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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-19-2012, 01:05 AM Thread Starter
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Caribou Grand Slam

I've got a little deal going on that kinda came around without thinking about it. I have taken 2 Quebec-Labrador caribou, 6 Woodland Caribou and now this past fall a Barren-Ground caribou. My question is this. To complete a grand slam of caribou, do I just need a Mountain caribou? Or do I need a Central Barren-ground caribou also? I am really concentrating on the Mountain caribou next. Does anyone on here have any firsthand recommendation for a Mountain caribou outfitter? Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-19-2012, 02:38 AM
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Re: Caribou Grand Slam

To complete the slam you will need the mountain and the central barren ground caribou. Looks like your well on your way. I would have had 3 out of the five but choose to pass on small bulls the last time I was in Alaska on a barren ground caribou hunt. I didn't see anything like the great bull you shot this past year. Headed back up in 2014 so hopefully I can get number 3. I can tell you that Pelly Lake Wilderness Outfitters is a great outfit to go with for mountain caribou and for central barren ground I like Canada North Outfitting. These are the outfitters that I have already researched and trust to put me on a great hunt. There is one more caribou in question which is the artic island caribou and I know it's not part of the Super Slam but maybe part of another slam. Good luck on your quest!
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Re: Caribou Grand Slam

I guess the Perry Caribou is off the list since their population is so small?
Who did you hunt barren grounds caribou with? I have been thinking about doing that for some time. Any observations?

Here is what you are looking for in a mountain caribou. I got this one with BC Safaris in 2003 on a hunt that was supposed to be a goat hunt, but changed because of the weather.



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post #4 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-19-2012, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Caribou Grand Slam

Wow. That's a whopper Mutt. Nice job. I hunted the barren ground with Eric Decker of Grizzly Guides of Alaska. It was a secondary animal on my grizzly hunt. We were in a great area. May as well have called them mountain caribou because they were up so high. we were commonly seeing sheep where we were hunting them. Saw many nice bulls. His outfit was great, but I'm certain you could find a cheaper hunt. The woodland caribou are supposed to be some of the bigger bodied caribou, but it struck me that these barren ground ones were comparable in size.
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I had thought of doing a barren grounds hunt in the Northwest Territories. Maybe soon.
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Man, does that look awesome.May have to start looking into a caribou hunt instead of an elk hunt for next season.Been looking into a drop flight thru 40 mile air for either caribou or moose.I don't think they offered caribou last year because of low populations though.Just looks like a real fun and different hunt

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Re: Caribou Grand Slam

Collingwood Brothers in BC, Hunted Moose & goat with them in 2006- They have Mountian cabibou seen alot & big'ens but didn't have a tag
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Man, does that look awesome.May have to start looking into a caribou hunt instead of an elk hunt for next season.Been looking into a drop flight thru 40 mile air for either caribou or moose.I don't think they offered caribou last year because of low populations though.Just looks like a real fun and different hunt
PM sent. I flew with 40 Mile Air last September on my grizzly/caribou hunt.
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I guess the Perry Caribou is off the list since their population is so small?
Who did you hunt barren grounds caribou with? I have been thinking about doing that for some time. Any observations?

Here is what you are looking for in a mountain caribou. I got this one with BC Safaris in 2003 on a hunt that was supposed to be a goat hunt, but changed because of the weather.



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sounds like you have had some great success kudu id be very happy with a caribou single.

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