Barren Ground Caribou hunting

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30 hunting trips from 10 outfitters starting from $4,100

30 hunts
$4,100 starting from
3 countries
3653km 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?

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.

October Caribou Hunt with Dog Sledge '21

October Caribou Hunt with Dog Sledge '21 Greenland

This is a 6 day Caribou hunt package with 4 full hunting days and 1 trophy Caribou license included to the price. The hunt is still mainly traditional hunt on foot, but with the dog sledge for transport of meat and trophy back to camp. So you still have to walk a lot, but without the heavy work of carrying meat and trophy back. Depending on the terrain, we can use dog sledge as personal transport, with no guarantee because it depends of snow conditions, but even with no snow the dogs can still pull the meat and trophy back to camp. Transport from Kangerlussuaq is with car the first 20 km until we are at the big lake, from here we sail all stuff over the lake to the camp. If there is heavy wind it might be nescessary to walk around the lake to the camp. October hunts are a bit colder, down to -15 C, but with still long days and not really cold weather as it is just the start of winter. Compound bow hunting is possible only on 1x1 basis (6500 euro per package), crossbow hunting is not allowed. Caribou in our hunting area (sub area 5) is a free-range indigenous north american ”Central barren ground caribou”. But even though it's documented by the Greenland Nature Institute, not all hunting organisations see it that way, so SCI does not accept it into the SCI 29 Award. But Grand Slam Club Ovis accepts it into the Super Slam award. So please check it with you organisation if you are going for a award. We take max 2 hunters per group on this hunt. Availability 2021: Oct 4-9 - 4 openings Oct 11-16 - 4 openings Oct 18-23 - 4 openings Oct 25-30 - 4 openings

Trip duration: 6 days

Hunting season: 4 Oct 2021 30 Oct 2021

Package price $5,857 for 6 days, 1 hunter
October Caribou Hunt with Dog Sledge

October Caribou Hunt with Dog Sledge Greenland

This is a 6 day Caribou hunt package with 4 full hunting days and 1 trophy Caribou license included to the price. The hunt is still mainly traditional hunt on foot, but with the dog sledge for transport of meat and trophy back to camp. So you still have to walk a lot, but without the heavy work of carrying meat and trophy back. Depending on the terrain, we can use dog sledge as personal transport, with no guarantee because it depends of snow conditions, but even with no snow the dogs can still pull the meat and trophy back to camp. Transport from Kangerlussuaq is with car the first 20 km until we are at the big lake, from here we sail all stuff over the lake to the camp. If there is heavy wind it might be nescessary to walk around the lake to the camp. October hunts are a bit colder, down to -15 C, but with still long days and not really cold weather as it is just the start of winter. Compound bow hunting is possible only on 1x1 basis (6500 euro per package), crossbow hunting is not allowed. Caribou in our hunting area (sub area 5) is a free-range indigenous north american ”Central barren ground caribou”. But even though it's documented by the Greenland Nature Institute, not all hunting organisations see it that way, so SCI does not accept it into the SCI 29 Award. But Grand Slam Club Ovis accepts it into the Super Slam award. So please check it with you organisation if you are going for a award. We take max 2 hunters per group on this hunt. Availability 2020: Sept 29 - Oct. 4 - 1 opening Oct 6-11 - 2 openings Oct 13-18 - 1 opening Oct 20-25 - 2 openings Oct 27 - Nov 1 - sold out

Trip duration: 6 days

Hunting season: 29 Sep 2020 1 Nov 2020

Package price $5,857 for 6 days, 1 hunter
Backpack Caribou Hunt '21

Backpack Caribou Hunt '21 Greenland

We offer a 4 days Caribou hunt near Kangerlussuaq, West Greenland. The hunt bring the hunters into the real arctic wilderness, this is a hunting adventure in the worlds “Last Frontier”. Our hunting camp is remote and close to the magnificent Ice Cap. The camp is equipped with all necessary gear and placed in the center of Caribou land. We trek to the caribou herds and spot the strong bucks and then the hunt begins. We trek light and if necessary we put up a flycamp for the night, normally we have time to trek back to the base camp. September Is a good time for Caribou hunting because of the upcoming rutting season and because the Caribou has cleaned velvet off the antlers. Program: Day 1: - Arrival to Kangerlussuaq - Outfitter receives you and makes an introduction to the local area. - Transport to tent camp. - Caribou stalking hunt. - Overnight stay at hunting camp. Day 2-3: - Spot and stalk Caribou hunt. - Overnight stay at hunting camp. - Small game hunting (if possible). Day 4: - Caribou stalking hunt. - Return to Kangerlussuaq. - Overnight accommodation at hotel Day 5: - Departure from Kangerlussuaq.

Trip duration: 4 days

Hunting season: 1 Aug 2021 30 Sep 2021

Package price $4,700 for 4 days, 1 hunter
Barren Ground Caribou

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