Barren Ground Caribou hunting

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33 hunting trips from 10 outfitters starting from $3,796

33 hunts
$3,796 starting from
3 countries
3471km to the nearest trip

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.

Price distribution

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.

Why hunt Barren Ground Caribou? All hunts (33)

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.

Alaska Caribou Hunt- fly in 2x1

Alaska Caribou Hunt- fly in 2x1 United States

We offer world class guided caribou hunts in Alaska. Hunting Alaska's Arctic is dangerous as well as expensive and challenging, Our Professional hunting Guides will assist you in your pursuit of Alaskan trophy caribou and arctic grizzlies. Our camps are comfortable and guides and equipment are top of the line. We offer Raft hunts as well as drop camps with the super cub. We only offer guided hunts as Alaska is a dangerous place. Weather can change quickly and your dream hunt can easily become a nightmare if you are unprepared. When you hunt with us you can rest easy as you will be in competent safe hands! We offer trophy fee options if you wish to harvest a grizzly bear on a caribou hunt. Family Hunting Trips We encourage bringing your family to the arctic. We take many fathers & sons and or daughters on hunts as well as husbands and wives. Caribou hunts are a great way to introduce your family to a real fair chase remote wilderness adventure that may leave them thirsty for more. The arctic is a once in a life time experience that you and your family will not soon forget. These hunts are available as a two hunters to one guide ratio as well as a three to one. A Caribou hunt is a great opportunity to share an experience of a life time with family and friends.

Trip duration: 7 days

Hunting season: 2 Aug 2020 9 Aug 2020

$7,900 for 1 hunter
Caribou 1x1 5 day Hunt 2020

Caribou 1x1 5 day Hunt 2020 United States

We’re hunting the Central Arctic Herd of Caribou in the Southern Slopes of the Brooks Range as they migrate to the Southern edge of their range for the winter months. Over the preceding 5 seasons, this herd has passed right through our hunting area during this time period, with thousands of animals pouring right through our camps! This 5 day, fully guided 1X1 hunt should give you plenty of time to harvest a quality Bull Caribou in some of the most beautiful mountains Alaska has to offer. Grizzlies can be harvested as a secondary animal if desired, a trophy fee will apply. Access is via company owned light aircraft equipped with tundra tires so we can access the most difficult landing areas. Accommodations will be comfortable 8X8 Arctic Ovens with cots to protect you from the freezing nights and snowfall that can come this time of year.

Trip duration: 5 days

Hunting season: 26 Sep 2020 30 Sep 2020

$9,500 for 1 hunter
August-September Caribou Hunt 2021

August-September Caribou Hunt 2021 Greenland

This is a 6 day Caribou hunt package with 4 full hunting days and 1 trophy Caribou license included to the price. This type of hunting is very different from the other trophy hunting companies: on our autumn hunts the hunter participates not only in the ordinary camp work, but also with carrying camp equipment, and food, etc. to the camp, carrying trophy and meat down from the mountain, and carrying camp equipment back to the road after the hunt. There are no carriers and additional hunting guides to take care of everything. The hunt is done on foot. So you have to be in a fairly good condition, so you can walk 5 km out, and 5 km back with 30 kg on your back in varied terrain. But the longer you can walk, the better are the chances for big animals. It's possible to pay the guides for carrying your trophy for you, the cost is 10 euro per kg, and is not included in the tip. Please note that we hunt one animal at a time, and when all meat and trophy is back at camp, then we can start hunting the next animal. Furthermore, if we can’t carry all down the same day, then we bring down meat first, and trophy is stored in a tent to be carried down the next day. For hunting in August-September you need to bring a sleeping bag. When Muskox and Caribou are shot, we can use the rest of the hunt for small game hunting: snow hare availbale from August 1st; wingshooting: Canadian goose, duck, ptarmigan, loon are available from the 1st of September. Arctic fox and Raven available all season. Fishing arctic char in the lake at area 9 is also included, but bring your own fishing gear. Compound bow hunting is possible only on 1x1 basis (5000 euro per package), crossbow hunting is not allowed. Availability 2021: We take max. 4 hunters per group. August 20 to 25 - 4 openings August 29 to Sept. 3 - 2 openings Sept. 7 to 12 - 4 openings Sept. 16 to 21 - 4 openings Sept. 25 to 30 - 4 openings

Trip duration: 6 days

Hunting season: 20 Aug 2021 30 Sep 2021

$3,796 for 1 hunter
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