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We're putting together a hunt for 2022 or 2023. September would be preferred but that's not an option due to one of the guys profession; he's an outfitter and is too busy in September. I'll be bowhunting while the other guys will be rifle hunting. I've done a few caribou hunts and I'm fine with just having a good adventure and enjoying the company of friends who've never spent time in the far north.
Looking at Alaska since Canada doesn't seem to be an option because the only species available there now seems to be Mountain Caribou and that's too expensive.
All that said, my research thus far is pointing to the North Slope, due to the limitation created by August timing and the herds more recent migration pattern. But, the 40 mile herd might also be a possibility.
Looking for input on options for an August hunt.
Transporter for the 40 Mile herd can be very tough to come by if no member of your hunting party is a repeat customer. Situation in Canada made a tough situation worse IMO. The North Slope is a much safer bet getting a spot. I've flown with Brooks Range Aviation out of Bettles in the past. Excellent operation...first class people. You won't find a more beautiful true tundra experience than the North Slope.
CBGC aren’t an option in Nunavut?
They are, for sure APauls, but travel to Canada certainly is not.
Greenland could also be another option, defendant on things opening back up. Greenland caribou are designated as CBGC.
My caribou countdown clock shows 263 days until I'll be back in Greenland. Damned Covid! I was supposed to go in September this year.