TERESA, BLUE & TOM,
I'VE BEEN HOME 6 DAYS FROM MAINE AND HAVE BEEN THINKING
ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE THERE. WHEN I FIRST BOOKED A HUNT WITH YOU IN
2005 FOR 2006, IF YOU WOULD HAVE TOLD ME THEN THAT I WOULD BE A
REPEAT FOR 5 YEARS, I WOULD HAVE SAID YOU WERE ON DOPE. I HAVE
BEEN ON MANY HUNTS OVER THE YEARS AND I MUST SAY THIS IS ONE OF
THE MOST MEMORABLE HUNTS EVER. KILLING OR NOT KILLING A BEAR
REALLY IS SECONDARY TO THE EXPERIENCE THAT WE HAVE EXPERIENCED
WITH YOU FOLKS.
LETS REVIEW THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS.
2006-BOOKED THE HUNT IN 2006 BECAUSE YOU WERE FULL FOR 2005.
ALTHOUGH MY 1ST YEARS EXPERIENCE WASN'T WHAT YOU WOULD CALL A
RESOUNDING SUCCESS, IT WAS STILL FUN AND I LEARNED A LOT ABOUT
BEARS. SINCE I WAS SICK ALL WEEK, EATING JELL-O AND SOFT BOILED
EGGS MADE BY TERESA AND MAKING A TRIP TO HOULTON TO THE EMERGENCY
ROOM, THERE WAS NO BEAR GETTING CLOSE TO ME. HOWEVER THE HIGHLIGHT
OF THE WEEK WAS THAT MY 82 YEAR OLD FRIEND BILL SHULTZ KILLED A
BEAR. AND HE DIDN'T WANT TO COME BEAR HUNTING.
2007- FINALLY CAME BEAR HUNTING HEALTHY. SAT ON THE STAND
FOR 6 MORE DAYS, AND AT THE LAST MINUTE OF DAYLIGHT A GHOST
APPEARED AT THE BAIT, BARELY VISIBLE EXCEPT FOR THE SILHOUETTE.
BANG. AFTER 12 DAYS OF HUNTING I FINALLY SAW AN KILLED A BEAR. BUT
WHAT A BEAR. 558 POUNDS, 79 1/2 INCHES, SKULL WAS 18 1/2 INCHES.
JUST SHORT OF BOONE AND CROCKETT. OF COURSE A FULL MOUNT WAS IN
ORDER FOR THIS GOLIATH.
2008-WE ALL ARRIVED IN PATTEN AS USUAL. READY TO GO HUNTING
ON MONDAY WHEN MY WIFE CALLED AND SAID MY SON WAS HIT IN THE EYE
WITH A FOUL BALL AT A BASEBALL GAME IN GREENSBORO, NC. YOU FOLKS
GRACIOUSLY GOT ME TO THE BANGOR AIRPORT IN TIME TO CATCH A FLIGHT
TO GREENSBORO. THAT WAS A TOUGH WEEK
WATCHING MY SON LOOSE AN EYE. HE IS DOING FINE CONSIDERING.
2009-ALL BACK IN PATTEN AGAIN. THIS TIME I CONNECTED AGAIN
ON TUESDAY. ODDLY ENOUGH IT WAS ON THE SAME STAND AND THE SAME
DATE AS IN 2007. BUT WHAT A YEAR. OUT OF 13 HUNTERS, THERE WERE 12
BEAR KILLED AND ONE WAS HIT WITH AN ARROW AND NOT RETRIEVED.
EVERYONE GOT A SHOT AT A BEAR.
2010-HERE WE ARE AGAIN. SAME PLACE DIFFERENT TIME. EVEN
THOUGH I DIDN'T GET A SHOT AT A BEAR, I SAW 3 LIVE BEARS. A VERY
EXCITING WEEK. ALSO SAW A BEAUTIFUL BULL MOOSE AND A COW WITH 2
CALVES. GAINED 15 POUNDS AFTER TERESA'S GREAT COOKING. BOOKED
AGAIN FOR NEXT YEAR.
