Hunting areas

Discussion in 'The Hunting & Fishing Forum' started by robman2629, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. Zhurh

    Zhurh Active Member

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    DD, not for everybody, just a trade off for what ya like and what ya can't take.

    Can be anywhere, it was Alaska for us; but I sure couldn't imagine living back East as jammed packed, taxed, and just what the future there holds. No joke, I figured out pretty quick how much better my life got. My only regret is that I didn't move up here when I was younger, I cheated myself for many years thinking back East just was how life was for everybody, everywhere; it really ain't reality.

    The one thing I did do was bring all of my nephews up here at Christmas when it was minus 25 when they were about ready to get outta high school. Had them out chasing caribou & wolves on snowmachine (all kinds of shootin with ARs). Had them trapping marten, ice fishing for huge lakers, and just out and about getting them stunned at the scenery and pure wilderness. One nephew is now a resident, is a PJ in AK Air Guard based in Anchorage; flys all over the place in black hawks rescuing people when he ain't in Afghan; seeing more of Alaska than I'll ever see. His brother is coming up nx fall, and his wife comes from hunting family; have him excited about killin some grizz, moose, and caribou. I had second nephew up for a few weeks 7-8 years back, he knows what it is. I got to work on the third brother some too. You know, my nephews are young, so good to see them coming here in their early 20s.
  2. Maine04657

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    As a Maine landowner Who always swore I woudl never post my land is posted. There is a two fold reason for that here in northern Maine. First 4 wheelers they are everywhere and to many with no respect. Second law enforcement the wardens here are useless. You call the local LE's and they say hey that's wardens stuff and refuse to come out and help but they could be here inside 20 min however if you manage to call and get a actual person at the wardens office they may not show up till the next day or later not really much good when there are a dozen asshats running around you land on there 4 wheelers.

    So a few years ago I posted. I have friend who still hunt here and if someone come to my door ( though not likely as the long driveway has a gate and several signs indicating that would be a bad idea ) or call me I am happy to let most people hunt.

    I am not alone many of the folks around here do the same. As most often is the case a few bad apples ruin the whole batch.
  3. 76Highboy

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    Mike, you said a lot. I know what you said is true. There are ranchers and farmers who would love to have the deer and the elk thinned, but not at the risk of having their property neglected. Going up in the spring and making a game plan to help them repair fences and shot up water tanks goes a long way. One of the biggest ranchers I know has to set "Dummy" water tanks out so the road hunters will shoot those as opposed to the real tanks that he has hidden behind berms. It's always a game for him and I feel his pain especially when he finds his cattle shot.
  4. robman2629

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    I have seen many 4 wheeler tracks and how they tear up the land, especially if it had just rained out. Luckily I havent had to deal with wardens but thats funny how you comment about them. From what we see on North Woods Law, they are pretty efficient. Its cool having another Mainer on here! Do you still hunt? It would be great to meet up with another TFF member!
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    Networking. It's all about Networking. Get out and shake hands talk to people.
  6. gad1111

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    My 2 cents. Everything Mike said was spot on all I could add is be honest about how many people you're bringing with you. Years ago my grandpa would let anybody that asked hunt his land (91 acres, 30 woods the rest farm), they'd come and ask "can I hunt", only to find out everyone of them brought 5 to as many as 10 people with them. One year he gave 7 people permission and had over 30 crashing through the woods.

    Greg
  7. CCHolderinMaine

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    I have 2 properties here in Maine and I post them both. Not generally for the hunters, but for the people that treat MY private property as THEIR private property. 4 wheelers ripping everything up or some idiot dumping his old tires. It's sad, but people are their own worst enemies. You may have to go up north if you cannot figure out someplace down in southern Maine. Check ME.gov for hunting rules in the unorganized townships. You will find a place to hunt...you might have to drive a bit though...
  8. robman2629

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    I'm willing to go up north, the only thing that stinks is that I received an any deer permit for zone 21 here. You must know the area, saco, scarborough, up to around windham and sebago. That is sad that people would use your land like a dump, just to save a dollar. I'm hoping to find some place to be able to at least see a doe.
  9. Maine04657

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    I have only had two personal dealings with Wardens both where unpleasant. One of then has been on the north woods show. Wardens of my youth where pillars of the outdoors they would talk to you help you and befriend you. The wardens of today write tickets and hate people that are out doors. Watch the first season and listen close to what they say on camera. They say more then once that if your in the outdoors your breaking the law you just have not been caught yet. Wardens in Maine have the ability to ignore the 4th. They can enter you property even when posted with out a warrant OR any just cause. You have to notify them personally to keep off your land. If you come by the Maine boards the stories are all over about there arrogance towards the people of Maine. I have NEVER even received a ticket as I do not break the law. The fact that I understand Maine laws pisses them off to no end. Wardens are forbidden on my property both at my home and my blueberry land.
  10. CCHolderinMaine

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    Yes, I'm a bit familiar with the area...I was born in Scarborough. Scarborough is impossible without knowing someone. Shotguns only East of route one as you mentioned. There are lots of dear in Scarborough despite all the development. Your best bet is up around the Windham and Sebago area. Zone 21 is tough if you don't know anybody, it's probably about the most densly populated suburban area in the state, but it is full of deer.
  11. CCHolderinMaine

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    Agree, our wardens have completely changed. They've become the nitpick police.
  12. robman2629

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    Yes, and no one wants to trade doe permits into this area either! haha. Ive seen so many deer just traveling through south portland, scarborough, and bow only westbrook. Are there any restrictions in the windham/sebago area? Ive tried to look it up but couldnt find anything.
  13. Sandman

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    This is why I posted my land. I hunt it myself and don't want anyone else hunting it, but would have no problem with people fishing the ponds if they took care of it. Unfortunately, they do not, so a gate went up. There was so much trash all over the property that after seven years I am still finding litter. Not to mention the stolen game camera, etc. However, if someone came and asked me and promised to take care of it, I would probably give them a shot. Instead, I have people trespassing while I am there! It never ceases to amaze me when the gate is open, and my truck is visible, and people will just drive on in like they own the place.
  14. CCHolderinMaine

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    Generally no. There might be some specific plots that have a local restriction of some sort, but as a general rule all areas in Windham and Sebago are subject to state laws regarding hunting. It would be very tough to hunt anywhere in South Portland or Westbrook. I'm sure some deer are taken out of people's back yards, but you're not "walking the woods" in Westbrook or South Portland.
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