Tuesday, June 18, 2013

2013 Moose Mania in Greenville, Maine
33rd Moose Lottery

View from the Black Frog Restaurant in Greenville.
The historic Katahdin floats proudly.
Hunters last year bagged 2,937 moose out of the awarded 3,725 tags. An IF&W survey now estimates the moose population at more than 76,000 - up from 30,000 just a few years ago. Wow. What a difference from previous estimates.

Maine has a high moose/vehicle collision rate.
Interesting fact; The eyes of a moose do not shine like
that of a deer in the headlights. 

Currier's Flight service provides
excellent float plane charters for those
who want to get a better view.
The countless hours we spend in aircraft can yield some breathtaking views.
The amount of moose sightings we see is also most amazing.

 According to the department more than 52,000 applications were submitted for the 4,110 permits that were awarded.
Lupen are one of Maine's finest wild Flowers.
They are found around the landscape in abundance.
Colors are purple, white, blue and yellow.

The festivities at the event in Greenville, Maine on Moosehead Lake ranged from home-run derby for kids to local carving demonstrations for adults. Great food and good spirits were found in abundance. It truly was a time for friends and family to come together and enjoy this 33 year tradition.

(Jereme Thaxton Photography)

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

New for 2013! OMM Outfitters offers moose hunts from beautiful Outpost lodge located in WMD 1 and within 20 miles from WMD's 2,4,5.

Cabin 1 and main Lodge.

Inside the main lodge.

The camps were built 70 years ago and are rich in history. Six guest log cabins with 2 to 4 beds in each make up the accommodations. Some have enclosed porches. All cabins are equipped with Vermont Castings wood stoves with glass doors for heat and propane lights. Also, all cabins have running water with flush toilets and showers, amenities not found in some of the camps in Allagash country. WIFI by satellite link helps you stay in touch.

Our outpost offering is situated in prime moose hunting area known for trophy bull moose. The vast, forested North Maine Woods offer many untouched honey holes for you to have your once-in-a-lifetime experience. OMM Outfitters and the lodge will help you to achieve your goal.

The outpost lodge is located on the Chemquasabamticook Stream, better known as Ross Stream. (T-12, R-13, 8 miles Northeast of Clayton Lake, DeLorme Atlas, Map 61). Reaching the lodge requires driving 80 miles deep in the Maine woods or flying to a gravel runway just 8 miles away. A lake just 2 miles from the lodge can be accessed by float planes.

Monday, June 3, 2013

(HOFNOD) "Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs"

Max with a great fish! Congratulations Max!


"Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs"

June 1st, 2013, at Mantle Lake Park in Presque Isle. The Presque Isle Elks Lodge host a youth fishing derby.

Nathan, volunteers for this great event. What a great day it was! Kids of all ages fishing and learning to fish, hot dogs and prizes! The Elks has been putting this event on now for 13yrs. We would like to thank them for this great contribution for our upcoming youth sportsmen.

We would like to thank Cabela's for donating 30 great rod and reel packages.

The Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs (HOFNOD) program is the flagship youth education program of the Foundation. The program, developed 20 years ago, has been recently updated. HOFNOD uses angling skill development as a gateway to teach youth about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and how to deal with the challenges facing them in their young lives.