Bear Meat Processing Facilities

Butchering big game is not a simple task. If you don’t have the know-how, the time or equipment to do it properly yourself, commercial facilities are available. Be sure to contact a butcher prior to your hunt unless you plan to do it yourself. If you are hiring a Registered Maine Guide, they may have  contacted a meat processor already. The following establishments have indicated an interest in processing black bear. This list is provided for informational purposes only and in no way implies Department endorsement.

Note: Since this publication needs to be developed earlier in the year, some errors may exist in the list of meat processors identified below. The listed, meat processors were confirmed in 2020.

The services each provides are indicated in the Code column and are coded as follows:

  • C = Cutting
  • W = Wrapping
  • V = Vacuum
  • F = Freezing
  • S = Frozen Storage
  • N = Skinning
County Town Code Name Address Phone Hunters for the Hungry Website Preferences
Androscoggin Sabattus CWVFSN Sabattus Deer Processing: Greg Provost 435 Middle Rd. 207-375-4581 or 207-576-9759
Aroostook Fort Fairfield CWFSN Joe Chasse 175 Limestone Rd. 207-472-0141 or 207-227-5094
Aroostook Frenchville CWVSN Dube's Custom Meat Processing: Adam Dube 124 US Rte. 1 207-316-8685
Aroostook Littleton CWVFN B & C Custom Meat Cutting: Ben Henderson 1167 Foxcroft Rd 207-521-1342 or 207-694-0027 24/7 Mon-Sun (Call Prior)
Aroostook Mapleton CVFSN Rooney's Meat Shop: Dan Rooney 664 Hughes Rd. 207-554-8149 (reservations recommended)
Aroostook Reed Plt CWVFSN D & R Meat Cutting: Robbie Richardson 462 Main St. 207-356-7538 SEP/OCT/NOV
Kennebec Monmouth CWVFSN K & K Custom Cutting 215 Back St. 207-933-4860 or 207-713-3691
Knox Washington CWVFN Thin Blue Line Meats 427 W. Washington Rd 207-596-2938
Penobscot Lagrange CWFSN Mid Maine Sporting Camps & Taxidermy: Troy P. White 13 White Rd. 207-943-2511, 207-745-8012, pr 207-745-1725
Penobscot Medway CWVFSN J & J's Custom Butchering 543 Pattagumpus Rd. 207-746-9125, 207-447-2435 7am-10pm (Daily)
Washington Alexander CWVFSN Blake's Slaughtering & Custom Cut Meats: Clayton Blake 602 Cooper Rd. 207-454-2222 Mon-Sat. 8am-8pm
York Waterboro CWVFSN Custom Deer Cutting: Jason Didonato 756 West Rd. 207-229-0307
Penobscot Dexter CVFSN North View Farm: Mark Nolt 68 Dunn Rd 207-924-3600
Knox Union CWVSN Dave's Wildgame Processing 38 The Woods Rd. 207-975-0357
Aroostook Woodland CWVFSN Scott's Meat Shop 1359 News Sweden Rd 207-496-3156
Aroostook Eagle Lake CWVFS Eagle Lake Wild Game Processing 75 Old Main St 207-444-7529 or 207-221-2889
Aroostook Fort Kent CWVFN Jim Albert 571 Aroostook Rd 207-834-6563
Aroostook Oxbow All Homestead Lodge 871 Oxbow Rd 207-227-7226 or 207-227-7226
Knox Warren All The Meat Shop 2524 Camden Road 207-593-6656
Piscataquis Medway CWVFN The Boys Custom Cutting 990 Medford Center Road 207-403-0868
Sagadahoc Bowdoin CWVFN Butcher Boys Deer Cutting 152 John Small Rd. 207-212-3146
Waldo Palmyra CWVSN Kenny's Cuts 174 Smith Rd 207-355-5849
York Buxton CWVFS Allen Cox's Custom Cuts 7 Warren Rd 207-329-3500
Aroostook Woodland CWVFSN Hemphill & Son's Butchery 531 Woodland Center Rd 207-498-9263
Hancock Ellsworth CWVFSN Boutaughs Wild Game Meat Cutting 693 Bucksport Road 207-479-3957 No Call ahead
Aroostook Caribou CWVFSN J&J Meat Cutting 39 Bradley St 207-551-5592
Oxford Hartford CWVFSN Craig Millet 1807 Bear Pond Rd 207-890-4531
York Buxton CVFSN Brookside Custom Cutting 411 Chicoppee Rd 207-749-1771
Somerset Madison CVNS Mikes Custom Cutting 36 Pine St 207-431-2094
Kennebec Sidney CWVNS B&H Farm Wild Game Processing 45 Shepard Rd 207-557-3379 No
Somerset Moose River Township All Lefty's Butcher Shop 635 Main St 207-680-8890
Somerset Moose River CWVFSN Wildwoods Butcher Shop 38 Pleasant St 207-399-3464 Reservations recommended
York Westbrook CVFSN Westbrook Deer Processing 172 Mast Rd 802-558-5642
Washington Steuben The Ackley Homestead 106 Morse District Rd South 207-598-5352 Yes Call ahead
Cumberland County Harrison CVFSN Deer Hill Butchers 22 Hawk Ridge Rd 207-351-5949 or 207-604-0294 Call ahead
Piscataquis Parkman CWVN Bailey Road Butchers 18 Bailey Rd 207-876-6029 Call ahead
Aroostook Smyrna C,W,V,F,S,N Moosehead Meats, Jonas Esch 2664 Us Route 2 207-757-2028 No
Aroostook St. Agatha CWVFSN Songbird Meat Production 142 Chase Rd 207-316-5030 Yes
Oxford Norway C,W,V,N Margolin 26 Salinitas Drive 2075952748 Yes
Somerset Norridgewock C, W, F, S, N TJ Wing Sr. 319 River Rd 207-250-3331 No Call ahead

Hunters for the Hungry Program

Hunters for the Hungry is a cooperative program between The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) within The Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. This program provides a means for hunters to donate all or a portion of their hunt (moose, bear, or deer) to a family in need. Learn more about Hunters for the Hungry on the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry website.