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Big Boom's Northern Maine Adventures at Crooked Tree Lodge in Portage Lake, Maine

Big Boom’s NMA is owned by Maine Hunting Guide Karl “Boomer” Nott, his girlfriend Danielle Wurtz and operated by them and their family. We live and operate our guide service and camps in the very northern part of Maine in the town of Portage Lake. We hunt and guide in the North Maine Woods region of northwestern Maine.


The North Maine Woods region consists of 3 million plus uninhabited acres to hunt, fish, canoe, snowmobile and many other outdoor adventures you desire. We lease just shy of 500,000 of those uninhabited acres exclusively for bear hunting/guiding with their clients. You won’t find anyone more committed and dedicated to helping their clients bag that trophy of a lifetime than the folks here at BBNMA. Whether you’re hunting or renting a camp for another outdoor adventure, We will make your stay with us as enjoyable and comfortable as possible.


Guiding, hunting, and helping people with their outdoor adventures is not just our job, but our passion! We have 30 years of experience hunting/ Guiding between us. Our knowledge/experience of hunting bear, deer, moose, and grouse in the North Maine Woods is second to none, and we know the region as good as any. Feel free to contact Boomer and Danielle at any time with questions, comments, or to book a hunting trip/camp rental of a lifetime. We always look forward to hearing from fellow outdoorsmen and woman.

Quantity & Quality.
The North Maine Woods boasts the highest density of bear, moose and other game in the state of Maine.
20 Years.
Boomer has been guiding bear and moose hunting for over 20 years, as well as formulating bear bait for outfitters across the northeast.
Like Home.
Fully equipped cabins, home cooked meals, and direct access to the North Maine Woods make Big Boom's @ Crooked Tree Lodge the place to be!


Your Experience is Our Mission

Your work hard for your vacation, take time away from your families, and travel all the way to the North Woods of Maine.  It is our mission to ensure that you have not only a successful hunt, but a great experience, and truly feel like you’re on vacation. 

It’s our mission to make sure that you’re experience here exceeds your expectations. 

Bait Hunting

We accommodate our hunters with ladder tree stands or blinds based on preference.  You will also have access to a couple baits based on wind direction.  We do our homework to make sure we chose the right bait for you, so trust us with your site! 

Hound Hunting

Our hound hunts produce 100% success rates, and typically kill some of the largest bears the state of Maine has to offer.  We’re able to monitor baits to start our tracks on bears that you want to call your trophy. 

Moose Hunting

You can’t win the lottery unless you enter!  If you do draw a Maine Moose tag in one of our units (2,5,3,6,4,& 1), we have a package for you.  We offer fully guided and semi-guided hunts from our lodge. 

A History of Success
Crooked Tree Lodge

Crooked Tree Lodge has been operating as the premier destination for bear hunting in the state of Maine.  Boasting 100% success rates on mature bears with hounds (over 250lbs) and phenomenal opportunity and success rates with Bait hunters, the camp has a proven history of success.


With the sale of Crooked Tree Lodge in 2017, comes new ownership and operations from Big Boom’s North Maine Adventures.  This partnership is the formula for success.