I'm telling you! You haven’t been on
an adventure until you do this hunt. We have
been told by our hunters that this is the
ultimate hunt & a lifetime experience.
Unlike any other trip! You will be hunting
Canada Central Barren Ground Caribou on the
Arctic Circle in the new territory called
Nunavut--this is non-migrating Caribou. They
remain in the same region year round.
The Arctic Circle is seldom traveled to
& you have the opportunity to hunt in an
area that sees few outsiders. Experience the
Adventure of a Lifetime!
The Hunt We have hunted Caribou since 1996 taking
only 20 hunters per year, every hunter has
brought home 2 bulls.
Hunts starts about mid- August and ends
mid-September and you should see Caribou
during your hunt whether you hunt the first
week or the last week.
We fly on the Calm Air airline from
Winnipeg. This is a commercial flight
in a small plane which seats about 30 people
but mostly carries cargo up. Airlines in
Canada as in the United States have many
restrictions but we are at their mercy.
Baggage restrictions are 70 lbs, no more
than 50 lbs per individual bag.
You will fly out of Winnipeg Airport about 6
am and after several stops along the way you
will land in Repulse Bay at about 2 pm. At
that point hunters are met by their guides
and weather permitting set out on their
hunt. There is a guide for every two
hunters. You will leave the town by boat,
glassing the shoreline for Caribou then
getting on land to hunt & make camp.
Caribou are constantly moving, just feeding
& bedding down.
Each camp consists of a tent, cook stove,
cooking utensils, sleeping mats..you live
amongst the Caribou, seals, polar bears,
icebergs and whales for the week. We have
maintained this “living on the land” hunt
due to the environment and our hunters
preference. Most of the memorable
experiences could not have happened from a
permanent camp location.
Our hunters bring limited dry goods &
cook their own meals along the way because
caribou, seal & whale fat are about the
only foods available in the Arctic and the
Inuit people eat their meat raw. We
find the best, easiest and most practical
meals our hunters can bring are dehydrated
packages or heater meals which can be added
to Caribou meat and fish in camp. Complete
menus can be purchased from your local
camping/hunting stores. Absolutely no
alcohol allowed here.
This far North, safety is our primary
concern & the weather is the ruling
force. The Hudson Bay is a huge, saltwater
sea filled with icebergs & home to
seals, whales, walrus & polar bears.
This is a primitive land, about 500 miles
North of the tree line, rock hard land
covered in lichen moss. The Inuit people
have survived by respecting this harsh land.
Although temperatures this time of year are
near 40 degrees, it will feel cold because
we are always near the water with icebergs
in it. Everyone should dress for the coldest
weather. It is generally light from about
4am to midnight & Caribou are hunted
through out the day. Again safety is
stressed as the most important &
deciding factor in the Arctic.