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Outfitter Review - Northern Outdoors

Submit Date: Jan 8, 2001

Outfitter Information

Outfitter Name: Northern Outdoors

Outfitter / Contact: Wayne Hockmeyer

Location: Maine, USA

Hunt Information

Animals Hunted: Whitetail Deer

Game Quality: good

Game Quantity: poor

Accomodations: Remote Tent Camp (rustic)

Camp Condition: Rustic

Food Quality: Good

Guide Experience: Excellent

Other Personal Experience: Very Good

Review Information

Hunter: John Quinn

Phone: 802-773-1792


Would Recommend: Yes

Overall Impression: Excellent

I booked a hunt in the 1998 season at one of 2 remote camps. You are also able to book a "Lodge" hunt where the accomodations are much more comfortable and modern. The "Mountain Camp" remote tent camp is run by Wayne Hockmeyer, the owner of the business. Mountain Camp is a treestand only camp and a trophy only camp(curved racks extended beyond the width of the ears). The other remote camp, "Pond Camp" is run by the company president Jim Yearwood. Pond Camp is also a trophy only camp but allows hunter's preference for any hunting style. My personal experience was that the conditions were very tough (tent camping in the late November snow with temps in the teens during the day). Each remote camp takes 12 hunters per week and there is 1 guide for every 4 hunters. Success rates usually average 1-3 deer per week (per 12 hunters). The deer are large and normally dress out over 200lbs. I personally saw 4 deer for the week, one of which was a fairly good 6 point (but not a "trophy"). The cost is around $650.00/week which is a good value for a possible opportunity at a big buck. The guides were out hunting up sign constantly (sometimes putting up new portable stands after dark). Wayne Hockmeyer is one of the most knowledgeable big buck hunters I've ever met. The "Lodge" hunts are slightly less expensive but the guide to hunter ratio is about 1 guide to 6 hunters. The hunting was tough but memorable. I would definitely go again.

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