In the fall, sports at Red River hunt for moose, black bear, and partridge (ruffed grouse).
Moose permits in Maine are allotted by zone in a lottery; Red River is in Zone 2. We offer both guided and non-guided moose hunts- please call or e-mail us for more information.
Please call or e-mail us for more information on black bear hunts in the North Maine Woods.
We offer non-guided partridge hunting during bird season in October. Hunting dogs are welcome at Red River at no extra charge; we just ask that you control them in a manner courteous to all of our guests during your stay. We also ask that they not be allowed on the beds in your cabin because dog hair is extremely difficult to get out of our wool blankets. Please inquire about suitable bedcovers, and we'll be happy to provide them.
I have a moose permit for a different zone. Can I stay at Red River?
While we would love to have you as guests at Red River, if your permit is for any zone other than 2, you'll end up driving over an hour in order to begin your hunt each morning. For this reason, we recommend that only Zone 2 hunters stay with us.
Do you offer deer hunting?
The deer population in our region of the North Maine Woods has declined significantly in the past few decades. Therefore, we do not offer deer hunting at this time, both to allow the population time to recover and so our guests are not disappointed with their hunt. We will re-evaluate this position each year and will again offer the deer hunt when it is a viable option.
What is a spruce grouse?
Not all grouse are created equal. Maine has two species; the ruffed grouse is legal to hunt during the fall bird hunting season, but the spruce grouse is not. They are similar in appearance- see the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife for more information.