Nov. 23, 2020 was a cold rainy day in the town of Mt. Chase. During the third week of the Whitetail deer season, Steve Carey from Bangor Maine and his hunting buddy David Santeusanio from Texas planned on spending a week at deer camp just miles from North Country Lodge.
It’s days like this where most hunters would spend their day in camp next to the wood stove, but not Steve and Dave. These guys are hardened hunters with years of experience hunting the big woods of Maine. They placed two tree stands days in advance with good deer sign all around. Steve anticipated rain during the week and added rain roofs over the stands for comfort planning to hunt in the stands all day.
After settling in for a long day Steve heard grunting and wheezing noises in the distance knowing there were deer in the area. Being the experienced deer hunter, Steve took out his grunt call to try to entice a deer into his sights. With patience and a hunters eye Steve spotted movement in the distance. Sure enough it was a buck. Steve raised his rifle placed the cross hairs on the deer’s shoulder and pulled the trigger. The deer went down in an instant, dead in its tracks. With great excitement Steve went to the deer to discover it wasn’t just any deer but a trophy of a lifetime! It was quite a day at deer camp with celebration and excitement with the deer weighing in at 193 lbs. and with a rack somewhere between 17 and 21 points.
Northern Maine is a place where you can go to track deer in the vast wilderness on fresh fallen snow or place a tree stand on the edge of a clear cut to hunt in all day to bag that trophy Maine Buck.
After collecting 15 gallons of Maple sap it was time to render it in to Maine
During the Corona Virus I decided to try my hand out in tapping Maple trees to get out side and enjoy the fresh air. With eight maple trees tapped I collected 15 gallons of Maple sap. I am looking forward to enjoying the sweet taste of Maine Maple syrup on my pancakes.
North Country Lodge is offering a 20% discount during it’s 2020 Maine Black Bear Hunt. This Black Bear hunt includes all of your accommodations, Food and fully guided bear hunt. Take advantage of this very generous offer.
When Al took his guides advise and slowly hunted into his tree stand. He discovered a big black bear with his surprise. With a hunters eye and a keen sense, AL raised his weapon and took deadly aim on the unexpected black bear. While we are hunting in the wilds we are reminded to always be prepared for the unexpected. congratulations Al!!
The fall Black Bear hunt is an excellent time to pursuit the great Black Bear. With the worm days and cool nights the bears are concentrating on eating enough food to get through the winter. These are ideal conditions for the fall bear hunt as Eric found out.
Black Bear hunting in Maine is excellent with an abundance of bears. Mike found out when he was on this successful guided bear hunt at North Country lodge. Congratulations to Mike on his trophy!