Caribou & Black Bear on the George River
The area around the Pyramid Hills has always been prime country for big
bulls following the females before rutting in September. Huge bulls taken
at Pyramid Mountain include a 72 ½ inch double shovel bull caribou
rack as well as many racks over 50 inches. Pyramid Camp has always been
a main pre-rutting area for bull caribou in mid and late September. The
racks are clean of velvet and have taken on a beautiful brown aged look.
The bulls are still not in full rut so the meat is still great to take
home to eat. It is also a good opportunity to fly fish for salmon once
you have your kill.
FAIR CHASE HUNTS
Suitable calibers for caribou and bear include the 30-06, 7 mm, .270
etc. The .44 magnum is not legal for caribou. Two boxes of ammunition
should be sufficient unless you plan to site your rifle in at camp.
Ptarmigan is a partridge-like bird that frequents the valley of the
river throughout the winter and summer. The 20 gauge shotgun is ideal
for hunting ptarmigan (4 - 8 size shot).
Black bears are quite abundant in the area with bears foraging for berries
on the hillsides during the summer. These animals are wild and do not
feed on any dumps around the camp. Animals are stalked in sports like
manner and hunted as fair chase. Black bears in this region can attain
weights of over 450 lbs. (220 kg)
We offer combination Hunting & Fishing packages for the same price
as an exclusive hunting trip.