Quebec Labrador Caribou.
This outfitter has over 40 camps and normally hunts 4 camps per week. Camps are located both north and south of the 57th parallel. The camps that get used for any specific hunts are the ones that have caribou close by.
Shot opportunity has run 90% + with the majority of hunters taking two bulls. Hunters of varying degrees of fitness can be accommodated. Camps normally consists of 8 hunters. Hunts are conducted from late August through early October.
Hunters may also hunt for black bears and ptarmigan and fish for brook trout, lake trout, char and pike as part of their hunt. There are no extra costs associated with these activities other than the cost of the extra licenses which are shown below.
4×1 Hunt Package - $7200 or 3×1 Hunt Package $7500 - (7 days total - 5 ½ days of hunting). The 4×1 and 3×1 option is for those who do not require a guide by their side at all times in the field. With this package, the guide will split up his time amongst the group of 3 or 4 and provide transportation to caribou crossings, field judging help and assistance with the field work after the caribou have been harvested. One pack frame per two hunters is recommended. Food and cook is also provided.
2×1 Hunt Package - $8000 (7 days total - 5 ½ days of hunting). For those of you who want exclusive attention and a professional to carry out the field work, this is the package for you. Each pair of hunters is accompanied by a guide who helps you spot, stalk and intercept the caribou. Guides will quarter, debone, cape and pack out your harvested animal. A pack frame is not necessary for this package.
6×1 Hunt Package - $6000 (7 days total - 5 ½ days of hunting). The unguided 1×6 option is for those who have sufficient hunting experience to go-it-alone and are physically capable of doing so. A guide / caretaker will be at camp to scout the area for caribou and provide transportation for guests. This option allows for greater mobility from camp to camp if relocation is required. This package does not include a cook at camp - All meals will be prepared and frozen at base camp. Take pride in accomplishing all aspects of the hunt on your own with the outfitter who provides the best opportunity for success!
All of the packages above include: charter flight from Montreal with 70lbs of gear, float plane into camp, any moves with the float planes, all meals while at camp prepared by camp cook, licenses for 2 caribou, English speaking guides, satellite phone in camp, cold storage at float plane base and in Montreal, salt and preparation of capes, return to Montreal with 280lbs of gear which includes caribou and 2 split sets of antlers or 1 whole set of antlers and all applicable taxes.
Not included: 7-day fishing license $43, black bear license $151 or small game license $87, meals and beverages during overnight, if applicable, in Schefferville or Caniapiscau, sleeping bags and towels, accommodations in Montreal or gratuities. Meat butchering and vacuum sealing if required in Schefferville, normally $90 per caribou, or overnight in Montreal. Antler transportation on the return flight to Montreal, 2 split sets of antlers or 1 whole set of antlers is included in price. 1 split plus 1 whole set costs $50 or 2 whole sets cost $100. Second cape costs $100 payable to the guide if not taken care of by the hunter.
Minimum age to hunt is 12.
Discounts: the outfitter gives a $500 discount to students (under 21) accompanied by a parent (minimum age to hunt is 12), $100 discount per hunter for a group of 4, $200 per hunter for a group of 8, $500 discount for husband/wife teams and a $500 discount on repeat hunters.
Woodland Caribou. Sold out for 2013 - booking for 2014.
Here is an opportunity to hunt woodland caribou on the island of Newfoundland. The population has declined in recent years and consequently tags are very limited. With that said, many feel the ministry has been very conservative with their tag allotment as hunters are still seeing good numbers of caribou and some excellent bulls are being taken. Success rates continue to be 100% on this hunt. In 2010, one of the hunters saw over 150 caribou, including ten shooter bulls, in three days of hunting. In 2011, they had 11 tags and had 100% success rate with several large bulls being taken.
This hunt is based out of a beautiful lodge with all the comforts of home plus more such as sauna, hot tub, billiards and satellite TV. Rooms are double occupancy with private baths. There is even a honeymoon suite! Meals are outstanding as is the service from the staff. This is an excellent place to bring your spouse for a vacation. $1000 for non-hunting guest, $1800 for non-hunting guest that accompanies the hunter in the field.
The lodge and hunts are located on the northern peninsula. Flights are into St. Anthony or Deer Lake. Can also drive and take the ferry from North Sydney, Nova Scotia to Port aux Basques, Newfoundland. It is a 6-7 hour drive from the ferry drop off to the lodge. Reservations are required for the ferry. It is recommended to take the night crossing both ways. Here is the link to the ferry rates: http://www.marine-atlantic.ca/en/rates/pabnsyrates.shtml.
Even though the accommodations are outstanding, hunting is still the priority. The outfitter is not satisfied until everyone has filled their tag. Keep in mind that tags are very limited and these hunts fill up fast so plan accordingly.
The outfitter also has a remote lodge and two remote cabins to use. These hunts are located 2-3 hours from the main lodge and accessed via truck and then Argos. The remote camps have wood heat, showers, bunk beds and generator electric. The location of the camp used is dependent upon where the caribou are. The remote camps are more rustic but are closer to the caribou herds so less daily travel is required.
This hunt can be somewhat strenuous as many miles can be put in each day walking the boggy terrain. The hunt can be modified for those not in the best of shape. This hunt is also very doable for bowhunters as oftentimes stalks can be made to within bow range.
Includes: 2×1 guiding, licenses, pick-up and return to St. Anthony or Deer Lake Airport, accommodations, all meals and trail lunches, transportation to and from hunting areas, preparation of game to take home including caping, trophy preparation and meat boxing. Does not include 6.5% tax on hunt and 13% tax on license.
No Sunday hunting prior to the second week of October. Minimum age to hunt is 18.
