Maine's Premier
Hunting Outfitter

Under New Ownership

As you may know, for the past few years, Big Boom’s Northern Maine Adventures has operated at Crooked Tree Lodge in Portage Maine, providing big and small game hunting throughout the North Maine Woods. Over the past year, there has been several changes, including the passing of good friend, Karl “Boomer” Nott.

In the transaction, the new operations will be handled by Franklin Clark and Frank Granich. With the acquisition, the team plans to continue operations of Bear, Deer, Bird and Moose Hunting, The website will be refreshed and updated for the different Hunting Packages and Pricing by the end of the year.

A big change that you’ll see in the 2022 season, is a vast improvement in our cabins and overall accommodations as plans are in place for renovations beginning as soon as the weather allows throughout and after winter.

The team is excited about the acquisition and will continue to operate with many of the top-notch Great guides that you’ve worked with in the past, including the best dog hunters in the North Maine Woods; Denny, Bill and Tim. We are also excited to announce that Percy & Gloria Nott, Boomer’s mother and father, are coming back. They have agreed to come back and help run the camp during the hunting seasons. Each year, our bear hunting camp will formally be known as “Big Boom’s Memorial Bear Hunt at Crooked Tree Lodge”, in memory of our good friend Karl.

We are very excited for what the coming years may bring and look forward to sharing this venture with you. Our goal is to become a World Class Outfitter. Frank and Franklin are very humble people but we are very proud to help you make your hunting trip a very memorable and enjoyable experience

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The North Maine Woods region has 3M+ uninhabited acres to hunt, fish, canoe, and explore just about anything the outdoors has to offer.  The area boasts the highest population density of black bears in all of Maine and is home to the best Moose hunting in the state of Maine.

No matter the hunt, we can help.

Book your hunt with us today!

Why Choose Crooked Tree Lodge

We’re here to provide you with the best experience when spending your hard earned money on your next hunt.  It is our goal to make sure every hunter leaves happy and successful.

100+ Years of Experience

Our guides have over 100 years combined guiding and hunting in Northern Maine.  We know what it takes to make your hunt successful.

100% Success Rates

Our bear hunts with hounds have been 100% successful for over 10 years, and we have the best hounds-men driving our success.


Fully equipped cabins, prepared meals, and hospitality rivaling home. New accommodations & updates coming for 2022!

150+ Bait Sites

Enough secluded bait sites to support a strong bear take and avoid overhunting.

Crooked Tree Lodge

Crooked Tree Lodge has a long standing history as the premier bear hunting outfitter in Maine, under new management with the same great guides!

Family Experience

Our operation is family owned and operated.  We all play a role in making sure your hunt is successful, and you’ll leave feeling like family!

Experience Maine Hunting

World Class Opportunities


Bear Hunting

Our bear hunting opportunities are among the best in the world.  The North Maine Woods has one of the highest density of bears, coupled with low hunting pressure and an abundance of food, our hunters are taking bears much above the average in the state of Maine.


Moose Hunting

The Moose is the staple icon across Maine.  Moose hunting in Maine is by lottery, but should you draw your tag in Maine in Units 2, 5, 3, 6, 4 & 1, we can put you on that bull moose of a lifetime.  The units we hunt in provide the best opportunities at trophy moose!


Small Game Hunting

Small game hunting in the North Maine Woods is extraordinary. The opportunities are endless with the abundance of grouse, rabbits, etc. The terrain offers the hunter options for every style and our guides at Crooked Tree Lodge know where the hot spots are.

We Provide The Best Guided Hunting
Services For You

Our guides have more than 100 years combined experience guiding Bear, Moose and Deer in Northern Maine! Our area boasts the highest bear density in the state, allows us to provide some of the best black bear hunting in the world for both bait and hound hunting.

Moose hunting in this region is the best among the entire state, and our guides are no strangers to putting clients on 50"+ bulls.

Small Game Hunting packages allow you a semi-guided hunting experience for 1 or multiple days. Access to the North Maine Wood's is just a couple miles down the road from camp.

Our accommodations at Crooked Tree Lodge are second to none, and the food is even better! The meals our cooks prepare are amazing, and are one of the most talked about elements of the experience.

Maine Moose Hunting Opportunities

If you’re lucky enough to draw that coveted Maine Moose tag, then you’ve already struck it rich.  Our team is prepared to make sure you’re successful on that nearly once in a lifetime tag. Each year, we’re able to apply for a lodge permit, offering a guaranteed tag to one lucky hunter.  Contact for information about this permit and its availability.