Your Guide: Eldon Jandreau
Eldon Jandreau with his bear
Eldon Jandreau and Caribou Antlers
of Portage Lake, owner of Custom Taxidermy
and Hunter's Point Guiding Service
is that man. Eldon's gentle voice belies his
strength that is as equally capable at muscling out a sport's bear, deer or moose, yet delicate enough to demonstrate fine artistry with the skill of a surgeon's hand as he
makes the same animal come back to still life.
For 23 years Eldon
has performed the magic of reincarnating game that now graces thousands of trophy walls across the country.
The displays in his
studio range from a mountain lion he
arrowed on a Montana hunt, to caribou, moose and small game, and of course his
specialties; whitetail deer heads and bear.
It doesn't matter that his
lucrative taxidermy business is located in a quaint country town away from traveled routes on the edge of the GreatEldon Jandreau North Woods.
reputation with scalpel and airbrush that draws successful hunters and anglers from afar to permanently memorialize the memories of a hunting or fishing trip.
What better way to honor a fallen game animal than to forever bestow it as a den and conversation centerpiece.
does just that with a professional flair that he
showcases with a word-of-mouth expert reputation.
not one to show off his
taxidermy skills at shows.
like that good carpenter who lets his
work advertise the talent, like each mount that leaves Eldon's shop with a satisfied customer.
Of the 20 longbow hunts depicted on the video that take place across the country, 8 are bruin hunts--all courtesy of Eldon
This February Eldon was invited by the West Virginia Bowhunter's Association
to give a moose and bear hunting seminar.
presentation, to his
surprise, this organization awarded him with the Outfitter of the Year Award.
In spite of all this, Eldon
is even more renowned for his
archery hunting skills.
Not only does he
cater to bowhunting clients, which make up the majority of his
is Maine's Fred Bear of the longbow.
constructed an indoor range on his
property where archery leagues from across the state come to compete.
is the standard to beat, as he
has taken past Maine and New England archery championships.
entered the International Bowhunting Organization World Championship Qualifier in Springfield, Massachusetts.
placed second, one point behind the winner, who was the world champion two years ago.
Robin Hood accuracy with a handmade bow is not just confined to the range.
has harvested many Maine game animals with string and stick, twice scoring a triple play by downing a bear, moose and deer in the same year--1989 and 2001.
Many are impressive specimens that also foretell his
wisdom about the game he
When I researched this piece with Eldon
, it was like pulling teeth for information, for he
is a modest man, describing clients' hunts with the excitement as if he
was on the hunt himself.
Although many of his
sports return each year, he
always has room for more and feels a special satisfaction when a first-time hunter is successful.
Whether drawing a bow or chambering a bullet, if you want the best chance of scoring on a Maine black bear or moose, or are interested in hunting for huge Aroostook whitetails book with Eldon
by calling 207-435-2231.
HUNTER'S POINT GUIDE SERVICE • Eldon Jandreau
P.O. Box 147 • Portage Lake, Maine 04768
207- 435-2231 • firstname.lastname@example.org