Caribou hunting is one of Canada’s most popular winter sports. There are three good reasons for this. First of all, it is a challenging sport for both experienced and new fishers. Second, it offers some great wilderness experiences. Finally, there are lots of trophy species to hunt We are caribou.
One thing that you need to know if you want to go caribou hunting is where the best places are to search. In general, you will find caribou dens in the mountains; in southern Quebec and Ontario in Canada; in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba; and in the thick forests of Quebec, Ontario, and New Brunswick. Typically the caribou dens are high in the mountains; and if you want to go searching for black, brown, or white bear you’ll need to get out of the valleys. In addition to caribou hides, you might also find moose or bears.
If you go searching for caribou on your own, there are a few things that you should keep in mind. First of all, it can be really difficult; so prepare to really go at it! Also, stay in a good area. This means do not go camping in a heavily forested area; do not go hunting in an area near or where food and shelter would be easy to get to. You must have good bear and caribou tracks available. If you don’t know how to use a tracking device, do not go hunting without them; you’ll be glad that you did when you find yourself lost in the woods.
Also, find a good guidebook. The guidebook will tell you about where the caribou are nesting, what they like to eat, where they sleep, and other important information. Also, get the right equipment. Remember, bear in mind that caribou like to ambush their prey from a hiding spot; so you need a really quiet place in which to go hunting.
Now, once you’ve chosen the area in which you would like to go hunting, start preparing your gear. The equipment you need will depend upon the type of caribou you are after. For example, if you are after a female caribou, you’ll want to make sure you bring along a gun and knife. You will also want some earplugs; the old fashioned way these things can turn into a real nuisance when you are hunting; as I’ve seen happen!
Finally, go prepared! Keep in mind that caribou are smart, fast animals; they are also very cautious animals; especially when they are hungry. So, when you go hunting you better be in top form mentally and physically. If you are up to it, go ahead and prepare all of your equipment before you go on your trip; it will pay off -a lot!