Our hunting season begins on the second Saturday of September and runs until the middle of October. We now have four locations for hunters to experience the Arluk hunt during a 5 week hunting season. At our Main River lodge, we book 4 hunters per week, totaling a maximum of 20 hunters per year. At our Arluk Tilt lodge, we book 2-3 hunters per week totaling 10 hunters per year. At St. Paul’s lodge and Trophy Lake lodge, we book 3-4 hunters per week, per lodge. With low hunting pressure and a superior location, bordering Gros Morne National Park’s no hunt zone, Arluk’s shot opportunity exceeds 90% with multiple trophy class animals harvested annually. The duration of our hunts is 1 week (Sunday-Sunday) and we ask our guests to arrive in Deer Lake on the Saturday before the hunt begins and depart on the Monday following the weeklong hunt.
All of our hunts offer 1:1 guiding and employs a full time culinary staff at the lodge. A day’s hunt begins with you and your guide having a prepared hot breakfast before daylight. At this time, you and your guide will discuss the day’s hunt. Based on your interest and ability, your guide will recommend the hunting scenario. There are multiple scenarios to choose from:
• You can travel by boat using the waterway and strategic hunting stands;
• You can use the overnight tent camps to go further away from the lodge to reach higher grounds in a day;
• You can hunt around the lodge using hunting stands;
• You can use strategic areas with ground blinds that allow camouflage;
• You can do the old fashion spot and stalk
When you depart the lodge after breakfast, your hunt will begin immediately. At mid-day, you can choose to stay out hunting and have a Newfie boil up for lunch or you may choose to return to the lodge for a hot meal.
Once a hunter takes a kill, the guide will field dress it, de-bone it, meat bag it and bring it all back to the lodge. The hunter can help in whatever part they wish as we are working for you. You will return to the lodge at dark where a hot shower and meal awaits you.
In the event a hunter wounds an animal, where blood can be tracked but the animal does not fall, it is Arluk’s responsibility to make every reasonable effort to search for the animal. If the animal is not located after an adequate amount of time has been spent searching, your hunt for that species is considered finished.