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Bowhunting Quebec/Labrador Caribou

BSC has a couple of outfitters that we continue to send our clients to in Quebec, because they have proved that they can deliver for bowhunters. While the George River herd in central QBC & Labrador is now closed to hunting, the Leaf River herd in northern QBC still provides excellent hunting. Many bowhunters remember the articles in the 80's where the reader was led to believe that Quebec - Lab caribou hunt was about as close to a slam dunk on two trophy animals as you could find. It isn't that way as the caribou here have been unpredictable, and many camps just don't have the caribou come through. It is still bowhunting and nothing is ever guaranteed. Our outfitters continue to move camps from year to year, build duplicate camps "in case" so that they have options on where they will put clients for the week. They also will move clients mid hunt in order to get them into animals.

Bowhunts here are set up with different options available to suit your needs. Some camps can be 6x1 where 6 hunters would have one guide / camp helper in camp. Other camps are set up to have 3 guides per 6 hunters, plus a full time cook. Bowhunt costs include air fare from Montreal to the end destinations, sometimes the cost of tag, sometimes not, accommodations at stop over points, getting some meat and horns back to Montreal etc. Limit here is two caribou per hunter. Bowhunting costs can range depending on the level of services you desire. The minimum P&Y score is 325” for this species.

General description of caribou

There are five different species of caribou found in North America, as recognized by the Pope and Young Club. BSC continuously researches the best opportunities for bowhunters to pursue this magnificent antlered game animal. The five species, while all belonging to the same species that includes the domesticated reindeer, are broken into 5 categories, for record keeping purposes, by geographical boundaries. The categories are Woodland (taken only in Newfoundland), Quebec - Labrador (taken in those two providence's), Central Barren Ground (taken on Baffin Island, and in a portion of the NWT's east of the Mackenzie River and west of Hudson's Bay), Mountain Caribou (taken in Alberta, British Columbia, and portions of the Yukon and the MacKenzie Mountains of the NWT's), and Barren Ground Caribou (taken in Alaska, and portions of the Yukon). BSC has a few outfitters we recommend for each species, across North America. Like other species, we have hunted with the vast majority of the outfitters we recommend.

Mark Buehrer
North American Consultant
mark@bowhuntingsafari.com

Jay Osting
North American Consultant
jay@bowhuntingsafari.com