Friday, December 27, 2013

Trail conditions are improving but a good distance from great. We did receive significant icing from the recent storm which in the long run has set a good base but makes it very difficult to navigate currently. We did receive two inches of fresh snow yesterday which is a start and it's still snowing this morning. Bosebuck Mountain Riders groomer was out on the trail yesterday, removing downed trees from the trail and grooming this side of ITS84 and up to the NH connector.

Friday, December 20, 2013

News Flash - It' snowing here at Bosebuck Mountain Camps and the trails are OPEN.  Maine trails have not been groomed as the snow received to date is light, fluffy and not enough volume just yet.  Some trails have been packed, but you should travel cautiously as some areas have very little snow.

We still have active logging operations near camp, specifically on Tractor Job Road, and Parmachenee Road, north of Bosebuck is plowed.  Please travel with caution in these areas.

Our dining room is OPEN, serving breakfast from 7 AM to 9:30 AM and lunch from 11 AM to 3 PM.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

As of today, we have registered 31 deer, four of which were taken by our lodging guests.  The largest to date was taken just this morning.  Ray was happy to have some snow on the ground to assist with the dragging out of this 224 pound (dressed weight), 8 point buck.  Congratulations!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Open Snowmobile Weekend 2014

No snowmobiling just yet but just to get you in the mood,


Open Snowmobile Weekend
Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont have entered into an agreement allowing for a reciprocal snowmobile riding weekend in all three states which includes the preceding Friday. The dates are January 31st through February 2nd, 2014.

This allows for all legally registered New Hampshire, and Vermont snowmobiles to be operated in Maine without a current Maine registration. This also allows for all legally registered Maine snowmobiles to be operated in New Hampshire and Vermont without being registered in either of those states as well.

Monday, November 11, 2013

On this Veteran's Day 2013, let 's remember this is the "land of the free" because it is "the home of the brave".  Thank You!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

It's not enough snow to sled just yet, but it's perfect conditions for deer hunting.  We have just over an inch or so on the ground and it's still coming down.  It's soft, not crunchy, so the woods are quite.  Where's your deer rifle?  Pack your gear, give me a call and head on up to camp.

We have registered 17 deer so far this season, all great looking bucks.  I do have lodging available this week, but not next so call today.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Mike took this 206 pound, 8 point buck this morning.  Now he's stuck at camp and Jerry has headed back out to woods to bring in his own.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

It's opening day of rifle season for Maine Resident deer hunters.  Good luck and remember that Bosebuck Mountain Camps is a Maine big game (other than moose) registration station.  We are open for tagging from 7AM to 7PM and have certified scales to weigh that big buck.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

And this is how it's done - four guys, three dogs and good shooting.

Dallas, Mike, Allen & Junior drove all the way from Ohio to shoot birds in the western mountains of Maine and they have met their objective.  I snapped this picture on Monday when they returned from their first day in the woods.
Congratulations to Ray and Tony on their successful moose hunt here at Bosebuck Mountain Camps. They decided to pass on the moose Mike called right into them on Monday morning, opting to hold out and enjoy the hunt the a little longer. This guy was taken on Friday morning and the butcher said he should be great eating. Enjoy guys and see you for the Fall fish run in 2014.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Hello!  Finally after replacing my PC (hard drive crash) and recovering what info we could (THANKS Greg) I am back online.  To those of you who have been checking back and found disappointment at the lack of updates, my apologies.  Here's some of what you missed;

Travis took this beautiful Maine Black bear that dressed out at 330 pounds.  Congratulations!

Rob also enjoyed a successful hunt and took home this nice bore.

and Randy left for home with this guy.  All in all, the 2013 bear season was a success.

Of course grouse season is well underway and we just completed a successful Moose hunt.  Pictures and details to follow.

Deer season availability is fulling quickly, so if you are looking for a place to hunt, give me a call to see what we might have available.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Two of the three Maine Black Bears taken at Bosebuck Mountain Camps last week.  Congratulations to Stuart and Artie!

Friday, July 12, 2013

This year Bill Hanson and his crew banded two eagles from the nest across the lake from camp.  We had several families in camp at the time and even our grand-daughter, Loralie was visiting so she was able to hold the banded chick.

It seems like it rained the entire month of June and July has not been much drier.  Our front lawn and parking area is non-existent as we are currently experiencing water levels that are typical in early spring with snow melt.  On the up side of all this rain, the fishing has been terrific so no complaints from the fishermen (except the man eating bugs).

We have beautiful sunshine today just in time for all our summer families to start arriving for their annual vacations. 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Any Deer Permits - 2013 Season

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries has determined that 80 "Any Deer Permits" will be awarded for Wildlife Management District #7 for the 2013 Deer Season.  20 of these permits will be available to landowners only but the other 60 will be determined by lottery.  For more information you can visit the IF&W's website at
Online applications for the drawing must be completed by August 15th so do not delay!

