PB Guide ServiceMaine
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I was surprised to read some of the negative reviews on this outfitter. There were five hunters in our hunting party, fourteen hunters in the camp for the week; a whitetail deer rifle hunt. The place was very comfortable, the rooms were warm and clean with a bunk bed, a twin bed, a folding table and cube refrigerator. Linens and towels were provided and there were plenty of them for the hunter's use showering/bathing. The showers were hot, the shower room was warm and the toilets flushed; no outhouse!!! The food was good, there usually was more than one meal to choose from with plenty of homemade pastries for after dinner. Breakfast was good, we were asked how we wanted our eggs for breakfast and the cook/s took care of that, plenty of bacon/sausage, home fries, and coffee; you made your own lunch. This area is big country (for a Rhode Islander anyway), the deer were nice animals. Our group had two nice deer by Tuesday and there were five deer hanging by Wednesday; I had to leave early on the hunt due to family. I am not a walker (73 orbits around the sun), Paul set me up in a shooting house where a 400 yard shot was possible, and...the area was prime deer hunting area; cedar swamp on one side and hardwoods on the other. And there was a logging operation working close by, so the deer were there. Paul was very knowledgeable and shared his knowledge of the area freely. My phone service was limited, as were others, the house phone was offered by Paul's wife, Val, for my use to call home. As for hospitality I was running very low on diesel and concerned about getting home. Paul made a trip into Canada (18 mile trip) and brought diesel back for my truck and actually helped to put it into my truck for me!! This area is logging country, the roads are maintained, but for a logging operation. I strongly suggest 4WD truck with "good tires" for the trip, extra fuel and equipment to help get yourself "unstuck" if it happens. We helped a couple of Connecticut hunters out by pulling them out of a mud-hole they never should have tried to navigate through. The local hunters were also very helpful and always stopped to chat or to see if we needed help. I'd just like to add that PB Guide Service is not my first guide outfitter, I have used many over the years; and.....I can tell you that there are many who I would never book with again due to various reasons. I'm talking from 27 guys using three outhouses, to 27 hunters using one shower, to lousy baiting practices (bear hunting), to a 17-1 hunter/guide ratio, to just plain butt-head guides to name but a few issues.
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The conditions for deer hunting were good with around 5-6 inches of snow that kept the deer moving, and....it was the third week in November and the rut was in full swing. Our first morning was -6 degrees so a bit cold. The rest of the week ran in the low 20s to mid 30s, with some light snow during the week.