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Bear Hunting with Crooked Tree Lodge

Bear hunting is our forte.  We have been guiding & hunting bears in the North Maine Woods for many years.  We provide bait hunting for archery and firearm hunters, and hound hunting for firearm hunters.

 

We operate in the North Maine Woods with up to 150 active bait sites on over 500 square miles of the greatest bear habitat in Maine.  All our bait sites are baited 30 days prior to your arrival to ensure high bear activity.  We monitor our sites daily to ensure that you’re on the most active baits.

 

Our bear hunts are from Monday – Friday.  You arrive at camp on Sunday after 2pm, we hunt Monday – Friday, and depart camp on Saturday morning by 10am.  3 day hunts are available upon request – please contact us for more details and availability.

We Deliver Excellence In
Bear Hunting

For Our Customer

Our success rates,
speak for themselves!

We have a history of great success in all of our hunts.  Our Hound Hunting and Moose Hunting rank among the highest in the state, and our Bait Hunting boasts an honest success and opportunity rate that would rival any east coast bear hunting operation. 

100% Success Rate on Hound Hunts
2021- 87% Opportunity & 82% Success on Bait Hunts
100% Opportunity rate on Moose Hunts

Bear Hunting Packages 2022 Rates

Guided Bear Hunt w/Bait – 5 Days

 

Fully Guided Trip Packages include: Lodging (kitchen, beds, linens, hot water, showers), meals, transportation during the hunt, game retrieval, skinning, quartering.

Pre-Baited sites 30+ days prior to the hunt, safe and reliable tree-stand / blind placement for multiple wind directions/hunting scenarios.

 

 

$2800

($2400 for 3 days)

Guided Bear Hunt w/Hounds – 5 Days

 

Fully Guided Trip Packages include: Lodging (kitchen, beds, linens, hot water, showers), meals, transportation during the hunt, game retrieval, skinning, quartering.  Hunting with tracking hounds & guide.

 

$3300

Self-Guided Bait Hunt – 5 Days

 

Self Guided Trip Packages include: Lodging (kitchen, beds, linens, hot water, showers), use of game pole, walk-in cooler, freezer.  Plus Guide showing hunters the day before their hunt starts 2 pre-baited bait sites with stands/blinds already set per hunter, bait for the hunt/week.

 

$2300

2018 Bear Hunting Success

 

2018 Bear Hunting Success

2017 Bear Hunting Success

What's included with your hunt?

We take care of the hard stuff so you don’t have to.  We cover everything from bringing you to your stand to quartering & freezing your trophy.

Bait Sites

We start baiting 30 days prior to the start of the season.  We have plenty of bait sites to accommodate all hunters on fresh baits based on daily scouting.  You will have a pre-set ladder style tree stand or a ground blind, and bait sites are chosen to meet your style of hunting.  

Trophy Care

We take care of game retrieval, check-in, caping/skinning and quartering so that you’re ready to take your trophy home with you when you go.  

Freezing & Storage

Once we’ve recovered and prepped your trophy, we will have on-site freezers and storage facilities for your trophy to stay fresh until you depart from your hunt.  

Lodging

Our cabins are fully equipped and sleep up to 8 people in each.  Full kitchen, hot water, shower, bathroom.  Linens are provided.  You’ll want to bring your pillow and a towel. 

Meals

Depending on your hunt, meals are provided at different times throughout the day.  Bait hunters are served a large meal prior to heading to the field.  Breakfast and dinner are served a-la-cart style in the dining room.  Hound hunters are served a full dinner after the day’s hunt, with breakfast a-la-cart style, and lunch in the field. 

Transportation

We will transport you to and from your stand daily.  Gate fee’s for the North Maine Woods are not included in your hunt, so please be prepared for that ($16/day).