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BCR1985
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Hi Guys,

Looking into booking a fall black bear hunt over bait in Maine this year. I've contacted several outfitters and liked what I've heard. Has anyone here hunted up in the north woods and if so, do you have any recommendations as to a guide or outfitter?

Best,

Ed

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Gil Verwey
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I hunted a long time ago with bob Johnson. He hunts out of a camp at narrow Pond. Great guy and guide. I believe he was Taku Outfitters in Ashland Maine. I shot P&Y bear with him.

Eldon Jondreau is a trad guy, taxidermist and guide in the Portage Lake area. For a trad bear hunter he may be the guy to go to.

Good luck
Gil

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Thanks Gil I'll check it out.
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Katahdin's Shadow (Home office in Sidney) Camp is in Haynesville, is really good so is Oxbow lodge in Oxbow Maine!

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Sean B
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I don't know who the best Bear outfitter is in Maine, but I swear by Tony Boucher of Squapan Mountain Outfitters. I've hunted with him for 3 seasons, he caters to trad hunters, I feel the prices are more than fair. I think that he still has openings the first week with Roger and Toby from Black Widow. They usually put up a bow as a prize for biggest bear. Im not 100% sure, but this year, I don't think that you need to shoot a Widow to win. You can check out the Widow Wall on blackwidowbows.com for details.

Tis is my 365 lb bear
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Nice Bruin there

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62" Lefty Sammick Sage 66lb @ 30.5
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Benha
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I hope you're right about Squash because I booked for the second week of Sept.
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Sean B
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Benha, did you mean you booked with Squapan? If that's the case I doubt that you'll be disappointed. Tony and his guides break their @$$'s for their hunters. Its a real family atmosphere. I've hunted with him 3 times since 2010, and its killing me not being able to get back there this year. He sends out questionnaires to find out your preference in food, stand or blind, or any special needs.

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Benha
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Yes Squapan. Stupid spell correct. Lol
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I'm going 5 miles north of Maine into New Brunswick for my first bear hunt since 1985 this June. It will be my first with a recurve as well. I killed two bears with compounds in the mid-1980's when DIY hunts were legal.

I love the background of that trio with the bear! Good looking country.

I wonder what the widow folks would think about non-widow hunters? I traded or sold all 3 of my widows in the past 2 years. Great bows I just preferred different ones.

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Can't go wrong with Squa Pan. Tony and Lynn are wonderful people. You'll go as a client and leave as a friend. And if you're there Widow Week, any Trad shooter can win the bow for heaviest bruin....of course, the bow you'll win will be Widow of your choice [clapper]

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Scott E. Thomas
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Eldon Jandreau no longer guides for bear. He sold Hunters Point a few years ago to Phill Allen. It is now called Mountain View Sporting Camps. Phill was a guide for Eldon. Everything is pretty much the same as before. Same guides, bait sights and gorgeous cabins. I only wish I was there right now instead of at work. Maybe next year. You can contact Phill at 207-615-2691. God bless, Scott.

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