Caribou Hunting Tips, good
methods to kill your caribou
Tip One: Never hunt alone. This sounds like obvious advise, but we
all know there are many hunters out there that dont keep safety in mind when hunting
caribou or are on any other big game animal trips or hunts.
Tip Two: Keep the weather in mind. You are normally very far north and clothing is an
important and sometimes lifesaving item in your supplies. The outfitter or guide that you
hire should be able to keep up on upcoming weather reports to help you plan out a caribou
Tip Three: Take along a compass. This can save your life if you get separated from your
party, outfitter, or guide. Remember that you can be in the middle of the wilderness and
if you get separated from your party then this little devise can save your life.
Tip Four: Once you have shot a caribou, make sure it is indeed dead. We have all heard of
the hunters that thought their big game was dead and when they got up to it, they found it
was just wounded. Caribou can attack if they feel threatened.
Tip Five: Your going to want a good scope on your rifle. Most cases your shot will be more
then 100 yards away at least. Taking the time to sight in your rifle is a must. Many
outfitters or guides know of places that you can set some equipment up to do this, but it
is best to already have your gun sighted in before going out to hunt caribou.
Tip Six: Dont forget your water. You may have to hike a ways to get to your hunting
spot. Also remember that you are in the middle of wilderness country and it is not a
Tip Seven: Waterproof clothing or at the very least boots should be in your list of
equipment. It will be a bad day when you find out that your feet are now wet from not
having the right boots or that one of them have a hole in it and you didnt know.
Make sure that you know that the boots or clothing you wear is in good condition for your
caribou hunting trip.