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Arctic Wolf Hunting in Northwest Territories

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 Aylmer Lake Lodge
Arctic Wolf Hunting in Northwest Territories at Northwest Territories (NT) is a Hunting trip that starts on March until April.
We are hunting Weasel/Mink/Ferret, Gray Wolf, Wolverine and Arctic Wolf.
Costs from $8,000.00.

Description

Arctic Wolf / Wolverine Hunts The wolf is a signature statement in any trophy room. This is a pinnacle hunt, you are seeking to successfully hunt one of the most cunning apex predators in Canada. The Arctic wolf is the premier wolf in the wolf species. The hide on these wolves is simply stunning.

Expect to travel many miles by snowmobile in sleds each day with your guides looking for fresh wolf sign. When the pack is located it is not uncommon to be able to harvest more than one animal. The areas we hunt are so remote that the wolves rarely if ever see humans.      

Wolf hunts are tough…maybe the toughest hunt out there. Wolves are an apex predator that is cunning and survives by its wits and stamina. To be successful you will need a lot of stamina and patience. Our Territory Our area is located in the northern barren-lands region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. We are located past the boreal forest into the barren-lands, that are renown for their giant lakes and river drainage that makes for a game rich environment. The wolf population on the barren-lands is high with populations estimated in the thousands. You will be remote, which puts you in the heart of where these majestic arctic wolves live. All of our Lodges lie within the Northwest Territory CLOSED caribou zone. The winter Mobile Bathurst Caribou closed Zone (the closed mobile zone moves with the caribou migration). Caribou are a main food source and the wolves follow the caribou herds. This is a prime area for arctic wolves and wolverines.

The Hunt This is a spot and stalk hunt, which means you'll be glassing areas that have central barren-land caribou. The wolves follow the caribou, we find the caribou and the wolves will be near. You will be out hunting for ten hours a day.

What to Expect Long hours travelling and glassing for wolves, you will need to come prepared mentally for long periods of sitting glassing. Absolutely ensure you are dressed appropriately to stay warm. Staying focused for the duration raises your opportunity of success to 75% success on a shot opportunity. The thrill of a success on harvesting a wolf in the depth of winter is exhilarating.

Getting Here Your starting destination city is Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. You will need to fly into Yellowknife the day before on an early flight. You must attend the Environment and Natural Resources Office in Yellowknife to purchase your Wildlife certificate and your hunting license. The next day you will be boarding a charter flight that will fly you into the lodge to begin your hunt. We work to book early morning flights so that you are into camp to get your rifles shot and get you settled into camp and out on the Tundra hunting. Once you arrive at the charter plane your trip begins. Your flight is approximately two hours and you need to dress warm for the flight.

Hunt Schedule All of our wolf hunts are minimum 8 full days of hunting. Once you leave on the charter flight begin to look for animals out your windows they are there and it's exciting to see the activity. When you arrive into camp you will sight in your rifle and get your gear organized. We will have a safety meeting and discuss the trip and answer any questions. Breakfast will be at 6:00am till 7:00am leaving the lodge at 8:00am. Lunch will be a bagged lunch with snacks, with thermoses and water for the day. Evenings will have you back at the lodge by 7:00pm for a hot supper, in warm accommodations and then after supper there is socializing. There will be opportunity to view the Aurora Borealis in the evenings and we encourage you to take it in. The NWT are recognized as having spectacular northern lights and you will have zero light pollution.

Hunt Price $8,000.00 plus GST USD Hunt Dates: 2023/2024

2023 Feb 23 - March 3 March 3 - March 10 March 10 - March 17 March 17 - March 24

2024 Feb 23 - March 3 March 3 - March 10 March 10 - March 17 March 17 - March 24

Addition Details You are hunting 2 hunters to 1 guide

What's Included: Airport transport for pick up and drop off (set time) Transport to the ski plane dock for pre scheduled chartered flight to lodge Pick up from plane straight to Environment and Natural Resources office to register your wolves and get permit to export. Professional Guide Warm Lodging and Meals Trophy care (Skinned and Salted)

Not Included: Commercial flights in and out of Yellowknife Hotels before and after hunt You must bring Collapsible dry bag coolers to take your hide and skull back with you. Don't expect to buy them in Yellowknife. Gratuities (15%) Trophy permit for export and shipment fees Flight to leave camp for other than scheduled flights Due to fluctuating fuel costs, a fuel surcharge maybe applicable Current price listed above, prices are subject to change You must purchase medical evacuation insurance we use Global Rescue we have them on our website. You must purchase cancellation insurance

Optional: Rifle rental $250.00 USD Non hunter/observer - $750.00 USD per day

What to Expect

What to Expect Long hours travelling and glassing for wolves, you will need to come prepared mentally for long periods of sitting glassing. Absolutely ensure you are dressed appropriately to stay warm. Staying focused for the duration raises your opportunity of success to 75% success on a shot opportunity. The thrill of a success on harvesting a wolf in the depth of winter is exhilarating.

