Saturday, October 31, 2009

She's back! Our resident moose, that we have named Sally, showed up this morning across the shore. I snapped this photo as she was sun bathing on the beach. She's almost in the same location as the loon nested, so maybe she thinks she's a loon rather than a moose? Anyway, since we had not seen her in several days, we wondered if she had moved on, but apparently this is home and she's happy here.

Halloween-Time Change-Opening Day

Happy Halloween! Nothing scary going on here at Bosebuck Mountain Camps. I'm not really expecting any trick-or-treaters but I did buy a bag of candy. Of course it's one of Mike's favorites just in case there might be leftovers.

As if all this Halloween stuff isn't enough to deal with today, we have to remember to turn the clocks back tonight. Yeah! an extra hour of sleep and who can't use that?

Maine Residents will take to the woods today for opening day of the firearms deer season. For those skillful enough to harvest a nice buck, Bosebuck Mountain Camps is now an official Big Game Registration Agent for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. We will be offering registration from 7AM to 7PM seven days a week. The cost of registration is $5.00 with an additional $2.00 charge if you want the animal weighed on our state inspected scales. Maybe someone will take the "Biggest Buck" for the state right in this neck of the woods. Good Luck and enjoy the hunt.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Just because foliage season has passed us by, that doesn't mean all color is gone as evidenced by this photo taken by Bette at sunrise just the other morning. It really was a "take-your breath-away" vista. Here for a moment and then gone as the sun rose above Greentop Mountain.
After a hearty breakfast, Rich, Bette and the dogs headed to the woods for another successful day of bird hunting. The dogs did their job, and all were rewarded with both grouse and woodcock. It has been a great bird season so far in the area surrounding camp.
Bosebuck Mountain Camps is situated in some of the best bird cover available and offers a wide variety for hunters both with and without dogs. It has been common this year to have at least 15 or more flushes per day. Now that the weather has turned colder, the woodcock have started their migration too.
Deer Season is fast approaching, and although many herds have been adversely affected over the past two winters, the population here is healthy. These are "big" woods and considered home to some big bucks although they can be elusive. If you are willing to put in the time and miles in the woods, you may be rewarded with that trophy buck you always wanted hanging on the wall. Come for a week, $699.00 Package (plus tax, gratuity & license) or stay for just a few days.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Another Successful Hunt

Congratulations to John & Melissa on a successful moose hunt here at Bosebuck Mountain Camps. John harvested this 683 pound bull with a 45 inch spread and 17 points on Thursday afternoon. They, along with their guide Chip Amergian, were very excited to have thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. In the four days they spent in the field, they saw 24 moose consisting of all shapes & sizes.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Do not adjust your screen settings, the white stuff that is blurring this photo is really snow. That's right, we have about an inch on the ground already and it's still coming down. I would say we are definitely past peak foliage now and moved right into winter. Is your sled ready?

Sunday, October 11, 2009

The weather has been on the cool side with rain showers off and on the past few days. As predicted we awoke this morning to our first snow with a slight accumulation on the ground. I snapped this photo at 8 o'clock this morning and an hour later it's gone.
As you can see, bird season is well underway here at Bosebuck Mountain Camps. Don, Mike, Peter and Zeke enjoyed their time together in the woods. They reported 72 flushes in three days and harvested 5 grouse and four woodcock with Zeke's assistance.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Our "resident" moose seems content to walk along the opposite shore and feed as she goes. She has been on the island for some weeks now allowing our guests all the viewing time they want without leaving their front porch. Yesterday morning she had a visitor of the male persuasion who apparently arrived without flowers because she wouldn't give him the time of day. It may be rutting season for some, but not for that bull. Better luck next time.

Fishing season ended on September 30th and with the rain we received a couple days prior the fish were able to move up into the river giving the anglers all the action they wanted. Several guests have promised snapshots so I'll be sure to share as soon as I receive them.

Bird season opened yesterday and we have several members of the Ruffed Grouse Society in camp. Hunters and dogs alike are out and about traversing every nook and cranny of the countryside. They will return hungry, tired and looking forward to a little R&R next to the wood stove and of course Bosebuck BBQ!