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LINH NGUYEN
Table of Contents
Adventure of a Lifetime ....................... 1
Your Northern Hunting Odyssey ......... 9
Ultimate Thrill ..................................... 2
Game Information.............................. 11
Vast, Remote and Rugged ................. 3
Getting Here ..................................... 24
Barrenlands and Boreal Forest ........... 5
Map ................................................. 25
Mackenzie Mountains......................... 6
Operator Listings .............................. 27
Beaufort Delta and High Arctic ........... 7
The metric system is used for all measurements in this guide.
Following are conversions of the more common uses:
1 kilometre (km) = .62 miles
1 metre (m) = 39 inches
1 kilogram (kg) = 2.2 pounds
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Game Information
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Operator Listings
ROBERT BERDAN
Cover photo: Jason Van Bruggen
Indicates a member of Northwest Territories Tourism
at the time of publication.
The 2015 Hunting Guide is published by Northwest Territories
Tourism, P.O. Box 610 Yellowknife NT X1A 2N5 Canada.
Toll free in North America 1-800-661-0788
Telephone (867) 873-5007 Fax (867) 873-4059
Email: [email protected] Web: spectacularnwt.com
Production by Kellett Communications Inc., Yellowknife,
Northwest Territories. Printed in Canada for free distribution.
DISCLAIMER – The information on services and licences
contained in this book is intended for non-residents of
the Northwest Territories and non-resident aliens visiting
Canada. It is offered to you as a matter of interest and is
believed to be correct and accurate at the time of printing.
If you would like to check the current licence status of a
Northwest Territories operator or to get an official copy
of the NWT Hunting Regulations, please contact the
Government of the Northwest Territories at (867) 873-7903.
Prices are subject to change without notice. Northwest
Territories Tourism and Kellett Communications Inc. accept
no liability for errors or omissions.
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STEP INTO THE ADVENTURE
The Northwest Territories is a place where nature has remained
unchanged for millennia. The boundaries of this place stretch
as far as your imagination. It is a place of iconic wildlife and
one-of-a-kind hunting opportunities, but also a place where
the ultimate trophy is creating your own epic story.
The immense tracts of land and water in the Northwest
Territories allow both big and small game to thrive without the
pressures of encroaching civilization. Our healthy populations
of wildlife and diverse geography provide exciting challenges
to even the most skilled hunters.
Our experienced lodge owners and guides have an intimate
knowledge of our land and its wildlife. They will welcome
you with northern hospitality and lead you on a spectacular
adventure you will never forget.
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ULTIMATE THRILL
The Northwest Territories is one of those rare places in the world,
where wildlife plays out nature’s dramas the same way it has since
time immemorial. The land is immense, the human population is
sparse, and the relationship between hunter and game goes back
countless generations.
From the boreal forest to the Mackenzie Mountains to the Arctic tundra,
the Northwest Territories’ unique landscapes are home to an array of
iconic animals that are perfectly adapted to these formidable terrains.
Muskoxen, caribou, wolves, Dall’s sheep and polar bear are just a few
of our native species, and our world-class operators and guides will
lead you to them.
GEORGE FISCHER
WAYNE LYNCH
Watch the midnight sun turn the North into one of the most active
and productive ecosystems on our planet or witness the awe-inspiring
Aurora Borealis as it lights up the autumn sky. These stunning backdrops
are just part of the unique northern realities you’ll encounter while hunting
in the Northwest Territories.
Check out the following pages and start planning your trip. Then come
test your skills against northern wild game in their natural habitat, and
experience the ultimate thrill of sport hunting.
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Vast, remote and
RUGGED
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REINVIGORATE YOURSELF
The Arctic tundra crunches underfoot. Crisp clean air fills your lungs.
Spanning millions of square kilometres, this untouched wilderness hides
elusive game, from Dall’s sheep in the Mackenzie Mountains to polar
bear in the high Arctic.
Hike through the South Nahanni and feel the exhilaration of discovery as
you pass rivers, approach another mountain or uncover a hidden valley.
Witness a herd of muskoxen on the tundra, their coats swaying in the
wind, and you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time.
GEORGE FISCHER
VEITCH/GNWT
As you take in the stunning northern landscape, your mind will clear and
your senses will awaken. Sights and sounds, smells and tastes begin to
have distinct meaning. The hunt connects you to the cycle of life.
