A Maine Tradition

Trek over acres of the undisturbed country including bogs, ravines, ridges, mountains, lakes, streams, and ponds, the sport of hunting has a long history in the Upper Kennebec Valley. Whether you’re interested in big game, small game, varmint hunting, wing shooting, or waterfowl, Somerset County is rich in both history and backcountry that provides a Maine hunting experience the way it should be.

August is the start of the black bear hunting season. This region of Maine sustains a healthy population of bears. Guides and outfitters in the area offer guided bear hunts over bait, from tree stands, or over hounds. Bear season runs through October.

October 1 marks the commencement of upland bird hunting season. Woodcock, ruffed grouse, wild turkeys are hunted. Maine provides both a spring and fall wild turkey hunting season. Guides in the area offer half, full, or multi-day day hunts, over their dogs or yours.

October is also the time for moose hunting. Guides offer hunts that include accommodations, transportation to and from the hunting area, and care of your trophy.

November welcomes deer hunting season. A mature Maine whitetail will weigh in near 200 pounds or better. Fully guided hunts with lodging plans are available.

December includes deer season and the last third of upland bird season. Tracking conditions are often fantastic with overnight flurries to freshen tracks. Additionally, the ruffed grouse are snow roosting at this time which makes hunting them over pointers a rewarding experience.

January through March is a perfect time for hunting snowshoe hare. Guides in the area offer experienced, reliable services.

For hunting laws, season dates, and licensing information please visit  Maine IF&W –