GREENLAND CENTRAL CANADIAN
BARREN GROUND CARIBOU $8100
INCLUDES LICENSE AND TAX
HELICOPTER HUNT $9600
This outfit offers 3 options, River Camp, Helicopter Camp or Motel based. The terrain is fairly easy hiking through valleys and some rolling mountains, but it can require hiking 3 to 8 miles per day.
RIVER CAMP takes place from August into early September and accommodations could be cabins or well setup tent camps. Caribou will start shedding velvet late August. Weather is normally down to 40 degrees for a low and 55 for a high. Camp is accessed by jet boat. 5 or 6 days at $8,100 and a second caribou can be added for an additional $3,500 or a straight caribou/muskox combo is $11,100.
HELICOPTER CAMP takes place from early September into early October and accommodations could be cabins or a well setup tent camp. Caribou capes are turning whiter, and antlers are more polished. Helicopter into camp then hunt by foot or boat to access more area. Temps run about 30 degrees for a low and 50 for a high. 5 or 6 days is $9,600 for one animal and a second caribou can be added for $3,500 or $12,500 for a combination caribou/muskox.
MOTEL BASED hunts run early October to the 31st when the caribou are rutting with white capes. You will leave the motel each morning and use ATV’s to access the hunting areas and sometimes river jet boats are used depending on the water levels. This may be the least physical of the hunts due to better access either by ATV or jet boat. Temperatures are colder averaging 15 for the lows and 30 for the highs. 5 or 6 days is $8,100 for one animal. Second caribou is $3,500 or a caribou/muskox combo is $11,100.
Meals, guiding, licenses, taxes are included in the pricing. Rifle/ammo and sleeping bags are available at no additional cost but must be reserved in advance.
Not included are flights to and from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, your hotel accommodations before and after your hunt, tanning of hides, cleaning skulls, and shipping of the trophies, which takes place several months after your hunt. There is an additional $150 charge per animal for transporting to Denmark. Prices could fluctuate with currency changes.
Travel to Greenland is typically best by flying to Copenhagen, Denmark and overnight at a hotel of your choice at your expense then fly to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland the following day. Limited 2023 availability on the Helicopter hunt and Motel based hunts. 2024 is open but expect some price increase.
HCU’s Bob Wodzisz has been on both the River Camp and the later helicopter hunts. He can explain these hunts in detail along with travel and trophy shipments. He can be reached at 330-730-3473. Hunt CU299.
BARREN GROUND CARIBOU
6 DAYS GUIDED $12,500
These caribou are the Alaska Peninsula Herd and even though they constantly are on the move they are not considered migratory. Hunters are flown into spike camps, consisting of 6-man Cabela Guide tents with cots.
2022 his 18 hunters killed 14 bulls and missed a couple. Bulls overall were a little smaller this year and the top bulls went in the high 300’s.
2021 his 12 hunters tagged 12 bulls, with 2 or 3 making the book.
2020 he had 15 hunters tag 13 bulls, and a hunter crippled a bull. 2 bulls should make the book.
6 day hunts guided 2×1 September 24 to 30 are $12,500 including lodging, meals and one caribou. Fall brown bear hunts take place on odd years, 2023 then 2025, and are $26,000 and a caribou can be added for $5,000.
Once the hunters are tagged out, they are flown back to the comfortable main lodge, where they can fish for silver salmon, char and Dolly Varden at $350 per day, spinning gear and equipment will be provided, but fly fishermen must bring their own gear.
Hunters fly into Anchorage and then to Sand Point, approximately $1,000 round trip, where they are met and flown into camp at the outfitters expense. There is a $100 freight charge to fly antlers and cape from Sand Point to Anchorage and the meat is donated to the natives. All licenses and tags are available on-line and should be purchased prior to arrival in camp. Hunt CU781.
NORTHWEST TERRITORIES OFFERS
WORLD CLASS MOUNTAIN CARIBOU
$16,000 9 DAYS 2X1
We work with an outfitter in the Northwest Territories that offers premier mountain caribou hunts. Success generally runs at or near 100 percent on bulls with average gross scores of 360 to 380 Boone and Crockett, with some scoring into the 430’s and typically about 20 percent score over the 390 record book minimum. They normally take 20 to 30 bulls per year, either on straight caribou hunts or as extra animals on the sheep and moose hunts. Hunts require a round trip charter out of Norman Wells priced around $1,900.
9 day backpack hunts guided 2×1 from July 26 to September 19 are priced at $16,000 plus $100 preservation fund and 5 percent tax. Caribou can be taken on a $9,000 trophy fee as add-ons for his sheep and moose hunts. HCU consultants Bob Wodzisz and Cliff Graham have taken moose and caribou with this outfit. Hunt CU250. CU250 Hunt Photos.
NEWFOUNDLAND WOODLAND CARIBOU
$13,200 ARCHERY OR RIFLE
This outfitter offers archery hunts during this special season the last week of August and first week of September just before starting their gun hunts in mid-September.
2022 in Area 40 went 11 for 11 and Area 45 finished 4 for 4. Plenty of trophy book bulls were taken.
2021 finished with all 12 hunters tagging bulls, including 6 bowhunters. Top bull was a monster with 42 scorable points.
6 day hunt is priced at $13,200 plus 15 percent HST tax and includes your $675 license and airport pickup in Deer Lake. Moose can be added for $6,500. At press time Area 45 had three openings for 2023. 2024 prices will be $15,200. Hunt CU709. CU709 Hunt Photos.