To our licensed operators, this is the world’s largest backyard. They
know it intimately and can lead you on an unforgettable trip. All you
need is your camera and gear. We’ll show you the rest.
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BARRENLANDS
AND BOREAL FOREST
Above and below the treeline, nature’s maze
surrounds you as the crisp, clean air sharpens
your senses. This is how it feels to be alive.
With many animals travelling from one
environment to the next, you’ll typically
find wolves, muskoxen and grizzlies in the
Barrenlands, while black bears and smaller
game dwell in the boreal forest.
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ROBERT BERDAN
Nothing barren about it, the Barrenlands are
covered with a living carpet of low-lying brush
and flowers. In fall, the colour is electric. From
the southeast corner to the upper west corner
of the mainland, wide-open tundra and rolling
ridges fade into infinity.
MACKENZIE MOUNTAINS
Running along the Northwest
Territories’ western border, the
Mackenzie Mountains are a
hunter’s dream destination featuring
breathtaking vistas and challenging
terrain. South Nahanni or Arctic Red
River hunts will lead you to elusive
Dall’s sheep and mountain goats
negotiating the craggy slopes.
GEORGE FISCHER
The area’s other big game includes
black bears, moose and wolves.
Snowshoe hare and ptarmigan are
plentiful, making for great small game
hunts – not to mention great fishing in
the fresh mountain lakes and rivers.
Within an assigned area of up to
38,000 square kilometres of peaks and
valleys, you’ll find a number of licensed
operators – all with great success
rates and jaw-dropping entries in the
record books.
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GEROLD SIGL
BEAUFORT DELTA AND HIGH ARCTIC
Although epic in its vast beauty, the extreme North is a challenging place to survive in, let
alone hunt. The welcoming communities of the Beaufort Delta and high Arctic, along with
knowledgeable guides, will help you navigate this unique landscape.
Home to some of the world’s most iconic animals, you’ll spot Arctic foxes and hear the
howl of distant Arctic wolves as they follow Barrenground caribou. More elusive grizzly
and polar bears stalk the edges of your perception. Muskoxen herds are common on
the northern Arctic islands, providing subsistence hunting for locals and once-in-a-lifetime
hunts for visitors.
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WAYNE LYNCH
This landscape will test your hunting mettle, and can be traversed with the help of the
region’s guides. The Inuvialuit people have hunted here for thousands of years, and know
this area and its animals better than anyone.
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Your Northern Hunting
ODYSSEY
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ROBERT BERDAN
The Northwest Territories has been the stage for adventure tales going
back to the beginning of history. Why not add yours? Embark on your
personal northern hunting odyssey and bring home a story they’ll never
forget. Welcome to the Northwest Territories, where there are no bag
limits on adventures.
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BARRENGROUND CARIBOU
Rangifer taradus groenlandicus
Barrenground caribou can be found across the northern Northwest Territories.
Currently only one management zone for Dolphin and Union caribou on Victoria
Island is open for non-resident hunting. Barrenground caribou hunting across
mainland Northwest Territories remains closed for non-resident hunting at this time.
CHARACTERISTICS
Adult males stand about 110 cm (43 in) high at the shoulder and weigh about 140 kg (308 lb) in
the fall when they are in their prime. Caribou are the only species in which both males and females
grow antlers, and shed and regrow them every year. Hollow guard hairs keep caribou buoyant while
swimming across rivers and lakes, and act as an insulating layer to conserve body heat in the winter.
CHALLENGES
Caribou have long legs that end in large, broad, sharp-edged hooves, providing good support and
traction to move quickly over snow, ice or muskeg. They can walk at about 7 km/hour (4 mi/hour)
when migrating and can cover 20-65 km (12-45 mi) a day.
TERRAIN
Most Barrenground caribou herds in the Northwest
Territories spend winter in forested areas below
the treeline. Spring migration returns herds to their
traditional calving grounds until after the fall rut
when they migrate southward again. Exceptions
are the Tuktoyaktuk herd, Ahiak herd and Cape
Bathurst herd, which spend much of the winter
on the tundra.
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SEASON
August 15 – October 31
BAG LIMIT
1 or more in accordance with
the number of tags held (males only).
Only the Dolphin and Union caribou are
currently open to non-resident hunters.
BLACK BEAR
Ursus americanus
Black bears have had little hunting pressure in most of the territory.
