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Labrador Tours - Winter tours call for information
Labrador Wildlife Expeditions has entered into a mutual agreement
with one of the most reputable and senior
Quebec outfitters operating out of Schefferville
whereby both operators will have access
to migrations in both Quebec and Labrador.
If migrations are not strong for either
outfitter in their own province and opportunities
are better in the other province they
will be able to pursue a hunt there, through
their partner. It doesn't get any better
than that!!!! This is the first
time such an agreement has been
made between Labrador and Quebec outfitters
and will prove to be very beneficial to
both operators and their clients.
us for further information pertaining
to this new undertaking and to book a
caribou hunt offering this unsurpassed
opportunity for success.
one of our testimonials from the 2006
caribou hunting season: Click
Caribou Hunting cancelled until further notice
If your dream is a caribou hunting trip in a
vast wilderness virtually untouched by man, or
fishing in crystal clear lakes and rivers where
the fish have never seen a fishing lure, then
contact us for the Labrador
adventure of a lifetime.
There's a land where mountains are nameless
And the rivers all run God knows where
There are lives that are erring and aimless
And deaths just hang by a hair
There are hardships that nobody reckons
There are valleys unpeopled and still
There's a land - oh it beckons and beckons
And I want to go back - and I will.
Our caribou hunting success rate has been at
consistently high levels for the past ten years.
our track record by contacting the Provincial
Department of Tourism at 709-944-5013.
Labrador Wildlife Expeditions is a professional caribou
hunting, black bear hunting and trout fishing
outfitter in the heart of Labrador, Canada. Whether
it is fishing for lunker lake trout, giant brook
trout, world record landlocked salmon, monster
northern pike, or hunting for record book caribou
and black bear, we will provide you with the hunting
and fishing trip of a lifetime.
Black Bear and Caribou Hunting
Labrador Wildlife Expeditions offers black bear hunting and Quebec/Labrador
caribou hunting. With the wide range of properties
packages available you will be able to find
caribou hunting and black bear hunting options
that will fit your needs and your pocketbook.
Due to insignificant black bear hunting pressure
in the past, healthy populations of black bear
exist in this hunting region. We offer baited
spring black bear hunting. In addition black bear
hunting is offered as an add-on to our remote
fall caribou hunting trips.
The caribou you will be hunting belong to the
largest barren ground caribou herd in the world.
Based on caribou migration patterns over the past
fifteen years, Labrador Wildlife Expeditions has sites strategically
positioned to intercept the late summer and early
fall migrations as they enter Labrador. In addition
to fixed camps, we utilize standard wood framed,
canvas-covered camps on plywood platforms for
our caribou hunting trips. We also have portable
tent camps that can be used for quick sorties
to the migration.
Along with our Remote Caribou Hunts in August
and September we offer caribou hunting in the
immediate area of Schefferville utilizing the
miles of old mining roads. Caribou
hunting has been very successful over the
years and both hunting locations continue to produce
trophy caribou antlers. Additionally, during the
winter when caribou migrations move into western
and central Labrador, we offer winter caribou
hunts in those regions.
Our remote caribou hunting properties are located
where there is an abundance of water, fish, other
wildlife and birds. You and your hunting group
will be the only people in that area for the duration
of your caribou hunting trip. The same holds true
for your fishing trip. Tundra stretches for miles
and miles and is easily traveled therefore caribou
hunting is not arduous. Since the ground is relatively
dry and solid for the most part, walking is not
difficult. Lakes are typically wooded around the
perimeter providing excellent conditions for hunting
caribou with bow or black powder.
Black bear hunting and winter caribou hunting
properties are located in the
road accessible portion of Labrador. This part
of Labrador is wooded with numerous rivers and
lakes. This area has ideal conditions for bow
hunting for caribou and black bear. Fishing opportunities
are available during the spring black bear hunt
and partridge and grouse abound during the winter
caribou hunt. Migrations during the winter caribou
hunt can be phenomenal and are often easily viewed
due to frozen conditions of the lakes.
The Caribou Migration
If there is anything predictable about caribou
it is their unpredictability!
Based on information over the past fifteen years
the following is a general analysis of George
River Caribou migrations in Quebec and Labrador.
Southerly migrations begin in mid-July with movements
from the caribou calving grounds in northern Quebec
and Labrador. Typically cows and calves start
moving first. However it has been noted over the
past few years that mature caribou bulls are moving
early as well. Weather dictates the speed of these
migrations. Warm temperatures will slow movements
and cool weather tends to speed them up. There
are times when caribou migrations can cover 100
miles in a few days. Other times they are stuck
in the same general area for over a week.
Typically, the bulk of the caribou migration
will continue in a southerly direction until it
strikes the Smallwood Reservoir. This huge body
of water will usually force the migration west.
However, some caribou have already turned west
prior to striking the Smallwood Reservoir. The
westerly turn usually occurs in early August.
By mid-August and early September caribou have
dispersed in different directions and smaller
herds can be encountered when they are least expected.
It should also be noted that caribou migrations
from western Quebec often times move east into
Labrador during September.
Mature caribou bulls have lost their velvet by
mid-September in preparation for the rut, beginning
in mid October. At this point a large number of
caribou have moved back north.
Following the rut, caribou will again commence
their migration south toward the wintering grounds
that provide them with food and shelter for the
cold winter ahead. This caribou migration is usually
very strong until they reach the wintering grounds
in Labrador where they disperse into smaller groups
of 50-1000. These smaller groups of caribou will
roam the wintering grounds until April when they
will commence their northerly migration to the
calving grounds. Caribou will remain on the calving
grounds until July when the migration cycle starts
all over again.
Satellite collars have been placed on some caribou
in the herd. Satellite telemetry provides general
information has to current caribou migration route.
This information is posted on the Internet for
viewing on a weekly basis. George River caribou
migrations may be monitored at www.mrnf.gouv.qc.ca/english/wildlife/maps-caribou/
Brook Trout and Salmon Fishing:
Smallwood Fishing Lodge
Have you been looking for a world class trout
or salmon fishing lodge in Labrador that has rarely
been fished? If so, you have found it at Smallwood
fishing lodge. Smallwood fishing lodge is located
on the north side of the huge Smallwood reservoir
- a body of water that has seen insignificant
Labrador Wildlife Expeditions Inc.
is a Labrador
hunting outfitter and
outfitter. Check us out for the best
hunting, and more! Check out our
for a great
hunting trip or
bear hunting trip in Labrador or Quebec!
e-mail: Damien Simms
Mail: P.O. Box 2202, Stn B
Happy Valley - Goose Bay, NL
Canada A0P 1E0