Why Northern Outdoors?

Trusted by Hunters since 1975.

History of Deer Hunting with Northern Outdoors

Northern Outdoors’ hunting program began in 1975 with Wayne and Suzie Hockmeyer. Our success has been founded on one very simple principle- a commitment that we would strive to be the best. In order to fulfill that promise, we did something unique, something no other outfitter had done before – we established a year-round adventure lodge to employ year round staff, including a restaurant and office team members, and Registered Maine Guides.

In 1976, Northern Outdoors pioneered whitewater rafting trips in Maine with the first descents of the Kennebec, Penobscot, and Dead Rivers. While we opened our company as Northern Outdoors in that year, we’d actually been hunting for years prior to that as individuals in these same Maine Woods. Over the years, our experienced hunting guides have helped 1000’s of hunters discover the true beauty and excitement of hunting the biggest Trophy Bucks in the Northeast. Our two core hunting guides have nearly 50 years combined of hunting with Northern Outdoors. They are true professionals who know the region and will do everything possible to make your hunting trip a world-class experience.

Northern Guides

Today, the key members of our hunting guide staff have nearly 50 years of combined guiding experience in Maine. For them, Northern Outdoors is a career, and their dedication is one of the biggest reasons we are so successful. As a group they are true professionals who display pride in their guiding work. As individuals they are humble, when they have a bad week they suffer the defeat along with our hunters. We never stop learning and every year we make changes to improve our chances of success. We invite you to experience the camaraderie, skill, and thrill of hunting for Maine’s biggest bucks. Learn more about deer hunting with Northern Outdoors.

Our Lodge

You Get the Highest Quality Staff, Operations, and Facilities

As Maine’s premier adventure resort, we have hired over 50 team members so that every aspect of your adventure vacation will meet our high standards. From reservations staff, food and beverage service, housekeeping, transportation, and, of course, professional Registered Maine Guides, the Northern Outdoors team has you covered. You can expect the best – and get it – with the highest quality outfitter in Maine.

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