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North Maine Adventures at Crooked Tree Lodge in Portage Lake, Maine

Crooked Tree Lodge has been one of the premier outfitters in the North Maine Woods for many years. While ownership has changed hands, the same great folks who keep the operation running remain year in and year out. Our long running history of successful bear hunting & trapping continues to this day with bear populations stronger than they have ever been.


The North Maine Woods accounts for the most dense population of black bears in the state of Maine, and we hunt the heart of it. With nearly 500 sq miles of hunting area, you can be assured that our bait sites will be active and opportunities at a true maine giant will be had each season.


Moose Hunting opportunities across the top units in the state exist at Crooked Tree Lodge. Our guides know the area and are there to put you on the moose of a lifetime. There is also the opportunity to purchase a lodge permit (1 per year) at the going market rate.


Self-guided Deer, Bird and Small Game hunting packages are also available with use of our cabins and direct access to the North Maine Woods.

Quantity & Quality.
The North Maine Woods boasts the highest density of bear, moose and other game in the state of Maine.
20 Years.
The team has been guiding bear and moose hunting for a combined 100+ years in the North Maine Woods!
Like Home.
Fully equipped cabins, home cooked meals, and direct access to the North Maine Woods make 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, comes new ownership and operations. We are excited to bring vast improvements to the lodging and hospitality and continue our years of success in the woods!