Late October update from the North Maine Woods.

Hello Folks from Chandler Lake Camps in Beautiful Northern Maine – The month is winding down and the leaves are finally on the ground, but the Grouse numbers are holding strong.  Great group of hunters in camp this week with outstanding upland dogs. Deutch Drathaars, English Setters and Spinones.  A couple of new comers to the Grouse world were humbled by the King of all game birds as we all are many times over!




Oct 21st Update – Grouse in the North Maine Woods

This week has been off to a banner start for our guests and their faithful companions. Over 60+ points over the past two days. Many shots fired and even a few birds bagged. Folks are learning that the Ruffed Grouse is the King of all game birds for many reasons. A thunderous flush and shot evading skills at the top of the heap! The leaves have continued to fall and the Prime Grouse hunting period we have been waiting for is upon us.
We have a couple openings for next week due to cancellations. Please contact us asap. We would love for you to experience the North Maine Woods for Grouse Season.


Oct 17 Update – Grouse and Woodcock in the North Maine Woods

Good Day folks from the heart of the North Maine Woods. Another great week with wonderful people from all over the country. The Grouse numbers have been holding steady. Several days this week with points and flushes in the mid twenties per dog.  Leaf cover is still unusually heavy for this late in the month but dropping fast. We expect the best conditions are still yet to come.  Our resident woodcock have kept things quick paced but we are still waiting for the Canadian flight birds to push through. Fall colors are just passed peak with the rumor of snow showers for today.                                               Just a Beautiful time of the year!


Crazy first two weeks of upland hunting in Maine’s North Woods. Warm temps. and abundant leaves curtailed the traditional high point count but seasoned pointers/setters and persistence payed off. Our guides could show the Grouse and Woodcock were their and left it up to the gunners to bust through the leaf cover. Daily limits are the norm with the Woodcock flights slowly trickling in. Cool temps are just arriving with peak color upon us. Lazy afternoons have been filled with great October fall fly fishing for Northern Maine Brook Trout and well, relaxing and visiting by the fire.
A couple of weeks with wonderful friends, bird dogs in the beautiful North Maine Woods.

The New Cabin is almost ready!

Its been a long and hard job yet so worth it.  The new cabin will be ready for the first guests of bird season in a few weeks.  Its been a decade since we built a new cabin or ‘camp’ as we refer to it here and with the traditional methods of construction we fully expect it to be here many decades into the future.  Come stay with us soon and start to create the memories of “if those walls could only talk….”

Enjoy the pictures below of the cabin taking shape…

Family Traditions – Youths Stay Free*

There is no time like the present to start a Family Tradition.  Here at Chandler Lake Camps we have always embraced the need for family and the outdoors.  For all that we love of the outdoors and the hunting and fishing traditions we have enjoyed we realize that the next generations are the ones that will keep us in their memories and keep the traditions alive well into the future.

To put our commitment in action it has always been our policy that our youth guests 16 years and under stay free with a paid adult.  There is no time like the present.  Start a Family Tradition at Chandler Lake camps today by reserving some quality time in the North Maine Woods.

Our History in Pictures

As one of the oldest traditional Maine sporting camps in the Aroostook and Allagash watersheds we are blessed with a rich history and over a century of stories to be told.  We have hundreds of old photos, pictures and documents that we have just begun to digitize so that we may share them here.  Please look at our Maine Historical Photos gallery to begin to enjoy the rich history that is Chandler Lake Camps.  Keep coming back.  We will be adding photos and documents throughout the process.

Thanks Very much as always and don’t forget to book your dates for Fall.  They are going FAST!

Maine Deer Hunting

Maine Deer Hunting is alive and well here at Chandler Lake Camps.  The possibilities for a Trophy Maine Deer of a Lifetime still exist during every hunt.  It seems for several years now there has been a myth perpetuated that Maine Deer Hunting is gone.  The stories of how it used to be are followed up with with grim looks of I wish it were still like that.  We are here to tell you that the Maine Deer Hunting in our area has never been better!  Please come join us in November for a hunt like none other.  Participating in a Maine Deer Hunt in the North Woods is not like any other you will encounter.  Millions of acres of timber woodlands inhabited by the famous Big Maine Deer of yesteryear but they are here now!.

We have a few select dates available in November both Guided and Self Guided.  Don’t miss out.  Book your date NOW!

Follow this link to our Maine Deer Hunting Page for more hunt info: Maine Deer Hunting

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Maine Grouse and Woodcock Hunting – Experience the North Maine Woods