Maine's Premier
Hunting Outfitter

Big Boom’s Northern Maine Adventures at Crooked Tree Lodge is located in Portage Lake, Maine.  Big Boom’s NMA operates out of the historic Crooked Tree Lodge, hunting the same renowned wilderness in the North Maine Woods, offering trophy black bear hunting, moose hunting, and much more.


The team is committed to making sure you have the hunt of a lifetime and that your stay is as enjoyable and comfortable as possible.  Not only is this our goal, but in conjunction with Crooked Tree Lodge, we’re boasting an 89% opportunity rate on our bait hunts (69% success), and 100% success rate on our hound hunts for the past 10 years.

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In 2017, long time owner Denny Davis sold Crooked Tree Lodge to Bill and Stephanie Tobey.  The camp is owned by Bill and Stephanie and all booking & operations are handled by Big Boom’s NMA.  This operational structure allows us to create the optimum hunting experience and expanded opportunities to Moose Hunting, Deer Hunting, Small Game and Cabin Rentals.


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.

Why Choose Big Boom's

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.

20+ Years of Experience

We’ve been guiding and hunting for over 20 years 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.

200+ 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 – we manage the operations now.

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 our 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 Big Booom’s NMA know where the hot spots are.

We Provide The Best Guided Hunting
Services For You

We have been guiding bear and moose hunters in Northern Maine for over 20 years. We have been formulating and selling bait for most of that. These two factors, coupled with 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 Boomer is no stranger 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 is amazing, and is one of the most talked about elements of the experience.

No matter the hunt, we can help.

Book your hunt with us today!

Maine Moose Hunting Opportunities

If you’re lucky enough to draw that coveted Maine Moose tag, then you’ve already struck it rich.  With over 20 years of Moose Hunting guiding experience, Boomer and the team are prepared to make sure you’re successful on that nearly once in a lifetime tag.