IF YOU EVER NEED A TESTIMONIAL FOR YOUR BEAR EXPERIENCE,
HAVE THEM CALL ME. I'M A BELIEVER, AND AM LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT
YEAR. YOU FOLKS ARE LIKE FAMILY TO US OLD GUYS FROM PENNSYLVANIA.
THANKS FOR YOUR TREMENDOUS SUPPORT AND FRIENDSHIP.
Just wanted to take the time to thank you for showing us a
good time. Even though we didn't get a bear we still left with
allot of memories. Hunting is not always about getting an animal
it's about having a good time, and that's what we did. Staying
in that cabin was great. Being able to close the door and not
hear my dad snore was a huge plus for me. Everything was very
nice. The cabin made it nice for dad. If he got tired he could
go lay down and not be disturbed. Anymore I think he's asleep
more than he's awake. It was also less stress on me, not having
to worry about him being exposed to as many germs from other
people. Little things, like a runny nose or a cough, to you or
I, are not that big of a deal but to him it could be horrible.
But everything was great. When we left we went out to the coast
and did some sight seeing. We had lunch in a town called
Eastport. We figured it would be hard to get fresher seafood
than that. It was delicious. A good end to a good trip.
Me and dad have been going on our little hunting trips for
over 12 years now, and every one is always memorable. Even when
bad things happen, after a little while, they just become funny
stories to tell to friends. But the memory of the trips,
whatever may happen, is priceless to me. I could go on and on
about things we have gotten ourselves into, and as long as I
live I'll always look back at them and smile. All of them, good
or bad, where totally worth it. I spent some time in the ER
in Vail Colorado one time. That was a whole lot worse than not
getting a bear. I still get teased about that from time to time.
When I got out of hospital, even though I was experiencing
double vision, I managed to put an arrow in a bull elk. I'm
still not sure how I hit the elk because I could barely see it,
but I did, and that's all anyone needs to know.
This was our first guided hunt and the first time we have
hunted bear over bait. It was a new experience for us. We've
hunted bear before but never over bait and never with a guide.
It was nice to be able to learn from someone else's experiences
instead of just trial and error. Believe me, when it comes to
bear hunting, we've made allot of trials that resulted in allot
of errors. But that's okay, it was still fun, and allot better
than being at work. Each attempt gets us closer and closer to
harvesting a bear, and more time to spend together. The only
regret I have is having to come home. I complained from Boston
all the way to my front door about having to return. That
normally happens on all our trips, and I'm sure always will.
I mentioned your offer for us to return next year to dad.
He smiled and said, "When spring gets here we'll have a better
idea of what the fall is going to look like." We would both love
to come back. We'll have to see what finances and work schedules
and other obligations look like when spring gets here. But that's
a long ways off. Anything could happen between now and then.
We'll cross that bridge when we get there.
Well listen, I didn't mean to take up a bunch of your time.
But we both wanted to thank you for your hospitality. We wish
the best to you and your wife. Hopefully our paths cross again,
and good hunting to you.
Coventry, RI 02816
I thought you might like to see this. Looks like in both 2007
and 2006 I took the oldest bears in Maine. The one from this
year was in such good shape, as compared to last years, I
thought it was no older then ten. What luck to get 17 ½ year
old boars around 350 lbs two years in a row. Randy Cross is the
head bear biologist for the state of Maine. I hope you can get
me on another big one this fall and I can take care of the rest.
Best wishes, Chris
You're not going to believe this. H57 was 17 1/2 - The same age
as the one you sent in last year. Both were the oldest of the
year from Rita's modest sample of about 35 bears each year. Oh
yes, I see that it wasn't a part of the sample last year.
Anyway, very strange. The next oldest each year was 13 1/2. This
is may be as unlikely as seeing 2 bears with 3 feet in one week.
I was just looking at your trophy room, looks like you have
been busy, Rick and Chris sure are happy with the trophies
they got . I am thinking about booking another hunt with you
in the future, win or lose you do one hell of a job. keep up
the good work..
