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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