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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
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Maine Grouse Hunting???

After 3 years of ND pheasant hunting I am maybe looking for a different and closer bird hunt next fall. Anyone hunt self-guided and stay in a cabin in Maine? Anything to expect or look out for? I only need a basic place to stay up there and a someone to point me towards the woods, don't need a guide or anything. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Maine Grouse Hunting???

I've been to Maine a few times for birds. Along the midcoast and in the Allagash. Stayed a couple times at Robinson's in Dennysville - they rent cabins that are fully equipped with kitchens, heat , showers. If you have a Maine Gazateer Bill Robinson (owner) will point out likely spots to go. Although flushed several grouse there, woodcock predominate along the coast - should have no problem putting up 20-30 birds if the flight is in.
http://robinsonscottages.com/
In the Allagash there were more grouse than woodcock. The Allagash is a big area. We paid for a semi-guided hunt which meant 1 full day of guiding. We did this just to get an idea of where to find the birds and how they hunt them there. The rest of the week we were on our own - again Sean (owner) will point out places to go on a topo. No matter where I've been I had a great time. Plenty of birds - not necessarily behind every tree - still have to hunt hard at times. But certainly worth the trip.
http://allagashguideservice.com/

Not sure how long of a drive it is ND, but Dennysville Maine and the Allagash are still a 12-13 hr drive from NE PA.

I'll be going back in 2013. Haven't decided where yet. I really like Robinson's but again mostly woodcock and some grouse. Allagash guide service is nice to if you don't want to cook your own meals.

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Re: Maine Grouse Hunting???

Western, ND is a 1500 mi trip, easily takes about 30 hours with dogs, food, etc.

Thanks for the info, I'll take a look at Allagash

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Re: Maine Grouse Hunting???

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Check out the Libby Camp in ME, Great Grouse hunting either on your own or guided, food is exellant and so is the lodging. Not the cheapest place but one of the best.
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I saw one of their videos on YouTube. I'll kick the tires on anything!

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Re: Maine Grouse Hunting???

When I lived there they called them partridge. I would take my 22 and go sit by a tree and just let them walk in front of me.
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Re: Maine Grouse Hunting???

Just got back from a Maine deer hunt. We did not see any deer, but I flushed about 100 grouse in the 6 days we hunted. Also saw 4 LARGE moose closer that I liked.

We stayed at a local cabin in Wilson Mills, which is about 25 miles from Errol,NH.
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Re: Maine Grouse Hunting???

I hear Michigan is becoming a good grouse state. I can be at my dads cabin in 8 hours.

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I hear Michigan is becoming a good grouse state. I can be at my dads cabin in 8 hours.
Part of Michign are great. What part of Michigan is the camp located.

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Re: Maine Grouse Hunting???

It's in lupton, close to rose city.

I haven't hunted there but My dads friend lives there year round and he sends us pictures, he does pretty good on all type of game.

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