About

Our mission is to provide a safe, fun and educational experience to nature lovers of all ages. Our passion is the outdoors and we wish to share that passion with you! Many people enjoy Maine because of its pristine waters, clean air, abundant wildlife, and recreational opportunities. Let us share with you our favorite places!
Rachel White
Registered Maine Guide & Graduate Student

I was born and raised here in Oakland, Maine and grew up on Messalonskee Lake. The love of the outdoors was instilled in me from a young age by my family. I have been fortunate to paddle, hike, bike, horseback ride, hunt, ski, and explore around the state, but the Belgrade Region remains my favorite area thus far. Connor and I have started Stone Grove Farm in Oakland, along with Hoof 'N Paddle Guide Service. Our goal is to give you the adventure you are looking for- whether it be a photography mission, a leisurely cruise with your friends and family, or an educational tour. 

Career & School

While in college, I taught horseback riding lessons and scuba dived in the lake for invasive aquatic plants. I then became the Program Director for Friends of Messalonskee, combatting invasive aquatic species, cultivating relationships, educating the community, and fundraising. In the off- season, I was a science teacher at a local charter high school. Currently, I am pursuing a PhD in Ecology & Environmental Science at the University of Maine at Orono. 

Connor White
Registered Maine Guide & Wildlife Biologist 

I have spent the last 10 years working in the wildlife field and hunting across North America. My degree is in Wildlife Biology from Unity College and I am currently a registered Maine Guide for hunting and recreation. My wildlife biology background has a strong focus on game management. North American game species I have studied and managed include deer, moose, bison, elk, bear, grouse, and turkey. 

I have been addicted to the outdoors, with an eagerness to learn more about wildlife for as long as I can remember. I have been paddling and exploring through the northeast for my entire childhood. Since then, I have spent my professional life working and hunting in various areas of the world. Such areas include interior Alaska, Nevada, Maine and eastern Africa.

 

The majority of my professional background has taken place here in Maine, where I intend to spend the rest of my life guiding and studying wildlife. My main focus on guiding in Maine involves white-tailed deer, turkey, waterfowl, upland bird hunting, moose and paddling. When I am not guiding, I am proudly working as a contract Wildlife Biologist in Maine.

 

Zach Monroe
Registered Maine Guide & Forest Ranger 

I was born and raised in Maine and have had a love for the outdoors since my earliest memories. Brought up in a hunting family, I had the opportunity to go hunting with my father as soon as I was old enough to walk in the woods. With my father by my side, I began harvesting big game of my own at the age of 10.  

 

My hunting experiences in Maine include dozens of moose hunts. Experiences also include a variety of other game species throughout the state such as deer, turkey, waterfowl, and upland birds. I have also had the opportunity to hunt in other parts of the country including Ohio, Wyoming, and Alaska.  I do my best to use my hunting experiences and knowledge of the woods and waters in Maine to give clients the best experience possible and stack the odds of success in their favor.

 

With a can-do attitude and a passion for working with people, I strive to provide a top notch experience. I am also an avid fisherman, pilot, and motorsport enthusiast. When not guiding, I work as a Maine Forest Ranger where I proudly serve to protect Maine’s forest resources and often travel to the western US to fight wildfires in the summer months.

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