Maine Bear Hunting

Join us in Allagash for Maine Bear Hunt

Maine bear hunting
Maine Bear with bow

At Tylor Kellys Camps we have been offering Maine bear hunts for over 30 years.  We limit the number of bear hunters in camp to 15 so each bear hunter is given individual support and guidance.  We work hard to give you every advantage to harvest a Maine black bear.  We lease two sites for each hunter.  By Wednesday if you have not seen a bear, or have passed on a bear, you have the option to move to a fresh site for the remainder of your hunt.  After a bait site has been hunted it is retired until next year, so most of our sites only get 1-3 days of hunting pressure each year.

About our Baitsites

Maine bear hunting
Game Cameras are used to monitor bear activity

We lease about 90 baitsites in the “North Maine Woods”, a 3.2 million acre multi use commercial forest. Many sites have been established for over 30 years.  Wind direction, cover, and bear sign are all factors taken in consideration when choosing a baitsites.  We hunt from 15′ metal ladder tree stands or specially designed elevated wooden blinds that sit 5′ off the ground; great for those who don’t like heights or have physical limitations.  We have bow and rifle sites with shooting distances between 15-40 yards set up for left or right handed shooters.  All sites are within a 40-60 minute drive from camp, and a 50-60 yard walk from the truck. We have double stand/blinds available for a guest or cameraperson.  Please call to talk to Wade about special accommadations.

About our Bait

Maine bear hunting
Sites are baited for 30 days before hunters arrive

Wade developed a special combination of pasties, candy, granola and nuts to attract bears to your site.  Each site is pre baited at least 30 days prior to your arrival.  You will be sitting on an active site, and don’t just take our word for it, you’ll see plenty of evidence of bear sign including fresh scat and deeply packed bear trails coming in and out of the area.

About Lodging

Maine bear hunting
River Front cabins with all the comforts of home

Our clean camps sit on the bank of the mighty St John River.  They have 2 bedrooms that can sleep 6 in single bunks, a full kitchen and bathroom with shower.  A fully stocked kitchen with utensils, dishes, cookware, range and microwave, all you need to bring is your food.  We provide towels but please bring your own sleeping bag. For more information on our camps and pictures click here.

About Meals

Meals can be prepared in your camp or purchase a meal plan from our lodge. Each evening, this is the place where everyone gathers to get the news of the bear hunt as hunters arrive back to camp. Home cooked meals at very reasonable prices and the hunting stories….priceless!


Self Guided Bear Hunt

Bear Hunting Photo Gallery

Bear Hunting FAQ

What to Bring on a Bear Hunt


Additional Fees

Maine Hunting License            $26.00 Resident    $115 non Resident

Bear Permit                                 $27.00  Resident     $74.00 non Resident

North Maine Woods Gate Fee  $10.00 Resident daily      $15.00 non resident daily

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