Deer Hunting

Guided and Unguided Hunting Packages: Lodging, Meals, and More

Deer Hunting in Maine

Northern Maine has some of the most extraordinary trophy whitetail deer hunting in the United States. There are very few areas in the world that contain more 200+ pound bucks per square mile than the North Woods of Maine. There is a natural selection reason for this! Maine doesn’t have a large population of whitetail deer per square mile. Hunters shouldn’t come up here with expectations of seeing lots of deer during the course of their hunt. The main reason the deer get so big in our area has to do with natural selection, otherwise known as survival of the fittest. First, Maine lies at the northernmost edge of the whitetail deer’s range, and the winters are so severe that only the biggest can survive. The larger body size allows the deer to accumulate greater amounts of fat reserves, thus enabling them to live through the lean times of winter when nutritious food sources are not available. Small bodied deer simply do not have the body mass to survive in extreme cold weather, and only the big bodied deer get to pass on the genes. The second reason whitetail deer are so large is the fact that the area is so immense and under-hunted. There are many bucks in the woods, and in order to breed, all bucks must fight for the does. Only the biggest get to breed, and this strengthens the gene pool. The harsh winters and breeding conditions consistent with Northern Maine have created a very large genetic strain of whitetail deer. This puts Northern Outdoors hunting lodge in prime position for hunting Maine’s biggest whitetail deer!

Deer Hunting with Northern Outdoors

Northern Outdoors has been hunting these Maine woods since 1975. Read more about what to expect on a hunt in The Forks, Maine.

Guided & Unguided Hunting Packages

Bring your personal items- let us take care of the rest. Guided and unguided lodging and meal packages available starting at $867.

Rack of the Year & Photo Gallery

Maine is known for producing trophy bucks, and the Biggest Bucks in Maine Club listing shows some heavy hitters year after year.