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Here's a few select pics from my caribou hunt with Jack Hume Adventures. Hunted sept 3-9 2010. All the stars aligned to give me a perfect trip. Arrived at camp on Friday afternoon, was tug out saturday morning.

My little one:






My BIG one:






The most beautiful brook trout ever:


Sample of the Lakers we were catching:


Beautiful country.


Northern Lights:


all six of us tug out early. I was alone, but got put into a camp full of great guys, would hunt with them again any time.
 

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Man, that looks like a great trip! Thanks for the pics, and congrats on a couple of nice bulls!
 

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Good Job! Isn't it neat how no two racks look the same?
 

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Great report! The fishing looked as good as the hunting! However, I was not aware that brook trout grew on trees up there.. - I'm guessin he made it back to camp for trout nuggets..?..:)

Anyway, nice bulls - success is great either way but to go all that way and have it be over in one day has to be a little anti-climactic..
 

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eh, you take 'em when you can get them. Shot one Friday after arrival, second one saturday. Sunday there is no hunting in Labrador, which was also the tail end of hurricane earl. Most of the bou were gone after that, so I'm glad I took them when I did. Fishing was great, and had a blast watching other hunts with the binos from a distance. That's caribou, you may see hundreds one day, nothing at all the next.
 

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I brought it home intact, I split the little one. with JHA, you're allowed one full set, or two split sets. For $50 extra you can take one full and one split, for $100 extra you can take two full sets.
 

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Now I know nothing about Caribou..other than I would like to hunt for them! But, do they have a velvet on them when you kill them? Looks like they do and then no velvet in your group pic?
 

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Yes, they were still in velvet when I hunted. All of us scraped ours off at camp, we had plenty of spare time. Velvet depends on when and which subspecies you hunt. Quebec/Labrador caribou generally start shedding velvet in the 3rd week of september. Most Q/L hunts usually stop in the first week of october. After that the rut really picks up and the bulls are basically inedible. Early season gives you velvet racks, but more reliable weather and better tasting bou. Later gives you hard antlers, but the later you go, the crazier the weather gets and the meat gets a little rougher. Will reply your PM.
 

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I'm a new member, as of today. Coincidentally, I've been thinking of a first-time caribou hunt in 2011. How did you select your outfitter? Did you fly or drive up? How many days of hunting were included in your deal?

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read through a few pages on this site:
http://forums.bowsite.com/biggame/section.cfm?gameid=10

caribou hunting is not what it once was. Populations are crashing, seasons are closing, etc. You need to be really careful where you choose to go and especially who to go with or you may lose money. It's not all gloom and doom like some lead you to believe, but realistically you must be very, very careful how you spend your money.
 
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