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 3,300 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 .
Even so, the Mountain Caribou herds in this area are very robust and hunters booked for a Mountain Caribou hunt during the peak of the rut can expect to see well over over 300 Caribou during the course of a hunt.
Since the area is so large, and since we only book a limited number of big game hunters each year, we’re able to keep the hunting pressure on the Caribou very low. Combine those factors with the outstanding Caribou habitat, and it’s easy to see why we offer some of the best Mountain Caribou hunting anywhere in North America.
For these reasons, we have a 100% success rate on our archery and rifle Mountain Caribou hunts.
The typical Caribou bull our hunters take measures 340-380 B&C and we harvest a number of big bulls that make the record books each year. 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 Caribou tags 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 horseback 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 near Boya Lake in northern British Columbia. 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.
What other animals may be combined with a Mountain Caribou hunt? Depending on availability in the exact hunting area, our B.C. Mountain Caribou hunts can be combined with Mountain Goat, Stone Sheep, and Wolf. Black bear are occasionally encountered in the hunting area, though they are pretty rare in this part of British Columbia due to the healthy Grizzly Bear population in the area.
When do you do your Mountain Caribou hunting? Our Caribou hunting season runs from mid-August through mid-October.
What is the cost of a Mountain Caribou hunting trip in Canada with you? Our Caribou hunting prices are listed below.
All prices are in US dollars. Our Canada Mountain Caribou hunting packages include all food, lodging, transportation within the hunting area, field preparation of trophies, trophy fees for the indicated animals, non-resident hunting licenses, tags, float plane charter, and taxes. These packages do not include tips, commercial air fare, taxidermy, meat processing, and shipment of trophies home.
British Columbia Horseback Caribou
We are currently fully booked for horseback caribou hunts for the foreseeable future.
We’re not exaggerating when we say that we offer some of the best mountain caribou hunting anywhere in North America. These horseback packages are the most popular hunts we offer and are an excellent opportunity to take a great Mountain Caribou on an incredible adventure in the wilderness of northern British Columbia. We have a 100% success rate on caribou hunts over the past 3 years.
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 bull 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 are true trophy Caribou hunts that offer a great opportunity to take a Boone & Crockett Mountain Caribou.
WHY SHOULD I BOOK A MOUNTAIN CARIBOU HUNT WITH YOU?
- We have exclusive hunting rights on over 3,300 square miles of remote and pristine wilderness in northern British Columbia that contains some of the best Caribou habitat in the world. This area is home to an incredible population of Mountain Caribou and has some excellent hunting opportunities that few other North American hunting outfitters (to include those in Alaska, the Yukon, and the Northwest Territories) can rival.
- We book a limited number of hunts each year, abide by strict quotas, and carefully manage our hunting areas. This ensures that our hunters have high success rates and consistently harvest mature trophy Caribou on fair chase hunts.
- Our Hunting Guides are friendly, knowledgeable, and have many years worth of experience guiding Canadian Mountain Caribou hunts.
- If you tag out early, we also offer free fishing. The lakes in rivers in this area have exceptional fishing for Lake Trout, Northern Pike, Bull Trout, Dolly Varden, Arctic Grayling, and Rainbow Trout.
- There are limited numbers of wolves in the area and we can also take you on wolf hunt for free if you have time remaining in your hunt after your harvest your caribou.
- We take pride in providing hunts with outstanding personal service before, during, and after your hunt. You will not have problems getting in touch us when and we’ll be available to you through the entire process to provide assistance with anything you need related to the hunt.
Contact us to book your Mountain Caribou hunting trip.
What are the accommodations like on your Caribou hunting trips? Each Caribou camp is set up a little differently, but they all consist of wall tents with wood stoves, cots, and propane lights. All hunting camps are set up near a readily accessible source of drinking water and are equipped with cutlery, cooking utensils, and propane cooking facilities.
Breakfast is normally eaten in camp and typically consists of oatmeal, bacon, pancakes. Hunters usually take a sack lunch of sandwiches and a few snacks into the field and return to camp for a hearty and tasty dinner in the evening.
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.
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? Mountain Caribou are the largest species of Caribou in terms of body size (bigger than both Woodland Caribou and Barren Ground Caribou). Even so, a Mountain Caribou will not travel very far if hit properly by a powerful enough bullet.
Though they do not typically travel in gigantic Caribou herds like their Alaskan Barren Ground Caribou cousins, they are often encountered in big groups during the caribou migration each year. For that reason, you should be especially careful to ensure that there is not another Caribou behind the one you are about to shoot. You don’t want to hit a second Caribou by mistake with a bullet pass through.
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.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.