Thank you for your interest in our services. With over 25 years in the outdoor sports industry we have seen many changes. Like any business, ours is constantly evolving to keep pace with ever changing markets but more importantly to better serve our customers. One thing that has remained the same through the years is our commitment to give one-hundred percent every time to every customer.

Carroll Ware, Master Maine Guide

Outdooor Tips

by Carroll Ware, Master Maine Guide

December 2014

My Christmas wish for 2014 is very simple. Now that the election and recent Bear referendum is behind us, I hope that, as a state, that we can learn an important lesson.

Colorado Elk & Mule Deer Hunts

Hunt Northwestern Colorado

Chile Brown's and Rainbows

Fly-Fishing in Chile for Trophy Trout

Quebec Caribou Hunting

Hunt the Majestic Caribou in Northern Quebec

Quebec Trout, Walleye and Pike

Drive-to Lodge in Central Quebec

Labrador Brook Trout and Salmon

Fish Northwestern Labrador for Huge Trout and Salmon

Maine Bear Hunts

Spring and Fall Black Bear Hunts

Caribbean Fishing Vacations

Fish the Saltwater Flats for Tarpon, Permit and Bonefish

New Brunswick Black Bear

Black Bear Hunts on 200,000 Acres

Lake Ontario King Salmon & Trout

Fish for King Salmon, Brown Trout, Steelhead and Lakers

Fishing Adventures

Amazing trout fishery in the spectacular mountains of Chile. Superb dry-fly hatches similar to those in the eastern U.S.
This outfitter provides a great place for a family get away or for those wanting a remote drive-in fishing experience.
Located on the famous Lake Ontario in Rochester, NY. Fish for huge King Salmon, Steelhead & Brown and Lake Trout.
Fish the famed Miramichi River in Eastern Canada. Four star accommodations and great fishing.
Located on the famed McKenzie River in Northwest Labrador. Landlocked Salmon to 15+ lbs. Great outfitter and guides.
Fish the crystal clear saltwater flats of the Caribbean. Tarpon, bonefish and permit fishing. Flats fishing and relaxation at its best.
A great time for a group of friends on a limited budget. Experience remote Quebec. Drive to main lodge.
Located on the Leaf River, this fishery has the largest number of fish that we've ever seen. Huge lake trout and 3-5 lb. brookies.

Hunting Adventures

Trophy Elk and Mule Deer hunts in Northwest Colorado. Base camp and drop camp hunts available.
Located at headwaters of the Leaf River, this outfitter provides top-notch hunts and accommodations.
Moose hunts offered during the fall months in northern New England.
Spring and Fall Black Bear Hunts in Remote Northern Maine
Hunt for Lion, Cape Buffalo, Zebra, Kudo and more. Territory throughout Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa.
Over 200,000 acres of exclusive territory. Offering spring and fall Black Bear, Moose and Deer Hunts.

Hosted Adventures - Travel With Us

Fins and Furs Adventures offers our customers the opportunity for hassle-free travel by providing our Hosted Adventures. By participating in these Hosted Adventures, customer’s travel side by side with us to the outfitters location. We meet at a pre-determined location and travel together. This simplifies the process of clearing customs, traveling with firearms and arriving at your ultimate destination relaxed and on time.

2014 Hosted Adventure Schedule

May 18-24, 2014 - New Brunswick Spring Black Bear Hunt
August 10-17, 2014 - Labrador Brook Trout and Landlocked Salmon - McKenzie River Lodge
September 11-17, 2014 - Caribou Hunt, Quebec - Leaf River
November, 2014 - Colorado Elk Hunt, Steamboat Lake Outfitters

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2015 Sportsman's Show Dates

Come visit us at one of the following shows.

  • January 16th - 18th  Marlboro Fly Fishing Show, Marlboro MA
  • January 22nd - 25th  Somerset Fly Fishing Show, Somerset NJ
  • March 6th - 8th  76th Annual Eastern Maine Sportsman's Show, Orono ME
  • March 21st - 22nd  Presque Isle Sportsman's Show, Presque Isle ME
  • March 27th - 29th  State of Maine Sportsman's Show,  Augusta ME

Become a Maine Guide

As the license is not easily obtained, so it must be understood that "the patch" should not be taken lightly. Throughout history, Maine Guides have been revered as as some of the most knowledgeable and proficient woodsman in North America. It is a symbol with an honorable history. Wear it proudly!

New for 2015 - Maine's First Women's-Only Guide School

We are in the planning stages, but hope to have a Women's-Only class in Southern and Northern Maine.

Our Maine Guide School is the longest running school in the state. This year marks our 21st year with hundreds of successful students.


About Us

After two decades in the outdoor sporting industry Lila and I have learned that there is no substitute for quality lodging, meals, equipment and knowledgeable guides. It is our intent to provide you with the absolute best in worldwide sports travel. We hunt and fish at all locations to ensure quality and excellence in the outfitters we choose to promote. To that end, we will do anything that we can reasonably do to make your adventure with us the trip of your lifetime.


For More Information

Please contact us for more information about our travel or instruction.

Carroll and Lila Ware
Master Maine Guides
32 Greenwood Ave.
Skowhegan, ME 04976
(207) 474-5430
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