The Northwest Territories’ immense wilderness, with countless bodies
of water, is the ideal habitat for black bears.
CHARACTERISTICS
Chunky, with broad heads and stubby necks, black bears found in the Northwest Territories
commonly have dark coats with tan muzzles and frequently a white V on their chests. Their weight
varies seasonally from 150-225 kg (330-495 lb). Thin in the spring post-hibernation, they are
largest in the fall when they can gain as much as 14 kg (31 lbs) a week.
CHALLENGES
With easy access to tree and/or water escape routes, black bears have a reputation for being less
confrontational than grizzlies, but are still formidable if angered or cornered. Though noted for poor
eyesight, they have excellent hearing and sense of smell, and are surprisingly fast considering their
less than aerodynamic shape.
TERRAIN
SEASON
Depending on region
August 15 – October 31
August 15 – June 30
Though occasionally found on the tundra, black
bears prefer the boreal forest with access to open
areas that provide them with berries, shrubs
and grasses.
BAG LIMIT
1 adult bear not accompanied by cub(s).
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DALL’S SHEEP
Ovis dalli dalli
Famous for the spectacular curved horns sported by rams, Dall’s sheep are
one of the most impressive creatures to range the alpine north. These midsized, thin horn mountain sheep, can be found in both the Mackenzie and
Richardson mountain ranges (but can only be hunted by non-resident hunters
in the Mackenzie Mountains).
CHARACTERISTICS
Both rams and ewes sport horns, but male Dall’s sheep horns are noticeably larger and more
curved. For most of the year, rams and ewes group themselves in separate herds, with rams often
gathering in numbers of up to ten – though they can sometimes be found solo.
CHALLENGES
The sheer-angled, tricky terrain favoured by Dall’s sheep offers a significant challenge to any hunter.
As well, the agile, fleet-hoofed sheep have excellent eyesight and sense of smell and are able to spot
danger from considerable distances.
TERRAIN
Dall’s sheep prefer a mix of open alpine ridges,
meadows, and steep slopes with access to
rugged “escape terrain” close by. They use the
ridges, meadows and steep slopes for feeding
and resting, and if threatened flee to otherwise
impassable rocks and crags to elude pursuers.
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SEASON
July 15 – October 31
BAG LIMIT
1 adult male with a minimum 3/4 curl.
GRIZZLY BEAR
Ursus arctos horribilis
Grizzly bears range across the north and eastern Mackenzie District. Though still
a ferocious predator and formidable prey, Northwest Territories grizzlies tend to
be smaller than their southern counterparts. Non-resident hunters can only hunt
grizzlies within the Inuvialuit Settlement Region of the Northwest Territories.
CHARACTERISTICS
Larger than black bears and more heavily built, grizzlies are noted for their distinctively long,
upturned snout, pronounced shoulder hump and elongated claws.
CHALLENGES
Despite their stocky, ambling appearance, grizzlies can move with devastating speed. There are few
creatures on the planet as protective as a female grizzly with cubs.
SEASON
Depending on region
August 31 – October 31
April 15 – May 31
September 1 – May 31
TERRAIN
Grizzlies travel great distances with home ranges
of around 6,700 square kilometres (4,163 square
miles). They are found on the open Barrenlands
and Mackenzie Mountains but boreal forest
sightings are not uncommon.
BAG LIMIT
1 adult bear not accompanied
by a cub(s) or in a den.
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MOOSE
Alces americanus
The largest member of the deer family, moose are much prized by hunters
for the huge, distinctive antlers sported by bulls. Moose are found in all
areas of the Northwest Territories, but can only be hunted by non-resident
hunters in the Mackenzie Mountains.
CHARACTERISTICS
Aside from the famous shovel-shaped antlers sported by bull moose, which reach their maximum
size in August/September, moose are also noted for their long, snow-friendly legs. Massive in size,
they can reach 600 kg (1,320 lb) and 2.5 m (8.2 ft). They rarely move at great speed, but when
startled can go as fast as 55 km/hour (34 mi/hour).
CHALLENGES
Moose are unpredictable. With excellent sense of smell and hearing but poor eyesight, their typical
response to threat is to withdraw quietly into the boreal forest, where they blend in with their
surroundings until danger has passed. But startled moose can sometimes bolt in any direction.
