Woodland Caribou hunting

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7 hunting trips from 4 outfitters starting from $12,500

7 hunts
$12,500 starting from
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Where to hunt Woodland Caribou

Woodland caribou, true to its name, prefers forests to tundra. For their winter survival they depend on the kinds of lichen that only grow on very old trees. Habitat loss due to logging and other threats diminished woodland caribou numbers across the North American continent, and the only place where it can be legally hunted is the Canadian province of Newfoundland.

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Woodland caribou hunts start at about 10,000 USD. As a large part of the price comes from the cost of travel to remote areas of Newfoundland, it’s advisable to combine woodland caribou hunting with hunting other species such as 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 Woodland Caribou?

Resident hunters prefer to hunt caribou either in the early or in the late part of the season, because the flesh of an adult bull during the rut may be unpalatable. Hunters who would like to harvest a bull with antlers in prime shape, however, would have to time the hunt after the bulls get their antlers out of the velvet stage and before they drop the antlers after the rut.


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Woodland caribou hunting is said to be more predictable than tundra caribou hunting, because this species does not typically do large scale mass migration. Still, caribou are constantly on the move, and spot-and-stalk is a very active pursuit that will take the hunter for many miles across the woods, meadows and bogs. The alternative method is to predict the motions of the herd and ambush it. Successful guides often combine the two methods.

Why hunt Woodland Caribou?

Newfoundland and Labrador woodland caribou can weigh between 350-500 pounds, and mature bulls may tip the scales at some 700 pounds. They carry large and impressive antlers that are typically semi-palmated and resemble those of the fallow deer. In addition to these trophies, which are for a true hunter only material symbols of the challenge of the hunt, a great attraction for woodland caribou hunting is the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere in the unspoilt wilderness, among crystal clear lakes and primal woods of the province.

14 Day Newfoundland Remote Grand Slam

14 Day Newfoundland Remote Grand Slam Canada

14 Day Remote Fly In Newfoundland Grand Slam Woodland Caribou, Moose & Black Bear | Remote Helicopter Fly-In Location

Trip duration: 14 days

Hunting season: 5 Oct 2022 20 Nov 2022

Package price $34,900 for 14 days, 1 hunter
Archery Woodland Caribou Hunt 2x1

Archery Woodland Caribou Hunt 2x1 Canada

This hunt is for 1 Caribou all inclusive! Bear can be added on for an additional $1300 trophy fee. Available Archery Dates; August 29th - September 4th September 5th - September 11th

Trip duration: 5 days

Hunting season: 29 Aug 2022 11 Sep 2022

Package price $12,500 for 5 days, 1 hunter
Fly-in Moose / Caribou Combo Hunt 2x1

Fly-in Moose / Caribou Combo Hunt 2x1 Canada

Newfoundland is home for the Eastern Canadian Moose and we have the highest moose population per square mile than anywhere in North America. Newfoundland offers the prime habitat for the Moose to thrive in. Trophy Eastern Canadian Moose are bulls from 40-55 inches, in fact 40-50 inch bulls are quite common. Calling is our main method while hunting during prime time hours and then using high vantage areas to spot and glass animals during mid-day. Newfoundland is the only place in the world where Woodland Caribou species can be legally harvested. While the Caribou rifle hunting season in Newfoundland does not start until the second week of September, archery hunting precedes it by two weeks and continues through the regular season, allowing for prime caribou hunting, moose hunting and excellent stalking. Hunts are from Sunday to Sunday giving six full days of hunting on 2-on-1 basis. Fall Black Bear Hunt can be added to Moose or Caribou hunt for cost of license at $169.50 and a trophy fee of $1500.00 will be applied when a bear is harvested. Firearm declaration form will be provided to all clients for their guns to give to custom's agent. 6 hunting days / 7 nights package offer per hunter: $18,000. Rates are in US$.

Trip duration: 7 days

Hunting season: 1 Sep 2022 1 Nov 2022

Package price $24,500 for 7 days, 1 hunter
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