Maine Moose Hunting FAQ
Q. When is the moose season? Our two 6 day moose hunting seasons generally fall during the last week of September and the second week of October. For details on our seasons please visit our Inland Fisheries and Wildlife web site www.mefishwildlife.com
Q. What WMD's do you guide out of? Due to our locations we are able to effectively guide in WMD's 1,2,3,4,5 and 6.
Q. How do I get my license and how much does it cost? Moose permits are by lottery draw and can be obtained at www.mefishwildlife.com
Licenses are best purchased on line, at the same link, before you arrive. For the moose hunt you will need a big game hunting license and a moose permit.
Q. What are my odds of drawing a moose permit? Please refer to the
Maine Fisheries and Wildlife website :
Q. What are your hunting methods? Moose, being vocal during the rut, are disposed to respond to calling; therefore this is our preferred hunting method. The skill of our professional staff of guides and extensive pre season efforts coalesces to put rut crazed bulls right in our hunters' laps. Some hunting areas will be from waterways and others will be accessed by vehicle and foot.
Q. What activities are available during down time or if successful? During the Sept. moose hunt the only other animals in season are coyote and bear. The October moose season offers the availability of all small game. We also offer preserve hunts for pheasant, chukka and Hungarian partridge over our pointing dogs at an extra cost.
Q. When do I arrive/leave? All of our hunting packages are 6 full days of hunting (Monday through Saturday). You will
arrive on Sunday and leave the following Sunday. . Check in time is after 12 noon on Sunday and Check out is before 9 am on the following Sunday.
Q. What is the total cost of the hunt? You can view our rates page to see all costs.
Q. What form of payment do you accept- We will accept personal checks for deposit only (unless payment in full is received prior to your hunt). All major credit cards are accepted for both deposit and full payment as well as travelers checks, certified checks, bank checks, money orders and cash.
Q. If I fly in where are the nearest airports? We are located 130 miles north of the Bangor international airport and 40 miles from Presque Isle airport. If you fly in you will have to rent a vehicle from Bangor or Presque Isle or there are car services available from Presque Isle.
Q. How many people will be in the lodge? Typically there can be up to 7 or 8 moose hunting parties at the lodge per week.
Q. Meat care / transportation- We will skin, quarter and cape to prepare for transportation if needed.
Q. Do you have access to the internet? We have high speed internet available at no extra cost throughout the lodge.
Q. How many hunters per guide? All of our moose hunts are one on one.
Q. What is the success rate? Success rates are very high and are determined on the skill of our hunters. We cannot control their shooting capabilities. With all that said, we consistently rank very high and typically send all of our clients home with a moose. Any that do not fill a tag have typically had one or more close encounters with a monarch of the north.
Q. What are the cancellation policies? All deposits are non refundable. Deposits are transferable to someone filling your spot but are not transferable to someone else who is already booked in.
Q. Do you sell or allow alcohol at the lodge? We do not sell alcohol at the lodge. You are welcome to bring your own for consumption after the hunt. Anyone found drinking before or during the hunt will not hunt for the remainder of that day. Drunkenness will NOT be tolerated.
Q. What is the customary tip for the guides and cooks. Nothing is expected but everything is appreciated. Once you spend a week with us and see the effort our staff puts in it is usually customary to tip. Although some can afford more than others a 10% gratuity to be split up by your guide and kitchen/housekeeping staff would be average.
Q. Is the guide with me at all times while hunting? During the moose hunt the guide will be with you at all times.
Q. Are there any hidden costs? There are no hidden costs
Q. Are taxidermy services available? We do have a taxidermist that picks up every week. If you utilize his services we will fill out the appropriate paperwork and you can leave the hide here.
Q. Where will I be hunting? All of our moose hunts are done on Paper company/forest industry lands. We are located in Maine's northernmost county, Aroostook.
Q. What is the weather like? Depending on the week you hunt average temps may be in the 40's at night and upper 60's during the day. However we can and do get unseasonably warm and cold weather so you should be prepared for both.
Q. How far to town The closest town is Ashland Maine (20 miles) and the closest city is Presque Isle (40 miles)
Q. How many years has the lodge been in business? We have owned and operated the lodge for the past 13 years. The lodge was constructed as a hunting lodge in 1903 and has been one ever since.
Q. Do you supply vehicles or will I be driving my own? We will provide all transportation during your hunt
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