TERRAIN
Moose inhabit lowland regions with semi-open
forest cover and are particularly abundant along the
Mackenzie and Liard Rivers. Their favourite habitat
is the new growth that springs up after a forest
fire, where young willow, aspen and birch provide
superior forage. In the Mackenzie Mountains,
moose mainly occur along rivers where there are
willows, alders and other favoured browse species.
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SEASON
September 1 – October 31
BAG LIMIT
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MOUNTAIN CARIBOU
Rangifer tarandus caribou
Mountain caribou are an ecotype of the woodland caribou species. There are
at least three distinct herds in the Mackenzie Mountains: the Redstone, South
Nahanni and Bonnet Plume.
CHARACTERISTICS
Bull mountain caribou can reach up to 272 kg (600 lb) in mass with heights of up to 1.25 m (4 ft)
and extravagantly large antlers. Their bodies, muzzle and tail are covered by a warm, hollow-haired
coat, as are their large feet, which act as snowshoes helping them “float” on soft snow. A clicking
sound when they walk comes from tendons slipping over the bones in their feet.
CHALLENGES
As well as being protected by their rugged terrain, mountain caribou have a keen sense of smell that
helps them sense danger. When grouped in rutting bunches of 20 to 50, they are able to be vigilant
in 360 degrees.
TERRAIN
SEASON
July 25 – October 31
BAG LIMIT
As per their name, mountain caribou range at
different elevations of the Mackenzie Mountains
depending on the season. They subsist on a diet
of grass, lichens and shrub leaves.
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MOUNTAIN GOAT
Oreamnos americanus
Related more closely to the antelope than the goat despite their name,
the 1,000 or so mountain goats in the Northwest Territories can be found
high on the crags and ledges of the Mackenzie Mountains.
CHARACTERISTICS
Shaggy white coats make mountain goats hard to spot against their Mackenzie Mountain habitat.
Both males and females have short black horns and suction-cup-like hooves to quickly and easily
negotiate the near-vertical terrain.
CHALLENGES
Difficult prey because of their perilous habitat, mountain goats are also agile and blessed
with keen eyesight.
TERRAIN
Aside from occasional trips down into valleys to
visit enticing mineral licks, mountain goats live out
their lives perched on tiny, wind-blasted ledges far
above the treeline.
SEASON
July 15 – October 31
BAG LIMIT
1
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MUSKOXEN
Ovibos moschatus
Muskoxen can be found across the Barrenlands, Arctic islands, and well
below the treeline in the Sahtu and North Slave regions in recent years. A
contemporary of the woolly mammoth, they are hardy survivors with shaggy,
double-layered coats that help them survive the extreme conditions found in
these parts.
CHARACTERISTICS
Aside from their shaggy, dark coat, muskoxen are noted for large and sweeping horns that form
a huge, heavily ridged boss atop the forehead of bulls. The largest set of horns on record so far
measured 80 cm (31 in). In the wild, adults range from 180-400 kg (400-900 lb).
CHALLENGES
Blessed with a keen sense of smell and eyesight necessary for them to forage through eight months
of intense winter, muskoxen are nonetheless unwary, with defenses that serve them well against
wolves but less effectively against weapons. When a herd is threatened, muskoxen will face outward
to form a defensive ring around the calves to protect them.
SEASON
Depending on region
August 15 – April 30
October 1 – April 30
September 15 – April 30
August 1 – April 15
TERRAIN
Muskoxen herds habituate dry, rocky terrain.
The tundra where they are most frequently found
features ridges and eskers, providing plenty of
opportunities for ground cover. In recent years,
muskoxen have also expanded their range far
below the treeline in the Sahtu and North
Slave regions.
BAG LIMIT
1 or more male in accordance
with the number of tags held.
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POLAR BEAR
Ursus maritimus
The North’s most recognizable animal, polar bears are generally found along
the Arctic coast and around the Arctic islands.
CHARACTERISTICS
The polar bear is one of the largest of the bear family, with males ranging from 500-600 kg (1,100
-1,300 lb). They are long-bodied, with black skin and keratin filled hairs allowing them to survive
their frigid surroundings. Late winter and spring coats have a yellow tinge to them.
CHALLENGES
Polar bears are intensely curious, with an excellent sense of smell and a reputation as fearless
carnivores. But much of the challenge involved in hunting them is the extreme climate and terrain
conditions in which they live and hunt.
