Rick MacDonald
Hunting, Fishing, Recreation

Fishing for Smallmouth Bass, Salmon, & Trout. Moose Hunts in zones 19 & 28. Bear Hunts. Camping, hiking & canoe trips. Serving the Downeast area.

MacGoose's guide service offers fishing, hunting, and recreational trips in the woods and on the waters of Downeast Maine. Our focus is built around personalized and friendly services, and it is our goal to provide you with a safe, exciting, and unforgettable experience in the great State of Maine. Your safety and enjoyment are our number one priorities, and it is our hope to create friendships that will last for many years to come.

Maine Bear Hunts
Our Maine Bear hunts are done overlooking bait, which is a proven method of harvesting Black Bear in Maine. We conduct these hunts for a total of four weeks per year. Space is limited as we only accept six hunters in camp per week. Limiting the amount of hunters in camp allows us to ensure that you have a personalized and enjoyable hunt. Hunters are lodged in wall tents at our base camp in Wesley, Maine, which is centrally located in the heart of Black Bear country. The 2012 Maine bear hunting season takes place during the month of September.

Maine Moose Hunts
We conduct Maine moose hunts in Wildlife Management Districts 19 and 28. These hunts are restricted to permit holders only, and we only accept one permit holder (and their respective subpermittee) in camp per week. These are personalized, one-on-one hunts, and we will employ a variety of hunting techniques to make this once in a lifetime opportunity a success. Hunters are lodged in wall tents at our base camp in Wesley, Maine, which is surrounded by prime moose habitat. If you are one of the few people fortunate enough to draw a 2012 moose permit in WMD 19 or 28, contact us to see if we can create a hunting package that works for you. The 2012 moose hunts take place during September and October.

Maine Fishing Trips
We offer half day, full day, and week long fishing trips on the lakes and rivers that punctuate Downeast Maine. While we primarily target Landlocked Salmon, Brook Trout, and Smallmouth Bass, great fishing can be had for White Perch and Pickerel as well. We will take great strides to accommodate your individual needs and show you some fantastic fishing in a beautiful and relaxing environment. The Maine open water fishing season runs from April through December. Ice fishing season runs from January through March.

Recreational Trips
Downeast Maine has an abundance of natural resources at our disposal. From hiking coastal trails and mountains to camping from a vehicle or a canoe, we are here to help make your stay a more memorable one. A canoe trip with a traditional downeast shore-lunch can't be beat. So if you are in the area for a day, or staying for an extended period of time, let us help you get off the beaten path. We will show you why the Maine state motto is "The Way Life Should Be".

Contact Rick MacDonald

MacGooses Downeast Maine Guide Service 
Professional Maine Guide
PO Box 395
Machias, Maine  04654
Toll Free: 877-255-3440


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Maine

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