I just got off the phone with a friend from Maine that has a outdoor camp, They do snowmobeling, mooses hunting and bear hunting. He asked if I would think about coming up and helping him run it. Well I have from now to next Aug to think about it.
Pretty country, but HARD to make a living. I once had a guide tell me only three kinds of folks don't struggle to make ends meet up there: "The 3 R's"--rich, retired, or retarded. This guy's wife was driving 65 mi. each way to a secretary's job so they had benefits. One of his asst. guides left to take a mechanic's job in NH, another one guided during his ONE week of vacation every year from the paper mill. And the seasons are short, too.
I thought about moving up there many times Mystic. I've been hunting up there for 17 yrs now with mainers..I love the people and the lifestyle. Not much in my field of work up there.[down] Leaving this weekend to hunt for the last week...
On my way up to New Brunswick Canada a few years ago I heard over the radio that MAINE was opening a new Prision and looking for people, and they would be paying a whopping $10 per hour.....Kiss my ass
I love maine..I bear hunt, deer hunt and trout fish in the Western Mountains but it is tough living and tough hunting..Infact 2 of my friends come down to NJ for a week to do some bow hunting, they say they see more deer in a week of bow hunting than in a season of hunting ME...But they grow them big in the Northwoods. They look like a different species.There is nothing like following the track of a BIG BUCK in the snowy North.... Snowmobiling in Maine is great, my wife and I go up every other year and do some "sledding" and skiing. They maintain an entire Trail system that is like a highway system throughout the entire state. Lots of fun...Another childhood friend moved to Jackman in the 80s, she said she will never leave Maine. She doesn't have the big house, new cars and disposable incomes that alot of people enjoy in NJ but she said the beauty of the big woods makes up for her struggles every day..