We still have some available lodging for the 2013 Deer Season so if you are considering a hunt this year, please give us call soon.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Yes this picture is accurate. Yes, it's still raining and yes, the extended forecast is about the same.  I've heard rumors the extended forecast may have a day or two of sunshine so we'll see.  No matter, the fishing action on the lake has been great and although some areas in the upper river have seen some high water,  conditions change quickly and the fish are biting.

Now that the kids are getting out of school it's time to plan that summer get away.  We do have some limited availability for our Summer Rate Special beginning on July 1st and running through the 18th of August. Check your calendar and give me a call.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day

Thank you to all our veterans.  We must remember that freedom does not come without a cost and for some, the ultimate price has been paid - THANK YOU.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

We welcomed our third grandchild, Michael Brennan Chase on Wednesday, May 15th @ 12:18PM.  He weighed in at 7 lbs, 15 oz, and 21 inches tall.  Everyone is happy and healthy and we can't wait to meet him.

Fishing here at camp has been great both on the lake and in the streams.  I had one report from the lake yesterday that they caught 7 fish in 30 minutes.  The wind has been strong and cold so the fishermen are bundled up, but all having a great time.

Mike will be cooking a couple fresh caught fish this morning for guests who just couldn't resist breakfast from the lake.  Nothing like salmon and eggs to start the day.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

We opened our 2013 Spring fishing season on Friday and the fishermen are arriving daily.  Much to our relief, we even received some much needed rain overnight and a little more today.  Hope it didn't spoil any Mother's Day plans.  Mike will be cooking a couple of fresh fish in the morning that we caught this afternoon.

We also welcomed two new employees, Julie & Kevin to the Bosebuck team.

If you are reading this post on our website, we have upgraded our Facebook page to the business edition.  Go on over and "like" us.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

We're back and our Internet service is back too, but the ice is still here.  Mike & I enjoyed 10 sunny days in Florida and try as I might to bring that warm weather back with me to Maine, it just didn't happen.  Cold nighttime temperatures and even colder, snowy days have hung on.  As you can see in today's webcam photo, the rivers have started to open and the ice is beginning to break up, but most likely it will be another week before the ice is gone here at the north end of the lake.

We are looking forward to welcoming back our returning spring fishermen and greeting new guests beginning on May 9th.  We still have some availability in Mid-May and a few days at the end of the month too.  Call or email if you can sneak away for a few days to wet a line.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

The calendar may indicate that spring has arrived, but I can tell you it hasn't come this far northwest just yet.  The overnight low was only 14 degrees and the wind has been howling bringing with it light snow showers for the past week.

Mike and I would like to extend or thanks to all our winter guests and hope to see you all next year.  Thanks also to our hard working staff who help to make this operation a success.  Both Chad and Dana have decided to tackle new opportunities elsewhere so they will not be returning to Bosebuck when we re-open for spring fishing on May 9th.  We wish them well in their new endeavors.

As usual our spring project list is quite long but with the help of John C. & Jerry, we have already crossed off a few items.  If the weather doesn't cooperate soon, the outside chores will just have to wait.  Plenty to do inside, so we won't be bored.

Our spring fishing season is already heavily booked, so if you are still thinking about fly fishing the upper Magalloway watershed you should be picking up the phone right now.  The same goes for our Fall dates too.

Friday, March 22, 2013

2012-2013 Winter Season ending March 30th

The end of the 2012-2013 Winter Season is fast approaching.  Even though we received a good charge of snow a couple days ago, the sun is warm and spring riding is at it's peak.

Our lodging and dining room will close next Saturday, March 30th at 3PM.  Gasoline will still be available until 7pm daily.  Thanks for a great season and perhaps we will see some of you for fishing or summer recreation.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

We welcomed the first day of Spring 2013 at Bosebuck Mountain Camps with 16 inches of new snow and it's still coming down.  Why we had to wait until the last day of winter for a good old fashioned snow storm, I just don't know.  I find it quite exasperating. However, those of you who haven't packed that sled away yet, will have some awesome riding for the next few days.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Yes, this is a current picture and yes, it's snowing here at Bosebuck Mountain Camps.  We have at least one inch of new snow on the ground and it's still coming down.  Current temperature is 25 degrees.

Expect spring riding conditions, some icy spots and perhaps thin in some areas but overall there is still some great riding to be enjoyed.

Our dining room is till open 7 days a week for breakfast 7:00 AM to 9:30 AM and lunch served from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Yes, the thermometer hit 50 degrees here and yes, we did receive some rain.  But we did have a light dusting of snow on the ground this morning and the temperature has dropped to 32 degrees so Mike is headed out in the groomer as I compose this post.  The forecast for the next several days is calling for temps in the low twenties to high teens overnight with snow on Saturday and perhaps again on Tuesday.  I will have a better idea of trail conditions when Mike returns.

