Are you looking for that barren ground caribou hunt of a lifetime? At Infinity Hunts, we specialize in helping you find the type of hunt and experience you want. Through our extensive research and boots-on-the-ground approach, we work with the best barren ground caribou guides and outfitters in North America’s top areas. Throughout your entire adventure, we will be there for you – from choosing the perfect hunt with the right outfitter to personal support before, during, and after the hunt. So let us put our experience and proven outfitters to work for you on your barren ground caribou hunting adventures!
While we offer many barren ground caribou hunts, we love finding those incredible locations throughout North America for world-class barren ground caribou and putting our hunters in those camps! They have the most massive antlers of all the North American caribou types, with All-Time Boone and Crockett record book animals scoring 400 inches of antler. Changing migration patterns, predation, and severe winters can impact caribou hunting success. That is why it is essential to consider our advice. Our extensive research and outfitter connections can help you find that trophy barren ground caribou you have always wanted.
You are camped out on the tundra on the coastal plain of the Brooks Range, mountains in the background, when you see a group of 7 bulls feeding up over the hill, unaware of your presence. You start to glass them to see if there is a shooter. On another day, you spot a velvet bull with big double shovels and bez points trotting along a river valley with his head high in the air. How about that bull with the huge tops that catches your eye as he swims a small lake, gets out and shakes off like a dog? No matter what you admire in a caribou rack, they are all different, and you will know when you see “the one.”
Barren ground caribou are found extensively throughout Alaska and parts of the Yukon and Northwest Territories in Canada. The majority of the barren ground caribou hunts will take place in Alaska. Do It Yourself (DIY) hunts are an excellent choice for the more adventurous hunter. Those hunt packages include a transporter flying you and your buddies to a good location, with your gear and food, for the adventure of a lifetime. And most hunters go for a fully guided hunt which gives you the expert advice and services of our outfitters who know where to find caribou and how to hunt them.
Caribou season dates can vary but will generally start as early as late July in the northern reaches of Alaska and run through October in some areas. Hunts in late July and August are often very productive as caribou herds tend to be in summer feeding areas, and we can locate caribou herds in the same places year after year. These caribou will be in velvet and make a stunning trophy. Hunts in late August through October will typically be for migratory caribou with some pockets of resident caribou. These will be hard-horned caribou. September and October bulls will have their nice winter coats, which make a beautiful trophy.
Most hunts will require a bush flight to reach your hunting location. Accommodations will usually be spike camps. You will spend time hiking on foot and glassing to find your trophy. Tags are often over the counter, with a few areas requiring a draw. You can sometimes hunt other species on these hunts, including grizzly/brown bears, moose, sheep, and wolves.
We offer barren ground caribou hunts in Alaska. Our locations and outfitters are carefully selected based on the quality and quantity of animals, recent population trends and migration patterns, and the outfitters’ track record of putting our hunters on good caribou. We are passionate caribou hunters here at Infinity Hunts and understand what it takes to get a big caribou on the ground.
We hunt caribou in many areas of Alaska. Several of the hunts take place in the Brooks Range. In 2022, the Federal Government made significant changes to areas open to sport hunting in the western arctic. While not good news, most of our DIY and guided hunting in these areas were unaffected. We offer DIY hunts on both the north side and south sides of the Brooks Range. These are true DIY adventures and typically book out 2-3 years in advance. Guided hunts start in late July and run through September. Winter comes quickly this far above the arctic circle, and weather makes it challenging to hunt later than this in these northern areas. We often see arctic grizzly bears on these hunts. They can be taken on a trophy fee basis if you have a registered guide.
In addition to the guided and DIY drop-camp hunts in the Brooks Range, we offer a handful of top caribou hunts in other areas of Alaska, targeting specific herds. For example, we offer a caribou hunt on the Seward Peninsula, originating in Nome, that utilizes Argo’s for the primary mode of transportation, allowing those that aren’t strong hikers a great opportunity to harvest a caribou.
As regulations and herd populations can change quickly, contact us for a discussion on the current status of caribou hunts in each unit. Then, we can recommend the proper hunt and outfitter for you.
We are constantly in the field seeking additional great outfitters and world-class trophy barren ground caribou hunts. So, if you are looking for an excellent barren ground caribou hunt and outfitter, please contact us so we can start putting together the perfect barren ground caribou hunt for you.
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