Bear Hunting in Maine

Big Black Bear Hunting in MaineHeart-thumping black bear hunts

Baited bear hunt season begins about the first of September and stays open for 4 weeks. Our exclusive bear bait sites cover over 45 square miles. We hunt from stands and ground blinds positioned for the firearm or bow enthusiast.

We offer either a 6 day / 7 night Bear Hunt for one full week, beginning and ending on Sunday, with six full days of hunting or we also offer a 3 day / 4 night Bear Hunt for those of you who can only get away for a few days. Both hunts provide lodging, meals, game handling, transportation to and from your stand and areas for sighting of weapons.

Bowlin Camps is the best choice for Bear Hunting
  • Seven-day stay with six days of bear hunting - a day more to hunt or
  • Four-day stay with three days of bear hunting - when you just can't squeeze a full week in
  • Bowlin Camps Lodge has enjoyed an annual 50% or greater success rate for over 30 years.
  • Dozens of active bait sites deep in bear habitat
  • Being adjacent to thousands of protected Katahdin Woods & Water National Monument acres puts little pressure on our bears. 
  • Carefully positioned tree stands or ground blinds to accommodate your choice of weapon.
  • Your own private cabin with bathroom, hot shower & housekeeping service
  • Personal attention from our guides and staff. We can customize your Maine bear hunt.


Black Bears - "Ghosts of the Forest"

Bear Hunting in MaineBecause bears move about in total silence, even experienced hunters are surprised when one suddenly appears in front of them. Mature adult males average 200 - 500 pounds, and mature females 100-400 pounds.


Your Maine bear hunt includes

Four or Seven days lodging, private cabin & bathroom, towels, bed linens and daily maid service

Three delicious meals/day and use of the lodge

Transportation to and from your site

Game handling and recovery of your bear

Opportunities to hunt coyote or to fish when you get your bear early in the week

Our staff at your service
  • We bait dozens of licensed bear hunting sites for three to seven weeks to make sure that you hunt a fresh, active site that no one else has hunted.  
  • Learn techniques to help you judge the size of bears coming into your site


 Current Rates:

$2,195. per hunter 6 Day Bear Hunt / 7 Nights Lodging Package, Double Occupancy, Guided

$2,395. per hunter 6 Day Bear Hunt / 7 Nights Lodging Package, Single Occupancy, Guided

$1,200. per hunter 3 Day Bear Hunt / 4 Nights Lodging Package, Double Occupancy, Guided

$1,300. per hunter 3 Day Bear Hunt / 4 Nights Lodging Package, Single Occupancy, Guided

$850. per non-hunting guest 6 Days / 7 Nights Lodging Package when accompanying a hunter

$475. per non-hunting guest 3 Days / 4 Nights Lodging Package when accompanying a hunter 

$1000. per hunter deposit

Prices do not include licenses, tags, tax or gratuities and are subject to change

Discount for our Military Men and Women. Call for details. Thank you for your service.

The "Fine Print"

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