Welcome to the forum.
I happen to be in Maine right now for a couple of days on business. Have hunted Maine once before. Got nothing but had a good time. I am sure you will find another mainiack or two. Good hunting.
A little late responding to the post since I just noticed it. I've been hunting Maine for the last 20 years. I currently hunt the western part of the state. The last few winters have been pretty mild so I've noticed an increase in the herd in the area I hunt.
Hello my name is Mike I live in Texas but I try to get up to Maine ever chance I get. I have hunted bear around the Andover area. I have found that the local people are the friendly,s people you will ever meet.
Over the years I have seen several elk and deer hides left in the woods by hunters and I have to wonder why they do this? I fully understand and agree about getting the hide off the animal as soon as possible to cool the meat, but why not pack out the hide with you and use it? As far as I know there are no state laws that require you to take the hide home, but to me why waste such a beautiful part of the animal? Some might think they have no use for the hide or it costs too much to tan....