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  • Meet Our Guides

    Steve Beckwith is 61 years old and has hunted with many professionals and learned his woodsmanship skills from his own father and grandfather. Steve has hunted with & learned from Vermonts big buck tracking legend, Lane Benoit. Steve is the owner of online since 1999   Steve is a well rounded hunter of all wildlife in the State of Maine and a hunt with him is a lifetime of knowledge.  Steve & Russ offer "real Maine hunting"  something most others do not! You're the Hunter with us! Our hunts are limited to 1-3 hunters per week for each of our guides. If you are looking for a personal guided hunt with specific attention to your own needs and details, we are your Maine Registered Guides!



    A veteran in Maine's woods, Russell Beckwith has been in the woods and waters of Maine as a sportsman since he was seven with his father at his side. Russell has been in the New England woods more then most adults of twice his age! Russell is one of Maine's best turkey hunters and lives in the heart of Maine's hotest turkey hunting, Central Maine. He is an excellent videographer and woodsmen, if your looking for bear, deer, or turkey.. He knows where to find them. 


  • Guide School

    Now Booking for Our 3 Day Maine Guides School


    Maine is one the most honored States in the Union for it's elite guides and becoming a Registered Maine Guide is not to be taken lightly. Passing the Maine Guides test is one of the toughest licensing procedures in the U.S. and wearing a Maine Guides patch is one of the most respected symbols in the hunting & fishing industry across the world!  Steve will be offering a 3 day Maine Hunting Guide School course in North Berwick, Maine. Those interested in signing up for this class can contact Steve using the contact form tab above for more details. This class is focused on the Hunting Guides test, and information will be provided for Fishing & Recreational testing students as well. Our class teaches lost person recovery and emergency preparedness scenerio training, Map & Compass, Maine Hunting Law and species identification. After completing this course you will have the tools, knowledge and confidence to prepare for the Maine Registered Guides Examination testing procedure in Augusta, Maine.

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  • Map & Compass


    Map & Compass Class

    This class will be offered in North Berwick, Maine as a one day 8-4 PM class, in this class you will learn the skills necessary to navigate using a compass & topographical map. This class requires going outdoors for training sessions proper outdoor shoes and weather/rain gear required. Cost for this class is $150.00 Contact Steve using the contact form tab above for more details. Saturday classes will be available during any scheduled Guide Course dates. To see what Saturday dates are currently available check the guide course dates here.

    We also offer Non-scheduled Map & Compass classes that fit your schedule! Contact Steve Beckwith to set up either a one on one class ($200.00) or get a friend to join you for $175 ea. or for 3 or more, price is $150 ea person.

    Now offering classes at your location! Arrangements can be made to come to your facility to teach this class anywhere in New England. Pricing is based on student enrollment and location of travel. Contact Steve Beckwith if you are interested in bringing this class to your summer camp, school, town, or group. Orienteering and Map & Compass is a life long skill everyone should know! It's fun and gratifying to know how to navigate the woods without getting lost!


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    Classes will be held at the North Berwick Rod & Gun Club. Butler Road, North Berwick Directions

    Bring a bag lunch. Required supplies: mapping compass,(IE. Silva, Suunto, or Brunton ), pencil, pen, plastic ruler or wooden ruler without metal edge, notebook, and your desire to learn Map & Compass!

  • Safe Hunts


    Your Guide Will Keep You Safe!

    Our hunts are always engineered with safety and your experience level first! We welcome youth day hunts, women hunters and beginner sportsmen hunts. We will do our best to engineer your hunt to your enjoyment and comfort level.

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Black Bear

Black Bear in Maine The Maine Hunters Way!

Our baited bear sites are set out 30 days prior to the hunting season. We use trail cameras to monitor your assigned bait site.  

Our success ratio for bear sightings on our stands is currently 95%. We do everything we can to place our hunters on a bait site with high probability of a bear sighting. We can never guarantee a sighting or a bear that you are willing to harvest, what we can tell you is that when we put you on one of our baited stands, you will have the best chance you will ever have in Maine's woods of seeing and harvesting a black bear! As previously mentioned we monitor all our stands with trail cameras and your bait will be active or you won't be sitting on it!

Our bear stands are baited weekly. Being scent free, motionless and alert are keys to your success on our stands. ThermaCells can be used for mosquitoes using their original scent pads, do not bring or use the earth scent pads, we run regular pads in our ThermaCells while baiting and the bear seem to be tolerant to this smell. Scent free soaps and shampoo is a must prior to each days hunt, clothing should be scent free and kept in a plastic tote, placing balsam fir bows or spruce in the bottom and top of clothing (keep spruce away from good clothing "pitch") Smoking is not permitted after showering for your hunt...period! These are just a few basic rules for a successful bear hunt in remote wilderness bait sites.

On a typical guided bear hunt you will be brought into your stand by your guide, and your guide will return to bring you back out to the vehicle for your ride back to camp. For an added fee you will have the opportunity to hire your guide to join you on your actual hunt, either to assist and instruct or to film your hunt, these options are up to your personal needs. This option is limited to guides being available. On all our hunts we offer...You will be part of the hunt, a bear down is the hunters ultimate responsibility, but we will provide assistance in your bear retrieval after your shot and extraction from the woods and you will assist in every aspect of this process. To include physical work related to this procedure. When successful, you will be taken to a tagging station for proper registering of your bear. Arrangements must be made in advance for processing your bear with us or another source of your choice.