During the Maine moose hunting season, Dave Conley, moose hunting guide and outfitter, offers guided Maine Moose Hunts from remote wall tent camps in prime northern Wildlife Management Districts (WMD) 1,2,4, 5 and guiding services for WMD 11. Dave’s last six guided moose hunts over the past three seasons produced 40″. 43″, 50″, 50″, 55″ & 56″ bulls, a 100% success rate. Canoe the Wild is committed to a higher then expected level of service, an uncommon attention to details.
As of September 16, 2016 We Have Room For:
One hunting party in WMD 2 during the October season for a total of two parties in camp.
To contact Dave, send an email or call and leave a message. It may take a few days for Dave to respond as he is guiding back to back canoe trips this time of year. Dave will get back with you just as soon as he can!
Bull, Wildlife Management District 2
Providing you with the best moose hunting experience possible, our methods include calling and spot n stalk. The September and October moose hunting seasons coincide with the rut. Much like turkey and elk, moose can be very susceptible to calling. What a thrill to interact with a trophy bull moose as it responds to the call. It’s a heart pounding experience as a thousand-pound moose closes in on you thinking you are a cow moose in heat, a bull that’s just drawn away his cow, or another bull moose intruding on his territory.
With the ability to quarter and pack out your moose, we’re able to get on foot to spot n stalk, placing you in the absolute best moose country! Our knowledgeable, dedicated and hardworking guides are passionate about your success and work tirelessly to put you on top of these rut crazed bulls.
Out of State Hunters Enjoy 99% Success Rate
Quote from the Maine Inland fisheries and Wildlife: “In 2015, out of state hunters enjoyed a 99% success rate as compared to 70% resident success rate. The higher success rate of out-of-state hunters, as compared to residents, may be attributed to the higher proportion of out-of-state hunters using registered Maine Guides for their hunt”.
Hunt from remote wall tent camps in the heart of prime moose hunting country. Wall tent camps are placed off the beaten path away from heavily traveled dirt roads. Staying in a remote Maine moose camp means you don’t have to spend excessive amounts of time driving to and from the heart of your WMD or zone.
Our remote hunts include top-notch equipment, tents, fantastic meals, dedicated guides, and a camp cook. You will be amazingly comfortable. The main wall tent serves as a community area for meeting, eating and telling lies (hunting stories). A wood stove keeps it warm and is a great spot to dry out clothing and boots overnight. Sleep tents are new and spacious Cabela’s Alaknak Ultimate Outfitter tents for your party of 1-3 persons complete with cots, sleeping pads and a wood stove (see pictures below).
It’s not uncommon to be awakened by a cow moose bellowing, bulls fighting, a tending grunt or coyotes howling! You’ll make memories and have a few more stories to tell!
Moose hunting involves long days. We’ll be up well before day light and return after dark. The last thing you’ll want to worry about is meals. Our dedicated camp cook will have the coffee on and breakfast hot and ready to serve when you arise, and a hardy supper to sit down to shortly after returning from a long day’s hunt. Lunches are packed and sent along to have in the field.
For those with physical limitations, we hunt close to dirt roads or shorten the distance we travel on foot. We’ll adapt your hunt based on your physical abilities and desires. We have called trophy bulls into close range for those with mobility issues.
2015 Parker’s September Trophy Bull Moose Hunt, WMD 4
While we had a challenging week with warm weather, wind and rain, Friday morning proved cold and the wind died down, making it an ideal morning for moose hunting. We interacted with 4 bulls that morning, did a spot ‘n stalk on the 4th moose that held up and were able to bring Parker’s bull right into his lap (45′) which ended up being a 10.5 year old moose. What a thrill to see Parker age 14 make a clean shot and harvest his 1st Maine moose! (pictures)
2014 Sean’s Trophy Bull Moose Hunt, WMD 2
Its 71 degrees and four in the afternoon of day five but that doesn’t matter when the cows are in heat and the bulls are rutting. The air is thick with the stink of rutting moose, a cow moans and is coming to what she thinks is a bull moose raking brush and grunting. In tow is a very angry bull ready to fight off the competition.
The pair holds up, so we enter the woods raking and grunting on a ridge thick with beech and maple sucker growth, and we can’t see twenty feet in front of us. We can’t find an opening in the dense brush as the bull circles to our left while the cow is coming straight on and about fifty feet away. The trees are being torn apart as the vocal bull approaches to within thirty feet.
The bull continues to close in on us as Sean raises his rifle and picks out a patch of black in the thick cover.
“SHOOT, SEAN! SHOOT!”
Too close for comfort. I am glad Sean didn’t miss! This was the third and smallest of three trophies we interacted with during the September 2014 Moose hunting season in Maine.
2015 Justin’s October Trophy Bull Moose Hunt, WMD 2
With a waning rut, calling was a bit of a challenge during the October moose season. We called a nice medium sized bull in opening morning and interacted with several other mostly small bulls that week. Justin held off until day six, passed on a small bull early that morning and harvested a nice 12.5 year old bull mid-morning. (pictures)
2016 Hunting Rates from Remote Camp
$2995.00 for self guided, September season in WMD 1, and October Season in WMD 2. Includes private and spacious new Alaknak Ultimate Tent with wood stove, cots, sleeping pads, hot showers and outhouses cleaned daily. All meals provided by a dedicated camp cook so you can focus on your hunt!
We can assist you with your self guided hunt when it comes to quartering and packing out your moose from the woods allowing you to get on foot to spot n stalk for your moose away from roads.
$4995.00 fully outfitted and guided. ( Save $250.00, see below)
Fully Outfitted and Guided Includes
- One on one guide for six-day hunt for you and your sub permittee.
- Accommodations, all meals, and transportation while on your hunt, quartering, packing out and delivering your moose out of the North Maine Woods.
- Hunting License & Moose permit. Non-resident big game license $115.00, moose permit $585.00, (Maine residence license $26.00, moose permit $52.00).
- Gate fees in WMD 1,2,4& 5 for day use and overnight camping charged by the North Maine Woods ($150.00 for non-residents, $110.00 for residents). Extra persons (apart from you and a sub permittee) is $700.00 per person for meals & accommodations.
- Moose butchering rates (range $375.00 – $450.00). If you are taking your quartered meat to a local butcher and waiting a couple of days for your packaged meat to pick up, you’ll want 3 or 4 very large coolers.
$250.00 off the hunting rate when bringing your pickup into the outpost camp and parking it there during the hunt. We’ll load your moose quarters, other bagged meat, head & cape, then send you on your way to the tagging station. Game bags provided. We can make recommendations on who does a great job butchering your moose.
To secure your hunt, a deposit of $1000.00 is required with the balance due 30 days prior to the hunt.
Having your moose mounted? We can recommend options in northern Maine where you can drop off your head and cape.
Our guides work tirelessly long days and log many miles with their personal trucks prior to your hunt scouting and while on your hunt. Although gratuities are not required, we suggest you tip your guide much like you would when dining at a restaurant. The guides really appreciate it!
2017 Annual Moose Auction
Place a winning bid in the auction and choose your season, hunting zone & type of permit (bull or cow). Ten permits are awarded annually to the highest bidders. The average winning Moose Auction Bid for 2016 was $13,516.50. Deadline is in February 2017, for the 2017 fall moose hunt.
Pictures from past Maine Moose Hunts, 2013-15