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Dave Conley of Canoe the Wild recently entered 3 photos in the Down East Magazine photo contest under the categories of life style, wildlife and landscape. Please click on the links below to cast your vote and thank you!

‘Swimming for Bass’ entered in the 2018 Downeast Magazine Photo contest. Please click here to cast your vote! Thanks!

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‘Moose during rutting season’ entered in the 2018 Downeast Magazine Photo contest. Please click here to cast your vote! Thanks!

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‘Fall Foliage in Danforth, Maine’ entered in the 2018 Downeast Magazine Photo contest. Please click here to cast your vote! Thanks!

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Our 5th canoe trip this month! this one guided by Tammi Matula. and Andrew Gibbs. The Allagash is our number one trip for spotting moose and other wildlife. Makes for a great Maine family vacation, choose 4 to 8 days, part or the entire wilderness waterway. Pictures taken by Tammi Matula. click here for Canoe the Wild’s 2019 schedule.

Another Allagash canoe trip with Canoe the Wild, this one from Umsaskis Lake to Michaud Farms, four days and three nights, just right for those looking for a short Maine summer vacation. A great trip for first timers and seasoned paddlers alike with lots of wildlife viewing opportunities. We spotted 7 moose, lots of eagles and loons. A guided Maine canoe trip provides a safe and enjoyable time. It’s not too early to start planning your Maine summer vacation for 2019 to include an Allagash canoeing adventure from 4 days and longer, visit our 2019 schedule here.

Four days and three night Allagash canoe trip. We spotted 6 moose. Allagash canoe trips  with Canoe the Wild make for a great short Maine family vacation. Many Fly into Bangor or Portland and rent a car spending 3 days at the coast at Acadia National Park  near Bar Harbor or in the Boothbay Harbor region taking part in Maine coast boat cruise, lobster bake and visiting the Mid Coast botanical Gardens before or after the canoe trip for a total of 8 or 9 days vacationing in Maine. Next available Allagash canoe trips are in 2019

Looking for a great Maine summer vacation? Need a canoe guide and outfitter? Canoe the Wild offers guided canoes trips on the Allagash from 4- 8 days in duration. The Allagash Wilderness Waterway is Maine’s best known canoe trip and has attracted paddler’s for more than a century. Henry David Thoreau ventured into this region more than 150 years ago by traveling into the Allagash via the Mud Pond Carry from the West Penobscot watershed. The legendary Allagash is Maine’s only designated Wild and Scenic River.

Allagash canoe trips are popular with families, scouts, teens, summer camps, as well as adult and youth groups. With its easy flowing river sections and its moderate whitewater on Chase Stream Rapids, the Allagash is well suited for ages 12 and up. It is one of the few eastern rivers that can be paddled for a week or longer without coming into contact with modern civilization.

If you’re hoping to encounter wildlife, the Allagash is where you want to be. It has consistently been our best Maine canoe trip for spotting wildlife, including moose and eagles. With numerous put in and take out locations, outings can be planned from four to ten days. Pictures below are of a September canoe trip on the Allagash during 2017

Our September & October hunts were from a remote wall tent camp located in Wildlife Management District 1 well away from the crowds and trucks closer to the urban areas. We have hunted 2,4, & 5 as well and are very familiar with all these remote WMDs. FIGHTING BULLS-our September hunt started out with 3 days of record heat so we opted out of trying to harvest a moose for fear of it spoiling before we could could pack it out of the woods. We did some heavy scouting (picking up 5 moose sheds along the way) and made a plan for when it cooled off. Thursday morning and five minutes into the morning hunt, fighting bulls could be heard in the distance. As we hiked, every few minutes the sounds of clashing racks could be heard as our adrenaline was up while honing in on fighting bulls. What a thrill to approach, hear and see these magnificent animals fighting for the right to breed the cow that was close by. Andrew stepped out into the clearing, too aim and harvested a beautiful bull at under 20 yards! Andrew and Denise not only went home with a nice trophy and four large sheds, but memories of a hunt that will last a lifetime! The October season started out warm and cooled off by Wednesday. With a waning rut and calling not being very effective (typical of the October hunt) and only a few moose encounters, we decided to head for choppings with better opportunities to see moose feeding. David and his Son Rick harvested a nice 51″ moose Thursday morning just in time for David’s 75th birthday! Our WMD 5 hunt with Howard and guided by Josh Haines was an exciting hunt with 10 interactions with bulls and Josh calling in 4 bulls (video) some in the 50″ range. Howard held out just a little to long and went home without a moose.  Many thanks to Elbridge and Judy Cleaves, our camp cooks for the fine food that was prepared and served up always hot and on time. We look forward to what 2018 has in store in Maine’s northern Wildlife Districts WMD 1,2,3,4,5 & 6. Please visit Maine Moose Hunting with Canoe the Wild for more details and contact information.

 

Moose hunting in northern Maine during the 2nd moose hunting season in Wildlife Management District (WMD) 2 with Jim and Justin , October, 2015. Remote moose hunts offered from wall tent camps in WMD 1,2,4, & 5 in 2016. Contact Dave Conley for more information including rates, entering the Maine moose hunting lottery, odds of winning and what is provided. We have a very high success rate on Trophy bull moose hunts in Maine.