Loon Lodge

Ray & Leslie Cooley

Email: loonlodgemaine@gmail.com

Other Contact Information:

Dec 1 - April 30:

PO Box 254 Bethel, ME 04217

Phone: (207) 745-8168

May 1 - Nov 30:

PO Box 404 Millinocket, ME 04462

Phone: (207) 745-8168

Bear Hunts

If you have been looking for a high quality successful bear hunt you need not look any further. Here at Loon Lodge we offer the best bear hunts in the business, we make every effort to make your hunt both SUCCESSFUL and ENJOYABLE. Our business is to get you your chance at a bear, because when it comes right down to it, YOU are our best advertisement.

The Allagash Lake Region is rich in bear habitat, mile after mile of roadless remote forests, miles from any towns or developments. We are the only guide and outfitter authorized to use this remote region. Because we have this control, we can manage the bear hunting to provide excellent hunting year after year. We have set aside our core area and do not even offer any hunting within nine miles of our lodge. This is what we call our bear preserve. Outside of that area we have over 300 square miles of area to run our bear hunts in. We rotate stands each week so that we do not over harvest any one area. Each week our hunters are guaranteed a fresh stand to hunt from that no other hunter has used whether you come the first week or the last. To assure our hunters a great hunt we have also set up numerous backup stands as a standby.

Another policy here at Loon Lodge is the limited amount of hunters that we will take in a season. We are not in the assembly line business of hunting. Because of this we have to turn away many hunters, but that is just what makes our hunts so successful.

Our area also has a lot to do with the success of our hunts. Vast areas of unbroken forests, big beech ridges, large cuts full of raspberries and blueberries and dark swampy bogs. There are no paved roads, power lines or developments to disturb the bears movement or habits. All this makes for the best bear habitat the state has to offer.

Baiting is another important factor in our success. Not so much as of what we are using, but the amounts that we use. In an average season we will use between 40,000 to 50,000 pounds of bait. Our stands are baited 30 days before the season (the maximum the state allows) and baited on a regular basis to keep the bears coming. Many of our hunters don’t just tell us about the bear they saw, but the number of bears they have seen.