New subscriber Todd Sodano has filed a glowing report on a hunt for caribou in Québec. He hunted this past September with Safari Nordik, a company which, it’s fair to say, has seen more than its share of controversy in these pages over the years.
Sodano reports absolutely no problems with this hunt, which targeted animals in the Leaf River herd. He flew First Air to Kuujjuaq (Fort Chimo) and caught a floatplane to “Camp Phil,” one of the many outpost camps that Safari Nordik maintains across the region in the path of the migrating herd. Camp Phil, he tells us, was well run by manager “Kelly,” and his wife was an excellent cook. He gives the overall outfit, food, guides and trophy care all excellent ratings, while the equipment and camp he rates good and fair respectively. “Personally,” Sodano says, “I would request Camp Phil; it has been open for the migration every year. You have to hope that you get a good migration through your camp. We had a lot of animals in Camp Phil.”
Sodano tells us, “I shot two caribou with a rifle. The first was an average specimen; for the second one, I waited and shot a huge trophy caribou. One thing I must stress is that you must carefully judge the animal before you shoot.”
Besides great hunting, Sodano tells us that one of the highlights of his hunt was seeing the northern lights. “The guide woke us up in the middle of the night just to see them. Well worth it.....