Opening day of deer season, oh yea! Ed is taking grandson Manny out this morning. Manny has promised many extended family and friends a portion of the buck he plans to bag today. The confidence and excitement of a young hunter is contagious!
The staff at the Lodge has been busy this week getting cabins ready and scouting for MOOSE! To all those hunting with us next week, travel safely North and good luck!!
FIRST REAL SNOW OF THE SEASON!!
You should hear the Huskies! They can’t wait to run!
Ed and Stud have been hunting for more than 40 years together and guiding together for several. Tonight this cow and bull were taken at the same time in the same place by their hunters!!
Andrea was the shooter on a hunt with Guide Ken. They came in shortly after 1:00 with a cow!
On the left is a moose taken early this morning by a friend of Mike’s (nephew to Ed and Marion). The right is a moose taken by Guide Chris’s (another nephew) hunter this morning! Chris is pictured below with the shooter. As well as a picture of the shooter and his sub-permittee.
Manny and James had a great take today.
Uncle Nick took Manny bird hunting this morning!
A close friend of the Lugdon family, Randy (on the left), guides with Dean’s Den, just down the road from the Lodge. This bull was taken late Saturday afternoon. Congratulations!
What a great week we had hunting, getting to know knew hunters and becoming reacquainted with a few who hunted with us in the past. Congratulations to all the outfitters in the area on a successful September Moose Hunt! We can’t wait to do it all again in October.
All guided hunts and all those who rented cabins at the Lodge and sought advice about where to hunt have filled their September Moose Tags!!
The final bull came in this evening weighing 1096!
Dr. Phil and Dr. Luke with Guide Brent Watson and their very handsome bull!
Nick’s hunter tagged the first Moose at Quigley’s tagging station in Fort Kent today!
3 of the 4 bear taken Monday night!
Ben Cottrell bagged the 3rd largest bear during Maine’s 2012 season on a guided hunt with Lugdon Lodge! It weighed in at 522lbs!
We are offering each piece of the Certification Adventure Camp as a stand alone adventure. You can’t come to camp for a week, no problem! You can still receive quality instruction, training, and certification in any of the following areas.
Wilderness First Aid, Monday and Tuesday July 22 and 23 for $200
GPS Navigation Training, Wednesday, July 24 for $60 per person
Stand-up Paddle Boarding Instruction, Thursday, July 25, $70 per person (5 or more booking together for $60 per person)
NRA Handgun Certification (necessary for applying for a concealed weapons permit in Maine) Friday or Saturday, $60 per person
If you are able to enjoy camp for the whole week, you will receive all the same instruction, training and certifications plus meals and a clean comfortable room from Monday morning through Saturday morning for $599!
Space is limited for some of the courses, call Ed or Marion today to book your Certification Adventure!
We are registering Adults for the Certification Camp! This Adventure Camp is for those adventure seekers 18 years old and up. JULY 22-26! The Monday to Friday camp includes Wilderness First Aid, GPS training, NRA Handgun Safety course, Paddleboard instuction, Kayaking, Canoeing, Campfires and plenty of outdoor adventure time. Cost for the week is $599. If you would like to join us on Friday just for the Handgun Safety, the cost is $75.
The Lodge will host an NRA Handgun Safety Course, July 26. A certificate from this course is necessary to apply for a Concealed Weapons Permit in the State of Maine. This course will be held the last day of the Certification Adventure but is not limited to participants in that Adventure. The cost for the course and lunch is $75.00. Pre-registration is required. Call the Lodge to register.
We have had many requests over the years for an adult version of the Adventure Camps available for children 8-18.
This summer – immediately following Acting Out Children’s Camp (July 14, 2013) – We are hosting a Certification Adventure Camp for adults 18 to 100!!
July 22 – 26, 2013 you will take the courses necessary to receive certification for Basic Wilderness First Aid and certification from the NRA for Handgun Safety. Certification Adventure campers will also participate in classes on GPS use and paddleboarding, spend time kayaking, canoeing, and mountain climbing.
Space is limited to 10 adults – call now to reserve your spot!!
The snow is gone and dogsledding is over for the season. By no means are things slowing down at the Lodge though! Ed and Marion are busy with chores preparing for Summer Adventure Camps, cabin rentals and even for the upcoming hunting season!
Cabins are awaiting the laughter of families enjoying the comforts of a home away from home.
There are many fish in the lake waiting to be caught!
The campfire wood is piled and just awaiting a match; you can almost smell the roasting marshmallows!
Call Ed and Marion today to book your Summer Adventure at the Lodge! Cabins are available by the week and include canoe, kayak and bike use. Ed will be happy to suggest a few of his favorite fishing holes. (He may have to lead you there blindfolded, though, a real fisherman never gives away his secret spots!)
Family and Staff at the Lugdon Lodge offer our condolences to the family of Gary Pelletier.
Fiddlehead Focus had this to say…
Gary, we loved you, enjoyed your friendship and leadership and we will miss you greatly.