Maine Moose Tours Report
Moose Report, 2020
We had 2 successful moose tours today! In the morning our Maine guide Dave took a small group on the pontoon boat and ventured into Big Mud Brook where they were able to get pretty close to a bull moose. They also saw loons and an American bald eagle. Ken was at the helm of the NEOC pontoon for the evening tour and he had a fairly large family with him. They also headed to Big Mud Brook and were thrilled with all of the wildlife they saw. The list includes some loons, 2 deer, 3 beaver, a muskrat, some ducks and lo and behold a cow moose with her calf! Call us to book your own tour. 1-800-766-7238
I can’t think of a better way to spend Independence Day evening than cruising around Millinocket Lake on the pontoon boat looking for wildlife. Ken took his group to Big Mud Brook to see what they could see. As it turns out they spotted some loons, ducks and kingfishers along with a deer but the illusive moose seemed to be hunting for a good spot to watch the 4th of July fireworks show.
We kept our Maine Guide Ken busy today with a morning and evening tour via the pontoon boat. The tally of wildlife is such a large list I will give you the highlights. They saw several loons, 2 beaver, a snapping turtle and a painted turtle, a deer and 5, yes I said 5 moose! They first spotted a cow, then a swimming bull and a swimming cow and then in Big Mud Brook they saw a cow with her calf. Way to go Ken, we had some happy guests today!
It was a beautiful, calm morning here on Millinocket Lake so our Maine Guide, Ken set out on the pontoon boat with an intimate group of 2. Along with the majestic views of Katahdin they saw lots of creatures great and small. Several loons were seen swimming by the boat along with 3 painted turtles and 2 snapping turtles. An American bald eagle, 2 ring-necked ducks and a dragon hunter were flying around and of course the guests were delighted to see a cow moose with her calf!
Ken was up and at it bright and early this morning with his group of 3 in search of the ever popular moose. Due to the much needed rain they headed out in the van once again for parts unknown. They were able to see a loon, chimney swifts, an up close encounter with a snowshoe hare and 2 deer but apparently the moose were sleeping in this morning.
It was a drizzly day here in the Katahdin region so our Maine guide Ken decided it was best to go by land this evening. The small group of 4 headed out by van to some of our best moose spotting places. The wildlife was plentiful as they saw a loon, 3 chimney swifts, an osprey, 5 turkey vultures, 3 snowshoe hares 1 Canadian gray jay and last but not least one young bull moose!
FOUR MOOSE—five loon, one ring-necked duck and a beaver! Maine Guide Ken and his group were thrilled to see a cow munching on vegetation in Mud Brook but were positively ecstatic when a cute little calf walked into view from behind a large boulder. Just when they thought the show was over, another cow trotted out and then the king of the Maine woods appeared— a BULL MOOSE. What a night!
Maine Guide, Ken was at the helm as the group set out on Millinocket Lake for Mud Brook, via pontoon boat. They were met with stunning views of Katahdin along the way and even though there was not a moose in sight, they were treated to quite a show by Mother Nature. A pair of loons were showing off with a call and response bit. Another loon did a nice little display dance. Not to be outdone by the loons, a ring-necked duck strutted his stuff. A beaver made an appearance and a kingfisher hung out on a tree branch waiting to swoop in for a fish. Sometimes, it’s not all about the moose…
WE’RE BACK and the moose apparently are too! Our moose tours started a bit late this year due to the pandemic but the moose were kind enough to wait for our return. Maine Guide, Bob did not disappoint on this first moose tour of the summer season. Everyone was thrilled to see not only a BIG, BEAUTIFUL MOOSE but a bald eagle! The views were exquisite as the group toured via pontoon on Millinocket Lake and Mud Brook.
On what could be the last moose tour of the season today Ken was under pressure to find a moose for our two guests from Florida. Since it was a bit breezy they decided to take the van into Baxter State Park and check out Sandy Stream Pond. The Ladies were stunned by the up close and personal view of Katahdin surrounded by the vivid hues of fall. Although they didn’t see Bullwinkle today they did see his little friend Rocky the red squirrel along with a ruffed grouse. The day ended with a smile and a pocket full of cranberries.
Although it was not a very sunny day and Mt Katahdin was hiding in the thick clouds, our group of 4 from the South were determined to go out on the lake to enjoy the sights. Sterling took them across to Mud Brook in hopes of seeing some wildlife. They were delighted when the skies cleared and they were able to see the awesome presence of the great Katahdin in all it’s glory. They also saw an eagle, great blue heron and several loons.
As the moose tour season winds down, we had two tours going today, one by land and one by water. Our Maine guide Glen took a group by van for a full day wildlife tour into the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. Although they only saw a chipmunk, squirrel, blue jay and a crow, they were enthralled by the amazing views and the striking colors of fall in Maine. On the afternoon tour, Ken took to the water with his small group of two where they saw a flock of 15 loons and a beaver.