Maine Moose Hunts
Trophy Maine Moose Hunts are available only to successful moose lottery permit holders. Each year Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife issues nearly 3,000 moose hunting permits through a lottery system. Permits are allocated by Wildlife Management District (WMD), season and gender. The permit application deadline is usually in Mid-may with permit drawing in mid-June.
Permit Applications & Moose Hunting Information can be found on Maine’s IF&W website.
Our Trophy Maine Moose Hunts operate from Great Mountain Manor in Elm Stream Township. View our Deer & Moose Hunting Lodging page for more information. Elm Stream is located in WMD 04 with easy access to WMD 08 and WMD 09. These nearby wildlife management districts have very healthy moose populations and thousands of acres of remote hunting territory. We offer Trophy bull hunts in Zones 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 5, 1, 2, 6 & 3 (suggested applying order). WMD Map
We assist our hunters with swapping their permit for a different zone for no extra charge.
Hunting with us is not a meat or typical “road” hunt, we target Trophy bulls with antlers exceeding 50″ spread. Our moose hunting strategies include calling, stalking and ambushing. Much of our time will be spent hunting wetland marshes, recent timber harvests and abandoned logging roads inaccessible to passenger vehicles.
Each year, MDIFW auctions 10 moose hunting permits to the highest bidders through a written bid process. Deadline for bids is in February. Maine Moose Permit Auction
Moose Hunt permit holders are eligible to participate in our Grand Slam Package.
Guided Maine Moose Hunts include:
- 1 guide on each hunt
- Maximum of 2 guided bull hunts in camp per week
- Option to guarantee that your party will be the only bull hunt in camp for the week
- 7 nights lodging at Great Mountain Manor
- 3 meals a day
- 6 day guided hunt – Monday thru Saturday
- Transportation during the hunt
- Trophy care and removal from the woods
- Does not include North Maine Woods gate fees, hunting license, permit fees, butchering or taxidermy
September Bull – Zones (WMD) 4, 10, 11, 5, 1, 2, 6, 3
October Bull – Zones (WMD) 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 5, 1, 2, 6, 3
$5,500/week for permit holder, $800/week each additional person
(Maximum of 2 bull hunts in camp per week)
$7,000/week for permit holder. $800/week each additional person
(Guarantee that your party will be the only bull hunt in camp for the week)
Cow Only – October Zones (WMD) 4, 8, 5, 1, 2, 6 & 3
$3,500/week for permit holder, $800/week each additional person
Hunting License – ($26 Maine residents / $115 non-residents) Hunters must purchase a Big Game license before arriving at camp. For hunting license information please visit the Maine Inland Fisheries & Wildlife’s website.
9% Lodging Tax
Gate Fees – ($30 Maine Residents / $50 non-residents) Hunters must stop and register at a North Maine Woods checkpoint.
Gratuities for your guide and camp staff are not included in hunt prices but greatly appreciated.
Suggested items to bring
- Rubber Boots
- Wool clothing
- Wind blocking outer shell
- Scoped gun you are familiar with
- Spare firearm
- Extra ammo
- Rain gear
- Orange hat (required by Maine law)
- Boot Dryer
2023 Moose Season Dates
September 24th to October 1st, 2023
Zones 4, 10, 11, 5, 1, 2, 6, 3
October 8th to 15th, 2023
Zones 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 5, 1, 2, 6, 3
October 15th to 29th, 2023
Zones 4, 8, 5, 1, 2, 6, 3
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