Most hunting from the Leaf River Lodge is done for caribou which
offer world-class trophies. In
addition, there is good hunting for the large black bears that inhabit
the Leaf River valley, and for ptarmigan.
In recent years the population of caribou in Northern Quebec has declined. The George River herd declined sharply and all hunting on that herd has been terminated. The Leaf River herd has fared better and limited hunting was allowed in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Whether any permits for caribou hunting will be issued in 2014 is not known at this time.
Our hunting for caribou is done by cruising the Leaf River in outboard-motor-driven
freighter canoes. Once caribou are spotted hunters are dropped off
on shore for the stalk.
Willow and rock ptarmigan, both of which are found here, offer superb
wing shooting in the fall and through the winter and spring.
In the winter ptarmigan take on their white plumage and leave the
tundra to collect in large flocks in the Leaf River Valley, offering
unparalleled wing-shooting opportunities.