Jackman Maine Deer hunting
Jackman Maine Deer hunting

Maine Deer Hunting

The Western Mountains of Maine produce some of the largest whitetail bucks taken annually. Bulldog Camps remote location offers you the luxury of hunting from your cabin door.

Full and semi-guided hunts are available. Hunters who choose a guided deer hunt enjoy the advantage of having their scouting done in advance, and tree stands already in place in productive spots. On unguided deer hunts, we can recommend areas to hunt, but you are on your own for the week while in the woods.

Maine Deer season runs late October thru late November. Maine also offers a 1 week muzzle loader season following the regular firearms season. If tracking a big buck on snow sounds appealing to you, this could be your hunt.

Maine Deer hunting

All About Deer

The deer's coat is a reddish-brown in the spring and summer and turns to a grey-brown throughout the fall and winter. The deer can be recognized by the characteristic white underside to its tail, which it shows as a signal of alarm by raising the tail during escape.

The buck usually weighs from 130 to 220 pounds. The doe usually weighs from 90 to 130 pounds. Males one year of age or older have antlers. Young bucks whose antlers have not grown more than 3 inches are often termed "button bucks". Some button bucks have their antler pedicles hidden in their hair and are often mistaken as young does. Antlers begin to grow in late spring, covered with a highly vascularised tissue known as velvet or, occasionally, moss. Bucks either have a typical or non-typical antler arrangement. Typical antlers are symmetrical on both sides and the points grow straight up off the main beam. Non-typical antlers are asymmetrical and the points are going in any direction off the main beam.

The whitetail deer is a ruminant, which means it has a four-chambered stomach. Each chamber has a different and specific function that allows it to quickly eat a variety of different food, digesting it at a later time in a safe area of cover. Whitetail deer eat large varieties of food, commonly eating legumes and foraging on other plants, including shoots, leaves, and grass. They also eat acorns, beechnuts fruit, and field corn or any kind of corn. Their special stomach allows them to eat some things that humans cannot, such as mushrooms that are poisonous to humans. Their diet varies in the seasons according to availability of food sources.

Jackman Maine Deer hunting

Jackman Maine Deer hunting

"Bulldog Camps' remote location offers you the luxury of hunting from your cabin door."

"The camps are beautiful, the area is very scenic and your hospitality is above and beyond!"
--Bea & Boz, Camden, Maine