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Baralzon Lake Caribou Camp

 

LUGGAGE ALLOWANCE

Guests will be allowed the following weighing no more than a collective 50 lbs.
  • 1 duffle bag (not to exceed total dimensions [L+W+H] of 62”)
  • 1 day pack (NOT a frame pack)
  • Gun or bow in sock/soft case for the trip into the caribou camp 
Absolutely NO hard-sided suitcases or duffels with frames are allowed for the flight into camp. 
 
All guests must wear full hunting gear for the flights to and from camp.
Street clothes and/or unnecessary gear are to be stored in Thompson at our secure location. 

There are no exceptions to our weight limit. Any guest who is over the weight limit will need to leave items behind. 

GUN/BOW CASES

Commercial Airlines require you use a hard-sided case to fly into Thompson. However, we suggest you bring a gun sock/soft padded case for your weapon of choice, as no hard cases will be taken into the caribou camp with you.

CLOTHING

  • Camo, water proof outer shell jacket
  • Camo, water proof pants
  • Camo, medium heavy fleece or wool insulated jacket
  • Medium fleece or wool sweater/sweatshirt
  • Pants (at least one insulated pair, preferably camo)
  • Shirts (long sleeve and short sleeve)
  • Socks (wool/insulated)
  • One pair insulated underwear
  • Underwear
  • Two pairs of gloves (1 waterproof/ 1 insulated)
  • Winter hat

PERSONAL ITEMS

  • Towel, washcloth
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Razor and shaving cream
  • Medication(s)
  • Sunscreen (100ml max.) 

FOOTWEAR

  • 1 pair of insulated knee high rubber boots (Muck boots or similar)
  • 1 pair waterproof hiking boots (OPTIONAL)
  •  Indoor footwear for the lodge

GEAR

  • Polarized shooting glasses
  • Good set of binoculars/rangefinder 
  • Digital camera (extra batteries if needed)
  • Headlamp
  • 1 knife
  • 1 Medium weight sleeping bag (to be packed inside your duffel or day pack) 

PROVIDED ITEMS

  • Shooting sticks
  • Waterbottle/Thermos
  • Pillows and pillow cases
  • Shampoo and soap
  • Bug repellant 

PACKING SUGGESTIONS & FIELD TIPS

  •  Always dress inlayers!
  • If you're hunting with a friend, you can get away with one pair of binoculars or a rangefinder between the two of you

WEAPONS OF CHOICE

Archery and gun targets will be set up at camp.

Rifle

Most shots are taken under 200 yards but you may be required to take a 300-400 yard shot. We suggest a flat fast shooting cartridge, 243 caliber and up, with a minimum of a 100 grain bullet. Magnums cartridges are a great choice, such as the 243 WSSM, 270 WSM, 7mm-300 Winchester WSM. We recommend 2 boxes of shells (40 rounds).

Muzzleloader

Black powder is becoming extremely popular for caribou hunting these days. For those looking at taking one with a black powder please let us know ahead of time as you most likely will not get powder or primers on a commercial airliner. Let us know what you need for these items and we will make sure it is at the camp for your arrival.
Please note:  we need 30 days to purchase ammunition for those wishing to hunt with a muzzleloader. 

Archery

Archery opportunities are absolutely endless when it comes to caribou. For those contemplating whether to bring their bow, please do. We strongly recommend being able to shoot with confidence up to 50 yards, closer shots may present themselves  but your chances of getting the caribou of a lifetime are greatly increased at the 50 yard mark.  To be on the safe side, have at least eight arrows in your arsenal. 


ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

Bird Hunting

The camp will have a shotgun to borrow for those interested in shooting ptarmigan or waterfowl. Licenses for upland game and waterfowl are available for purchase on location.

Fishing

The camp will have rods to borrow for those interested in fishing.  Tackle is also available for purchase.  If you would prefer to bring your own tackle, a small box the size of a tobacco can with a few choice lures in it, will suffice.  For northern pike and lake trout a 5-of-Diamonds or Red-and-White spoon, or Rapella Crank Baits are good.  For arctic grayling use #0 & #00 Mepps Panther Martin and small spoons.  Licenses are available for purchase on location.

PHONE

There is a satellite phone available for emergency use. A charge of $10 to connect and $3 per minute will be applied.