CARIBOU HUNTING in SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER 2021

North Safari Outfitters offers 4 days caribou hunting in Kangerlussuaq in Western Greenland.


The hunt bring the hunters into the real arctic wilderness, this is a hunting adventure in the worlds “Last Frontier”. Our hunting camp is remote and close to the magnificent Ice Cap. The camp are equipped with all necessary gear and placed in the center of Caribou land.


We trek to the caribou herds and spot the strong bucks and then the hunt begins. We trek light and if necessary we put up flycamp for the night, normally we have time to trek back to base camp.


September and October are good month for Caribou hunting, because of the upcoming rutting season and because the Caribou has cleaned velvet of the antlers.


The base camp are equipped with fieldbeds and kitchen tent, we eat the game we shoot or freeze-dried food during the hunt. Greenland are blessed with clean water and we will be drinking of the rippling streams that we meet during the hunt. It is important for the hunter’s on this type of hunt to be in good physical conditions. The more land we can cover, the better chances to get a big trophy bull. At the same time, we need to bring out all meat and the trophy – a part of the hunt, which the hunter has to be prepared to help with.


The weather in September - October is between 10 C to -10 C. We can have snow or rain, but normally it will be quite nice conditions. On this hunt we trek in high mountain tundra and it is a good idea to pack light!


We welcomes you to a adventure hunt of a lifetime, where you will live in close conditions with the arctic nature during the hunt. Only few places in the world you find this exclusive form of hunting – only you and your guide in center of the arctic tundra.


Included:

- Hunt.

- 1:2 guiding.

- Stay in hunting camp.

- Caribou license.

- Full accommodation.

- All transport.

- Small game license.

- Practical trophy handling.


Not included:

- Flight ticket Copenhagen-Kangerlussuaq.

- Stay in hotel before departure.

- Export papers for each trophy.

- Tips.

- License for extra Caribou (if possible).


Price: 3.800 EUR



Program:

Day 1:

- Arrival to Kangerlussuaq.

- Outfitter receives you in the airport or hotel.

- Change of gear and clothes at North Safari storage.

- Transport to harbour by car or ATV.

- Sailing to hunt area.

- Trekking/hunting to tent camp.

- Overnight stay at hunting camp.

Day 2-3:

- Spot and stalk Caribou hunt.

- Overnight stay at hunting camp.

Day 4:

- Caribou stalking hunt.

- Return to Kangerlussuaq.

- Overnight accommodation at hotel.

Day 5:

- Departure from Kangerlussuaq


Practical information - caribou hunt

Required gear for Caribou hunting:

- Practical clothing, multiple layers (it can be from +15 till -10 deg. Celcius).

- Water proof breathable clothing, GoreTex or light rainclothing.

- Trekking boots that fits and that you are used to.

- Riffle. You can also rent one from us.

- Sleeping bag (minimum comfort to temp. -15 degrees Celsius).

- All luggage in one backpack.

- Personal drinking bottle.

- Sunglasses.

- Perhaps sun protection (also for lips).

- Perhaps mosquito net and protection.

- Camera.

- Personal grooming articles.

- Personal medications.


Possible other costs:

- Extra Caribou license: 950 euro.

- Export papers, trophy packing and turn in for shipping and veterinary

documentation: For each trophy: 200 euro.

- Shipping of trophies.

- Tips.

- Riffle rental: 135 euro.

- Single room Hotel Kangerlussuaq: 180 euro

- Air ticket Copenhagen – Kangerlussuaq return: App.: 750 euro

- From 2019 Government trophy fee 270 euro per trophy


Various information:

The camp:

Heated sleeping tent with fieldbeds. Kitchen tent with stove.

The Food:

Game we shoot and Freeze-dried meals.

Weapons to Greenland:

It is allowed to bring firearms and ammunition to Greenland, remember to bring your “home country” weapon/hunt license. We send you declaration form you fill out and bring with you. Contact your air flight company for info regarding air flight regulations. It is possible to rent a firearm from North Safari.

The Weather:

Kangerlussuaq has an "inland" climate with warm summers and cold winters. It is located above the polar circle and has an arctic climate. Summer nights are bright.

In September, both rain and snow can occur but many days will as well offer you sunshine. On a warm day, the temperature can rise up to + 15 C. However, be prepared for temperatures from + 15 until – 15 C.


Mosquitoes can occur on single days with good weather in September, but they are normally not a big problem.


Caribou:

Recommended rifle caliber, cal.30.06, cal.300WM, cal.308 or similar caliber.


General facts

The Outfitter/guides

The outfitter and all of our guides have received first aid training. They all speak and understand the Nordic languages (Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish) as well as English. It is required that participants speak at least one of the Nordic languages or English.

Air tickets

There are daily (in March and April only four days in the week) direct flights from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq. Contact your local travel agent, or visit www.airgreenland.com and buy your ticket online. IMPORTANT: All arrival and departure dates must be agreed in advance with North Safari.

Payment

30 % deposit of Full amount to be paid upon booking to:

IBAN no. DK1720000715717786

Swift no. NDEADKKK

Participation is only valid when full payment has been received.

Passport and visa

Are not required for Nordic and EU nationals, but we recommend that you bring your passport with you. Non-EU citizens, please contact your local Danish Embassy or your travel agent.

Currency

Danish Kroner. There is no bank in Kangerlussuaq. Visa credit cards are accepted in the Post Office, supermarket and at the airport.

Insurance and safety

On all trips we are equipped with satellite phone, GPS and first aid kit. On sail trips floating suits, VHF radio and emergency flares.

Outfitter and guides are trained in first aid.

IMPORTANT: Participants are required to obtain insurance covering cancellation, illness, accidents and home transport.

The animal life

The range around Kangerlussuaq has the largest herds of musk ox in the world, and a large stock of caribou. Polar fox, polar hare, ptarmigan, sea eagle, Peregrine Falcon can often be seen.


Small video from Caribou hunt in September 2020


Danish National television broadcast with North Safari Outfitters

https://www.dr.dk/drtv/episode/nak-and-aed_-et-rensdyr-i-groenland_54403