Outfitter Name: Turnpike Ridge Outfitters
Outfitter / Contact: Don Helstrom
Location: Maine, USA
Animals Hunted: Black Bear
Game Quality: Excellent. Mostly boars 150 to 250 lbs. with several 300+ taken. Many of the hunters were first
Game Quantity: 19 of 23 killed through Thursay.
Accomodations: Unbelievable!! We were in 100
Camp Condition: Clean. Organized. Outhouses we
Food Quality: Gail (Dons wife) and Janet p
Guide Experience: Very Good. Don and George run
Other Personal Experience: All were engaging, helpful and
Hunter: Ken Kennon
Would Recommend: Absolutely. Dont be fooled
Overall Impression: Well planned and organized. Its obvious they know what theyre doing. A lot of work goes on to
My two high school buddies and I have been doing unguided hunts out West for several years. On the drive back through Nebraska last year, I mentioned a guy I work with had been on two successful bear hunts in Maine. Thats all it took and the planning began. Weve been waiting all year for this hunt and it couldnt have been any better. My two sons, (30 and 24) came with us this year for the first time. My oldest son was the only one without a kill, but he had to leave on Thursday due to work. We left camp Friday morning so Im not sure how the week ended, but it was 19 out of 23 with two days left. Well all go back in two years after my buddys son graduates from high school. We used this website to check out this outfitter before booking our hunt and found only positive postings. Combined with my co-workers experience, we went. I hope this posting will help others. Its a lot of money and it would be a shame to have a bad experience if you dont have to.