CARIBOU HUNTING AT MUNROE LAKE LODGE, Manitoba Canada
We hunt the Central Barren Ground Caribou in migration. Our camp is located in an area where hundreds often thousands of caribou pass on their way to their winter feeding grounds in the south.
Manitoba opened caribou hunting to non-residents in 1995 and the results are truly a world class hunt. The province licenses only 500 hunters a year, resident and non-resident.
The Qamanirjuaq herd now numbers 500,000 animals. They spend their summers in the barren grounds of Nunavut, calving at Qamanirjuaq Lake, then migrating down late every summer, spending their winter in Manitoba's Northern Forests.
There are many animals in the Boone & Crocket category as well as Pope & Young taken each year. Expect average scores of around 330. In recent years, many of Manitoba's top Barren Ground Caribou were taken at our camp.
This is an excellent opportunity for a trophy animal. Our camp is located 5 miles east of Baralzon Ecological Reserve which allows no caribou hunting and just south of the 60th parallel. This is an excellent area for bow hunters with small stands of spruce and dwarf birch for cover. We hunt for caribou mainly by boat, foot or "hunting blinds" on their migration trails.
While hunting can be done in as little as a mile from camp you should expect to do a fair amount of walking. There are boats and motors available for those who want to cover more area with a bit less walking.
Just a few yards from the camp, the avid Sportsman can indulge in some excellent fishing for Manitoba Lake Trout and Arctic Grayling. Trophy Lake Trout, 35 inches or larger, were caught, and released within 5 minutes from camp.
A ptarmigan license can also be purchased at camp if hunters decide to do some bird hunting.
We normally have only 6 hunters in camp, sometimes, at the particular group's request we can go up to 8. Robert is at the caribou camp, with the guides, giving you a very personalized caribou hunt. There is an excellent opportunity for a big bull but you must heed your guide's advice!!! They all look big at first.
Robert and Michelle,
I just wanted to drop you a note saying Thank You very much. Last week up there I have to say was the best hunting trip I have ever been on before. You people are great and the food was fantastic! I hope to be there again as soon as I can. I have one request, if you could ask George, my guide from Tadoule, what the spelling for caribou is in his native language. I have been thinking of getting a tattoo for a while and I think it is going to be a caribou rack and skull and would like to incorporate his native heritage into it also.
Thanks again for a GREAT week,
Robert and Michelle,
Just to let you now that I am still thinking of the GREAT experience you provided. It was a hunt of a lifetime! Continue to do what you are doing and I know others will experience what I did.
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