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Maine Black Bear - Hunt #20-BB

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Hunt in late August-September for Maine black bears. Hunt takes place in northwest Maine where the outfitter has 350,000 exclusive acres to hunt. Hunting is over bait and can be by bow, pistol, rifle or muzzleloader.

The kill rate has typically runs 80% in recent years. Unlike many bear camps that just (over)estimate the bear’s weight, each bear is weighed so you know exactly what the weight is. Bears over 300 pounds are killed every year - one killed in 2016 weighed 450 pounds.

This is a great hunt for a young hunter. The minimum age to hunt bears in Maine is 10 and there is no hunter ed requirement until age 16. The outfitter really enjoys having new hunters in camp and goes the extra mile to see that they have a great hunt. Young hunters must hunt with an adult and double-wide “buddy stands” are available to use.

Even though this is a remote area, the camp has wired electricity (not generator), electric heat, and a shower house with flush toilets.

Includes meals, lodging, guiding, baited stands, skin/quarter/freeze your bear and time permitting, even cut up your bear.

Hunts are held starting the last Monday in August and running for four weeks. Hunters arrive in camp on Sunday and hunt Monday - Saturday. New stands are hunted each week.

This hunt is an excellent value and within driving distance of many eastern US hunters.

License cost is $102 for adults and $27 for juniors, the cost of the bear permit is $67.

6 Day Hunt - Week 1 - $2200; Week 2 - $2200; Week 3 - $2200; Week 4 - $1700

6 Day Guaranteed Hunt - $3300 - if you don’t get a chance at a bear - you come back the next year for free. There is also 17% sales tax on each hunt.