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The Tucker Ridge blog keeps you informed about what is going on and around the ridge

 

What’s for dinner?

These bears are even more anxious than I am to get the bait season started. They know where to come looking for the good stuff! We still have 4 spots available for this fall…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baskahegan Stream Trip 2018

Load out completed for a 3 day 2 night primitive Camping canoe trip on Baskahegan Stream. Open fire cooking, catching fish, enjoying the wilderness….that’s #MaineGuideLife

Down East Sunrise Trail (DEST) Closed until May 15 OR Further Notice

Effective Today 2/23/2018 – The Down East Sunrise Trail is closed until May 15 or further notice for mud season to all uses, except foot traffic is allowed. Closure signs have been posted at all paved road crossings and parking areas along the trail. In the event that we should get snow again it may reopen for winter uses such as snowmobiling, dog sledding and cross country skiing. Read More…

Committee to hunters: You don’t have the right to feed your family

I have three words for the Maine Legislature’s Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife – shame on you. By bowing to anti-hunting activists and out of state interests, you have sold your own constituents down the river. And for what good cause?

LD 11, sponsored by State Representative Stephen Wood, proposed amending Maine’s constitution to establish the right to hunt and fish was recently before the committee for a vote.  The result was a split decision with ‘Ought Not to Pass’ gaining the majority vote. Read More…

Book Your 2018 Fall Bear Hunt

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Our 2018 Black Bear over bait hunt packets are now available

Bear Hunt Packet – Bear Packet

Bear Hunt BrochureBrochure

Game Processing – D R Cutting Price Sheet

Taxidermist – DeLaites Taxidermy Brochure

This year we are offering both a Housekeeping Plan with hunters providing their own meals and American Plan hunts with all meals provided by a live in camp cook. Camps are limited to 4 hunters per week. The cost is $1200 for Housekeeping Plan hunts and $1450 for American Plan hunts, per hunter (Licenses not included) See our bear packet & brochure above for hunt details.

You will not find a better opportunity to hunt Maine black bears on a working salary…our motto is “For hunters, by hunters”

References are available. Contact us with questions or to secure a spot..

Returning client or are ready to book?

You can pay your deposit or book a specific week online here.

 

2017-2018 Hunting Laws Released

The 2017-2018 Summary of Hunting Laws has just been released by IFW.

There is also a new Quick Reference Guide available that includes license & permit needs, legal shooting hours chart and the hunting seasons/limit chart. Migratory Game Bird info is included.

The Summary of Trapping Laws will be released at a later date.

Good Bears Are Coming In

I ran the bait line today and refreshed hit baits and pulled the cards on the trail cameras. This year is shaping up to be a great hunt for our sports coming up to Tucker Ridge…

So far, all the bears hitting the baits are shooters. We haven’t seen any sows with cubs unlike last year when we had a sow and cubs take over a bait. We let them have it and it’s paying dividends this year. I have those yearlings and the now dry sow on camera; they look pretty good!

Here are some highlight photos of what you are going to be hunting this fall…As the weather starts to cool in coming weeks, these bruins should start feeding more frequently, and in daylight.

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Bear Baits Are Hitting

Just finished today’s bait run and am happy to say we have two sites getting hit so far. The first has two different good bear and the other a decent yearling. Here are some cam pics…

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The Downeast Sunrise Multi-Use Rail Trail Now Open

Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry sent this bulletin at 05/11/2017 08:17 AM EDT

One Trail Now Open: The Downeast Sunrise Multi-Use Rail Trail (DEST) from Ellsworth to Ayers Junction is the open for ATVs and other summer uses.

Read More…

2017 Fall Black Bear Hunt Packets Now Available

Our 2017 Black Bear over bait hunt packets are now available for download or mailing.

2017 Bear Hunt Packet – Bear Packet

Game Processing – D R Cutting Price Sheet

Taxidermist – DeLaites Taxidermy Brochure

This year we are offering an American Plan hunt with all meals provided by a live in camp cook. Camps are limited to 5 hunters per week. The cost is $1450 per hunter (Licenses not included)

You will not find a better opportunity to hunt Maine black bears on a working salary…our motto is “For hunters, by hunters”

Contact us with questions or to secure a spot..