Caribou opportunities have been shrinking in recent years especially in Newfoundland, Labrador and Quebec (see the cover story in our December 2011 issue for more details). Farther west, Northwest Territories has had its share of difficulties (see article 2449
in our Email Extra database). But still, we continue to receive enough reports (17 from hunts in 2011) to indicate that caribou are of interest to many hunters, either as primary quarry or as an add-on to a hunt for another trophy.
Parker Shipley recently sent us a report on a hunt in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) north of the Brooks Range, where barren-ground caribou were the primary target. Shipley hunted from August 21 to 30 with Deltana Outfitters
(907-895-5006) and reports taking two trophy-quality bulls.
"This was a hunt I will never forget. A friend and I chose Deltana Outfitters for a fully-guided caribou hunt. After bad experiences with guides in both the Lower 48 and Alaska, we made sure we did our homework.....