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Yukon 2020 hunts cancelled
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Contributors to this thread:
caribou77 01-Jun-20
bghunter 01-Jun-20
caribou77 01-Jun-20
JohnMC 01-Jun-20
midwest 01-Jun-20
t-roy 01-Jun-20
caribou77 01-Jun-20
Dale06 01-Jun-20
elkmtngear 01-Jun-20
jjs 01-Jun-20
wildwilderness 01-Jun-20
Bou'bound 01-Jun-20
caribou77 01-Jun-20
caribou77 01-Jun-20
Mule Power 01-Jun-20
kota-man 01-Jun-20
Slate 01-Jun-20
caribou77 01-Jun-20
Bou'bound 01-Jun-20
caribou77 01-Jun-20
Kurt 01-Jun-20
LKH 01-Jun-20
bghunter 01-Jun-20
welka 02-Jun-20
caribou77 14-Jun-20
Bowfinatic 15-Jun-20
sticksender 15-Jun-20
Pig Doc 15-Jun-20
Bowfinatic 16-Jun-20
From: caribou77
01-Jun-20
Well my outfitter Chris Widrig just email. He is canceling his 2020 fall season and hunts will be pushed back a year. We talked several weeks ago and it was all but official, well it is now for sure.

From: bghunter
01-Jun-20
Sorry to hear that. I can only imagine how disappointed you must be

From: caribou77
01-Jun-20
Oddly I’m not that upset, beings I have another year to save... I may do moose/caribou rather than griz.

From: JohnMC
01-Jun-20
That sucks was it going to be a Grizzly hunt?

I curious what happens to those that had 2021 hunt booked a lot times those hunts are booked couple years in advance. Are those guys being pushed to 2022 or are the outfitters running more guys through.

From: midwest
01-Jun-20
That sucks, Luke, sorry to hear. For both you and the outfitter.

From: t-roy
01-Jun-20
Dang it, Luke! That’s a major bummer.

From: caribou77
01-Jun-20
It was going to be griz/caribou. Caribou was my actual main reason to book but the griz Hunt was a good deal. I was booked for 2022. Booked a year and a half ago now... currently he is pushing all the hunts back a year. So I’m rethinking... obviously I’m still going but if I have another year to save... May as well make it a trip of a lifetime and do caribou and either moose or sheep. Both excite me.... another year of saving will make it possible.

From: Dale06
01-Jun-20
Good question about 2021.

From: elkmtngear
01-Jun-20
"Both excite me.... another year of saving will make it possible".

Making Lemonade out of Lemons, I like it ! Sorry to hear about the cancellation, but I hope you get a helluva trip next Season!

From: jjs
01-Jun-20
One year older, one year bigger.

01-Jun-20
Was there a Government announcement on that? or just the outfitter deciding its not worth it?

From: Bou'bound
01-Jun-20
Sounds like an outfitter decision not a regional mandate

From: caribou77
01-Jun-20
It was the outfitter that announced it.

From: caribou77
01-Jun-20

From: Mule Power
01-Jun-20
Save money and add another species. A silver lining!

From: kota-man
01-Jun-20
I haven't officially heard on my sheep hunt in the Yukon yet. Like you, my outfitter was not very optimistic a few weeks ago. But he assured me, he would just "work me in" whenever I wanted to come. Unfortunately, I am full for '21 so will be looking at '22 if this year is a "no go". Hasn't Canada heard? The riots killed Corona... :)

From: Slate
01-Jun-20
Sucks I also had my Kodiak Brown Bear hunt cancelled. You have a good attitude about it. You booked with a great outfitter so no worries.

From: caribou77
01-Jun-20
Ain’t that the truth Kota! I know last we talked you sounded skeptical about your hunt at the time as well. Chris told me he would make it official June 1st and he did just that. For me it’s a lot easier to move hunts as I don’t have other commitments. Many do and the moving process will be harder or impossible.

I assume it won’t be long before other outfitters follow suit.

From: Bou'bound
01-Jun-20
Sounds like an outfitter decision not a regional mandate

From: caribou77
01-Jun-20
Yes Bou, at this time it was his decision. And as far as I know he is the first outfitter to cancel fall hunts.

From: Kurt
01-Jun-20
Still hoping/planning for '20 Nunavut and NWT caribou hunts. If not, both outfitters will move the hunt to '21. I'll get more time hunting them in BC this fall if they are postponed in the territories.

From: LKH
01-Jun-20
Had NF moose for son and me with Arluk. They emailed and said to NOT send the rest of the money as scheduled. NF has a separate closure and won't even let other province people in.

From: bghunter
01-Jun-20
I like your positive outlook on it and sounds like it will actually work out better for you.

From: welka
02-Jun-20
X2 on Mule Power post! A black and a brown bear rug together will look good!

From: caribou77
14-Jun-20
Short term silver lining, picked up an antelope hunt this fall with pronghorn Paradise. And am now looking into bow elk next fall in Colorado. Still have a chance at my 2022 hunt too as it sounds like the guy in front of me may back out.

Hope everyone else is hearing great things for their fall hunts.

15-Jun-20
My NWT hunt for end of July just got postponed until 2021 as well

From: sticksender
15-Jun-20
Which outfitter bowfinatic?

From: Pig Doc
15-Jun-20
Like your positive attitude on this Luke.

I do feel for your outfitter as he is losing an entire year of income. Many businesses could not survive this sort of black swan event.

16-Jun-20
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