For hunting trips, expect to follow well-trained pointing dogs, who are ready to help you find the "King of the Game Birds", the ruffed grouse. You will likely see grouse and woodcock in good numbers when hunting our covers. We are happy to hunt easily accessible locations, or to follow the dogs over the ridge in search of untouched grouse coverts yet to be discovered.
Firearms safety is priority #1 with us. Our guides will brief you as to what is expected to make sure that everyone has a fun, safe trip. Double guns are preferred not just because they are traditional, but also because they're safer. A broken gun is a safe gun.
We recommend comfortable, lightweight and waterproof boots. High quality hiking/hunting footwear always help to keep the trip enjoyable. Please try to break in your footwear ahead of time. We can hike up to 10 miles a day chasing upland birds in the north Maine woods!
Brush pants are recommended but heavy pants like Carhartt, Duluth trading, or others also work well.
Eye protection is a good idea in the thick covers.
A blaze orange hat is required and a second item like vest, shooting shirt, etc. is preferred. During moose and deer season, two articles of hunter orange clothing (visible 360) are required by law for all hunters in the woods.
Bring extra clothing and make sure you have good socks! Rain gear is always recommended.
Our hunting trips are just that...hunting, not killing. If your single goal is numbers, this may not be the trip for you. Weather, hunter skill/fitness, and wildlife activity are some of the challenges which contribute to hunter success. We hunt wild birds, not preserve lands. We hunt for the love of the experience, respect for the wildlife, and the joy of preparing game for the table. We hunt for the friendship and camaraderie shared by all good sportsmen. We look forward to sharing our best season with you.
We love good spirits, but in moderation, and after the firearms have been put away for the day and everyone is off the water. Please be responsible.
High-speed internet and WiFi connections are not available in our remote area, but we do have a cell booster installed for calling and 4G service. This enables you to check your email, text and make calls. Service with booster on is 4G.
Laundry facilities are on site.
Please let us know if there are any other special considerations before your trip. We also like to know if there are particular meals/ beverages you would prefer during your stay, or any health issues/allergies we should be aware of as help is sometimes a long way off. We want to do our best to make sure you have a safe and truly memorable experience with Maine Upland Guide Service!