WE SPECIALIZE IN BEAR, DEER,
MOOSE AND BOBCAT HUNTS IN MAINE
AND SPRING BEAR HUNTS IN NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA
Stony Brook Outfitters
Maine & New Brunswick
game hunting is our specialty and guiding is our full time livelihood.
But most importantly, outfitting and guiding is not a job to us - it is
OUR COMMITMENT: We take our guiding seriously. We are
committed to giving every one of our hunters the hunt of a lifetime,
one to enjoy and always remember. Our goal is to make your hunting trip safe,
productive and memorable. We hope to make it the best hunt and vacation
you have ever had.
OLD DOGS from
Outdoor Life by
Alex Robinson and Aaron Binaco
North American Hunting Club
Member, New Brunswick
Member, Maine Professional
Member, Sportsman's Alliance of
Watch a brief overview of Stony Brook Outfitters'
operations in Maine and Canada, specializing in bear, deer, moose
and bobcat hunting in Maine and spring bear hunts in New Brunswick,
Brook OutfittersCombo Hunts
Black Bear w/ Hounds & Moose Combo
Hunt Oct 6th through 12th (WMD
zones 7-8-12-13 & 14 only)
Moose and Whitetail Deer Combo Hunt
November 1st through 30th (WMD
zone 16 only)
This hunt is
done during the overlap week of our bear hunt with hounds and
the moose hunt. This combo hunt is booked as a bear hunt with
hounds and can be changed to a combination hunt when and if you
pull a tag. This means that you will not be required to put up
any deposit for the moose hunt until you actually get drawn. The
cost of this hunt is $2350 for the dog hunt plus a reduced price
of $1650 for the moose hunt. If you have a sub-permitee (a
second person who accompanies you on the hunt and can shoot the
moose in place of the permit holder) the fee for this person is
$2350 for the bear hunt (if they too want to hunt bear) plus
$1000 for the moose hunt. A non-hunting companion fee is $800.
Notice: There have been many enhanced changes
to the Moose Lottery. The bonus point system has been greatly
improved so the longer you participate in the lottery the better
your chances become. In addition, applications can now be
done manually as well as online. Paper applications can be
obtained by request. The online application process will be
available starting in early January. (http://www5.informe.org/online/moose/)
November hunt offers the opportunity to harvest
either a bull or a cow moose in prime moose country. The earlier
in November the better the chance that the Bulls will still
be in the late part of the rut, and the guide
be able to call one in. This is a six day privately
guided, on the ground, stalking hunt which provides the
hunter the opportunity to combo this hunt with a deer hunt. The
hunt would be booked as a regular 5 day guided deer hunt and can
be changed to a combination hunt
when and if
you pull a moose tag. This means you will not be required to put
up any deposit for the moose hunt until you actually get drawn.
If you do not pull a tag then the cost of your regular 5 day
guided deer hunt would remain at $850. If you draw the permit, the cost of the 6 day combo hunt would be $2150 for the moose
hunt plus a reduced price of $650 for the deer hunt. The total
for the combo hunt would be $2750. If you have a sub-permitee (a
second person who accompanies you on the hunt and can shoot the
moose in place of the permit holder), the fee for this person is
$1050 for the moose hunt plus a reduced price of
$650 for the deer hunt (if they too want to hunt deer). The
combo total for the sub-permittee would be $1600. A non-hunting
companion fee is $800.
winners who wish to swap their permit with another moose permit
winner will need to do all their own work to identify and
contact potential permit winners to swap with. If you are
interested in swapping the tag you win for one in one of our
zones - visit
more information, see the moose hunting section of our website.
You Can Expect on your Hunts:
competent guides and staff.
Active, registered, pre-baited black
bear bait sites.
Dependable transportation to and from
your bait sites.
No gate or hidden fees.
Top notch, proven bear and bobcat
Clean, comfortable, first class
Personalized service - We will know you
by name - not a number.
Proven bear bait.
Professional, skilled skinning services.
Unmatched quality and quantity of food
Hunter to Guide Ratios
North American Hunting
Although there is no limit on the number of black bear hunters a guide
can put out on stand, we choose to limit our hunter to guide ratio to 5
to 1. We reserve this same ratio for our white tail deer hunts. The
moose hunt is a 1 to 1 ratio unless there is a sub-permitee, which
raises that ratio to 2 to 1. The State of Maine has an established limit
of 5 to 1 on black bear hound hunts, but we personalize our hunt by
limiting our ratio of 2 to 1. In addition, although the state has set no
limit, we limit our bobcat hunts with dogs to this same 2 to 1 ratio.
New Brunswick Hunts
We abide by the
established 3 to 1 ratio set by New Brunswick law on our Spring black
bear hunts. Our self-imposed ratios ensure that we are able to enhance
the hunting experience and make sure that the hunter is receiving the
personalized service we are known for.
Stony Brook has been an approved outfitter by the NAHC since 1997 and
has consistently had more recommendation reports each year than any
other guide or outfitter in Maine or New Brunswick.
A Cut Above The Rest
We have been catering to bear, deer, moose and bobcat hunters since
1980. We take pride in providing a rewarding and successful hunting
experience. We take you to where the game is – no matter what the cost.
Our bear stands are strategically located in prime bear territory. We
scout out active scrapes and rubs for our deer hunters and keep a keen
eye open for areas where the bull moose like to feed. We will travel
wherever necessary to optimize the best snow conditions for our bobcat
Licenses and Permits
Stony Brook Outfitters sells you your licenses and
permits right at the lodges. You do not have to go out to a store or
worry about having to apply for a draw for your Black Bear, White Tail
Deer, or Bobcat hunting licenses, as these are available right at Stony
Brook Lodge when you arrive. Moose hunting licenses are an exception, as
this hunt requires a Lottery draw controlled by the State of Maine. New
Brunswick Spring black bear hunting licenses are also available right at
the lodge as well. Fishing licenses are also available at the same time.