Frye Mountain Wildlife Management Area
Located in Wildlife Management District 23, which recorded the second highest harvest in Maine last year with 2,895 deer, Frye Mountain is heavily forested in second-growth spruce and white pine. A fair amount of oaks produce a good crop of acorns, and lots of reverting farm fields and old apple trees complete the mixed habitat. “The variety offers a very nice opportunity, really quite a pleasant landscape for deer hunting,” says regional wildlife biologist Jim Connolly of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. That helps explain why Frye Mountain is a popular destination for Maine hunters. Getting away from the crowds can be tough: Though it’s fairly hilly, a good road network eases access into even the most far-flung areas.