6 Day Caribou Hunt - $7000 - at main lodge or remote camps
10 Day Caribou Hunt - $9000 - at main lodge or remote camps
6 Day Caribou/Moose Combo - $11,500
6 Day Caribou/Black Bear Combo - $7500
Quebec Labrador Caribou.
Hunt the Ungava Bay Region of Northern Quebec. This is a small operation where the owner/outfitter is in camp for each hunt. Only eight hunters taken per hunt. The outfitter has over 30 years of outfitting experience and his success in the past 15 years is higher than any other outfitter in the region.
All hunt packages begin in Montreal. From there hunters take a two hour commercial flight to Kuujjuaq. Upon your arrival in Kuujjuaq you will be met and transferred to a De Havilland Single Engine Otter to camp.
The camp itself is very comfortable and consists of two individual wooden cabins set up to accommodate four hunters in each and two cabins for the guides and kitchen staff. There is also a smaller cabin reserved for couples. The kitchen and dining area well equipped and separate from the sleep cabins. The camp has hot and cold running water, generator and oil heat.
Each morning the guides take their hunters via boat to their hunting area. All hunts are 2 hunters per guide. The guides are well trained at judging bulls and will explain the good and bad features of each bull being considered. Expect the bulls to lose their velvet sometime between September 10-20.
The caribou are primarily the Leaf River Herd which is the largest herd in northern Quebec, however they do get a mix of the George River Herd throughout the season. The camp operates it’s caribou hunts during prime time beginning mid-August and running through until the end of September. Hunters can use rifle, bow or black powder - no handguns are permitted.
Fishing can be done for Brook Trout, Lake Trout and Arctic Char. Lake Trout will average 8-10 pounds while Brook trout will be 2-3 pounds. The fishing is excellent! Cost of fishing license is $50.
Included in the price:
- round trip airfare from Montreal to Kuujjuaq and back
- air charter service to and from camp
- reception service in Kuujjuaq to and from camp
- all applicable taxes (PST & GST) with non-resident rebate issued
- 2 hunters per guide
- licenses related to package booked
- fully equipped guide with boat, motor and unlimited fuel
- professional trophy preparation of capes & antlers
- packing of meat in airline approved tote boxe
- shipping of 200 pounds of meat from camp to Montreal
- shipping of capes from camp to Montreal
- shipping of split antlers from camp to Montreal
Not included in price:
- hotel accommodations in Montreal
- meals in Montreal or enroute
- sleeping bag, pillow case, towels, toiletries
- soft drinks, beer, alcoholic beverages (make prior arrangements)
- shipping of baggage in excess of 75 pounds northbound
- shipping of meat and antlers to final destination
- taxidermy work
- butchering service
- Travel & Medical Insurance
- Cancellation Insurance
Approximate hunt dates are: August 14 - 20; August 20 - 26; August 26 - Sept.01; September 01 - 07; September 07 -13; September 13 -19; September 19 - 25; September 25 - October 01
Cost: $7000 US. Deposit is $1000 followed by balance by June 1. Balances not received by June 1 on year of hunt, will be deemed as cancelled and no refunds will be issued. It is recommended you buy Travel Insurance through us to protect your investment in the event you cannot go after sending a deposit.
Hunt the in the remote backcountry of northern British Columbia near the headwaters of the Skeena River and bordering Spatsizi Wilderness Park. Base camp is accessed via a float plane from Smithers, BC. This is not a horseback hunt. Combo species include various combinations of the following animals: mountain goat, mountain caribou, Canadian moose and grizzly bears.
This is the same outfitter that offers the following hunts: Hunt #17-MG; Hunt #17-MO; Hunt # 17-GB.
Includes: meals, lodging, hotel arrangements in Smithers, field care of meat and trophies and government royalties. Not included: float plane charter fee, license and tags, hotel accommodations and meals in Smithers, trophy crating and shipping, liquor, tobacco and gratuities.
Getting there: fly into Vancouver and then to Smithers via Air Canada. Arrive in Smithers the day prior to the start of your hunt. Take the float plane from Smithers to the hunt area - 1 ½ hour flight. Flight departs on the day of hunt commencement.
Float plane charter cost is $1100 roundtrip + 12% tax. License cost is $210; Grizzly tag $1200; Moose tag $290; Mountain Goat tag $350; Caribou tag $220 + 2.5% tax. Also $160 NRHPF fee (Non-Resident Hunting Preservation Fund).
All combo hunts are 1 hunter/guide unless otherwise noted. There is a 6 % GST on the hunt fee - outfitter will pay GST on harvest fee.
14 Day Hunt - Grizzly/Moose/Goat/Caribou - $16,500 + $3500 harvest fee on grizzly - Sept. 4-18, 2013
14 Day Hunt - Moose/Goat/Caribou - $13,900 or $10,500 per hunter for two hunters / guide - Sept. 4-18, 2013
10 Day Hunt - Moose/Goat/Caribou (any two species) - $11,500 or $8500 per hunter for two hunters / guide - Sept. 18-28 or Sept. 28- Oct. 8, 2013
10 Day Hunt - Moose (or Goat)/Grizzly - $12,500 +$3500 harvest fee on grizzly - Sept. 28-Oct. 8, 2013
Hunt area that does not require fly-in:
10 Day Hunt - Goat/Caribou - $10,500 (no air charter fee) - Sept. 3-13, 2013
10 Day Hunt - Grizzly/Goat/Caribou - $12,500 +$3500 grizzly harvest fee - Sept. 3-13, 2013
10 Day - Grizzly/Black Bear - $11,500 +$3500 harvest fee on grizzly - June 1-15, 2013