Dave Conley, moose hunting guide and outfitter, offers guided Maine Moose Hunts in northern Wildlife Management Districts (WMD) 1,2,4, 5 & 11. The September and October moose hunting seasons coincide with the rut with the September season being prime 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. 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! PICTURED ABOVE is a bull moose Dave called into close range for a hunter with mobility issues and harvested with a muzzle loader.
- High success rate
- Knowledgeable and experienced guides
- Calling and spot n stalk for your moose
- Remote drive to camp located in your WMD
- Avoid parades of trucks and early AM lines at the NMWs gates
- Maximum of 2 hunting parties in camp
- Dedicated camp cooks freeing up guides to focus on your hunt
- Very clean, well equipped, and organized camp
- Your own private tent with cots, wood stove & carpet flooring
- Multiple game cameras placed out well before your hunt
We have a hunting party in WMD 1 for both the September and October seasons with room for another hunting party during both seasons. We’re located 80 miles west of Ashland in the heart of prime moose hunting country. Book with us and avoid hours of driving to and from your hunt each day!
Dave has personally guided 20 moose hunts with a 95% success rate. A list of previously guided moose hunters with contact information is available upon request.
Note: Due to Dave’s busy canoe guiding schedule (2017 schedule), Dave often isn’t around to answer the phone or quickly respond to emails. Leave a message and Dave will get back with you just as soon as he can! Be sure to read Trip Advisor reviews to get a feel of the quality of experience you can expect while on your moose hunt with Canoe the Wild.
Last Year’s September WMD 1 Bull Moose Hunt
Featured in the 2017 North Maine Woods Brochure (full story).
Remote WMD 1 Moose Camp
Our remote hunts include top-notch equipment, tents, fantastic meals, dedicated guides, and experienced camp cooks. You will be amazingly comfortable. The main wall tent serves as a community area for meals and meeting. Private sleep tents for your party of 2-3 persons are spacious 12′ x 12′ Cabela’s Alaknak Ultimate Outfitter tents complete with oversized heavy duty cots (Camo cots XL rated for 400LBs), carpet flooring, sleeping pads, and a wood stove. The outhouse and shower stalls (see pictures below) are sturdy and spacious Cabela’s Deluxe shelters. The outhouse is cleaned daily and showers are available with hot water on demand providing an uncommon level of comfort in a remote Maine moose camp.
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 cooks 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.
(above) Dave called this huge bull moose into very close range during prime rut in WMD 5. 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.
Bull moose on game Camera, WMD 1
(above) Game cameras are placed out well in advance of your hunt. This bull showed up just minutes before legal hunting time to check his wallow. We enjoyed a still hunt on this nice bull and caught up with him on day two. He was paired up and we challenged him in an attempt to draw him away from his cow. The cow ended up taking the bull and leaving not presenting us with a clean shot but it sure did add to the week’s excitement as we interacted with numerous bulls before harvesting a nice bull on Thursday morning!
Shoot Shawn Shoot!!!
(Above in WMD 2). 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 trees are being torn apart as the vocal bull approaches to within thirty feet. “SHOOT, SEAN! SHOOT!” Too close for comfort as Shawn harvested his trophy bull moose.
Kirk’s WMD 2 Moose
(above) Guided by Jim Alexander. It was a waning rut and this bull was paired up with a cow. Dave located this nice moose for Jim, reading the situation and getting it right resulted in a nice bull moose for Kirk.
2017 Hunting Rates from Remote Camp
$4500.00 fully outfitted and guided.
Fully Outfitted and Guided Includes
- One on one guide for six-day hunt for you and your sub-permittee.
- Accommodations, all meals, and transportation for you and your sub-permittee while on your hunt, quartering, packing out and loading your quartered moose into your vehicle (game bags provided).
- Gate fees in WMD 1,2,4& 5 for day use and overnight camping charged by 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). residents and $15.00 per person for non resident).
- Extra persons (apart from you and your sub-permittee) is $400.00 per person for meals, North Maine Woods fees & accommodations.
- Moose butchering rates (range $350.00 – $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. 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 where you can drop off your head and cape.
Moose 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. We really appreciate it!
It you are the fortunate winner of a moose tag and are ready to book your hunt? Contact Dave of Canoe the Wild:
- home 207-448-2743
- cell at 207-551-8729
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pictures from 2013-16 seasons