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Barren Ground Caribou hunting

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21 hunting trips from 7 outfitters starting from $4,700

21 hunts
$4,700 starting from
3 countries
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Where to hunt Barren Ground Caribou

Barren ground caribou are also known as the tundra caribou. They inhabit the northmost ranges of caribou, and undertake large-scale seasonal migrations from northern calving grounds and pastures to wintering range in the boreal forests and back. Hunting opportunities are mostly concentrated in Greenland and Alaska, with some options in Canada as well.

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The most affordable barren ground caribou offers are to be found in Greenland, where they get below $5,000. Barren ground caribou hunts in the USA and Canada start at about $7,500 and most are in the 10,000 USD range. As a large part of the price comes from the cost of travel to remote areas, it’s advisable to combine a hunt after caribou with hunting other species such as musk ox or moose. Combination hunts typically are a better value.

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It’s amazing how creatures can adapt to living in the harshest of environments. You’d never thought that something as unappetizing and unnourishing as lichen can support tens of thousands of robust and hard-going deer. Yet, here they are, all over the Northern Hemisphere: known as reindeer in Eurasia and as caribou in North America, the Arctic deer is the source of life for many indigenous peoples, and an irresistible attraction for hunters from the developed countries.

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When to hunt Barren Ground Caribou?

The season in Alaska runs from August to November, but the prime time for hunting is September and October. The same applies to Greenland. In North America success in hunting barren ground caribou often depends on whether the animals migrate to a given area or not. The populations in Greenland hardly ever migrate at all, so hunting is somewhat more predictable there.

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Barren ground caribou hunting in Alaska is typically a combination of spot-and-stalk and ambushing a moving herd, especially during migration. In Greenland many outfitters prefer to cruise along the shoreline in motorboat, scouting for a huntable bull; once such is located, the guide and hunter land ashore and begin the stalk. This method is allowed and practiced in some areas of Alaska as well.

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Why hunt Barren Ground Caribou? All hunts (21)

One person's staple food (clothes, home, tools, and 1001 other use), another person's adventure magnet: the caribou. Like all caribou, barren ground caribou carry large and impressive antlers, that are uniquely shaped and combine palms with points, with a prominent eye guard. But for the true hunter they are only a symbol of the journey into the last frontier, the unique experience of joining the Circle of Life and Death in the rugged and beautiful Arctic, with the sight of thousands of migrating caribou rivalling the famous springbok migrations in Africa.

8 Day Caribou Hunt 2x1 2019

8 Day Caribou Hunt 2x1 2019 United States

Caribou are the iconic migrators of Alaska. Remarkable in their versatility and the vast territories they cover in their migration patterns, they truly are remarkable animals to see. In the Brooks Range, we hunt the Porcupine herd, Alaska's largest and strongest caribou herd. This hunt is done on 2x1 basis and includes 2 Caribou. Second Caribou tag may be added per person.

Trip duration: 8 days

Trip available on: 25 August 2019 15 September 2019

$19,500 for 2 hunters
North West Alaska Trophy Hunt 2019

North West Alaska Trophy Hunt 2019 United States

2019 dates Aug.19-30, Aug.30-Sept.10, Each hunt is scheduled for 1 or 2 hunters/guide. Generally 2 or 3 of us are in attendance for each booking of 2 or more hunters. Daily Rate for hunters is $1000 and most hunts are 12 days Daily rate for guests is $600 Our caribou herd is estimated to be over 200,000 animals - groups of 100s or 1,000s are sometimes seen. Wolf populations are at an all time high. Wolverine seen occasionally. First Wolf is for free, starting from the second the trophy fee is applied. We have a license & tag vendorship for your convenience, in case you wish to pursue an extra animal. Unless you specify otherwise, we will have all your licenses, tags & permits ready before you arrive.

Trip duration: 12 days

Trip available on: 19 August 2019 10 September 2019

$12,000 for 1 hunter
Combo Arctic Grizzly, Moose & Caribou

Combo Arctic Grizzly, Moose & Caribou United States

Known for the unique variations in their color patterns, Arctic grizzlies are beautiful animals with a fascinating adaptability to their landscape. Smaller than their peninsula cousins, they are nonetheless impressive animals. Caribou are the iconic migrators of Alaska. Remarkable in their versatility and the vast territories they cover in their migration patterns, they truly are remarkable animals to see. In the Brooks Range, we hunt the Porcupine herd, Alaska's largest and strongest caribou herd. The largest deer in North America, moose claim a size and scale that is all their own with an imposing presence that is impressive to see. In Alaska's arctic, we hunt some of the finest examples of this species in Alaska. This hunt is done on 1x1 basis and includes 1 trophy Moose, 1 arctic Grizzly, and 1 Caribou. This is generally a river float hunt.

Trip duration: 15 days

Trip available on: 1 September 2019 15 September 2019

$30,500 for 1 hunter
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