Polar Bear – 2016 Nunavut Territory, Canada PRICE PER PERSON: • $43,950 USD – 10 days 1X1 guided hunt. (Spring Hunt) • $43,950 to $49,950 USD – 10 days 1X1 guided hunt. (Late Summer – Early Fall Hunt) • Combination Polar Bear and Atlantic Walrus $56,950 to $63,950 USD (Late Summer – Early Fall Hunt) • $ 9,950 USD – Non-hunting companion with guide and transportation. Note: If extra hunting days are needed, to a maximum of 5, they will be at the additional cost of $1,000 CAD per day payable directly to your guide. 2015 HUNT DATES: • Exact starting dates are negotiable with Arctic air travel flight schedules taken into consideration, and are covered in each client’s hunting contract. • March 1 to May 31. (Spring Hunt) • Hunts are also available from August 1 to the first week of November (Late Summer & Fall Hunt). INTRODUCTION & HUNT LOCATION: Deer Zone works with longest operating outfitter in Nunavut offering the very finest in polar bear, Greenland and barren-ground muskox, Central Canada barren-ground caribou, Arctic Islands caribou, barrenground grizzly and Atlantic walrus hunts. Canada North pioneered polar bear hunts in the High Arctic since 1981 and has maintained virtually 100% hunting success rate throughout its operation. Hunting is done from camps situated in prime areas that may be up to 160 kilometers from any one of our Inuit communities we offer hunts from. Muskox are only found in certain communities and can be hunted after a polar bear has been harvested. Please contact us for more details on such combo hunts. All hunts are of 10 days duration and based on a 2 X 1 guide to hunter ratio (one guide and dog team with one assistant guide to one hunter). The hunt ends when a polar bear is harvested, even if this happens in the first day or two. Recent environment Canada reports state that Canadaʼs Arctic is home to over 16,000 polar bears, consisting two thirds of the world’s population in Nunavut alone. Canada is a proven world leader in the management, research, monitoring and conservation of polar bears. Since 1975, the polar bear population in Canada has actually remained stable to slightly increasing throughout most of its range. Polar bear are long lived wide ranging carnivores with seals as their primary food source.
Canadaʼs immediate and long-term management strategy is designed to respond to the full scope of threats that affect polar bear and their conservation, including climate change. A sustainable sex selective harvest management plan is implemented through agreements and quotas based on scientific research and consultation with local Inuit and government authorities. Polar bear management has been in place throughout Canadaʼs Arctic region since the 1970ʼs. Harvest quotas are based on the principles of conservation and aboriginal subsistence hunting, and are ʻNOTʼ market-driven. The actual harvest level of polar bear is often less than established quotas. With a sex selective harvest management program in place, only 33% of the polar bear killed may be female. If more than the targeted numbers of female polar bear are killed, the quota for the following year is reduced by 2 or 3 bear per overharvested female. DEPARTURE POINT FOR THIS HUNT: Dependent on the Arctic community and polar bear tag availability at time of booking. GATEWAY: Ottawa, Ontario for the eastern Arctic and Winnipeg, Manitoba for the central Arctic region. TRAVEL ITINERARY: Deer Zone will provide complete round trip travel itineraries from the Canadian Gateway city to the Arctic destination where hunt takes place. Clients benefit from our preferred airfare rates ranging from 30% to 60% in savings. DEPOSIT: A 50% deposit of the package price is required to confirm a booking within 14 business days.. BALANCE OF PAYMENT: The balance of payment as indicated on your invoice must be received in our administrative office no later than 60 days prior to the departure date of your hunt.