Johnny and Billy Cain Outfitters - Leaf River Estuary Lodge, Tasiujaq, Nunavik QC, Canada
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Hunting

Most hunting from the Leaf River Lodge is done for caribou which offer world-class trophies. In addition, there is good hunting for the large black bears that inhabit the Leaf River valley, and for ptarmigan.

In recent years the population of caribou in Northern Quebec has declined. The George River herd declined sharply and all hunting on that herd has been terminated. The Leaf River herd has fared better and limited hunting was allowed in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Whether any permits for caribou hunting will be issued in 2014 is not known at this time.

Our hunting for caribou is done by cruising the Leaf River in outboard-motor-driven freighter canoes. Once caribou are spotted hunters are dropped off on shore for the stalk.

Black Bear - Click for a larger versionCaribou - Click for a larger version

Musk Ox - Click for a larger version Polar Bear Foot - Click for larger version

Willow and rock ptarmigan, both of which are found here, offer superb wing shooting in the fall and through the winter and spring. 

Ptarmigan - Click for larger version Ptarmigan - Click for larger version

In the winter ptarmigan take on their white plumage and leave the tundra to collect in large flocks in the Leaf River Valley, offering unparalleled wing-shooting opportunities.

Musk Ox in Winter - Click for a larger versionFlock of Ptarmigan - Click for larger version

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