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Hunting and Fishing Adventures - Hunting

Hunting and fishing remain very important to Inuit daily life. Big game hunting is an important part of the North's economy. Both Nunavut and the Northwest Territories are home to some of the world's most sought after big game animals, such as half the world's population of polar bears, grizzlies, caribou, wolves, wolverines and musk oxen. Now, for the first time since the 1950s, hunters have been given permission for a limited walrus hunt.

Polar bear hunting season begins in October, continuing until a community's quota is filled. Bear hunts are conducted in the time honored Inuit tradition, by dog team. Polar bear quotas are managed in each community by Hunters and Trappers Organizations, some of whom also act as outfitters by hiring out guides and by organizing hunts.

Grizzly bear hunts are conducted almost entirely in May, when the bears are beginning to come out of their hibernation and there is snow on the ground for tracking. There are commercial Grizzly quotas in the Kivalliq and Kitikmeot regions.

Caribou hunts are held in August and September, musk oxen hunts in the second or third week of March. Due to the season and the long distances that have to be travelled, musk oxen hunts are only for the truly adventurous. Some hunters prefer to use bow and arrow for hunting musk oxen, especially in Cambridge Bay. Foxes, wolves and wolverine are prized for their pelts, often used for trimming coats and hoods.Special licenses are required for hunting and export permits may be required. For further information, please contact Inns North prior to booking for prices and guide availability. The Inns North locations listed here also have facilities for storing your catch. Be sure to try roasted musk ox, caribou steak or stew with bannock, poached char, or bear steak if you get the opportunity. If it is not on the menu during your stay, simply speak with the cook, they may be able to prepare you a special dish.

Notable Hunting Opportunities in Inns North Communities:

Baker Lake, Nunavut Baker Lake, Nunavut: Caribou, Musk Ox
Cambridge Bay, Nunavut Cambridge Bay, Nunavut: Polar Bear, Musk Ox, Caribou, Ringed Seal, Bearded Seal, Harp Seal
Hall Beach, Nunavut Hall Beach, Nunavut: Caribou, Polar Bear, Walrus
Pelly Bay, Nunavut Kugaaruk, Nunavut: Seal
Pond Inlet, Nunavut Pond Inlet, Nunavut: Caribou, Polar Bear
Repulse Bay, Nunavut Repulse Bay, Nunavut: Hunting Expeditions
Resolute, Nunavut Resolute, Nunavut: Polar Bear, Musk Ox
Sanikiluaq, Nunavut Sanikiluaq, Nunavut: Hunting Expeditions
Whale Cove, Nunavut Whale Cove, Nunavut: Hunting Expeditions
Holman, Northwest Territories Ulukhaktok, Northwest Territories: Musk Ox
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Inns North Canadian Arctic Hotels

Inns North Canadian Arctic Hotels hotels are located in:

Arviat, Nunavut
Baker Lake, Nunavut
Cambridge Bay, Nunavut
Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut
Gjoa Haven, Nunavut
Hall Beach, Nunavut
Igloolik, Nunavut
Kimmirut, Nunavut
Kugaaruk, Nunavut
Pangnirtung, Nunavut
Pond Inlet, Nunavut
Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut
Rankin Inlet, Nunavut
Repulse Bay, Nunavut
Resolute Bay, Nunavut
Sanikiluaq, Nunavut
Whale Cove, Nunavut
Fort McPherson, NWT
Ulukhaktok, NWT

 

 
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