I am planning to hunt with Club Chambeaux, unguided this fall... anything I should know, should or shouldn't do. There will be at least three of us going. We have all hunted in the U.S. for years, but this is a first for caribou. THANKS
: Get a bug jacket, the black flys up there eat bug dope for breakfast then look for blood. Could be you southern boys have hunted far enough North of the M/D line to run into Black Flys but if not they are much worse than skeeters, and in Northern Quebec they are thick all through Sept into Oct.
: Be able to hit a 1gal. milk jug at 100 yds every time.
: Bring rain gear, it will rain. (Also good waterproof boots)
: Have a good set of Binocs (the best you can afford)
: Have a good (big) back pack that you can pack out the quartered animal with.
:A bone saw
Last tip, it is very wet up there, ponds, rivers and a lot of the land is mucky/spagnom swamps. Keep moving when you hit swampy land if the footing under you stars acting like it is going to give way speed up and make a sweeping U-turn. Never, I said never stop to asses the situation or turn around.
Good luck and have a great time. What time of year are you going? With that outfitter you will be flying through Schefferville, check out my post on "Heading to Schefferville" to see the animals that I took up there a couple years ago.
Thanks ADKBEAR, I've encountered black flys several times in the past. Make sure if you ever have the chance to hunt the swamps in eastern NC or SC, remember that bug suit... those "skeeters" feel like birds when they land on your neck... and take pints at a time. Thanks again.
A perk of majoring in wildlife biology in college is the plethora of hunting knowledge that you collect throughout your course load. One of the most important factors in whether an area can hold large quantities of animals or produce large antlers is forage.
Most universities, state schools and even community colleges offer basic botany courses and plant ID courses. Although it might not be feasable for the average middle age hunter to pay tuition and go back to college to learn hunting...