us.

Check out our 2009 black bear gallery .

For those of you that harvested a bear with us in 2008 and participated in the Bear Aging Program with the Inland Fish and Wildlife Department of Maine.  Check out their report.  It’s studies like this that will only increase our outstanding population of Black Bears.

So we invite you to join us at North Country Lodge on your next hunting trip.

Happy Hunting,

Hank


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