Thomas F. Janz
I have been to Blue's Wilderness twice and have had a wonderful
time each time. I hunted bear with Blue in Sept. 2005. It was my
first ever black bear hunt and I had no idea what to expect but I
listened closely to Blue and learned more about bear hunting than
I could have imagined. He really knows his bear! The effort and
time the man puts in to his hunts is incredible and it paid off
for me as I bagged a nice bear. In Oct. 2006 I returned to Blues
for foothold snaring. We caught 3 bear, and I got to see one
released. What an incredible experience! I highly recommend Blue's
Wilderness Hunts as THE hunting experience for Maine black bear.
The atmosphere at the lodge is great. Teresa's cooking is out of
this world, and they really made me feel as if I were part of the
family. Thanks Blue and Teresa for two wonderful weeks!
Port Republic, MD
The trip was a dream come true. Beyond a doubt Dwaine’s knowledge
and understanding of Black Bear is the key factor in his ability to
provide a quality hunt. He knows his quarry and ensures you’ll have
a fair chance of filling your tag if you listen to his guidance. He
truly is a man of his word and tells it like it is, no inflated
numbers just facts. Dwaine and Theresa share their home and truly
make you feel as though you’re a friend and not just another
client. If you want a quality hunt, just call Blue and you’ll be on
your way to a hunt of a lifetime. Thanks, again for the hospitality
and outstanding Bear hunting, was tremendous week I’ll never forget
Robert S. Baver
As with each time I've gone to Maine, and have
been part of your "wilderness adventure", the experience has been
perfect. Dwaine, the woods wise guide and Theresa, the excellent
cook and the diligent cleaner. The hospitality and the warm
atmosphere put all concerns aside affording your guests the full
opportunity to relax and hunt. Thank you again for the wonderful
Robert S. Baver
|Just returned from my 2004 Moose Hunt with Blue's Wilderness Hunts. I
didn't realize that when I heard that this would be the hunt of a
lifetime that it pertained to me being with Blue Lord and his
wonderful family. Blue is the ultimate guide and sportsman. I learned
more about all types of hunting techniques and animal habits in just a
couple of days than I have in years. This master guide has a passion
for his profession and works harder for your success than I have ever
seen and I have been on many hunts all over the US and Canada.
We tagged a fantastic moose on only the second day and passed up many
until the right one came along. I was planning on a different hunt
next year but Blue has me convinced to try a muzzleloader deer hunt in
2005. If you plan on hunting in Maine, look no further, Blues
Wilderness Hunts should be your only choice.
Hunted black bear with Blue in 2004, best hunt ever. I'm already
booked for 2005 with four hunting buddies. they could not believe how
great of a personalized hunt I had, so they are going to see for
themselves. Blue works harder then any guide, for you to see a bear. I
got my bear on Tuesday so I got to see first hand what he does, let me
tell you, Blue knows more about bear and hunting than anyone I've ever
met or watched on television. He really cares about the people who
hunt with him. The lodge is awesome, the food that Theresa prepares is
great. E-mail me if you have any doubts, I'll send you some pic's.
Myself and my brother-in-law booked our first black bear hunt with
Blue's Wilderness Hunts the third week of September 2004. We picked
the RIGHT PLACE!. Out of our group of five we sighted a total of 8
bears--two of which we bagged, two wounded, one missed, and three
others sighted but not shot at. We had a great time. Blue and his wife
Theresa are great hosts-you really can't ask for better. As for the
hunting part of it-you'll learn real quick just how knowledgeable and
dedicated a guide can be once you meet Blue. His no-nonsense approach
coupled with his hard work just about assures you to at least sight a
bear-provided you do exactly what the man tells you. I've already
booked another trip for the same time next year! Thanks Blue! See you
Me and 2 of my friends hunted the second week of the bear season 2004.
We had a great time and I saw one bear and my 2 friends shot at bear
but missed . Listen to Blue, he knows his bear and will do everything
in his power to get you one. The food was awesome and the house was
always clean and neat and thanks to Teresa. The trip was worth a lot
more than what we paid .THEY treated us like family.
Bears over bait, out of 10 hunters, 11 bears where seen and 6 where
taken. The largest being 435 lbs., taken by my brother. Unfortunately
I was not one to see or take a bear, but that's hunting. Blue and
Teresa are "GREAT" hosts. The atmosphere was great, very relaxing and
the food was great. I'm booked again for next year. Thanks Blue and
Teresa for a great hunting experience. See you next year.
