Orvis-Endorsed Wingshooting Guide Service in Jay, Maine

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Orvis-Endorsed Wingshooting Guide Service

Phone icon207-491-9856 Email iconmichaeltbrowning81@gmail.com Link icongrousehavenwingshooting.com
93 Bartlett Rd.
Jay, ME 04239

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The Story

We offer some of the fastest wingshooting the Northeast has to offer. Our well-behaved pointing dogs, who have undergone extensive field training, are always eager to enter a cover. Nothing produces an adrenaline rush more than a rock steady point combined with the sound of the thundering wings of a Ruffed Grouse, or the whistling wings of a woodcock. Here at Grouse Haven we have access to 3,500 acres of excellent Grouse & Woodcock covers. All meals are privately catered in our traditional New England sap house. We hope you can come and experience a classic Grouse & Woodcock hunt with us!

Lodging, Meals, and Accommodations:

Light breakfast and hearty lunch are served. Lodging is available in local area 15 minutes from Grouse Haven. Location and accommodations can be found on the Guide Services website.

Sample of Typical Itinerary:

We'll start hunting at around 8:00. First client(s) will meet guide(s) and review the day(s) itinerary. We'll also review topo maps of the areas we would encounter, and give them options on what terrain they'd want to pursue. Gun safety and review is a must! We can hunt two dogs at a time, or one. After we have hunted 2 or 3 covers in the morning, we'll break for lunch, and sit outside by the fire and have a hearty lunch served in our traditional New England sap house. After lunch we can hunt several different covers at the clients leisure.

What is Provided to Customer:

All clients will be served a light breakfast and hearty lunch. Transportation, cleaning and packaging of birds and pictures/videos of hunt, if requested. Over/under & side/side shotguns are available with ammunition if needed. Plus every client will leave with a pint of Maine made maple syrup.

What Should Customers Bring?

Wet and cold weather gear and at least 2 articles of hunter orange. Hunter orange vests & hats available if needed. A valid Maine state hunting license, which can be obtained online.

Species you Hunt by Season

Ruffed Grouse - October 1 - December 31.
Woodcock - October 1 - November 15.

Region/Terrain Where You Hunt:

Western mountains of New Sharon Maine. Logging roads. Apple orchards with and alder runs. Different terrain to accommodate each individual client. Terrain hunted can be chosen by client, to ensure a safe comfortable hunt.

Typical Weather by Season:

Typically the first half of October can reach 70 degrees at times. Most of the weather is between 45 degrees and 65 degrees in October. New England can vary with showers. November and December becomes colder, getting as low as 35 degrees. December can be cold as well with light snow at times.

Where can I obtain a Maine hunting license?

They can be purchased online at https://www4.informe.org/cgi-bin/online/moses2/index.pl.

Where is lodging available?

Lodging is available 15 minutes from Grouse Haven. For more information, visit the "Lodging" section on www.grousehavenguideservice.com.

How many people will you guide?

2 guns active at same time with 2 observers - maximum.

What kind of meals are served?

Light breakfast, consisting of coffee and juice with a variety of muffins and donuts. Lunch is a hearty meal. Examples of meals: ribeye steaks, baked potato, fresh rolls and a salad, with a New England desert such as maple syrup flavored whoopee pies. Beef stews are also popular among clients. With a variety of meals to choose from, we also cater to clients who have food allergies or certain dislikes of certain foods. You can view more options of meals at: www.grousehavenguideservice.com.

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