Have you been dreaming of a Mountain Caribou hunting expedition in the remote reaches of northern British Columbia? We have some of the best quality Mountain Caribou hunts available anywhere in Canada.
Why should I book a Mountain Caribou hunting trip with you? We have exclusive hunting rights on over 3,000 square miles of remote and pristine wilderness in northern British Columbia that thousands of Mountain Caribou call home. The Mountain Caribou hunting in this area is outstanding, especially during the Caribou rut in September.
Hunters booked for a Mountain Caribou hunt during the peak of the rut can expect to see over 300 Caribou during the course of a hunt. Even hunters on a Moose/Caribou combo hunt outside the peak Mountain Caribou hunting dates often see 30-40 (or more) Caribou each day.
For these reasons, we have a 100% success rate on our Mountain Caribou hunts and over an 80% of our hunters booked for Moose/Caribou combo hunts take both species. The typical Caribou bull our hunters take measures 340-380 B&C. Most of our bulls have stunning white manes and every year we have a few each year that break 400 points with a few more that sport some very large and impressive double shovels.
Finally, we also have guaranteed tags for all the species we offer hunting for. So, there is no need to enter in a limited entry draw to go Mountain Caribou hunting with us.
Due to all of these factors, we offer an outstanding Mountain Caribou hunting experience that few other hunting outfitters can compete with. Do you dream of a once in a lifetime hunt on horseback in the remote northern British Columbia wilderness? Have you always dreamed of hunting a gigantic Mountain Caribou? Then book one of our incredible Mountain Caribou hunting packages.What Mountain Caribou hunting methods do you use? All of our Mountain Caribou hunts are from horseback via spot and stalk. The horses are used primarily for transport throughout the hunting area, with the actual approach on the Caribou conducted on foot.
Keep in mind that even though horses are used on our Caribou hunts, a significant portion of the hunt is conducted on foot. Physical fitness is extremely important when Mountain Caribou hunting and a hunter should be capable of walking several miles a day over very rough terrain for the duration of the hunt in order to be successful on one of our Caribou hunts.
Where do you conduct your Mountain Caribou hunts? All of our hunts begin and end in Whitehorse, YT. Your guide will meet you there on the first day of the hunt and you’ll fly in a chartered float plane the specific area where you’ll be hunting. Then, you’ll hunt the extremely remote mountain ranges of northern British Columbia that are home to an incredible population of Mountain Caribou. On the last day of the hunt, you’ll fly back to Whitehorse.
What is the cost of a Mountain Caribou hunting trip in Canada with you? For the 2017 hunting season, our horseback Mountain Caribou hunts go for $13,000 (1×1) or $11,500 (2×1). Check out our price list for all of the details involved in our Mountain Caribou hunts.
What other animals may be combined with a Mountain Caribou hunt?Depending on availability in the exact hunting area, our Mountain Caribou hunts can be combined with Moose, Mountain Goat, and Wolf. Our Mountain Caribou hunts are most often combined with Moose and we have a 90% success rate for hunters taking a Moose or Caribou, and over an 80% success rate for taking both Moose and Caribou.
When do you do your Mountain Caribou hunting? We hunt Caribou from 15 August through 9 October. However, due to the rut, September is the prime time for Caribou hunting. Our horseback Caribou hunting trips are booked for 11 hunting days (plus 2 travel days).
What is the average shot distance when Mountain Caribou hunting in Canada with you? Since they are often encountered in more open areas, shots taken when Mountain Caribou hunting are usually at moderate range: 150-250 yards. However, they are sometimes encountered in situations requiring longer range shots, so hunters should be prepared to take shots out to 300-350 yards when Caribou hunting with us.
What is your average trophy size of Mountain Caribou taken when hunting with you? Most of our Caribou hunters take a caribou that scores between 340 and 380 B&C, though we take a few each year that break 400 points. A few of our caribou sport some very large and impressive double shovels. We currently have a 100% success rate on Caribou only hunts. For this reason, these hunts are a great opportunity to take a Boone & Crockett Mountain Caribou.
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What is the best rifle caliber for Mountain Caribou hunting? Though they are not small animals, Caribou do not require an extremely powerful cartridge in order to take them cleanly. With this in mind, we recommend using cartridges in the 7mm Remington Magnum to .300 Winchester Magnum range for Mountain Caribou hunting.
However, keep in mind that if you are planning on hunting another, larger species, such as Grizzly Bear or Moose, in addition to Mountain Caribou, that you should probably consider using a cartridge on the upper end of the spectrum.
That being said, we would rather you bring a smaller cartridge that you are familiar with and can shoot accurately rather one that you are afraid of. As always, accuracy and good shot placement are the two most important things when Caribou hunting.
What is the best recommended Mountain Caribou shot placement? If hit properly by a powerful enough bullet, a caribou will not travel very far. When the Caribou is standing broadside, simply aim at the center of the shoulder, approximately one third of the way up the body (this goes for both rifle and bow hunters).Remember to adjust your aiming point accordingly if the Caribou is quartering towards or away from you (aim slightly forward if it is quartering towards you and slightly to the rear if it is quartering away). The shot placement for a bow on a Caribou that is quartering away is the same as for a rifle hunter. We do not recommend taking a shot on a Caribou quartering towards you with a bow.Prior to taking your shot, check to ensure that there is not another Caribou behind the one you are about to shoot. Since they are herd animals, this is a very real concern and you don’t want to hit a second Caribou by mistake with a bullet pass through.
Mountain Caribou Scientific Name: Rangifer tarandus caribou
How do you distinguish males from females when Mountain Caribou hunting? Since male (bulls) and female (cows) Caribou both have antlers, they can be extremely difficult for an inexperienced hunter to tell apart when Caribou hunting. Besides overall body size, the primary method of telling the sex apart is to look for the presence of a penis.