Lee Schanz Jr (Owner and Head Guide)


     Lee is a Master Maine Guide with nearly forty years of outdoor experience. Lee takes guiding very seriously and is well respected in the industry. He serves on the board of directors for the Maine Professional Guides Association, as well as a Big Woods Bucks Pro-staffer. Lee is a gifted moose hunter whose moose calling is especially proficient and has called in many trophy moose including Boone and Crocket Bulls. Lee is perhaps best known for his abilities as a deer hunter with numerous mature whitetail bucks to his name with nine of his trophies weighing upwards of two hundred pounds! Lee knows the Maine woods. His experience and knowledge tempered with his patience and hard work have made him arguably the most competent guide in The Maine woods.


     Schanz’s Guide service utilizes some of the most talented guides in Maine. All of our current guides have worked with Schanz’s Guide service for many years and have many years of experience prior to their obtaining their guides licenses. All of our guides have their own respectful resumes and have knowledge that can only come from living and working in the outdoors for much of their lives. All of our guides are highly experienced and professional and will treat you to the experience you deserve in your outdoor adventures.


     Lee has built and acquired camps throughout his time in the guiding industry in some of the most beautiful hunting, fishing, and recreation areas in Central and Northern Maine. The locations range from the farm lands in central Maine to the northern Maine woods all of which are secluded and comfortable. The camps are well designed and well-kept to ensure a pleasant relaxing experience after a long day in the woods or on the water. Although your pursuit of whatever game you may be here for takes precedence, we suggest you also treat yourself to an enjoyable vacation and part of that is in your comfort found in Schanz’s Guide Service lodging.


     For those of you who are returning to our beautiful state we know why you came back. For those of you who have yet to experience what Maine has to offer, you owe it to yourself to visit. Maine has so much to offer and the experience will be immensely different depending on the season you choose to visit us during. From the rolling western mountains to our rushing rivers, and from our farmland to our northern woodlands, Maine is a little different around every corner. Here at Schanz’s Guide Service we can guide you to what you are looking for while discovering what our beautiful state has to offer.