Trophy Central Barren Ground Caribou Hunting
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Featuring comfortable permanent camps for when the caribou cooperate, and mobile tented camps, for when they don't. We place a priority on trophy bulls and high hunter success rates. Float plane access to thousands of square miles of unhunted Nunavut wilderness. We hunt the 400,000 strong Qamanirjuaq caribou herd.
Our permanent camps are comfortable with diesel or propane heat, running water, showers, home cooked meals, satellite phones and knowledgeable Inuit guides that know the animals and the land.
Check out our new "inclusive caribou hunt package" under the tab "What's New".
Our 5-day hunts are based on a maximum of 8 hunters.
Cost per person: US $6,695.00 + GST (5%) per person (2 hunters per guide 2x1)
Charter fee: $950.00 plus 5% GST
Our 2013 hunts are almost sold out.
2013 Hunt Dates: September 5 to 9 - 3 left
September 6 to 10 - Sold out
September 12 to 16 - Sold out
September 11 to 15 - 4 left
- 2 caribou tags from HTO
- Services of our experienced Inuit guides; 2 hunters per guide
- Preparation of trophies & packing material for meat & antlers
- Delicious home cooked meals
- Comfortable accommodations at our camps and outposts
- washrooms and shower facilities
- Friendly owner, operator service
- Fishing for Lake Trout, northern pike, Arctic grayling
- (fishing not available at all hunting camps).
- Hunting opportunities for Wolf and Wolverine
Hunt does not include:
- Airfare to and from Churchill, air-charter to camp & outposts
- Lodging & meals in Churchill and/or a southern stopover
- Government licenses & trophy fees, shipping of trophies
- Gratuities to guides
- Items of a personal nature, including sleeping bags, excess baggage charges, any costs incurred by delays due to bad weather or mechanical problems
How to Get There:
You fly into Winnipeg, Manitoba from any major US airport. You overnight in Winnipeg and catch a flight via Calm Air to Churchill, MB the next morning. A sample itinerary is detailed below:
Depart Winnipeg on flt#505, Sept. 5 at 7:20am and arrive in Churchill at 10:00am
Charter to camp on September 5
Hunt days: September 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 (5 full days of hunting)
Charter from camp on September 11
Overnight in Churchill on September 11 (Seaport Hotel)
Depart Churchill on September 12 at 11:20am on Calm Air flight #506, arrive in Winnipeg at 1:30pm
In Churchill, we have an expeditor that will take care of you (pick up at airport; pickup at float base; ride to hotel, etc). From Churchill, we will fly you into our caribou camp on a Turbo Otter on floats. The flight time is approximately 1.5 hours. The weight restriction on the float plane is a maximum of 70 lbs of baggage/gear per hunter.
What to Expect:
You will arrive in camp mid-day baring no delays. We get you settled into your tent/cabin. Once you are settled in, we will set up targets so that you can sight in your weapon(s). We have a 12 hour waiting period in Nunavut so you will not start hunting until the next morning. However, you hunt includes 5 full days of hunting.
We have supper at 5:30. After supper, we conduct guide assignments and pair up hunters if necessary.
Day 2 though 6 are your hunt days:
Breakfast is at 7 am (guides at 6:30): By 8:00am, you are on the water with your guide cruising the shoreline for bulls. We use 16’ Aluminum boats with 25hp Outboards.
You can expect to do a fair amount of walking. For clients that aren’t as mobile, we will set you up in areas where caribou are crossing the lake.
You are normally back to camp by 5:30 pm and supper is at 6pm.
Your guide will cape your caribou, clean the skull and salt the capes. Meat is processed in camp by your guide, bagged, labeled and put in the freezer. If you are planning on taking any meat, we suggest that you take it as luggage. Meat will be frozen.
We recommend Telesky Taxidermists for handling of your trophies. They will take care of the permits, brokerage, etc. You can call them direct for pricing: Ask for Jim or Sandy at 1-204-775-6796 or 1-888-774-5845.
Tekesky Taxidermist Ltd.
545 Arlington Street
Winnipeg, MB R3G 1Z6
- We can ship your trophies to Telesky Taxidermist in Winnipeg for fleshing, salting and shipping to a U.S. based Taxidermist. You will incur extra costs for this service as they apply for the USDA permits, etc. but this is the most convenient option and you are assured that your trophy is in good hands. We recommend this option but please call Jim or Sandy with Telesky regarding delivery time and costs involved (Ph: 1-204-775-6796)
- Telesky can also do the taxidermy work in Winnipeg and ship to you direct when complete.
- You can make the necessary arrangements with a Taxidermist of your choice in Winnipeg and we will ship direct to them.
We recommend that you take your meat with you as luggage/excess baggage. You can also take your cape(s) as luggage if you wish.
Firearms Declaration Form:
You will need this to get your firearm into Canada. There is a $25 fee (Canadian). Here is the link to the website: http://www.cfc-cafc.gc.ca/online-en_ligne/form-assistance/PDFs/909_e.pdf
Deposits & Payments:
Deposit: A $3000 per person NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is required within 10 days of your reservation.
Final Payment: Final payments are due 90 days prior to your trip start date.
Full payment must accompany any reservation made less than 90 days to trip start date.
If you would like more information about our rates, please contact us at 867-857-2587 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ryan & Dorothy St. John