Bear Season 2020 - Now Booking
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We were fully booked for the 2019 Bear Season.
Don't delay in getting your deposit in for our limited hunting spots!
We are now located in beautiful Athens Maine about 20 minutes north of Skowhegan, Maine. We have teamed up with Cedar Mill Farm & Cabins to provide an awesome location with very nice rustic cabin accommodations in a wooded setting that reside behind an old farm field and apple orchard, with a nearby stream on the property for our clients,
The cabins are very clean, have gas heaters, gas lights, a stove and a generator will be available for charging electronic devices on a limited basis each day. Cabins do not have running water or refrigerators, (Bring coolers for personal drinks, snacks etc as well as coolers for your bear meat for the ride home.) there is an outdoor privy for each cabin. Hot showers daily are available at the main lodge, with clean towels provided.
Meals consist of a hardy breakfast at 7 AM, a light box lunch before your hunt and a after the hunt a home cooked meal when we all get back to camp daily! All this is included in our hunt price. (Although it's not manditory) Please be kind and tip the host for the accommodations and meals at the end of your stay. (We recommend $50 per person for our host.) Also please remember to tip your guide (s) (Because many ask us...Recommended tip is $100-200 per client. Tipping helps us keep our bear hunt prices low.)
Non-hunters that wish to come with a hunter can pay an additional $650 per person for food and lodging and stay in same cabin as a booked hunter. Please contact before booking with your request asap to make sure we can accomodate couples or extra bodies at bear camp for the week. We have 3 six person cabins and one 4 person cabin, singles will bunk in same cabin, unless 3 or more hunters book as a group.
We only book six (6) clients each week of the season, six (6) clients first week and Three (3) cients the second week of season, that's only 9 hunters a year. We will have one guide for every three clients each week to help get everyone back to camp at a reasonable hour for supper. We have over 20 bait sites to prepare and maintain over a one month period prior to clients arrival for day one of hunting. We clear brush, groom our shooting lanes, place digital cameras on every site, install stands for left hand & right handed shooters who use bow, crossbow, handgun, rifle, shotgun, muzzle loaders and have them ready for each clients specific needs from ground blinds, hang on stands to double tree stands and we bait using premium products that bear just love. We even can accommodate an additional cameraman on your stand if you want to film your hunt and those who just want to film or photograph bear. (mothers with cub stands). If interested email us for pricing for filming and no gun stand opportunity. Our 20 plus baited sites give our clients extremely good hunting opportunity because we have ample extra stands each week to put clients on active baits. We use trail cameras on all our bait sites and this is the crucial key to booking with us, we will put you on a site that we know has active legal shooting time bears frequenting the site. If our clients stay scent free, sit still, stay in stands, move very slowly when they sit our stands, your odds will be some of the best in Maine for your opportunity to harvest a Maine Black bear!
We can't guarantee a bear for each client, but we certainly can guarantee our clients get put on bait sites with active day time bear caught on cameras, the rest is up to mother nature and the hunters patience and preparation skills as a bear hunter. When you arrive for your hunt with us we will go over all the last minute details of your weeks adventure with us and make sure everyone’s gun is dead on for 50 yards at the 100 yard range. Archery hunters please bring any targets you need for pre-practice.
All licenses & permits are hunters responsibility, we do not sell licenses.
Purchase licenses online at Maine IF&W websites
Act NOW For BOOKING 2020 Bear season
$1950.00 for a fully guided 5 day bear over bait hunt with 6 nights lodging and meals arrive Sunday afternoon and depart Saturday by 10 AM-ish, transportation to and from cabins each day, bear extraction and transportation to tagging station and to our butcher or back to cabin if self butchering.
New for 2020 SEASON
Introducing our "Insurance Policy Bear Hunt"!
$3495.00 If you do not have a bear sighting on your hunt with us we will allow your return at no additional charge in 2021. If you do harvest a bear with us in 2020, we will offer a 2021 bear hunt booking with us for just $1000.00. Contact us by email to book this Insurance Policy Bear Hunt program with us.
We highly recommend, Worster Custom Meat Cutting, for Butchering, Caping, Sausage, Vacumed Sealed processing. They are about a 1 hour drive from our baiting area! We provide transportation immeadiatly upon harvesting your bear if you choose to use our butcher, then you will be required to arrange pick up of your bear after processed with butcher. They are a game tagging station, they weigh your bear and field dress all in one location, they process any way you want it cut up and buy your bear gall from you! Or you can opt to use your own butcher or do your own processing etc, back at camp.
(If you plan on doing your own skinning and processing of your bear, bring necessary tools for the job with you, as we do not supply or offer butchering due to our work load with clients at camp, but we have a game pole for your use.)
Openings for 2020
Arrive Sunday Aug 30th-depart Sat Sept. 5th
Arrive Sunday Sept. 6th and depart Sat Sept. 12th
Payment plans available by using drop down tabs below. If you chose a payment plan option payments must be made at $200 per month until our 50% deposit is met and deposit must be paid in full by June 1st of each year. Final balance is due upon arrival to camp in cash please, no checks.
Deposits and full payments are non-refundable, but can be applied towards another date upon pre-approval in the event of illness or family emergencies.
Contact us for more details!