We offer Maine black bear hunts starting the last Sunday in August. We have exclusive Maine bear bait hunting rights to 70,000 acres, limit the number of people on the bear hunt to 15 each week, and always have extra stands available that are active. We cater to rifle, bow and handgun blac bear hunting. This is a complete guided bear hunt, all inclusive: License, tags, guides, meals, lodging, even the tax is included. Success rates will vary from a low of 50% to a high of 100%; a lot depends on the weather and the natural feed available to the bear. Our year averages are substantially better than the average for bear hunts in Maine, meaning we are always above the Maine hunting average. The hunt is fully guided with a maximum of five hunters per guide and we limit our bear hunt to just two weeks in the season. This means that our Maine bear hunts are guaranteed an active stand site and that the best stands are always available. References are available for what many know is the best Maine bear hunt in the eastern U.S.
Link to BRADFORD UTUBE VIDEO of typical game camera bear scenes
Most seasons we provide 100% opportunity.
Average black bear size runs from 150# to 300#. 450# bear and up are possible.
We did not lose a bear in 2001, 2002, 2006 and 2009, 2010, 2011
Our retrieval rate in Maine is extremely high, as many as 37 in a row retrieved!
2017 year we tagged 15 bear for 19 hunters.
In 2018 we had 100% opportunity for everyone who hunted 6 nights.
In 2019 we tagged 16 bear for 24 hunters, 100% opportunity.
Key features of our Maine bear hunt includes:
Trophy black bear