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Mountain Caribou

Hunt Cost: $11,000
Travel Cost: $3,800
Attempts: 2

Date Killed: 09/12/2010

Jake's Difficulty Rating
Mountain Caribou 0.5

Jake rated each animal based on three criteria:

1.) degree of training probably required:
2.) element of danger...(either from the expected weather, terrain, or animal)
3.) the cost.

Zero would be the lowest, and three would the highest.

He did not take into account the difficulty involved in taking a P&Y caliber animal (i.e. mule deer, etc).


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Jake's Mountain Caribou Summary

I bowhunted Mountain Caribou twice. Both times, my hunts were in the Northwest Territories. On my second hunt, I hunted an area that was known for its mineral licks, and fellow bowhunter, Tim Metcalf (aka Bigpizzaman) was with me. We were set up about 200 yards apart, and Tim was actually able to watch a nice bull approach the ground blind which I had built for myself. When the bull trotted by at less than thirty yards, I took my shot and watched him run across the mineral licks before bedding down. He even got up once and relocated before expiring, which surprised me because the shot placement may have been a little bit back, but I thought that it was the rear of the lungs for sure. In my opinion, they are a considerably larger animal than the others species. What surprises me, is that the P&Y score required for them is less than that required for the Barren Ground Caribou.....and my Mountain Caribou was considerably larger (body wise) than my Barren Ground Caribou bull. I brought back as much meat as the airlines would allow without it becoming cost prohibitive, and I made most of it into hamburg....except for the tenderloins.

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