It started as a simple concept: Master Maine Guide Hal Blood started his guide business 33 years ago in Jackman, Maine, guiding clients on moose, bear, partridge, and of course, Big Woods Bucks. Hal had on staff the greatest guides Maine had to offer at that time, including Lee “Bad Lee” Libby, Lee “Good Lee” Schanz, and Mike Stevens.
Starting in the mid-2000s, Hal and the big woods bucks crew started to see clients coming up to hunt the big woods in hunting gear, mostly synthetic materials, that was just not suited to the rugged environment. So Hal decided to create his own wool hunting gear—the Big Woods Bucks wool hunting jacket and hunting fanny packs.
Big Woods Bucks’ commitment to quality was made while Hal and Big Woods Bucks CEO Chris Dalti sat on a log while taking a break on a buck track in Ontario in 2009. While discussing the new wool line, Hal and Chris made a commitment to either produce the finest wool hunting gear possible, or not produce any at all. Big Woods Bucks’ commitment to source the finest, 100% virgin wool has remained unchanged since then.
Now, with two original wool hunting jackets and two original wool hunting packs, wool hunting pants, wool hunting gloves, and peep sights, Big Woods Bucks is producing the top wool hunting gear for hunting on the move in the Northeast and across North America.