Gear & Equipment

Winter/Spring Equipment List February to May and October to November All clothing and gear should be packed in sturdy canvas or nylon duffel bags. Outer Wear • Trans Alaska Suit from Cabella's or • Down parka and down wind pants • Windproof shell and pants • Pair of warm mittens • Pair of warm woollen gloves with which you can shoot • Warm hat with ear flaps • Balaclava or ski mask for the face • Ski goggles for eye protection on snowmobile • Sorrel-type boots with rubber bottoms & insulated double felt or wool pile liners Inner Wear • Suit of down underwear to sleep in • Wool "watch cap" or toque for sleeping • One set of long, two-piece woollen or polypropylene underwear • Two pairs of warm woollen socks • Two pairs of silk (or other lining material) inner socks • One pair of woollen pants • Two heavy woollen shirts • Heavy sweater or light down jacket Equipment • Down sleeping bag (to save weight) and calibrated to -30 degrees Fahrenheit • One pair of binoculars • One sharp knife • One soft-padded gun case for carrying rifle on sled during hunt • Personal Items • Canadian cash or travellers cheques • Airline tickets • Supply of aspirin, throat lozenges, lip protection, prescription medicine etc. • Sun glasses, prescription glasses if required. • Sunscreen, for late April & May Hunts Fall Clothing and Equipment List Autumn temperatures range from 28-60 degrees Fahrenheit, or –2 to 15 degrees Celsius. Pack as light as possible. All clothing and gear should be packed in sturdy canvas or nylon duffel bags. Equipment • Sleeping bag – summer/fall weight • One scoped rifle with sling • Ammunition • Hard gun case for jet flights • Soft padded gun case – for quad or skidoo • Knife • Binoculars • Small flashlight with extra batteries • Camera and fresh batteries • Waterproof bags and or cooler for carrying meat & cape Personal Items • Extra prescription glasses or contact lenses if you wear them • Bath Towel and toiletries • Sunglasses • Chapstick, hand cream, insect repellent • Throat lozenges, aspirin, vitamins, prescription medicines as needed Clothing • 2 light shirts, wool preferred • 1 heavy wool shirt • Heavy weight wool pants • Soft denim pants • Hunting jacket, wool preferred • Light nylon windbreaker with hood • Sturdy rain suit – good quality • Waterproof hat • Gloves • Socks • Underwear • Turtleneck t-shirt or light turtleneck sweater • Sturdy waterproof hiking boots • Light camp shoes or moccasins • Extra laces • Moleskin adhesive foot pads • Identification, credit cards, travelers cheques and cash – Canadian & US • Address of your taxidermist(if trophies are being shipped) • Airline ticket! Outer Wear for Fall Combo Hunts • Parka and wind pants • Gloves and mitts • Warm waterproof hat Hip Waters / Knee High insulated Rubber Boots Your Meat If you are planning to take home any meat (Muskox hunters), we have found that a sturdy nylon or canvas duffel bag, lined with heavy plastic garbage bags works well. You will also be required to securely wrap your trophy (horns/cape) for transportation. We recommend doing this using a 10×10 foot tarp, securely tying the package with ¼" nylon rope. You may also want to consider putting the wrapped trophy inside a larger waterproof container or bag. Commercial Airlines will not accept any baggage leaking blood. Please note and come prepared. Winter Hunts

Your firearm On winter hunts, all oil must be removed from your firearm's action and bore with particular care given to the firing pin. Winterizing a bolt action rifle is easily done using white gas i.e. camp stove or naptha gas. Hunters with other types of firearms should consult with a gunsmith on how to prepare them for winter use. WD-40 works very well to maintain your rifle while hunting. Your camera Single lens reflex and video cameras should also be winterized. Check with your local camera repair shop. Extra batteries are a must. Cameras, batteries etc. need to be kept warm at all times and should be carried in an inside pocket next to the body. All Hunts Sunglasses are a necessity in both winter and summer. If you wear prescription glasses or contact lenses, we recommend that you bring a spare pair as well. Regardless of the time of year you are hunting, be prepared for any and all weather conditions.

Weapon Details

Rifle 243 or bigger, muzzle loader

Terms & Conditions

Addition Details You are hunting 2 hunters to 1 guide

What's Included: Airport transport for pick up and drop off (set time) Transport to the ski plane dock for pre scheduled chartered flight to lodge Pick up from plane straight to Environment and Natural Resources office to register your wolves and get permit to export. Professional Guide Warm Lodging and Meals Trophy care (Skinned and Salted)

Not Included: Commercial flights in and out of Yellowknife Hotels before and after hunt You must bring Collapsible dry bag coolers to take your hide and skull back with you. Don't expect to buy them in Yellowknife. Gratuities Trophy permit for export and shipment fees Flight to leave camp for other than scheduled flights Due to fluctuating fuel costs, a fuel surcharge maybe applicable Current price listed above, prices are subject to change You must purchase medical evacuation insurance we use Global Rescue we have them on our website. You must purchase cancellation insurance

Optional: Rifle rental $250.00 USD Non hunter/observer - $750.00 USD per day

Camp/Accommodations

Lodge, cabins

Physical Requirements

Average

Permit & Tag Application Process

You book the hunt with us and we supply your wolf and wolverine tags.

Breakdown

Location
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Nearest Airport
Yellowknife Airport (YZF)
Season Dates
From March to April
Hunting
Weasel/Mink/Ferret, Gray Wolf, Wolverine, Arctic Wolf
Accommodate Disabled Clients?
No
Lodging
Wilderness Camps
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