Atlantic Walrus Hunt
Atlantic Walrus have been hunted by the Inuit for centuries and is an important traditional food source. To this day, walrus meat is still shared within the community and is eaten either raw, cooked or fermented. Without question, this Arctic Hunt Adventure provides a unique social and cultural insight into the Inuit way of life.
Our harvest success rate is unparalleled with great opportunities on big tusked Walrus bulls.
- Walrus hunts are carried out with the use of motorized boats to transport you to the hunting areas.
- When Walrus are spotted, they are stalked upon while hauled-out on large ice floes or along the shorelines of rocky islands.
- Shooting ranges are close in, usually under 40 yards (approximately 35 meters).
- Accommodations throughout the hunt are within the local community hotel and not included in the package price.
- The summer months are an excellent time of year to be in the Arctic with spectacular photographic opportunities, long daylight hours and a good chance of seeing Polar Bear.
This outfitter pioneered Atlantic Walrus hunting in Nunavut, conducting the first-ever non-resident, non-Aboriginal walrus hunt in 1995.
Their clients have taken 6 of the top 10 Atlantic Walrus entered in the SCI record book with an additional three pending in the top ten.
To fully appreciate, enjoy and get the most out of your Arctic Adventure, please remember where you are in the World! Hunting in Nunavut is at par with any International Hunt destination that is rich in Culture and Traditions that are Unique to the Inuit of North America.
Dates and Pricing
Interested in booking this trip? If you have not yet received pricing please request it here, and be sure to reference the trip number at the top of this page. Please note that reservations are not considered finalized until agreed upon deposit is received. This ensures agreed upon dates and current pricing. Quality outfitters are in high demand so let us know right away, as some trips do book years in advance.
Walrus Hunts Include:
- Services of experienced Inuit guides, motorized boat including all gas and oil.
- 5-day hunt period to factor in possible bad weather caused by high winds or fog.
- All meals while out hunting.
- Extraction of tusks and baculum bone.
- A Federal Marine Mammal Walrus Hunting License.
- All travel arrangements from the client’s home to Ottawa or Winnipeg.
- Arctic flight, hotel accommodations and meals.
- Hotel accommodations and meals not included. Staying at the community hotel for the hunt is mandatory.
- Gratuities to Guides.
- Canadian Firearms Import License issued by a Canada Customs agent upon entry into the country.
- General Administration Fee
- Arctic Flight Booking Fee.
- Arctic Wildlife Research Fund Fee.
- Excess airline baggage fees.
- Packing and shipping of the harvested game; taxidermy fees.
- Cancellation and trip interruption insurance.
- Visitor to Canada Health or Medical Emergency Insurance.
- Federal Government sales tax wherever applicable.
- Hotel and meals in Winnipeg or Ottawa before and after the hunt.
- Flight itinerary change fees and any applicable fare difference costs.
- Caping of the walrus head and shoulders or complete skinning of the walrus for a life size mount is an additional cost.
- Optional sightseeing tour costs.
- Arctic clothing and hunting gear. [See a list] *Rental of down filled parka, bib overalls, mitts and boots is available.
Lodging and Accommodations
Accommodations throughout the hunt are within the local community hotel and not included in the package price.
In 2014 they saw the need for a northern-based guides training program founded on advancing Inuit culture and traditions. The program’s instructors are local Inuit Senior guides and elders who have an acute knowledge of the land and its wildlife. Southern values do not drive the course outline, thus keeping with the generational passing down of Inuit Knowledge and the skills required to venture out on the land, sea and ice.
The Inuit are skilled hunters, and the goal of the guides training program looks to complement these traditional abilities by offering certification for the knowledge they already possess and help promote a lifestyle and work opportunities for additional local guides.
This outfitter’s partnerships within the Inuit communities of Nunavut are respectful of the people and their culture. All big game harvested by our clients come from each community’s allowable subsistence quotas established by the Nunavut government. Therefore, they are not considered an addition to the overall allowances. All game meat remains with the guide and his family or shared with other community members that cannot hunt on their own.
Respecting Community Values and Traditions
The outfitter does more than just outfitting for adventure hunts. They are involved in year-round community events and activities throughout Nunavut doing their part to ensure that the Unique Inuit Culture not only continues to exist but to thrive in the modern world.
From sponsoring Traditional Inuit Cultural activities such as Throat Singing, Drum Dancing, Elder Sewing classes, Inuit Carving programs and annual Bowhead Whale Hunts to contemporary projects such as funding of books and other educational supplies for Daycare Centres, various Community Feasts, an all Inuit men’s Hockey Team, Youth Skating Programs, annual Fishing Derbies, and Christmas Food Banks just to name a few.
Upon booking, the outfitter will provide complete round trip travel itineraries from the Canadian gateway city to the Arctic destination where the hunt takes place.
- Our clients benefit from our preferred airfare rates that range from 30% to 60% in savings.
- There is a Canadian Firearms Import License fee issued by a Canada Customs agent upon entry into the country.
Taxidermy and Shipment of Trophies
- We advise that clients take their hides and skulls with them as excess baggage when this option is available. A Nunavut Wildlife Export Permit issued free of charge, is required before departing the Inuit community, from the local wildlife conservation officer.
- All foreign non-resident hunters other than the USA must leave their Muskox hide and skull with a taxidermist in southern Canada.
- If an Arctic Wolf is harvested or skins are purchased within the community from local Inuit hunters, all clients will require a Nunavut Export Permit and must leave them with a taxidermist in southern Canada who will in turn prepare the necessary documents in obtaining proper CITES export permits.
- Muskox hides and skulls do not require a CITES export permit and may travel with American clients across the border unless instructed to be picked up by a Canadian taxidermist.