Bear Season 2019 - Now Booking


Maine won the battle to keep bear hunting over bait, hounding and trapping as game management tools! So come on up to Maine and enjoy a great hunting opportunity for one of North Americas Apex Preditors, the American Black Bear!

Our leased land baits are located in Bingham, Maine and surrounding towns about 2.45 hours north of the Kittery, Maine and NH border on Rt 95, great bear hunting with half the drive to get there!


We are making some changes to our bear hunts in 2019, we think it's for the better for our clients!

We will no longer be offering lodging and food with our fully guided bear hunts. Why you might ask? Because we are concentrating our efforts on your success bear hunting and not cooking and cleaning cabins for guests ourselves, we decided to leave that up to the lodging industry, they do a far better job than we can do with our short staffing. We will be recommending local cabins, hotels and camping areas and food ideas for our clients stay, giving clients much more flexibility in their trip planning. Clients can now invite family or friends along and stay in a beautiful cabin or enjoy a camping experience and do some local activities, like white water rafting, fishing, or simple things like antiquing, reading a book or even local shopping adventures. Split a cabin, campsite or hotel rental with two or more buddies and save. Your adventure can be geared around our hunting times. We require hunters to meet us at 1 PM daily returning about 9-12 pm depending upon hunting needs after our hunts, giving you opportunity to do other local interests every morning, enjoy your free time and family too while you get to go on a bear hunt of a lifetime in Maine!

Because our operation is always growing, but our bear hunters success is our driving force we only book up to six clients during first two weeks of the season, at this time we are only booking clients first two weeks of season. We will have one guide for every three clients each week. We have over 16 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 16 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!

Because we are not the average bear hunting operation who books 15-30 bear hunters a week and puts you on what they call "active stands" (which could be mothers and cubs only or all nocturnal activity sites because they do not use trail cameras on their sites. They draw straws and some get bear and some go home empty handed.) 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 meet on the Sunday before your week starts and go over all the last minute details of your weeks adventure with us.

If this sounds like how you would like to go on a Maine bear hunt adventure for yourself or you and your family and friends, contact Steve Beckwith of , by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with all your questions and concerns!

All licenses & permits are hunters responsibility, we do not sell licenses.

Purchase licenses online at Maine IF&W websites


Sorry Our 2018 season is Fully Booked


Act NOW For BOOKING 2019 Bear season

Super price of only $1250.00 for a fully guided 5 day hunt, transportation to and from your lodging or agreed upon location each day, bear extraction and transportation to tagging station and butcher or back to your lodging. We do not offer lodging ourselves but have local lodging, camping and hotels we recommend that you can choose from in the Bingham, Maine area. See bottom of this page for lodging possibilities.

2019 Season Dates available at this time are

Only 5 openings left for Week #1

August 26-30th, 2019

Week #2 is booked from previous clients.

Payment plans available by using drop down tabs below.

When you are ready to book, email us first to make sure we have available openings, we try to keep this page current, but it's best to check first! 
Select Bear Hunt Pricing To Book

 Guide tips are always appreciated by our hard working staff! 


We start baiting our sites 30 days before first hunting week!


100% payment required after June 1st,2019.  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. 


Butchering, Caping, Sausage, Vacumed Sealed processing is available through Worster Custom Meat Cutting, 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! Or you can opt to use your own butcher or do your own processing etc. Prices vary and are determined by what options you decide for your processing with them.

Recommended lodging in our area.

Bingham Motor Inn & Sports Complex
Route 201, Bingham, ME, 04920 United States of America
Tel: 1 (207) 672-4135, Fax: 1 (207) 672-4138
Note: Booking by phone gets you about a $20 off per night savings over using online hotel booking

North Country Rivers
36 Main St
Bingham, Maine 04920
Local : 207-672-4814
Fax : 207-672-4176
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


202 Ferry Street
Solon Maine 04979
Phone: 207-643-2324
Cell: 207-653-6986

Pine Grove Lodge and Cabins
823 Ridge Rd, Pleasant Ridge Plantation, Bingham, ME 04920

Note; There are other accommodations in this area, through Air B&B and other listings you can find online with Google  too in the area.









Contact us for more details!