Maine Bear Hunting

Bear Hunting over Bait, with Hounds and Trapping

Bear Hunting over Bait

We offer Maine bear hunting over bait that will test the skills of any outdoor person. Having the privilege to hunt bear around the entire State of Maine has made the choice of choosing a location to outfit an easy one. The Forks area produces record book bears year after year and the bear population continues to expand. Your six day hunt will include: active baits quiet-comfortable two man ladder stands, meals, transportation, and trophy care. Whether you prefer rifle, bow, muzzleloader or handgun, your stand  will be modified to suit your needs. Remember, the big secret to taking a big bear is not to shoot a small one.

Bear Hunting with Hounds

Though not for everyone, this is certainly a hunt that will get the blood flowing. Bear with hounds is a physical and sometimes grueling chase that can last for hours. Before the trophy of your dreams is caught or treed we will be trying to intercept him crossing the many dirt roads you will encounter on you hunt, all the while communicating via CB or two-way radios. Tracking equipment as well as GPS will be used to monitor the well trained dogs throughout the entire hunt. This is truly a blood pumping experience.

Bear Trapping

This is not for the faint at heart. Maine is one of the only places in America that bear trapping is still allowed. This will test the skill of any good trapper. Although bears are not necessarily trap shy, they can be very unpredictable and sly. When you walk up on a 200 pound bear you have captured, you will get a chill that will not soon be forgotten.

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Bear Hunting Gallery

Rachel's Restaurant

Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Good food has many definitions. Our meaning is carefully prepared time tested recipes that we would serve to our loved ones, and ourselves. From pizza and sandwiches to five star entrees we provide the best quality food and service.

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Lodge & Cabins

We are a four-season outdoor recreation/lodging facility offering an abundance of hunting, fishing, and recreation opportunities. Our Lodge features a full service restaurant, recreation room with a full service bar, pool table, satellite TV, and large fireplace. We have a nice selection of comfortable & affordable cabin rentals to suit your needs.

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About Us

Fifteen Mile Stream Lodge & Outfitters is a four-season guide service, located in West Forks, Maine. We provide a wide variety of services including trailside cabin rentals with direct access to ITS 86, 87, & 89 and ATV trails. Our restaurant & bar is open daily serving breakfast, lunch, & dinner, and we retail gas onsite.


Fifteen Mile Stream Lodge & Outfitters

3775 US Route 201
West Forks, ME 04985

Phone: (207) 663-2238