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August 9, 2022

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The rain was coming down fast and furious this morning so Bob decided it was best to take his guests by van. They went up to Rip Dam and stopped at Compass and River Ponds but the only creature that dared brave the weather was a partridge. On the evening tour, Matt was the guide…

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August 8, 2022

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Despite the rain in the forecast, our Maine guide, Ken was determined to get his 2 guests on the lake for the morning tour. They started off in just a light mist however it soon became fog, wind and rain. They were able to see loons, ducks and kingfishers. It was still raining for the…

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August 7, 2022

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On this hazy, hot and humid August morning our Maine guide, Matt and 6 guests made their way over to Big Mud Brook where they caught sight of an eagle, some kingfishers, mallard, a beaver and 4 painted turtles. In the evening, Ken had 5 guests that he gathered on to the pontoon boat to…

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August 6, 2022

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Well, we certainly worked poor Ken hard today with both a morning and evening wildlife tour and a sight-seeing tour in the middle. It was a beautifully calm morning as Ken and his group of 6 boarded the NEOC pontoon for a leisurely stroll across the lake. They saw plenty of wildlife including, loons and…

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August 4, 2022

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This evening, our Maine guide, Ken and 4 guests headed out on the lake to see what they could find. Along the journey they were thrilled to see loons and wood ducks, a common tern, an osprey, kingfishers, 2 painted turtles and another sighting of our friend Fred the big bull!

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August 5, 2022

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Sunny and warm has become the norm in the Katahdin region this summer which makes great weather for our wildlife tours. Ken was the guide for both our morning and evening tour today and was able to get both groups out on the NEOC pontoon boat. In the morning, with his small group of 2…

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August 3, 2022

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It was a delightful August day and our Maine guide, Bob was happy to get his group of 4 out on Millinocket Lake this morning. As they made their way across the lake they encountered loons, eagles, turtles and a bull moose! It was equally lovely this evening as Matt was our guide and again…

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August 2, 2022

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After a beautiful day, the sky turned dark and the thunder began to roar so to be on the safe side, our Maine guide, Matt decided it was best to take his group of 11 on the van for the evening wildlife tour. As they motored up the Golden Road they saw ducks and crows…

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August 1, 2022

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With July in the rear view mirror it’s full speed ahead to August. Matt headed out this morning with 1 guest looking to see some amazing Maine wildlife. As they motored towards Big Mud Brook they saw an eagle, a merganser family, 3 loons, a common tern and a young bull moose (check out our…

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July 31, 2022

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Our Maine guide, Matt started the morning off with 3 guest on the NEOC pontoon heading for Big Mud Brook. Along the way they saw a momma merganser with 12 babies, several kingfishers, bufflehead ducks, snapping turtles and an otter. Ken was back behind the wheel for the evening tour with his group of 11…

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