Back Woods Guide Service

Maine Black Bear Hunt

Back Woods Guide Service

We offer a wide variety of outdoor adventures, currently offering hunting, fishing, and trapping adventures in the heart of Aroostook County. Whether you are in search of Spring/Summer Native Brook Trout fishing, a fall Maine Black Bear hunt over bait, or if you are a lucky lottery winner on the annual moose permit lottery, we can build a customized package for you. Northern Maine has an essential habitat which supports a variety of wildlife; Success rates of 90 percent or greater are not uncommon.

Client Testimonials

  • Bill Cunningham
    After the kill, Jesse made good use of his extensive equipment to swiftly drag our moose out of the woods, gut it, skin it and get it to the tagging station and to his butcher who did a wonderful job of cutting and packing it. Besides the excitement of the kill, we will also fondly remember his delicious tail gate cooking , his race car like driving ability on the miles of paper company roads, his reintroducing us to partridge hunting, his tips on how to improve our equipment and shooting skills, his superb tracking ability, his concern for our comfort and safety, his grand sense of humor and hunting stories, his contagious life long love for hunting in the County, his maintaining a positive attitude despite some difficult situations, and his tremendous drive to make our hunt for one of these amazing animals successful and an adventure we will never forget. Thanks Jesse ! We'll be back for more hunting adventures with you! - Bill and Leo from Pittsfield ME.
  • Kim Ralston
    After planning this hunt for three years, everything finally came together to make it happen. Due to minor set backs, once able to book, I went ahead and booked my son as well. This was his graduation present (senior in high school) and my bucket list hunt (one of them). Due to knowing Jesse prior to the hunt (good friend), I knew what to expect on the hunt. Knowing he would put in 110%, I was very excited and optimistic about the hunt. Once he started running his bait sites prior to open season, the trail camera pictures came rolling in; which only built the excitement for the hunt! Once arriving and settling into our hunting camp, final preparations was done: checking hunting gear, verifying zeros on weapons and so forth... Opening evening my son (Clay) killed the first bear he ever seen in person. I was fortunate to get it on video due to Jesse's diligence in catering to our request, as we were hunting with handguns and videoing each hunt. Day four and I filled my tag with a beautiful bear; a longtime dream! My bear was also captured on video. My son and I experience an awesome hunt that we won't soon forget. Oh.... I failed to mention the fantastic steak and lobster (fresh lobster) supper that Jesse, his father and brother prepared for all the hunters before the hunt began; along with daily meals furnished at the end of each days hunt. I will not hesitate to hunt with Jesse again and plan to do so. If you would like to experience a hunt you won't soon forget and the beauty of the big Maine woods, give Back Woods Guide Service a shout. It's no guaranteed hunt, but if your not successful, it won't be because of the lack of preparation and hard work on Jessie's part. Seven of the ten hunters in our party tagged out and the other three had opportunities. I highly recommend them and rate my hunt with them at the top of my hunts!
  • Jeff Whitten
    The profile picture is of my son Jacob and another successful hunt guided by Jesse. Jesse and I have served together in the military for a few years now. We enjoyed an Anticosti hunt back in 2010 which Jacob went as well and shot two deer. If you are a parent or grandparent that truly appreciate the fact your kids love the experience of hunting, being in the outdoors, and spending time with family and great friends, contact Jesse for a hunt. Jesse gave a moose hunt to my Jacob last year, 2014, and Jacob was just drawn for his own permit the fall of 2015. I can say that I stood right next to Jacob when he shot his first deer as well as his first moose and those are memories I’ll never forget. Jesse’s excitement and enthusiasm along with the preparation for your hunt is unmatched! Jeff Whitten - Enfield
  • Paula Ullom
    My husband and I were guests with my son, Keith and daughter, Sarah on their moose hunt. They had a moose hunt in zone 4, which was a very remote area Jesse found us a place to stay in zone 4 so we did not have to travel. Jesse is a dedicated and determined guide, we traveled over a 1000 miles in the one week while we were with him. After our son got his moose on Tuesday, Jesse took us bird hunting and goose and duck hunting. Jesse is a great guide and very entertaining. This hunt was a very successful trip and very fun.
  • David Morris
    If you've ever wanted to go on a bear hunt, this is the place to go! I saw 4 nice bears and a moose in the first two days. Jesse obviously does his homework and worked his butt off to ensure that all of the hunters had every opportunity to harvest a bear. All 10 hunters had at least one opportunity to take a bear. Thanks to Jesse and everyone at Back Woods Guide Service for the fantastic service and allowing me to fulfill a lifelong dream!