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Outfitter Review - CanadAdventure Inc.

Submit Date: Sep 18, 2003

Outfitter Information

Outfitter Name: CanadAdventure Inc.

Outfitter / Contact: Jean_Pierre Bardou

Location: Quebec, Canada

Hunt Information

Animals Hunted: Caribou

Game Quality: Poor

Game Quantity: Very few

Accomodations: Good for being so far from civ

Camp Condition: Good, except no shower

Food Quality: Excellent

Guide Experience: This was a joke

Other Personal Experience: Good

Review Information

Hunter: Brian Shuhart

Phone:

Email:

Would Recommend: Not sure

Overall Impression: OK

Hunt occured in September 2001. It was an unseasonably warm hunting season and the caribou had not started their migration. Only the outfitters with the northern most camps were seeing caribou. The only caribou around our camp were cows and calfs. There was a slight chance of having a lone bull looking for romance stumble accros our stands. Our guides were just as bored as we were. If you want to call what they did guiding. Flying into camp told us everything we needed to know about where to hunt. You could see the trails, for the annual migration, from the air. You land on a lake and hunt both sides. The guides just take you out to the same stands they use every week and let you sit all day. There was no scouting, spotting or stalking attempted. However, if the caribou had been migrating, it appears this would have been a good strategy. It's hard to say what the guides would have done (or not done) should we have seen caribou on a distant hillside. We were promised two things that were not delivered. In all fairness, one was delivered late. The first promise was that each camp could hold 12 hunters. This was in case one camp was dry, they could put 2 groups in one good camp. Only 2 camps had caribou around the week of our hunt and neither camp had more than 6 hunters. The late delivered promise was to move us to a hot camp, for 1 day of hunting, if we did not see any bull caribou during the first 4 days. Needless to say, we did not see any bull caribou the first 4 days. Day 5 and we were informed we were not going to be moved until day 6, and if we did not go out and sit in the rain we would not be moved. Day 6 and the plane did not show up until noon. We got to the hot camp around 2pm and were informed we had 2 hours to hunt. Lucky for me, I shot the only caribou I saw, a small bull (equivalent to a whitetail spike), and one other hunter saw a heard about a mile away and successfully stalked and shot on a nice caribou. The guides weren't happy about the extra walk and carry distance. Don't waste your money on the bear tag, because they are few and far between. Based on my experience, I can not determine if they are a reputable outfitter. However, as we were waiting for the long distance hunter and his caribou, the next group arrived. This was going to be their 4th hunt with CanadAdventure's and they compared CanadAdventure as an excellent choice to other caribou outfitters they had used.

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