For those bow hunters who are dedicated to the bow we offer a special two week period. Bow hunting season normally runs from late August to early September and is open prior to the rifle season however you can bow hunt during the rifle season as well. Hunters can hunt with long bow, re-curve, or compound. Shot distances will vary within each stalk but on average it is between fifteen to thirty yards. Bowhunting for moose during the early season will often find bulls by themselves, this will make stalking easier because the alerted cow is not at his side. Bowhunting for moose during the rut may give you more opportunities because of the bull being receptive to the call.
Caribou hunting during the early season is also ideal for bow hunters. Adult, male caribou (stags) are usually by themselves which makes stalking much easier. During the rut, (early October to the end of October) the stalking becomes somewhat harder because the animals are herded together. Because our caribou are not subjected to massive migration, quite often if a bow hunter gets busted on a stalk he will likely get another chance on the same animal a short time later.
Bow hunting for bears can be one of the most challenging and rewarding hunts. Bears at our camp are incidental and are hunted by spot and stalk. Even with a lot of bow hunters stalking bears over the years, to date, only two have been taken by bow. One was a six yard shot with a re-curve and the other was a fifteen yard shot with compound.
The hunting area around each camp changes with every step you take. The cover can sometimes be too much in some places while too little in others making it that much more of a challenge. You can expect that your guide will get you as close as he possibly can without jeopardizing your hunt. The final stalk of one hundred yards or less will usually rest on the bow hunter.