About Your Guide

~ 1 John 5:13 ~

Our guides are 100% committed to providing you with an experience of a lifetime. Most importantly, we understand and share your passion for the woods and waters of Northern New England. All of our guides have proven their qualifications to ensure that your hunting and fishing trip is second-to-none. Great North Woods Guide Service, LLC. provides sportsmen and women of all ages and experience levels the best in outdoor knowledge and research, saving you countless hours of time exploring woods and waters. Come Join us by the campfire fire for a relaxing shore lunch or climb up in one of our comfortable tree stands for a day of deer or bear hunting. Great North Woods Guide Service is here to help you “Pursue Your Passions”

  Craig Rennie, CWB, CWS

Co-founder/Owner
Maine and New Hampshire Licensed Guide

Craig Rennie received a Bachelors degree in Wildlife Biology from Unity College in Maine in 1993, and is a Certified Wildlife Biologist (CWB) with The Wildlife Society, a New Hampshire Certified Wetland Scientist (CWS), and a Registered Maine and New Hampshire Guide for hunting, fishing and recreation.  In addition, Craig is a Certified Archery Instructor with the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP), where he volunteers his time to teach archery in local schools.  Before partnering with GNWGS, Craig worked as a Wildlife Biologist with Ducks Unlimited restoring degraded wetland habitats.  Craig has also worked for the New Hampshire Fish & Game Department, Audubon Society of New Hampshire, and US Army Corps of Engineers.  Craig brings to GNWGS over 20 years experience in natural resource management, wetland science, biological research, and is highly knowledgeable of the natural history and flora/fauna that is local to New Hampshire and Maine.  Craig has had a lifelong passion for hunting and fishing, and enjoys sharing and teaching others about pursuing their outdoor passions.

  John Fletcher

Co-founder/Owner
Maine and New Hampshire Licensed Guide

Along with being a guide John is also a NH Hunter Education Teacher and President of the NH Beagle Club. His love for the outdoors grew as he spent time with his father ice fishing, and exploring the woods as a young boy. When he moved to NH in his 20’s, deer hunting became a passion for him. For over 20 years he has had the privilege to, not only be successful himself, but help his friends and family be also. This success, as well as the passion, has motivated him to begin pursuing a career in guiding.

When you spend time with John, you will see an “anything outdoors” attitude and that he was born to guide. So if you have that same passion for the outdoors, and like to have fun, John will do what it takes to make you successful in what ever direction your passion takes you.

  Mark Akerstrom

Co-owner
New Hampshire Licensed Guide

Along with being a member of the NH Beagle club, Mark is a retired Fire Fighter bringing years of community service. His passion and drive makes him work harder than most. He loves to share his knowledge and experiences with others, which led him to be a Guide. With years of knowledge and experience, Mark knows the meaning of success and will do what it takes to get the job done. Just a day spent with him will have you feeling like you are old hunting buddies.