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grouse1Libby Camps is located in prime grouse and woodcock habitat. The type of hunter who comes to this area is here for its remoteness, cover, and lack of other hunters. There are literally thousands of miles of private logging roads, which can range from accessible by all vehicles to grown over roads accessible by 4x4 or simply roads which are impassable by any vehicle. These roads are open to hunting and make exceptional edge cover for grouse. Hunting can be done using a dog or simply walking or driving using your eyes and ears.

Woodcock hunting is best in old clear cuts and along river basins and alder thickets. We are 25 miles from the nearest farm cover, but can access those cover if the need arises. Usually we can take our limits within 5 to 10 miles from camp. Woodcock are very hard to hunt without the use of a dog. These secretive birds will sit tight under an alder or hawthorn bush and let the dog point from as little as 3 feet. The hunter almost always cannot grouse2see the bird until it takes flight, with its distinctive whistle and flight pattern. New hunters have difficulty hitting these small birds because of their erratic flight pattern and the appearance of being out of range. There is no better bird to train a dog on. Limits are 3/day/hunter with six allowed in possession.

Grouse are very numerous in our area. The cover ranges from beech ridges to poplar mixed growth to open clear cuts. Like the woodcock these birds are also known for how long they hold out before flushing. There are many stories of dogs pointing the birds so close that they actually catch them in the air when they take off. Limits on grouse are 4/day/hunter with 8 allowed in possession. Guides with dogs are limited, so should be booked well in advance. We welcome hunters to bring their own dogs. Crates should be brought unless otherwise arranged.

Grouse and Woodcock Hunting Packages

grouse3Package #1:(meals, cabin, maid service).
$300/day/hunter, double occupancy
$450/day/hunter, singleoccupancy
Package #2:(meals, cabin, maid service, guide and dogs).
$535/day/hunter, double occupancy
$925/day/hunter, single occupancy
Package #3: Our premier package, includes all meals, private cabin, guide, dog, unlimited clays, and one seaplane fly out for the 3 day hunt.
3 hunting days/4 nights lodging $3900 single - $2250 double occupancy (shared guide).
grouse4Guide service without dogs: $375 per day (1-2 men)

Deposit for October grouse hunting is 50% deposit.

Cash or Check Preferred

Visa, Mastercard, or Discover accepted.

For hunting season information and hunting license fees,
visit:
State of Maine's Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Web Site

 

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