Grouse and woodcock hunting
Starting the last Saturday in September, we chase ruffed grouse and woodcock out of Umcolcus Sporting camps in northern Maine. It's well known for it's superb grouse and woodcock cover, miles of logging trails, and endless areas to hunt, with no competition! We are in the direct flight path of migrating woodcock, which makes for some exciting shooting. Woodcock season is federally regulated, and starts the first of October.
There is nothing better than walking down a meandering logging trail on a beautiful Maine October day with blue skies, cool crispy temps, and stunning scenery, listening to the dog bells and the thunderous explosions of flushing ruffed grouse! We hunt with your dogs or ours. Beginner or first time dogs are our specialty.
Our guide string consists of Duke (German Short-hair Pointer), Jake (English style Labrador retriever) and Kaeli (Llewellin setter). They are all hardened and experienced veterans of the Maine Grouse Woods!
Umcolcus Sporting Camps is located in the northern part of Maine's Penobscot County (T8-R6). They have served sportsmen and vacationers for over three generations since 1917. Beautiful cabins, gorgeous scenery, delicious meals (unless you prefer to cook in your cabin), close to outstanding bird cover.
This is the ultimate Maine bird hunting adventure! A good set of broken in field boots are a must. Early October can be warm, so quick wicking outer garments work well. Mornings are cool, so layers are the order of the day. Hunter orange required for your safety. Count on a guide prepared hot lunch to help make this a lifetime memory for you. Not sure how your dogs will do? No problem, bring them along and we'll check them out. Remember, watching dogs work the grouse woods is one of the best things on earth!