December 3, 2013


Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Maine Warden Service

--For Immediate Release--

DECEMBER 3, 2013: The Maine Warden Service reports the two missing men found late Sunday afternoon in northern Piscataquis County became stranded. On Friday, November 29th Travis Hafford age 33 of East Millinocket and Ryan Stevens also 33 of Millinocket left to go hunting in a region north of Allagash Lake near T9 R14 WELS.

While driving in an area east of Mud Pond the men encountered a flooded road and became stuck in the ice. The men spent Friday night in Hafford?s 2006 Chevy pickup. On Saturday morning, the men walked south to the Narrow Pond Road. Hafford and Stevens were able to make entry into Johnson?s Allagash Lodge on Narrow Pond in T8 R14 WELS. Here they made a fire and spent Saturday night in the lodge. Earlier that morning, a game warden checked the lodge for the men but they had not yet arrived.

The following morning, both men began to walk east on the Narrow Pond Road where they eventually made contact with a passing US customs agent who was heading to work at the St Juste Checkpoint in Big Ten TWP. The men were transported to St Juste where authorities called the Maine Warden Service at approximately 5:30 PM Sunday, December 1. Neither man needed medical attention.