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. At our Main River lodge, we book 4 hunters per week for a 5 week long hunting season, totaling a maximum of 20 hunters per year. At our Arluk Tilt lodge, we book 2-3 hunters per week for the 5 week hunting season, totaling 10 hunters per year. Our St. Paul’s lodge, we book 3-4 hunters per week for the 5 week hunting season and the Trophy Lake lodge, we also book 3-4 hunters per week for the 5 week hunting season. Most outfitters book these numbers each week, with our low hunting pressure and superior location next to Gros Morne National Parks no hunt zone, this gives us a great hunting season each year. This has allowed us to achieve a current success rate of 90% for both Moose and Caribou. Our hunts are for 1 week (Sunday-Sunday) and we ask our guests to arrive on the Saturday and depart on the Monday.
All of our hunts offer 1 on 1 guiding with full time cooks at the lodge. A day’s hunt would consist of you and your guide having a hot breakfast, prepared by the full time cook, before daylight. You and your guide will depart the lodge at day break and you are hunting immediately after exiting the lodge. Each day your guides will discuss and recommend the scenario of your hunt with each hunter. There are three scenarios that they will 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; and,
- Lastly, you can do the old fashion spot and stalk
At mid-day you will either stay out hunting and a Newfie boil up will be served for lunch, prepared by fire or you can return to the lodge for a hot meal, whichever you prefer. As each 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.