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

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.

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!