JACKMAN REGION MOOSE HUNT 2006

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 minuteMAKE 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.

Annual Father-s Day weekend Fishing Derby

What a great way to spend Father-s Day weekend with the kids!
Join us for the YELLOW PERCH FISHING DERBY on Big Wood and Attean Ponds. Participants fish for yellow perch and other “”junk”” fish with cash prizes being awarded for the most chubs and sucker caught!
Registration begins at 8:00 am Saturday June 17th at the Chamber Booth. Children under 12 are FREE!
❓ Please call (207)668-4171 for more information or when you make your reservation with us for a weekend of FUN , we will try to answer any questions you may have.
This event is sponsored by the Jackman Region Chamber of Commerce.

Wilderness Of Maine – Snowshoe tracks

While surfing the net, I came across some essays from someone who use to live in the cabin next door to Cozy Cove. It-s about his wilderness experiences here in Jackman. I loved reading them and wanted to share them with you. Here-s an excerpt from one of them:

[quote]The only sounds in this wilderness are a gentle breeze flowing through the branches, murmuring waterfalls slipping through the ice covered steam, and gentle chic-a-dee-dee-dee notes coming from my new feathered forest creatures. I can hear my heartbeat and breathing as I lift each snowshoe above the deep soft snow toward my wilderness destiny.

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Experiencing new territory for the first time is breathtaking. The abundant fresh animal tracks in the snow compare to the abundant human tracks on the snow covered city sidewalks.

Approaching Mud Pond, I spot a red fox struggling through the deep soft snow. The blue sky lost it battle against snow clouds, as it begins to snow. The gentle breeze gains strength, as I cross Mud Pond. Following my tracks beside Wood Stream, the forest shields me from icy chill of the wind, and gentle flakes of snow float to the ground, simulating the gentle fall of goose feathers. It is late afternoon. Getting closer to the mouth of Wood Stream at Wood Pond, I hear a strange noise. Picking up my pace, I hurry to see what may be causing it.

Arriving at Wood Pond, I become aware of what is happening. My heart races.
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You can read the whole essay and many others at his site:

Northwestern Wilderness Of Maine
Personal Essays

[url]http://w3.ime.net/~eldorado/[/url]

I hope you enjoy them as much as I have!
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SKY

It has been raining for about a week off and on but finally today it seems to have stopped. The sun poked his head out for a while. As Murphy and I sat on a rock by the shore watching Steve work 😉 , how serene it all looks. The sky still has a darkened hue with puffs of clouds and blue sky. The lake is calm and so mysterious looking. I wish you could see it right now!!! ❗

Memorial Day

First holiday weekend to start the summer….. YEAH, It-s finally here ❗
The following is a quote from a guest this past Memorial Weekend.
[quote]What a great place to spend it with our family. We came here last year for the first time and even though it rained a day, we still had a great time. Sitting by the campfire with everyone, watching a seaplane land, hearing the loons call….this was the best. Can-t wait to come back next year[/quote]

APRIL 2006 QUOTES from our guests

Thanks to our wonderful hosts”” “”Oh, to only have all this beauty and serenity in our back yard. At least we had the privilege of enjoying this amazing piece of heaven on earth for a few days. 3 days of cold brutal mornings, but warm sunny afternoons””
Derek and Heather from Canaan 4/28 Cabin #4

FEBRUARY – MARCH 2006 QUOTES from our guests

It-s our 3rd time back and as always it felt food to come home to cabin #9. “”
Andy 2/10

“”Arrived about 7pm-no power in town….50 mph winds. Came in and bundled up for bed -40Degrees in here. Power came back on 20 min later.
Rode about 50 miles today-lots of shit on the trails from last nights winds. Went to BIG WOOD STEAKHOUSE. Excellent food-ribs are to die for! Go early or you will stand outside waiting. Hey guys: Ribs are a 10-waitress is a 9! The owners are great people, nice place. “”
Doug and Denise from Corinth, Me 2/17-18/06 Cabin #9

“”Lots of rain and warm weather are not good for the trails. … We went about 130 miles today- all in all not too bad for this time of year. Much better than back home where we haven-t had any snow this winter. Enjoyed staying in Cozy Cabin #6…can-t wait to come back. Saw 1 red fox, 2 deer and 1 coyote? “”
Jenn and Dan from Lunenburg, Me 3/11/06 Cabin #6

“”Fished Northwest shore around rock piles. 10-12″” splake and brook trout in 6-12 feet of water, about 20″” down. Had 20 flags-2-3 # chubs and a bucket full of tiger trout. 24 “” ice -drove truck on ice…good day.
Food at FOUR SEASON great, food at BIGWOOD STEAKHOUSE real great.””
From Winthrop Me 3/ 06 Cabin #9

“”Just arrived. Going to FOUR SEASONS to eat some grub and drink some beer…””
Zeb, Mark, Dave Roger and Josh 3/3/06