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Migration Changes, Quebec?

Been reading many articles on the Bou migration changes in Quebec. Has anyone noticed a big change in the migration of the Northern James Bay area?

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Hey Bigdog, are you from that

Hey Bigdog, are you from that area?  I grew up 6 miles from Quebec, and always wanted to make it up there for a Caribou hunt.  My parents still live there, and it's not too far a drvie to Quebec City.  I think that is where most guys will go to catch their smaller plane, correct?

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Bou Migration

Ca_Vermonster wrote:

Hey Bigdog, are you from that area?  I grew up 6 miles from Quebec, and always wanted to make it up there for a Caribou hunt.  My parents still live there, and it's not too far a drvie to Quebec City.  I think that is where most guys will go to catch their smaller plane, correct?

No, not from Canada. I have been just interested for years about hunting bou but never seemed to save enough money. I have  been reading about the caribou migration changing because of the warm fall temperatures and was curious if the hunters on the forum have any comments.

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something is changing

Something is definitely changing in Quebec, but I'm not sure what it is. 

One of the caribou hunt outfitters that has been in business for years recently went belly up (I think that it was last year).

The outfitters advertise fantastic hunting, but I'm a little hesitant to put my faith in anyone who is selling me something.

I'm like you guys.  I'm only about two hours drive from the southern border of Quebec, so the hunting there appeals to me, but not quite enough to gamble several thousand dollars on a hunt there.  At least not so far.  But maybe within the next few years.

We'll see.  Please keep us posted if / when you learn more.

Thanks,

Mike

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An Observation

I really don't know if this is at all helpful or not, but I just watched a TV program (can't recall the name) on caribou hunting in Quebec - Mirage Outfitters, I believe.

David Blandon was there with LaVox (?) from the Rascal Flatts band and they were on a guided hunt during the migration and the rut.

During the course of the show, they mentioned that even though Mirage has a base camp (lodge) and several outpost camps (cabins), the migration moves around so much that they sometimes have to fly the hunters to a different location by float plane, and sometimes they even use a helicopter to get them to where the animals are!

I guess that's OK if it's legal - and I assume it is or they wouldn't televise it - but if that's what it takes to consistently get on the caribou up there, I can see why all but a very few outfitters would soon go belly up. They just couldn't keep up with the competition.

BTW - in camp the same week were the Lakosky's and Ralph & Vicki Car- -(?).

It was quite the high profile group up there, for sure.

 

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