Guided & Semi Guided Maine Whitetail Deer Hunts
Hunting Maine's giant Whitetail Deer in November is one of the greatest and most rewarding hunting challenges in all of North America. Successfully matching wits with these nomads of the north woods is all about knowing where they are and where they travel. In this vast wilderness, that means knowing where the "pockets" are, and in particular, knowing where the historical buck crossings & travel corridors are.
Eagle Mountain Guide Service specializes in putting hunters in front of bucks whether you are a stand hunter, still hunter or tracker. Hunting Maine requires patience, persistence and especially trust that you are hunting where the deer are. As the fall season takes over the woods, a buck's range up here grows to nearly 10 sq miles! That means that a particular buck doesn't pass by any given stand or blind every day or maybe even every 3 days. Hunters need to trust that they are in an area or in a particular stand for a good reason... and that's because multiple bucks have been tracked through that very spot. It is a proven buck corridor and, as we have always said, a crossing is a crossing is a crossing! The most successful hunters are those who are patient & understand this concept. We cater to your style of hunting but we have found the most successful method is hunting from a blind or treestand watching known corridors.
Owner and Master Maine guide Matt Whitegiver has been hunting Northern New England Whitetail's for most of his life. As well as 15 years of guiding his own neck of the woods in Downeast Maine , he also has guided for Hal Blood of Cedar Ridge Outfitters in Jackman for many years. The picture above is of a deer Matt guided this hunter to while working for Cedar Ridge in 2004. The trophy buck field dressed at 223 lbs.
If you have never hunted in the big woods of Maine, we recommend our guided hunts. If you have hunted Maine before, we encourage you to return and hunt Downeast with us. Don't believe what you may have heard about our deer herd. Maine is still producing plenty of large bodied, big racked bucks... Its all about knowing where and how to hunt them. The average 4 1/2 year old buck is in excess of 200 lbs. Many bucks are 250 and up! Maine's state record Whitetail field dressed at 355 pounds!
December Muzzleloader season follows the November rifle season and this too is an exciting time to hunt.
During years when we have an exceptional mast crop, the bears are still up in Nov and we offer combo deer/bear hunts. Call for details on this exciting hunt.
2016 Whitetail Season Dates
November 4 week Rifle season: October 31st - November 26th
December 2 week Muzzleloader season: November 28th - December 10th
Rates for Guided Downeast Maine Deer Hunts
Rifle, Bow & Muzzleloader
6 day fully guided with meals and lodging.
3-on-1: $1250 per person
2-on-1: $1450 per person
November Combo deer- bear hunt: (call for details)
3-on-1: $1550 per person
2-on-1: $1750 per person
Rates for Guided 3 Day Hunts
3 day fully guided with meals and lodging.
3 on 1: $850 per person
2 on 1: $950 per person
1 on 1: $1,250
PRICING INCLUDES: guide, lodging, 3 meals a day, transportation to and from your hunting area, retrieval of your trophy.
Guide tip not included.
$400 booking deposit required to book and hold a reservation. Deposits are non refundable, however if you have to cancel we will honor your deposit the following year.
Semi-Guided Downeast Maine Deer Hunts
This hunt is for those who prefer to hunt on their own without a guide, but want a place to stay and meals. This hunt includes, 3 meals a day and 7 nights lodging for you at the Wilderness Lodge. We will direct you to pre-scouted areas that we know typically hold deer and offer suggestions on where to place tree stands and how to hunt the area. Ladder type tree stands are available for your use at the lodge. Master Maine Guide, Matt Whitegiver will personally go over hunting areas with you.
*$1,000. per person, minimum 2 guests (rate based on double occupancy) includes meals & lodging
* Rate applies to two or more persons. Tax not included. A 15% gratuity will be added to your bill for lodging and meals plan.
Please call ahead for reservations - Check in after 2 pm and checkout by 11 am.
A 25% deposit per person is payable within 15 days of the reservation. Deposits are refundable minus a $25 service charge up to 60 days prior to your scheduled arrival date. Deposits are forfeited for late cancellations and for persons who do not accompany their party. You will be billed for your scheduled length of stay with no adjustments for late arrival or early departure.
For Maine deer hunting season dates, laws, regulations, registrations and online licenses go to: