GUIDED TURKEY HUNTING IN MAINE
On all of our Maine turkey hunting adventures, the day starts with Reddog Guide Service picking you up an hour before daylight at the motel or bed and breakfast of your choice. From there you will be heading out to a pre-scouted area that Casey has personally been watching birds on in preparation for your Maine turkey hunting adventure. This is an All Day hunt and we will be set up at least ½ hour before sunrise waiting for the big toms to fly down from the roost. If by lunch time you are not successful, we will take a lunch break and then get ready for the afternoon hunt where we can hunt until 1/2 hour after sunset as needed. At the end of the day Casey will personally drop you off at your lodging destination.
Eastern Turkey Hunts
Maine has an excellent number of wild Eastern turkeys. Being a resident of Maine since 1996, turkey hunting outfitter Casey Mowers has been chasing these wily gobblers for many years. Over the years Casey has accumulated many prime Maine turkey hunting properties, both on private grounds and on state lands, where he has been successfully hunting and guiding turkey hunters. Over and above harvesting a Big Maine Gobbler, the scenery alone in Maine is absolutely spectacular and worth the price of admission alone! Expert Maine Turkey Hunting Outfitter Casey Mowers takes great pride in making sure each and every guided turkey hunt offers a most enjoyable and memorable experience for all of his Maine turkey hunters.
Turkey Hunting Rates and Packages:
Maine Spring or Fall Turkey Hunting Packages:
Full Day: $400 per hunter (Guide service only
Half Day: $200 per hunter (Guide service only)
Hunt Mid Coast or Central Maine for Spring or Fall Turkeys.
Lodging & Meals Lodging Options:
Mid Coast Maine is a tourist destination area. Numerous hotel, motels, bed and breakfasts and campgrounds are available. We have cabin options in the Milo, Maine area. We recommend cabins from CC Polaris, and Wildwoods.
Please ask Casey for more recommendations at the time of booking.
1774 INN LODGING PACKAGES
INN is on the Kennebec River and has breathtaking views.
Woodshed Suite (1 queen bed; 1 queen size pullout sofa bed, private entrance and private porch with water view) 3 day all included $1600 per person plus tax
Manor House Guest Rooms (1 room king bed garden view; 1 room queen garden view; 2 rooms queen with water view) 3 day all included $1500 per person plus tax
Shipwrights Quarters (1 room twin beds; 1 room full bed; 1 room queen, all with water views; the twin and full rooms share a bathroom) 3 day all included 1400 per person plus tax
Private luxury cabin on Atkins Bay at the mouth of the Kennebec, 10 minutes from the inn, close to excellent waterfowl hunting sites and striper fishing, Popham Beach, nature trails etc, has huge wrap around porch for indoor outdoor living, 2 kayaks and stand up paddle board, grill) $1800
For other options or less or more than 3 day hunts and reservations contact 1774 Inn for more info.
We recommend that breakfast be a simple process ideally taken at the lodging establishment of your choice. During the lunch break each day we will either bring a sack lunch in the field or head into town to a local favorite for a quick bite to eat. For dinner, Casey has several restaurants that he personally recommends, especially those who enjoy a good steak or Fresh Maine seafood!
Turkey Hunt – May 4
I was lucky to be gifted with a guided turkey hunt with Casey Mowers of Reddog Guide Services by my husband,
Tom Barks. The excitement of the following day made it impossible to not wake up at 2 a.m. Surprisingly, and happily, I was able to get ready and leave without waking up Tom, the pup or our daughter. I arrived at Casey’s at
3:45 a.m. and the crisp darkness was full of the sounds of peepers.
Our first stop I was so excited and ready to get things going, but as we began to discuss things, Casey noticed red
lights in the distance. Headlamps, and in the exact spot Casey had planned on setting up….What a let down, but
we didn’t have time to waste so we got back in the truck and off we went to another location. Upon arrival Casey
said we were going to need to book it to get set up in time and of course I respond “No problem, I may have short legs but I make up for it with enthusiasm” and we began through the field. Casey eventually slowed us down at a
good spot, but still wanted to ensure he was in the best spot possible. A few more steps and all of a sudden we
heard and saw turkeys spook from the trees….oh no! We quickly backtracked and set up to wait and hope.
As the morning light started to show itself, the birds and bugs began to make their familiar sounds. It reminded me
of sitting in the goose blind, watching and hearing everything wake up with the start of the day. Soon, the same
turkeys we saw spook began to come off their roost one by one with a quiet elegance. After giving them some time,
Casey began to work on them with his calls. Before I knew it up pops the head of a Jake cresting the hill and he begins to work his way to the decoys. Now, Casey and I will tell the following in two different ways with the end result being the same. In my version, I hear him whisper “it’s a Jake” and I, of course, ask “can I shoot it?” (duh!).
He tells me if I wanted to then go for it. I very slowly pulled up my gun and lined up my shot. I took a couple of deep
breaths, pulled the trigger, and down he went! I couldn’t believe it and sat there stunned. Casey then used the calls again and we heard more chattering. He decided the best thing to do was to belly crawl up the hill to see what was going on. We get to the top and carefully look to see a large flock of several hens and Jakes together. I was given the choice of going after another Jake or trying elsewhere for a Tom and no surprise, I decided I’d like to try for a
Tom. We gathered our things, including the stinky Jake (you can ask Casey about that) and made our way back to his truck.
Once we got it tagged, we moved on to looking for a Tom. We didn’t see much and stopped at a few places to see if we got any responses to calls, but again with no luck. The morning was getting late and we decided we’d stop at one last spot. We began walking down a damp dirt road paralleling a field when all of a sudden we heard a loud and close gobble. Next thing we knew a Tom runs across the road in front of us, but it was certainly too far and moving too fast to attempt a shot. We both dropped down to the ground hoping there was another around. Casey began to use his call and we got another close gobble in response. I slowly got up on one knee looking, waiting and hoping. Soon I saw its head, I slowly pulled my gun up and whispered to Casey that I could see it. Casey was staying as low to the ground as possible to avoid being seen by it and said: “if you have the shot, take it because I
can’t see sh*t”. The Tom came out into the road more, I took a deep breath and took my shot. I can’t believe it still,
but I connected! I tagged out in one amazing day!
I am so appreciative of being gifted this experience and to have had Casey to guide and help me on this hunt. I’m so excited for next season and will be trying it on my own. I would highly recommend reaching out to Casey for his services. He’s informative, comfortable to talk to, and I felt he was as invested in my success as I was.
Casey Mowers | 1272 River Road | Bowdoinham ME 04008
(+207) 737-4029 | Cell: (+207) 522-3275