October and November are our Maine grouse hunting and Maine woodcock hunting months. We offer Cabins and guides for Maine grouse hunting and Maine woodcock hunting, Maine partridge hunting and guided Maine upland hunts. Bradford Camps, because it is in the remote North Maine Woods, is very fortunate to be centered in excellent habitat for partridge, woodcock and snowshoe hare hunting. There are endless old skid roads through the woods to explore with your dog and the tree growth varies dramatically from dense softwood thickets to old growth hardwood to young birch, beech, and maple groves, all excellent habitat for bird hunting. The lower hardwood wetlands of alder and birch woodcock use on their migrations. A Snowshoe Hare seen during the day is a nice bonus! We will pack a lunch for you if desired or have a hot meal ready if you choose to come back to camp mid-day. For guided Maine upland hunts, our registered guides will prepare a cookout for the noon meal as you discuss strategies for the afternoon hunt. During a good year the hunter should see 10-20 or more partridge flushes per day and our best guess right now is that we are heading toward a “good year”. We encourage hunters to bring their hunting dogs at this time of year. However hunting dogs are not necessary; we have guides with dogs, and you also can have very good hunting on your own.
Terrain varies widely from lowland dark spruce/fir growth, to open hardwood ridges. Most of our ruffed grouse hunting is on old logging roads that are not passable by vehicle any more. The walking is fairly easy, and the edge habitat and gravel attract the birds. Our website has a topo map of the area around the camps to give you an idea of the terrain. All gauges are recommended: 410 through 12 gauge, and size 6-7 shot is about right, with an open choke and full choke on doubles.
Bradford Camps Lodge and Cabins grouse hunting Maine - your will not be disappointed! Also be sure to check out our OTHER Bradford Camps Lodge and Cabins fishing and hunting trips.