a beautiful bull elk

Elk Hunting in Canada: What You Need to Know. 

When the talk is about elk hunting, most people automatically think about one of the American Western states – Colorado, Montana, Idaho, Arizona, Wyoming or New Mexico. But the opportunities to pursue the mountain monarchs also exist in Canada. British Columbia and Alberta offer not only healthy herds and decent trophy quality, but also lots of backcountry wilderness and OTC tag options. In fact, for a hunter looking for an opportunity outside their home state, the Maple Leaf Country may appear even more attractive than the US. Here’s what you need to know to start planning your first elk hunt in Canada.

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A bull caribou standing in a river


Caribou is well adapted to life in tundra and boreal woods. Many kinds of caribou are recognized, including barren ground, Quebec and Labrador, woodland and mountain caribou. Some populations are threatened by habitat loss and fragmentation, but most are healthy and licenses are available over the counter. The greatest secret of caribou hunting is combination of stalking and ambushing, and (for tundra caribou) timing the trip to migration. Caribou hunting requires travel to remote areas and are hard to do for a non-resident without an outfitter or licensed guide.

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