TERRAIN
Polar bears are most comfortable in regions that
have a mix of pack ice, open water and land.
Distribution changes according to season, with
bears following the melting ice in summer, or
sticking close to winter denning areas.
SEASON
Depending on region
October 1 – May 31
January 1 – May 31
December 1 – May 31
BAG LIMIT
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Adult bears not accompanied by a cub
or in a den. Number in accordance with
number of tags held. Hunting Regulations
for Polar Bear may be changing. Please
contact the ENR wildlife website
(enr.gov.nt.ca) for more information.
WOLF
Canis lupus
Wolves range across the Northwest Territories. The boreal or timber wolf is
commonly found below the boreal forest, mainland tundra, and in the mountains;
the tundra or Arctic wolves range across the Arctic islands. In the Northwest
Territories, wolves are classified as both a furbearer and a big game species.
CHARACTERISTICS
Resembling large dogs, wolves are mostly distinguishable by their behavior. Highly organized
packs have rigid social structures and en masse howling, which they use for a variety of reasons
including enjoyment.
CHALLENGES
Intelligent and canny, the wolf is an elusive prey, with excellent senses and a flair for strategy.
Even the North’s largest animals are at risk when faced with a committed wolf pack.
SEASON
Depending on region
July 25 – October 10
July 25 – April 15
TERRAIN
Once prevalent across the entire continent, wolves
are highly adaptable to any terrain with a reliable
source of prey.
BAG LIMIT
1-2 in accordance to the number
of tags held.
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WOLVERINE
Gulo gulo
The largest member of the mustelid family (including weasels and otters),
wolverines are highly prized for their fur and highly respected for their reputation
as fierce predators. In the Northwest Territories, wolverines are classified as
both a furbearer and a big game species.
CHARACTERISTICS
Famed for their courage and aggression, wolverines are tough but tend to obtain much of their diet
from scavenging. They are known as “skunk bears” due to their squat, muscular appearance and
striped fur.
CHALLENGES
Reclusive and rare, the wolverine is an elusive prey. They have low birth rates and their ranges are
extremely sensitive to human impact.
TERRAIN
Wolverines adapt to almost any terrain that offers
game or carrion, but human impact has restricted
their current range to the Barrenlands, boreal
forest, and across the Mackenzie and
Richardson Mountains.
SEASON
Depending on region
July 1 – June 30
August 1 – April 15
December 1 – March 15
August 15 – October 31
July 25 – October 31
BAG LIMIT
1
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WATERFOWL HUNTING
Ducks, geese, coots, rails and snipe can be hunted in the Northwest
Territories provided you possess a valid federal Migratory Game Bird
Hunting Permit and a Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp.
Waterfowl hunting season in the Northwest Territories is between
September 1 and December 10.
In September and early October, duck hunters find excellent
opportunities for adventure in the Great Slave Lake area, which lies on
the path of four flyways. Several outfitters offer guided waterfowl hunting
experiences. At the season’s opening, migrants from the North are joining
the local ducks. Throughout September, more ducks arrive as others
head south so there is a continual influx of new birds.
WOOD BISON
HUNTING NOTICE
Information on seasons, bag limits and fees is available from a Canadian
Post Office or from the Canadian Wildlife Service by visiting:
ec.gc.ca/alef-ewe/default asp?lang=En&n=304CC675-1.
As of November 12, 2012, all
hunting in the Mackenzie Wood
Bison Range has been closed.
For more information on these
management actions, visit
enr.gov.nt.ca.
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NORTHWEST TERRITORIES
HUNTING REGULATIONS
AND LICENCES
Non-residents (and non-resident aliens) of
the Northwest Territories must hire a licensed
outfitter (operator) to hunt big game (but not
small game). Northwest Territories operators
provide experienced guides for the hunters they
serve. You will also need a hunting licence and
tag(s), which may be arranged through your
operator prior to your arrival.
LINH NGUYEN
A summary of the Northwest Territories Hunting
Regulations is available from the Department
of Environment and Natural Resources,
Government of the Northwest Territories. The
regulations outline all licence requirements and
fees, bag limits for various species, bow hunting
regulations, wildlife export permits, hunting
areas and restrictions and much more.
Get yours from: enr.gov.nt.ca/sites/default/
files/2014-15_nwt_hunting_guide.pdf.