I just read Shawn from Pa input. I can attest to what he said I also
hunted with Blue the same week as Shawn. This was my 7th guided hunt in places such as Wyoming, Tenn, Canada,
Pa etc. This was bar none the finest hunt I've ever had. After meeting
other hunters in Patten and comparing notes on other outfitters in
Patten it was plain to see we got the best guide in Maine. It is bar
none the most personalized hunt I have ever had and also the hardest
working guide who works to get hunters to get bear. By the way I
didn't get my bear, through no fault of Blues, and still was blown
away by the service and work dedication. Next time I go to Maine it's
I just finished my third week of bear season hunt. I took a 435lb male
black bear on the second day. This hunt was unbelievable. The activity
around the stand is unimaginable, what blue says is the way it is! the
food and personal attention is incredible. I will never go to Maine to
hunt without Blues Wilderness Hunts. To receive this kind of a
personal hunt you should expect to pay a lot more. Plain and simple
you will not find a better hunt "anywhere". So call Blue and book your
hunt of a lifetime!
This trip was Fabulous!!! What an adrenalin rush from start to
finish!! Blue was an excellent guide and Teresa was a wonderful person
and a superb cook!! Even though I didn't get a bear this trip...I saw
bear and my son-in-law who went with me, got a 280 lb. bear! What a
rush!!! I am already making plans to go back on another hunt in 2006!
My experience with Blue and Teresa is... I would never consider
another guide or outfitter for a future hunt...any other hunt would
just be a let down! Thanks a million Blue and Teresa it was
Blue, Thank you, thank you. You are the best in the business. Call it
luck if you want. But putting me on that active stand and I only
waited 30 minutes. My first hunt in Maine, first bear hunt, I did it
all on the first day. I've been in the military over the past 18
years, not having a lot of time to scout but enjoy to hunt. So success
counts more then money, we did it. I would enjoy to come back and have
you as my guide and would highly recommend you to everyone. If any one
has doubts, I know he'll go the extra mile to ensure you have an
enjoyable hunt. Please contact me if you wish to hear details of my
2003 bear hunt.
Buffalo N.Y. (Erie)
Blue, I just wanted to say "Thank-You" for my August 25th 2003 bear
hunt which was a success in many ways. I never dreamed that my hunt
could go as good as well as it did. I am so grateful that I picked
"Blue's Wilderness Hunts" for my Fall black bear hunt. Blue, you are
everything a professional guide is supposed to be. You are truly an
outdoorsman, direct but honest and I feel your knowledge of the black
bear and their habits are second to none, in short, the best I've ever
seen. You and your wife Teresa are two of the finest people I have
ever met in and out of the hunting industry. I was able to see first
hand, the effort that you and your wife put in to your business. You
guys made me and everyone in camp that week feel like we were at home.
Your accommodations and meals were outstanding, in short, one hell of
a job you guys!! Blue, you made one of my dreams come true, and I will
always be grateful. On August 27th 2003 at 4:45 pm. with Blue and his
wife's efforts I was able to take my first black bear that weighed 240
pounds. I had her mounted in a half mount, and I'll tell you what, she
is the prettiest bear I have ever seen! If anyone is looking for a
bear hunt in Maine, STOP AND LOOK NO MORE! This is the place! Blue's
Wilderness Hunts is a very personalized and complete service! I feel
they go way out of their way for you to make your trophy hunt the best
that can be! This man will put you on active baits and, if you listen
and do what he asks of you, as long as the bear and weather cooperate
you should have a shot at a black bear! But remember, take your time
when you shoot, double lung him, or hit him in the head for he is one
TOUGH animal! Above all, my greatest trophy of all is the friendship I
gained with Dwaine (Blue) Lord, and his wife Teresa. Thank-You for the
wonderful memories!! I WILL be back! Todd Capitano
I have known this guy all my life.
