By Justin Jones, Assistant EditorEditor's
note: Last month we surveyed caribou hunting opportunities across
Alaska and Canada. This month we bring you the rest of the world. Enjoy!Greenland
some variation in trophy classification for caribou in Greenland. The
wild native caribou on the western coast of Greenland are
Rangifer tarandus groenlandicus
, which is
synonymous with barren-ground caribou. However, feral reindeer
introduced from Norway interbred with the native caribou. Possibly due
to this, Greenland caribou are somewhat smaller than those on mainland
Canada. This has lead to some confusion in record keeping. Pope &
Young lists Greenland caribou as barren-ground caribou, but SCI refers
to them as "reindeer-Europe."
Most hunting in
Greenland takes place around Kangerlussuaq, Greenland's major
international transportation hub (though closer to North America,
Greenland is accessible only by commercial airline from Iceland or
Europe), with some hunting in Nuuk to the south. Wild and feral caribou
mix in these areas. Herds are relatively sedentary, making locating
caribou more predictable than many North American hunts. The season runs
from Aug. 20 to Oct. 15, with some antlers still in velvet in Aug.
Hunting is generally accessed by boat, with hunters climbing from the
fjords to glass for animals....