We offer quality, high success, fully guided caribou hunting as well as unguided drop camps.
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Excellent caribou hunt from start to finish. Life long friends and memories will forever be remembered!
Overall it was an awesome experience and we are already planning our return trip! Oh, and did I mention the fishing was great? My only regret is that I got nervous at the end and shot a small bull and then in the last few hours of the hunt my son-in-law shot a really great bull and he was accompanied by another big bull that just danced around out on the tundra after the other bull was down…I guess he knew I was tagged out. Overall it was an awesome experience and we are already planning our return trip! Oh, and did I mention the fishing was great? We caught lots of grayling and lake trout to top it all off.
The transporters were awesome! They took care of making sure we had what we needed and made sure we were taken care of before and after our caribou hunt! They placed us in a perfect spot for our hunt! It was beautiful and had what we were after…. caribou! We both killed caribou within a mile of our camp! it was an amazing experience, that I will for sure do again! I plan on using them again in a couple of years when I take my caribou hunt!
Subspecies of Caribou
Central Canada Barren-ground Caribou
Arctic Islands Caribou
Caribou are Difficult to Judge in the Field
Antler configuration can vary greatly between the subspecies of caribou. While woodland caribou bulls of eastern Canada typically have smaller racks, the Quebec-Labrador bulls can grow significantly larger and wider. Central barren ground bulls are perhaps the most diverse in configuration and can grow to be very high and wide. Mountain caribou are typically the most massive, with trophy-class specimens boasting the largest circumference measurements of all six subspecies.
The bottom of the rack is extremely important to the overall score.
What’s down below separates an average bull from a great bull. You’re typically looking for double shovels, double bez, long and wide main beams, good mass, double backscratchers, symmetry, and more than two points at the top. Palmated points on top are best. Learn more…
Unguided Caribou Hunts
Have you dreamed of a float hunt in Alaska?
If so you’re not alone, and although we suggest an unguided drop hunt for caribou, we do have some limited float options as well.
Guaranteed tags, lots of grizzly bears and amazing caribou hunting, most affordable Alaska float hunt for grizzly and caribou that we know of and best of all it is truly a remote wilderness adventure of a lifetime! Last year, on just three hunts, they saw 29 grizzly bears and thousands of caribou. The best thing about this hunt is compared to most, it is very affordable, with a little planning, you can make your Alaska dream combo hunt come true.
Float a river surrounded by majestic mountains up to 4,500 ft. at the start of your hunt and ending up into rolling hills halfway through your 60 mile float. This is a true wilderness hunt in the 3.5 million acre National Petroleum reserve. So needless to say, hunting pressure is very, very limited. The terrain in this area is relatively good for foot travel, with occasional areas of tussocks and swamp.
You can expect to see from 10 to 10,000 caribou daily, with the norm being 20-200. Wolves are relatively common, but you have to be quick and a good shot as they are an elusive animal. The hunt will begin with a two hour flight across the Brooks Range and the Gates of the Arctic National Park. Your fly in day will be spent getting rafts and equipment ready and checking the zero on your weapons. Be prepared to spend a lot of time glassing for bears feeding on the hillsides and for caribou coming through the passes.
Suggested Gear List for a Guided Hunt in Alaska
*The gear list is an important subject matter and does require personal contact with the outfitter prior to departing from your home for Alaska.
The following list is just a generic list that will suffice for most guided Alaska hunts.
- Good sleeping bag and sleeping pad (most outfitters will provide this)
- Hip boots or Waders (ask your outfitter which you should bring)
- Flashlight and/or headlamp
- Water bottle (with filter)
- Insect repellent (100% deet) (may not be needed on late hunts)
- Stocking hat and gloves
- Top quality rain gear
- Camp shoes
- Insulated leather boots
- 1 pair insulated hunting pants
- 1 pair top and bottom insulated underwear, med-heavy weight (DO NOT BRING COTTON)
- 2-3 hunting shirts
- Heavyweight wool socks (1 pair for each day)
- Heavy coat with Gore-Tex
- Personal toiletry items
- Handheld GPS unit (outfitter may have one in camp)
- Batteries for any electrical device. Keep your batteries in something warm (like a wool sock) while you are in the field. Cold will drain them.
REMINDER: EACH HUNTER IS TYPICALLY LIMITED TO 70 LBS. OF GEAR (does not usually include the weight of your rifle)