Cantafio has made no secret of his intention to phase out of the business as soon as practical, a fact we reported just last month as well as in our April and December 2011 updates on Quebec caribou hunting. (See Articles 2635 and 2762 in our online database.) The confusion began when Cantafio sold his part-interest in two mothballed camps formerly run by an outfit called Wolf Lake. The buyer was Tunilik Adventures (866-648-1595; www.aventuretunilik.com), which made the move from Schefferville to Kuujjuaq when hunting for the George River Herd was curtailed in 2011. As we told you last month, that move apparently worked well for Tunilik, according to the positive subscriber reports we received. Since then, Cantafio tells us, he and Tunilik are actively working together (including Tunilik using some of Cantafio's camps and some of his infrastructure in Kuujjuaq) and discussing options for the future. But for now, both Ungava Adventures and Tunilik are still maintaining separate operations.
Cantafio says he had 93 hunters booked in 2012, and that he still works with a number of US booking agents, including Cabelas (800-346-8747; www.cabelasoutdooradventures.com), Jim McCarthy Adventures (570-384-3365; www.mccarthyadventures.com), Global Hunting Network (512-829-4881; www.theglobalhuntingnetwork.com) and Dave Kidder Safaris (616-791-1400).
We asked Sammy to have some of his recent clients file reports, and we received seven from non-subscribers and three from subscribers. Report 9056, from Rob Cochrane, is so richly detailed we've put the whole report on our home page under Website Uploads for anyone to read........(continued)