In order to bring CSAH hunters the finest, most convenient hunt possible, Gangler’s CSAH has made the decision to run our charters from Winnipeg. Hunters will depart early morning of their hunt on Calm Air’s comfortable and fast ATR 42 and should be arriving at the lodge by 10 am that morning. Hunters will be out in the field that day ! Return to Winnipeg will be late afternoon the last day of their hunt. All hunters’ game and racks will travel back to Winnipeg with them. This is the quickest, most convenient hunt transportation in Manitoba. So remote so quickly and easily !
We are pleased to report the ‘boo came back home and our first week hunters were 100% successful. MANY beautiful animals were taken and we can’t wait to see some of the scores. There are more animals turning up as we enter week 2 and with more reported on the way. We sure had one happy bunch of hunters leave today. We thank them for their support ! Lots of stories to share but in the meantime, enjoy this photo of the opening weeks success !
Although it is early, it appears our caribou herd is following their traditional migration patterns with animals now entering the province in consistent numbers. One of the first animals was a beauty taken by Ron Watson with guide/manager Ralph Lloyd. Five animals were taken yesterday in the first half day of hunting with some estimated in the mid 300s.
By popular request, we have now created a shorter version of our CSAH Super Combo for moose, caribou, bear, wolf and of course our great fishing. The trip consists of 6 days hunting for the moose/bear portion and 3 1/2 days for the caribou. The dates are Sept. 16-26 and 26-Oct. 7. We are down to a handful of hunts so if you are interested, please contact us asap. Price is $ 13295 from Thompson. Licenses, taxes, and trophy fees on caribou extra.
Manitoba caribou outfitters were recently invited to attend the annual meeting of the Beverly-Kaminuriak Caribou Management Board in Winnipeg. This board consists of government and First Nations representatives and biologists from Nunavut, Manitoba, NWT, and Saskatchewan whom monitor and manage the herd. As many know, caribou herds have seen some drastic declines over the last several years. The Nunavut/Manitoba Kaminuriak herd has been the lone positive point, an extremely healthy herd and consistent migration, one of the last places on Earth to hunt trophy caribou. What has been perplexing is a delayed migration the last two years affecting the hunt. What came out of the meeting was excellent. While the herd has had a slight decline (not abnormal), it still is by far North America’s healthiest herd, with close to 300,000 animals estimated. There were some reassuring signs from 2016 studies of good calving rates. There is no explanation for the recent migratory delay and biologists and game managers advised it could be an anomaly with a return to normal patterns in 2017. The caribou actually got within 25 miles of the Nunavut/Manitoba border before ‘hanging up’, a minor distance in the vast scope of the area the herd actually travels but enough to cause an issue. As of today, they are 200 miles south of the border in Manitoba.
To better accommodate our hunters, we have changed our hunt package to a basic hunt fee with trophy fees paid upon success. We feel it is a very fair package for hunting this migratory animal.