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Prime Rut Moose Hunt Available for Immediate Purchase!


Dave Conley, full time guide, outfitter and owner of Canoe the Wild has a Maine moose hunting package available for immediate purchase! A new law recently passed by the Maine legislature allocates 50 moose permits to Maine sporting camps through a special lottery. We are working for a sporting camp that has a bull permit in Wildlife Management District 1 during the September season which is peak rut. In 2018, WMD 1 had the highest success rate of all the WMDs at 87% success rate on bulls! See report here.

Hunting package is $15,000.00 and includes:

  • 2 shooters, one moose (permittee and sub-permittee)
  • 6-day hunt
  • Private land owner access fees into the North Maine Woods
  • Meals
  • One on one guide
  • Quartering & removing your moose from the woods
  • Caping your moose for a shoulder or European mount
  • Game bags

Additional costs include:

  • Moose Permit ($1500.00)
  • Big game hunting license $115.00
  • For those that are flying to Maine verses driving, we recommend flying in and out of Presque Isle and staying overnight on both ends of your hunt at the Hampton Inn, transportation to and from camp is $200 each way (3 hour drive over tar and mostly good dirt roads)
  • If you choose to use a local butcher to cut up your meat, $500.00
  • Gratuity at hunter’s discretion

Visit our Website for fulls details

Maine Moose Hunting Map WMD

Maine moose hunting September 2018 season in WMD 1 with Adam and his father in law Kevin. It’s 24 degrees opening morning and nothing is coming to the moose call. Reading the situation right and getting in on a paired up cow resulted in a fine trophy moose for Adam. With over 97% success rate on 30+ moose hunts, Dave Conley, moose hunting guide and outfitter of Canoe the Wild offers guided Maine moose hunts from comfortable remote camps located in Wildlife Management Districts 1,2,4, 5 & 11 in prime moose country. 2019 moose hunts are $4500.00 for you and your sub-permittee including meals, guide, private outfitter tent, transportation while on the hunt, quartering and removing your moose from the woods (game bags provided), caping your moose for a shoulder or European mount.


Congratulations to the 2014 Maine Moose Lottery winners!

Are you looking for a camp or cabin to rent in northern Maine during the annual Maine moose hunt? A Maine moose hunting lodge to stay at? Why not consider a guided moose hunt with Smoldering Lake Outfitters?

During the fall, Dave Conley of Canoe the Wild works for David Hentosh of  Smoldering Lake Outfitters, Bridgewater Maine guiding moose hunts in Zones 1,2,3,4.5 & 6.

Above are pictures of moose hunts during the 2013 season in northern Maine from our remote outpost camps with a high success rate on bulls over 50 inches. We utilize calling, and spot & stock techniques to give you the best opportunity at trophy bulls. Outpost camps are located in northern Maine Wildlife Management Districts (WMD) 1,2,4, & 5, are drive to sites where you can hunt close to dirt roads, get off the beaten path on foot or by canoe on flowages and remote waterways. We can quarter and pack out your animal if necessary. The Smoldering Lake Team made up of dedicated Maine moose hunting guides are committed to making your moose hunting experience the best one possible!

2014 Maine Moose Hunting Seasons

September 22-27, October 13-18, November 3-8

For the 2012 season, the overall success rate for the “traditional” Wildlife Management Districts further to the north had an overall success rate of 82%. Every year, several moose exceed 1,000 lbs. dressed weight. Trophy racks are not uncommon. The rutting season is a great time to be in the woods as moose are most active and responsive to the call.

Contact me for more information about our Maine moose hunting packages from our outpost camps and the lodge in Bridgewater, Maine. Tel 207-448-2743, Cell 207-551-8729, Email