During the fall Moose Hunting seasons, I work for Smoldering Lake Outfitters, Bridgewater Maine guiding hunts in WMD 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11
Above pictures are from the 2012 Moose Hunting seasons
Maine’s 2013 Moose hunt: Maine has three seasons and has allocated 4155 permits in 2013 through a lottery system. According to state wildlife biologists, Maine’s moose population is estimated at 76,000. For the 2011 season, the overall succaess rate for the “traditional” Wildlife Management Districts further to the north had an overall success rate of 71%. 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.
2013 Maine Moose Hunting Seasons: September 23-28, October 14-19, November 4-9
Smoldering Lake Outfitters: SLO offers hunts from their lodge in WMD 6,3 & 11 during the Sept, Oct, and November seasons.
New Outpost Camp for 2013: : SLO has access to several remote cabins and camps for rent in remote wildlife management districts.Plans are in the making for an outpost camp in prime northern Maine moose country WMD 1 & 4. The outpost camp will be a drive to site where you will have the option to hunt close to dirt roads, get off the beaten path on foot to spot and stock, or by canoe on flowages and remote waterways in search of your trophy moose. We can quarter and pack out your animal if necessary. The Smoldering Lake Team is committed to making your moose hunting experience the best one possible!
Special Hunt for Disabled Veterans: 20 permits will be given out for this year’s controlled moose hunt for disabled veterans. Hosted by Smoldering Lake Outfitters, this special hunt is made possible by the efforts of Paul House of House in the Woods Ministry that honors our veterans and their families’ sacrifices and assists them in their journey towards healing the mental and physical pain of loss. Seasons (TBA).
Moose Permit Auction: Ten permits are awarded to the highest bidders through an auction. If you would like to submit a bid in the permit auction, deadline is Feb. 15 for the 2013 season.
Maine Moose Hunting Lottery
Choosing Your Wildlife Management Districts: When hunting with us, we recommend your top seven choices for WMD in this order, 6,3,5,1,2,4, & 11,choose both October & September seasons and choose bull only if you will not accept a cow tag.
Resident Applicants: Maine residents can purchase one chance.
Non Resident Applicants: Non residents can purchase 1 chance for $15.00, three for $25.00, six for $35.00 and multiple chances of 10 for $275.00
Applying On Line (deadline for applying on line is May 14th)
Rates: Contact Smoldering Lake Outfitters to discuss rates for guided moose hunts from the Lodge in Bridgewater and our Outpost Camp