To confirm that, just before press time we made a phone call to Dominic Dugré of the Québec Outfitters Federation. He told us that recent meetings with the ministers responsible for northern hunting had produced no official word on the upcoming season. "At this late date, it seems probable hunters will be allowed two caribou for the 2013 season, but the reality is that anything could still happen," Dugré told The Hunting Report.
We'll continue to follow this story until we have the final word on the 2013 season. We will issue an Email Extra bulletin as soon as we have anything definitive. In the meantime, if you have a Québec caribou hunt booked for this season, stay in touch with your outfitter. If you are looking toward a caribou hunt sometime in the future, we suggest you read the voluminous material we have on Québec caribou in our database, and move quickly. As noted, anything could still happen. As of this moment, the Leaf River Herd appears to be in good shape, hunts are still for two caribou, outfitters are planning to open their camps and planes will be flying. We wouldn't necessarily bet for or against any of that for 2014 or beyond.