Imagine the sound of hounds wildly barking and howling, your adrenaline pumping nearly out of control as you navigate through the dense frozen and snowy terrain trying to catch up to the dogs as they attempt to close the distance and bay up Maine's most elusive big game animal, the bobcat.
The hunt begins in the predawn hours of the morning as we attempt to locate or "cut" a fresh track in the snow. Once a fresh track has been cut the dog, equipped with a gps tracking collar, is put on it and the game is on.
We then attempt to position ourselves in a place where you will get a shot at where we think the cat is going to cross such as a logging road or frozen bog. Often times if there's enough of the right kind of snow the cat will get bayed up by the dog or dogs or sometimes even climb up a tree where we can run in to effect a dispatch. If the conditions are right this is generally a high success hunt, although still very challenging.
$1650 — 6 day/ 6 night hunt
includes lodging, transportation and lunch
$500 for each additional bobcat