In my last entry about this years Partridge hunting, many hunters are either not seeing any, or seeing them but not getting. These guys got their limit today, some of them “on the fly” ❗
This shot was taken after they started cleaning them so what they are holding is not all of them. And sorry, the sun was bright at that time and I do not know how to fix that. My photographer friend undoubtedly will have something to say about this.
The firearm deer season has ended. Two of our guests got a buck this year and the others, although a little discouraged, all seem to have a great time anyhow. Many hunters who come to the area love just being in the great north woods, being with friends or family (we had quite a few father and son combos this year which is so wonderful to see) and to get a buck is just the icing on the cake.
Most said that the signs were all there; they know they were out there and the snow the past week did help for tracking. It just was not their time to get one.
Better luck next year for firearms….although muzzleloader season is still happening so best of luck to you too.
BTW, if you are a hunter reading this entry and have a great story to tell about a hunting experience or even just a “”being out in the woods”” experience, go to the JMRRCOC website http://jackmanmaine.org/
and “”Tell the story””. Hunters have a chance to win a coupon and raffle book…..and be entered to win 2 night stay in the region in 2008. I know you all love to tell the stories…just need to put it in writing!
Usually, when a guest gets their buck, they are ringing our bells, no matter how late, to tell us about it and to hang it PROUDLY on the pole. Last night, we went to bed thinking that another day went by and our hunters did not get their buck….:(
To our surprise, We woke this morning to see a buck hanging on the porch of “”No Name”” 😯
So I have to ask…””ARE YOU NEW ❓ “”
Actually, they must NOT be new at all since Kevin got his buck the first day out this week.
Unfortunately there has not been too much happening around here ( no deer on our pole!) to write about. The hunters are saying they are seeing a lot of signs this year. So my point is if they are seeing all these signs and the weather has been pretty good for hunting this week then why are there none hanging on our pole? I asked “”Are you not hunters?”” 😆
Mind now that I am just joking around with them. It is good they are seeing more signs of activity this year and they all know that when it is your turn to get the buck, you will.
So, since there is no deer to talk about during deer season, I thought I could talk about the wonderful snow we are having today ❗ It started out as light snow and sleet here but the snow flakes kept getting bigger and bigger. Bill said there is about 7 inches of snow in the hills where he was hunting this morning. I think we only have a couple inches here at Cozy Cove but it is still coming down.
Most of our hunters came in early today since it is snowing so hard out there and a little windy, it is difficult to see in the woods but they are happy that they will at least have the morning to go back out for one more try before heading home on Sunday. If it keeps snowing tonight, it should be good to for tracking tomorrow. SO they say……
I do not think that “”true”” hunters really care sometimes. Of course, getting the buck is what they want but I think that they are happy just being out in the woods!
Yeah snow ❗ ❗
A sure sign of deer season in Jackman is the patrolling of hunters through the camps around 7 at night to see if there are any deer hanging on the poles. 😆 There were 3 next door!
We will keep you updated of the hunt this month. Good luck to all.
BTW, as some like to have snow so they can track their buck, the weather forecast is calling for snow this week….may be more of freezing rain than snow but it is a beginning.
And on November 20th, we are going to have lots of snow fall so be prepared ❗ This is my prediction anyway…we have to start thinking snow earlier this year. 😛
The second moose tagged in Jackman on the first day of the moose season.
2 Guests who had been here the past 3 days said that the partridge hunting had been really good for them. Each person in the 2 groups got their limit each day out. And yet, another fella said he didn-t see one in 3 days. Funny how that works…especially when they went out on the same road 😕
At least the weather has been great.
Tomorrow starts moose season in Jackman. And as usual, I think the moose know 😉
Today is the day when those of you who have been trying for a Maine Moose permit will be decided. Are you going to be the lucky ones ❓ I have to stress the word “”lucky”” in this entry as that is all that it is.
We have known people who have applied for 20 years and have never been the “” lucky ones”” and others who apply and get the permit their first time. Somehow that never seems fair.
Jackman is in section 8 and the moose hunting dates for this section are October 8-13.
If you are one of the “”lucky ones”” bring your Dad, your Son, your uncle and friends and make your reservation soon. We still have cabins available.
This is a shot of a Bull Moose that one of our guests got 2 years ago. His rack was as tall as me! Can you imagine trying to carry that thing on top of your head ❓ Well I guess if you weighed a thousand pounds, that would not be a big deal 😆
GOOD “”LUCK”” TO ALL OF YOU ❗ ❗ ❗ AND WE WILL SEE YOU SOON, YOU HOPE
If you need more information on Moose hunting in Maine or want to see the list of winners for 2007, go to
Grouse season starts October 1st and this year should be a good year…
Moose season also promises to be good as there have been so many sitings this summer….even during the day. Mike saw a beautiful Bull up on Bald Mountain Monday. Can-t wait to see his picture!
Deer season starts October 28th!
Visit [url=http://www.maine.gov/ifw/hunttrap/2006huntseasonchart.htm] Maine.gov[/url] for specific dates and limits.
😛 Lots of good eats for the hunters in Jackman. You will not go hungry!
Johns BBQ on October 7th, Boyscouts Hunters Breakfast early November and the Jackman Chamber of Commerce Hunters Supper the 3rd week of November.
Plus all of our great restaurants, pubs and diners for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
If you need more information or a place to stay,
visit Cozy Cove Cabin-s [url=http://cozycovecabins.com/jackman/maine-outdoor-fall.php] Jackman Maine Fall Outdoor and Hunting Guide[/url].
See you then!
CONGRATULATIONS 😀 😀 😀 2006 Maine Moose Permit Lottery Winners!
Not sure if you are a winner? Go to http://www9.informe.org/ifw/hunttrap/mooselotteryresults/index.htm
There are 235 permits issued for Distict 8 and Jackman is almost center! Great location to stay to scout out the whole district. Great small town with great people, great food and pubs, great places to stay
(For Boundary Description go to http://www.state.me.us/ifw/wmd/wmd8.htm)
SO Don-t wait until the last minute ❗ MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW AT Cozy Cove Cabins.(668-5931) Bring your Dad, your spouse, your son or daughter, your friends …..anyone to help you spot that Bull and bring it home 😛
Moose Hunting Tips by Jennifer Vashon Wildlife Biologist
➡ Prior to the moose season, sight in your rifle.
➡ Moose often appear closer than they are, because of their large size. Keep this in consideration when estimating the distance to the moose before you shoot.
➡ Be prepared to get your moose out of the woods. Rope, come-alongs, pulleys, a chain saw, and waders can be indispensable on your hunt.
➡ Quartering your moose will make it easier to haul and will reduce the risk of your meat spoiling.
➡ Skinning your moose, or filling the chest cavity with ice, will also reduce the risk of your meat spoiling.
➡ A 30-30 can be used for shooting a moose, but it doesn-t have the range of larger guns. A larger caliber gun (308, 30-06, 7 or 8mm) may improve your success and reduce the possibility of wounding a moose.