Trophy Moose Hunting Information
According to state wildlife biologists, Maine's moose population is estimated at 29,000. For the 2002 season, the success rate for hunters was 84.8 percent. Hunters killed 2,545 moose out of a possible 3,000 permits issued. Yearling and older bulls typically account for 75-80 percent (of the "any-moose permit holders") of the harvest. Even in prime age classes, bulls account for about 80% of the "any-moose permit holders". Every year, several moose exceed 1,000 lbs. dressed weight.
Moose Hunting Information at Matagamon Wilderness
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Notice: Beginning in 2009, moose permit applications will only be accepted online. Paper applications will no longer be automatically mailed. The online application process will be available starting in mid-January.
Applicants may indicate season and WMD preferences, and may check a box if they do not want an antlerless-only permit.
If you should be a lucky winner of a Moose permit, we are located on the boundary of WMD 5 & 10. We also can reach WMD 6 & 11 fairly easily.
Trophy racks are not uncommon. Preliminary investigations indicate a new Boone-Crockett state record may have been set in the 2000 hunt with a score of 219. In past years, 10 moose have scored from 190 to 217 to make the Boone and Crockett record books. The highest score for a moose taken in Maine during the past 5 years was 217.
Maine's record since the limited hunt began in 1980 was a bull weighing 1,330 pounds that was taken in Masardis.
Package # 1
The Ultimate Hunt
$4000.00 For Permitee and Sub-Permitee
Hunt inludes: Pre-scouting by float plane, truck, and canoe. Maine Guide, all you can eat family style meals, your own private cabin, maid service transportation, and game care.
Package # 2
$3000.00 For Permitee and Sub-Permitee
Hunt includes: Pre-scouting by truck and canoe. Maine Guide, all you can eat family style meals, your own private cabin, maid service, transportation, and game care.
Package # 3
$600.00 per person/per week
Hunt includes: Meals and lodging only, 2 person minimum
Package # 4
$250.00 per person/ per week
Housekeeping cabin, bring your own sleeping bag
$300.00 per person/per week
Cabin with linens and indoor bathroom
Hunt includes: Lodging only, 2 person minimum
Package # 5
$25.00 per night
Camping at one of our campsites in the Campground