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Description: The Qamairjuag herd migrates every year into Northern Manitoba from their calving grounds in Nunavut. The herd is estimated at over 450,000 animals with our last census in 2008.
Only opened to non-resident hunting in 1995, Manitoba only licenses 500 hunters per year, resident and non-resident, to hunt this herd. With less than half that issued on the Nunavut side, we are talking about a herd of 450,000 animals which are virtually untouched. Every year, this outfitter takes several B&C and P&Y animals with our top score so far at 402. Even more impressive is the average score of their racks, with the current average at 335 (B7C is 350). These racks make for spectacular trophies. The quality of this herd is amazing and this destination is limited to hosting only 43 non-resident hunters per year.
The Manitoba terrain also offers advantages over other caribou hunts. The area is tundra yet offers a mix of terrain and small stands of spruce. This gives both gun and bowhunters the advantage of hunting by stalking and spotting, instead of waiting for the animals to come to you.
Accommodations: The first camp is based on No-Name Lake, a large body of water straddling the Manitoba and Nunavut border and sitting between two major migration routes. It offers a great mix of terrain. From here, there is boat access to two other lakes, offering even more area if needed. No-Name lake holds some excellent fishing.
No-Name camp consists of a mini-lodge and eight tent cabins with electricity, wood heat, a central shower house, generator, and a satellite telephone on-site. No-Name is limited to 12 hunters per trip.
The second camp is located on Courage Lake. Courage sits 11 miles east of No-Name, right on the Nunavut border. Courage lake and the surrounding area are beautiful and excellent for both hunting and fishing. The camp has a small mini-lodge, 3 cabins with wood heat, generator, freezers, Satellite phone. Both have free satellite Internet. You will hunt on foot or in 14' or 16' boats with 15-25 hp engines. The fishing is excellent for pike, lake trout, and arctic grayling and hunters also have opportunities at ptarmigan and wolves. Hunts are designed for you to enjoy a full experience of the Manitoba tundra.
Transportation/Getting there: Fly or drive to Thompson, Manitoba where you will be picked up and transported to the lodge. It is recommended that hunters stay overnight in Thompson then charter to camp in the morning. We recommend the Mysterly Lake Motel or Country Inn in Thompson for your overnight stays inbound and outbound from camp.
For guests flying please note that major airlines will not accept racks any longer for travel as cargo or baggage.
Central Barrenground (2) Caribou, Fishing, Wolf, and Ptarmigan
7 Day Trip with 6+ days of hunting $8695 (USD)
Super Combo Hunt - Caribou, Moose, Black Bear, and Wolf
14 Day Trip $17,995 (USD)
*Rates are per person
Dates: Call for dates.
Included: lodging and meals, transportation during the hunt including to and from Thompson, Manitoba, service of professional guides (2x1), boat/motor/gas for fishing, trophy preparation of game taken, up to 2 caribou per person
Not Included: Airfare/transportation to Thompson, Manitoba, hunting licenses, processing of game taken and trophy expediting, licenses, tips/gratuities, tax, and taxidermy
Approximate license cost: Approximately $460 per caribou tag, Moose - $399, Black Bear - $203, Fishing - $59.50