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.
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.4 Oct 2018 Caribou
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.
Why hunt Barren Ground Caribou? All hunts (23)
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.
Moose or Caribou 1x1, Includes Wolf '20 Canada
Includes wolf and fishing, $2,000 trophy fee for black bear if added Includes first antlered animal (moose or caribou) $5,000 trophy fee for 2nd antlered animal (moose or caribou) Hunting methods include 4×4 from base camp, horseback or fly-in backpack. Black bear can be hunted on any fall hunt on a trophy fee basis. The average antler spread of our moose is 45-55 inches with the occasional one reaching 60 inches. The vastness of our guide territory allows us to offer several different types of moose hunts without sacrificing the quality of the hunt or the quality of the moose. Out of base camp we can offer hunts for moose from 4×4, riverboat, tree-stand or on foot that can be tailored to anyone regardless of age or physical ability. Our caribou rival any in North America for trophy quality; however, we do not have the density in our area to offer too many exclusive caribou hunts. It is our preference to hunt caribou in combination with other species on backcountry horseback hunt. If you wish to hunt caribou as a single species you have to be prepared to spend a lot of time in the saddle traveling the high plateaus and ridges glassing for that big bull. All caribou harvested must be 5 points or better to ensure trophy quality. In the back country we can hunt for moose as a classic mountain horseback hunt or fly in by float plane and hunt moose from a remote drop camp. A deposit of 33% is required to book a trip. A 2nd deposit of 33% plus license and tag funds are due: April 1st for Spring Hunts June 1st for Fall hunts. The remaining balance is due upon arrival in camp. Final payment must be in cash, certified cheque, or wire transfer*. Personal checks will not be accepted as final payment and your hunt will not start until the hunt is paid for in full.
Trip duration: 10 days
Hunting season: 15 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020
Barren Ground Caribou Hunt 2x1 '20 United States
Caribou are the iconic migrators of Alaska. Remarkable in their endurance and the vast territories they cover, they truly are outstanding animals to see. In the Brooks Range, we hunt the Porcupine herd, one of the healthiest and most prolific herds in the world. This is a "spot-and-stalk" and ambush pass-through style hunt. This hunt is 1 guide per 2 hunters and includes 1 caribou per hunter. A second caribou per hunter may be add for a $4,000 trophy fee each. Wolves may be hunted for no additional fee. This hunt is generally of moderate difficulty, although it may be quite easy depending upon how well your trip is timed with height of migration through camp. 7 hunting days and 9 total trip days
Trip duration: 7 days
Hunting season: 25 Aug 2020 15 Sep 2020
Barren Ground Caribou Hunt 3x1 '20 United States
Caribou are the iconic migrators of Alaska. Remarkable in their endurance and the vast territories they cover, they truly are outstanding animals to see. In the Brooks Range, we hunt the Porcupine herd, one of the healthiest and most prolific herds in the world. This is a "spot-and-stalk" and ambush pass-through style hunt. This hunt is 1 guide per 3 hunters and includes 1 caribou each. A second caribou per hunter may be add for a $4,000 trophy fee each. Wolves may be hunted for no additional fee. This hunt is generally of moderate difficulty, although it may be quite easy depending upon how well your trip is timed with height of migration through camp. 7 hunting days and 9 total trip days.
Trip duration: 7 days
Hunting season: 25 Aug 2020 15 Sep 2020
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