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JASON VAN BRUGGEN
Iconic, exotic and close. The vast wilderness of the North has remained unchanged for millennia,
but the ease and speed with which you can be at the top of the world is astounding.
Travelling to the Northwest Territories today is comparable to travelling to any other destination in North
America. The capital city, Yellowknife, is only a 90-minute flight from Edmonton and serves as the hub
for flights to smaller airports throughout the territory.
Getting here is easy. The true challenge begins once you step onto our vast, unspoiled terrain and test
your skills against some of the worlds most legendary wild game. It’s the adventure of a lifetime.
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HUNTING OPERATORS
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WESTERN ARCTIC
SAHTU
SOUTH SLAVE
1. Banks Island Tundra Tours
9. Gana River Outfitters Ltd.
No Operators
2. Beaufort Sea Adventures
10.Great Bear Lake Lodge
NORTH SLAVE
3. Chuck Gruben’s Guiding and Outfitting
11.Mackenzie Mountain Outfitters Ltd.
4. Kuptana’s Outfitters and Nature Tours
12.NWT Outfitters
5. Lessard Creek Big Game Outfitters
13.Ram Head Outfitters
6. Pokiak Guiding and Outfiting
14.Redstone Trophy Hunts
7. Rendezvous Lake Lodge
DEHCHO
21.Peterson’s Point Lake Lodge
8. Ulukhaktok Adventures Ltd.
15.Nahanni Butte Outfitters Ltd.
22.Sah Naji Kwe Lodge
16.South Nahanni Outfitters Ltd.
23.True North Safaris
17.Adventure Northwest
18.Arctic Safaris
19.Aylmer Lake Lodge
20.Namushka Lake Lodge
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NORTHWEST TERRITORIES TOURISM
HUNTING OPERATORS
2015 HUNTING GUIDE
WESTERN ARCTIC
BANKS ISLAND TUNDRA TOURS
(867) 690-4009
[email protected]
Guiding for polar bear and muskoxen hunts from Sachs Harbour.
November 1 to April 30.
BEAUFORT SEA ADVENTURES
(867) 977-2355
Offers polar bear hunts out of Tuktoyaktuk.
CHUCK GRUBEN’S GUIDING
AND OUTFITTING
(867) 678-2549
[email protected]
An active Inuvialuit hunter and guide who is very knowledgeable in
the Tuktoyaktuk area. Big game hunting by snowmobile for grizzly,
muskoxen, wolf and wolverine. Satellite phone on hand.
KUPTANA’S OUTFITTERS
AND NATURE TOURS
(867) 690-4151
Accommodations for 10 to 12 in Sachs Harbour. Guided hunting and
wildlife tours for polar bear, muskoxen and small game. Hotel style
with breakfast included.
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LESSARD CREEK BIG GAME OUTFITTERS
(867) 580-3737
Guided hunts for polar bear. Located in Paulatuk, NWT.
POKIAK GUIDING AND OUTFITING
(867) 678-5116
[email protected]
Offers guided hunts for polar bear, grizzly bear and muskoxen in the
Tuktoyaktuk area by dog team, snowmobile or boat. Tent camps and
trappers’ cabins.
RENDEZVOUS LAKE LODGE
(867) 977-2406
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Traditional Inuvialuit camp, 250 km east of Tuktoyaktuk, in the
Anderson River area. Guided hunts for muskoxen and small game,
naturalist tours, hiking, ATV, custom designed.
ULUKHAKTOK ADVENTURES LTD.
(867) 396-4808
[email protected]
Big game hunts since 1999. Polar bear, muskoxen, and wolf.
Hunts between 5 and 14 days. Please call for details.
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SAHTU
GANA RIVER OUTFITTERS LTD.
(403) 357-8414
[email protected]
ganariver.com
Family-owned and operated outfitting business offering remote
wilderness hunts in the beautiful Mackenzie Mountains. We offer
10 to 12 day backpack and horseback hunts within our exclusive
territory for Dall’s sheep, mountain caribou, moose, wolf and
wolverine from July to September. Winter wolf hunts using snow
machines in March and April.
GREAT BEAR LAKE LODGE
(800) 665-0240
[email protected]
plummerslodges.com
In operation for over 50 years on spectacular Great Bear Lake, NWT.
Offers muskoxen, wolf and wolverine hunting, as well as world-class
fishing. Don’t pass up an additional fly-out to Tree River Outpost
while there!