We did have a few riders in camp today and they reported the trails weren't too bad.  High traffic areas and some corners were thin, but overall, conditions were good.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

I just added another six inches of snow to the snow total page and it's still coming down.  Current temp is 26 degrees with heavy overcast.  This additional snowfall will certainly provide for some great riding today.  We'll keep an eye on the extended forecast too as it's looking like more on Wednesday. 

We have been VERY busy these last two weeks so I want to send out a big thank you to all those who stopped in for lunch or stayed for a few nights for the full Bosebuck experience.  We appreciate your business. 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Surprise!  We awoke to 8 inches of fresh powder this morning.  So you know what that means... Chad is on the end of the shovel and Mike is out in the plow truck.

This amount of snow is what we have been waiting for to top off the solid base that has been groomed on the trails.  Load up the sled and head on out.  Yesterday the report from the trails was that riding was great to excellent so this should push it right to awesome.

Friday, February 15, 2013

We have overcast skies this morning with light snow falling again today.  Although the sun peaked out a few times yesterday, it was mostly cloudy with sporadic snow showers.  Reports from the trails are good to great conditions with additional snow at elevation.

We have been very busy all week and expect a hectic long weekend too.  Perhaps Mother Nature will decide to drop another 6 to 8 inches over the weekend so the groomer will have some new stuff to pack.

All trails have been groomed within the last two days and I'm sure that BMR's groomer will be headed out again tonight.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

8 inches is about all NEMO could deliver to the western mountain of Maine.  Like most fish he stuck to the coast and the snow totals set records in many locations along the eastern seaboard.  We have very windy conditions here today with blowing, drifting snow everywhere.  The high temperature is only 9 degrees which has decreased visibility considerably.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Once again this year we experienced a large influx of visitors due to the reciprocal weekend between Maine, New Hampshire & Vermont.  A big thank you to all our staff who stepped up to make it happen.  Reciprocity is certainly great for business and how I wish the "powers that be" could figure out a way to make this permanent in an equitable way for all parties involved.

 Mike, Rick, Todd, Mary & Megan braved the cold temperatures last weekend to host a fund raising event for  Bosebuck Mountain Riders in our parking area with great success.  Thanks to all who donated and a big THANKS to Steve who paid for all the supplies which allowed the club to retain all the funds collected with no expenses.

Unfortunately we did receive a lot of rain, temperatures that surged into the mid forties and high winds.  The snow certainly took a beating.  We had a few brave souls that ventured in from Eustis yesterday who advised the trail was better than they anticipated, but we definitely need snow to cool the sleds.  The extended forecast is calling for temps in the single digits with light snow for the next several days.  A good 8 to 10 inches would be great, but we'll have to wait and see.

Friday, January 18, 2013

After last nights frigid temperature of 20 below zero, the sun has risen this morning and the mercury has already reach a balmy 1 degree.  Trails are in great shape and our cabins are full for this weekend. 

Please note that do to the large number of lodging guests this weekend and next, we will not have any room for "park & ride" trucks/trailers.  There are two small plowed areas off the road at mile marker 10 and mile mark 11 for parking.  But keep in mind, there are active logging operations ongoing so you cannot park in the road.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

We received about three inches of snow yesterday and it is continuing to snow this morning.  Current temp is 28 degrees.  Mark came in from Rangeley by sled this morning and reported ITS84 is in mint condition.  BMR & RLSC groomers were out yesterday and everything from the NH border to Oquossoc/Rangeley was groomed.  Time to load up that sled and hit the trails.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

We have had a couple of days with temps in the forties and of course some melting did occur.  However, the mercury has dropped well below freezing overnight to a current 25 degrees and we have light snow falling right now.

The 10 day forecast is calling for an extended period of cold temperatures at or below zero for several days.  Add in the snow that falls on a daily basis in this area, and the trails will be back in mint condition.

Don't forget Snodeo in Rangeley on the 25th, 26th & 27th which also happens to be reciprocity on the snowmobile trails with Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.  We have a few cabins left, so call soon if are looking to enjoy these events.

Thursday, January 10, 2013


The loggers have moved out and the trail from Rangeley is now open all the way to Bosebuck.  We are open for lunch daily from 11 AM to 3PM.  Their groomer made the first run of the season yesterday.  Mike will be out tonight in Bosebuck Mountain Rider's groomer.  He will groom from Bosebuck to the NH border and then over to the turn around point at Camp 14.

We awoke this morning to 5 inches of snow so plowing and shovel are the plans of the day.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Trails have a great base, Bosebuck Mountain Riders have been grooming and the trail from Oquossoc should be fully open this week.  Most of the ongoing logging operations have pulled out so the groomers will be out putting things in order.

Please keep in mind, for those of you driving into Bosebuck, the road is plowed and you will meet vehicle traffic, including log trucks on Parmachenee Road. 

Our dining room is open for breakfast from 7:00 AM to 9:30 AM, lunch from 11:00AM to 3:00 PM and dinner by reservation only at 6PM.  You call 207-670-0013 to make dinner reservations at least 24 hours in advance.

Let's get this season underway!