Maine Upland Hunts | Game Bird Hunting

Upland hunts, Maine

Upland hunts

Upland hunting, Maine

Upland Hunts

Many consider the Ruffed Grouse as the KING of all game birds.

Cool crisp mornings, the changing colors of the leaves and dogs afield signifies the beginning of a time honored tradition, bird season in Maine. We are located in the heart of the two and a half million acre Mattawamkeag Wilderness. With countless miles of abandoned logging roads, 5 -15 year old tree growth, and long forgotten farm lands, this is surely his domain. Strong resident woodcock populations occupy our low lands and river valleys as well. When the large numbers of flight birds start from the Maritimes, our area is one of their first stops. Serious upland hunters know that this makes Northern Maine a mecca for upland hunting and a bird hunters paradise.

Your dogs or ours, let our experienced knowledgeable guides show you the best in upland hunting Maine has to offer.


Here at Rising Sun Outfitters we welcome our hunting guests to enjoy the best in grouse and woodcock hunting Northern Maine has to offer. Our large, spacious, comfortable, modern camp is nestled on the shores of the Mattawamkeag River with all the conveniences of home. Our facility can accommodate up to 7 hunters to a time with 3 full size and 4 twin beds with all bedding provided, 2 full baths, washer and dryer, large fully stocked kitchen with all pots, pans, microwave, fridge and, of course, coffee pot. A large living room along with 24 hour power plus a covered porch to sit and enjoy the fall evenings.

Upland hunts, Maine
Maine Upland Hunts

Maine Guided Upland Hunts Pricing

3 – Day American Plan : $1800.00 per person Includes:

  • 4 Nights/3 Days
  • Meals
  • Lodging
  • Guide Service

6 – Day American Plan : $2800.00 per person Includes:

  • 7 Nights/6 Days
  • Meals
  • Lodging
  • Guide Service

The following licenses & permits may be purchased online from the Maine Department Of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife at:
3 Day Non-Resident hunting license
Note: Migratory Bird Stamp is NOT required to hunt Woodcock

What our upland hunting customers say

Madison Jacobson

I would like to thank you for the amazing sea duck hunt! Having this be Micah's first season hunt was made even better by being able to share it with such wonderful people! Great hunt... great guides.. Top notch for sure A+!

Brian Klien

I've hunted with Rising Sun Outfitters for years. One of the best outfits I've hunted with. These guys know eiders and sea ducks inside and out. They work hard to keep clients on the birds. Great food, lodging, hunting and great people. Always one of my favorite hunts of the year.

Jim Krupke

I have been hunting with Capt. Ernie & Rising Sun Outfitters the last couple of years. Simply stated he is the BEST ! Making sure every detail is perfect. TONS of quality birds in an AMAZING setting! TOP NOTCH equipment so that all hunters get to and from the hunting area safely ! I have been lucky to hunt many times up and down the east coast with many different guides and Ernie gets it!

Interested in a guided sea duck hunting trip? Contact us today! (207) 461-4611

Maine Sea Duck Hunting and Freshwater Fishing Guide Service

About Us

Rising Sun Outfitters began in 1998, offering Guided Sea Duck Hunts along the rugged coast of Downeast Maine. HARD WORK and DEDICATION have propelled us to our present day status as Maine’s Premier Sea Duck Hunting Outfitter.

Rising Sun Outfitters

Capt. Ernie Spaulding

1073 Ferry Road, Bancroft, Maine 04497
(Mailing Address)

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(207) 461-4611