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MACKENZIE MOUNTAIN OUTFITTERS LTD.
(250) 786-5118
[email protected]
mmo-stanstevens.com
Guided hunts for Dall’s sheep and mountain caribou in the
Mackenzie Mountains. Moose, wolf, wolverine on lower slopes.
7 to 12 days. Five persons in cabins and tents. One guide per hunter.
July to September. One year advanced booking.
NWT OUTFITTERS
(250) 897-0057
[email protected]
nwtoutfitters.com
Sport hunting packages. July 15 to September 18.
RAM HEAD OUTFITTERS
GEORGE FISCHER
(780) 848-7578
[email protected]
ramheadoutfitters.com
We are in the Big Game Guided Hunts business. We also support
hikers along the Canol Road with air support and food drops.
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NAHANNI BUTTE OUTFITTERS LTD.
(250) 846-5309
[email protected]
lancasterfamilyhunting.com
Hunt for Dall’s sheep, moose, mountain goat, black bear. Backpack
hunts. Specializing in archery and rifle. July 15 to October 1.
SOUTH NAHANNI OUTFITTERS LTD.
(867) 399-3194
[email protected]
huntnahanni.com
South Nahanni Outfitters will take you on a perfectly organized,
guided hunting trip for Dall’s sheep, moose, caribou, and mountain
goat. Airlifts are done with our own helicopter, and the hunts are
spot and stalk.
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ADVENTURE NORTHWEST
(867) 873-2595
[email protected]
adventurenw.com
Offering all-inclusive muskoxen and wolf hunts in the NWT and caribou
hunts in Nunavut. Call or visit our website for more information.
AYLMER LAKE LODGE
(780) 536-7290
[email protected]
aylmerlakelodge.com
When you travel to Aylmer Lake Lodge, NWT, you will make
footprints in one of the most uninhabited regions on earth. Its rich
natural beauty, pristine Arctic landscape, crystal clear waters,
abundant wildlife and warm friendly faces are all waiting for you
to discover, explore and become part of your life story.
ARCTIC SAFARIS
(867) 873-3212
[email protected]
Located at Obstruction Rapids in the central Barrenlands north
of Yellowknife, and in camps on the Coppermine River system.
Barrenlands wildlife photography including migrating caribou
and fishing. August to October. All-inclusive, from Yellowknife.
Permanent buildings and dining room, accommodates 30.
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REDSTONE TROPHY HUNTS
(403) 975-8862
[email protected]
redstonehunts.com
Redstone Trophy Hunts offers world-class hunting for Dall’s sheep,
mountain caribou, moose, wolf and wolverine. We are located in the
heart of the Mackenzie Mountains.
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NAMUSHKA LAKE LODGE
(867) 920-2495
[email protected]
namushkalodge.com
Situated 32 air miles from Yellowknife, on the pristine waters
of Harding Lake, Namushka offers all the comforts of home, in
the middle of secluded wilderness. A self-catered lodge with no
schedules, because you make your own! “Outdoor Adventure,
Your Way” at Namushka Lodge.
PETERSON’S POINT LAKE LODGE
TRUE NORTH SAFARIS
(867) 873-8533
[email protected]
truenorthsafaris.com
Hunting packages include winter wolf hunts on the ice roads and
spring black bear hunts in the boreal forests west of Great Slave
Lake at the Bear Camp Lodge. Hunting packages include travel,
accommodations, meals, and guides from Yellowknife for six days.
MAKI KAWAI
(867) 920-4654
[email protected]
petersonspointlake.com
Our all-inclusive fly-out trips to Peterson’s Point Lake Lodge will
capture your sense of adventure. Catch monster-sized fish and
photograph the spectacular Barrens. Comfortable lodge/dining
room/lounge and guest cabins, showers. Thoughtfully prepared
meals compliment a fantastic day of fishing or photo shooting.
SAH NAJI KWE LODGE
(867) 371-3144
[email protected]
rabescasresources.com
Operating since 1988, Sah Naji Kwe Lodge is located on the North
Arm of Great Slave Lake and accessed via the Mackenzie Hwy
#3. The lodge includes seasonal tent cabins for 16 persons, an
all-season lodge accommodating 8-10 persons overnight, and dining
and meeting facilities for 20-30 persons. Cultural demonstrations
and events performed by the Tlicho Dene native to this area.
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