As bird season starts in earnest we received a wonderful gift today.  Tom Fowlks aka @thatsallfowlks very generously gave us permission to use his fantastic work from last season here at Chandler Lake Camps while on assignment for Field and Stream.  We will be sharing in small bunches as he […]

Amazing Photos at Chandler lake Camps - North Maine Woods

Our Maine Grouse and woodcock season is off to a great start!  Lots of birds and leaves in the way!  Three limits of grouse and woodcock taken today. Groups moved 20-25 birds with Lots of misses! (They blamed the leaves) Perhaps they should tune up on the grouse walk!  Our […]

Youth hunters…. They are the future!

Check out the October ’17 Issue of Field and Stream out Now! Come visit us in print! A wonderful feature story by T. Edward Nickens about Maine Sporting Camps! Great photos by Tom Fowlks. It was a pleasure having them in camp and can’t wait for their return. Once you […]

October ’17 Issue of Field and Stream out Now! Come ...

ATTENTION ALL SPORTING DOG GPS COLLAR USERS! GPS-ENABLED DOG TRACKING SYSTEMS ARE CREATING A SAFETY CONCERN FOR LANDOWNERS. CORRECTIVE ACTION IS REQUIRED FOR THESE DEVICES TO BE ALLOWED USE WITHIN THE North Maine Woods Region. If you are using a GPS-enabled dog tracking device such as the Garmin Astro or Garmin Alpha tracking system, be advised that the collars for these systems operate on the same MURS (Multi-Use Radio Service) frequencies used by logging trucks for monitoring road traffic. Full Details and Instructions at and


What we offer in Maine’s North Woods is a traditional form of Deer Hunting that is becoming hard to find. The act of genuine hunting- that’s hunting where there are no guarantees, Where one might or might not see a trophy deer or any deer at times. We offer true […]

Maine Deer Hunting is Back!

Allot has happened since May. An early ice-out followed by tremendous smelt runs at a number of great lakes put our early fisherman on the prowl for gorging Brook Trout. The Allagash lakes didn’t disappoint. Producing a number of Brook trout over 4 lbs. and lots of fish in the […]

June 2017 Fly Fishing Report

This past weekend it was time for us to “put up” ice from our very own Chandler Lake. Over 30 inches of ice. 16+ inches of clear blue and 14 inches of frozen slush ice that was cut off and discarded. We cut, hauled and put more than 320 40+ […]

Cutting Ice from Chandler Lake – A Tradition since 1902

With confidence, we know spring is just around the corner. Longer days and warming weather creates thoughts of our free flowing streams and remote ponds in Northern Maine. We are only a few feet of snow and ice away from May’s early smelt runs with Wild Brook Trout, Landlocked Salmon […]

World Class fly fishing, beautiful wilderness and a Traditional Maine ...

One of our guests this week 13 year old Paige here for a Father / Daughter weekend, first time hunter and new outdoors woman ‘breaking’ in the Grouse walk in the name of youth hunters everywhere!  It goes without saying that this young lady is hooked!  Her first outing consisted […]

Breaking in the Grouse Walk…

As the saying goes a bird in hand is worth two in the bush.  Fortunately for our guests in camp experiencing the best of Maine Grouse and Woodcock hunting there are many more than two left in the bushes.  Over 70 shots fired yesterday.  A couple lucky guests with their […]

Bird in the hand is worth two in the bush…