I always new that my Dad (Blue Lord) had a reputation for being one of
the best Maine Guides around. I just always took that fact for
granted. I never fully understood his love and dedication for the
success of his hunts, until I was one of his hunters. 2 years ago, I
got a moose permit. I was happy, but it seemed everyone was a little
more excited about it than I was. I was reluctant, but Dad was
relentless. He just wouldn't let me give up until we found the perfect
moose, and brought it home. Even when I thought that I couldn't take
anymore, he just let me know that he was there with me and that it
would be worth the work in the end. Dad new right where to go to find
that 1210 lb. bull. He fully supported me and encouraged me every step
of the way. When the moose was down, I don't know who was more proud.
I think that we were mutually proud of one another. We shared the
tears of joy, and it is a moment in my life that I will never forget.
I know that I may sound biased, and maybe I am, but Dad will give you
all the help you need in your hunt. You won't find anyone more
dedicated to trying to help you fill your tag. In addition, their
accommodations are great, and Mom is a fantastic cook. If you love to
hunt, and are striving for personal attention and detail, book with
them. I think you will be back every year. Thanks, Dad, for the fun,
laughter, and tears - I LOVE YOU!!!!!
I first met and hunted with Dwaine "Blue" Lord back in 1991 and had a
very successful Maine Whitetail hunt that yielded two trophy bucks and
a terrific hunting experience. Dwaine is definitely the most
knowledgeable and dedicated guide in State. As an experienced and
successful hunter that has hunted in various states throughout the
country, I would definitely recommend booking a hunt with "Ole Blue"
anytime. As a matter-of-fact, I keep applying for that non-resident
moose permit every year and if I am ever successful in drawing one,
Blue will be the first person that I call to book a quality hunt with.
St. Albans VT
Dwaine (Blue) Lord is the best guide that you could ever dream of
having. No matter what, he either tries to bring you to the deer or
the deer to you. If anybody ever gets a chance to take a hunt in the
peaceful wilderness of Maine give Dwaine and his wife a call!
What more can I say. Another GREAT year in the Maine woods with a life
long resident guide. GREAT FOOD & COMPANY. Looking back at my previous
entry in September of 2002, I would add; let Blue be your guide. I
strongly suggest you use Blue's truck while being guided to get you
into places you would not want your own vehicle. That old
Chevrolet..."LIKE A ROCK" & Blue will get you in the areas for the
shot at the deer and/or bear. Blue's truck will take a beating and if
someone should ever mistake his truck for a deer or bear, better his
than yours. Remember, it is up to the nut behind the butt to get the
well placed shot. Total sightings this year with our group, 7
deer....1 - 8 point buck my brother had taken and a spike with another
member of our group. 3 shots and 3 misses on a big 8-10 pointer by
another member (Buck Fever, MAYBE...Bad Glasses??? Scope not properly
sighted...POSSIBLY) SEE YOU AGAIN NEXT NOVEMBER, SAME TIME!!! THANKS
BLUE & TERESA
A VERY HONORABLE & INTELLIGENT GUIDE. HIS MASTERY OF THE WOODS AND
PROWESS OF THE WHITE-TAIL HELPED ME TO FILL MY TAGS SEVERAL TIMES. THE
ONE-ON-ONE RELATIONSHIP HAS BUILT TOTAL TRUST IN MY GREAT NORTHERN
FOR ALL YOU THAT MAY READ THIS, BLUE IS TRUE AND PROBABLY THE BEST
GUIDE I HAVE RUN INTO!!!! A FAMILY MAN AND TRUE GENTLEMAN. THIS GUY
WILL PUT YOU WHERE THE DEER OR BEAR ARE STAYING...IT'S UP TO YOU TO BE
A GOOD SPORTSMAN AND GET A GOOD CLEAN SHOT!!!!!
John Davidson, Sr.
I am 70 years old and went on my first bear hunt in 2001 with Blue.
First time to use a tree stand - I missed the bear the 1st night,
missed the bear the 2nd time (shot the tree stump) next night, a mother
and 2 cubs came by which I let pass. Finally, the next night - got a
250 lb bear. There were 5 of us hunting and 4 out of 5 got bear. Blue
has great stands!
Your Host &
Dwaine and Teresa Lord
Friday, January 25, 2013
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