DUNN’S SPORT HUNTING
200 West Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Tel. (717)766-0770 Fax (717)766-3920
POLAR BEAR HUNT, or in combination with musk ox
out of Paulatuk, Northwest Territories
South Beaufort Sea population
2017 Rates and Terms
Dunn’s Sport Hunting has been offering polar bear hunting over the last thirty years throughout the Arctic. The last ten years we have continued working several regions in the Arctic, but have specialized in the village of Paulatuk. This is the South Beaufort Sea population of bears.
The South Beaufort Sea Paulatuk has one of the highest populations of polar bears in the Canadian Arctic. This quota is based on bear populations. The overall hunting success rate for Paulatuk is virtually 95 percent.
We offer polar bear, grizzly bear, musk ox (Barren Ground Specie,) caribou and wolf. Two bears taken were identified by biologists as grizlars (mix of grizzly/polar bear.)
Location of Hunt:
Hunting is done from hunting camps in prime areas, which may be up to 100 miles from the village of Paulatuk. (Barren Ground – SCI designation) musk ox are found and can be readily hunted after a polar bear hunt.
Costs & Conditions:
All hunts are normally of 10 days duration on a 1X2 basis (two guides and dog team to one hunter) plus an assistant. The hunt ends when a bear is bagged, even if this happens in the first day or two. If needed, extra hunting days to a maximum of 5 are at a cost of $1,000 U.S.D. per day payable directly to the outfitter.
The cost of the polar bear hunt only is $24,500 U.S.D. The cost for a non-hunting companion is $8,000 U.S. and up. Rental of snow machine is $200 per day.
The Cost Includes:
The services of an experienced, licensed, Inuit (Eskimo) polar bear guide with a dog teamfor the duration of the hunt; assistant guide with snowmobile; field preparation of the trophy; ground transportation by snowmobile from the village to the hunt area.
Air charter can be arranged at the client’s expense. The cost for a non-hunting companion includes that he/she will have only a guide and transport will be on sled drawn snowmobiles.
The Cost Excludes:
All travel arrangements from the client’s home to the commercial airport at Paulatuk; air charters if requested and available; Canadian Firearms Import License at a cost of $25 Canadian issued by Canada Customs upon entering Canada; polar bear hunting license of $50 Canadian; Northwest Territories Government trophy fee of $750 Canadian (all of these fees are subject to change); export permit fee currently free; $125 U.S. fee for non-resident Hunting Preservation Fund; personal effects such as sleeping bag and clothing including extreme outer gear recommended for March and early April hunts; guns and ammunitions; excess baggage charges; gratuities to guides; packing and shipping of the trophy; taxidermy fees; cancellation insurance; Canadian Goods & Services Tax.
A deposit of $10,000 U.S. per hunter is required to secure a booking. This is non-refundable unless a replacement hunt is found. The deposit for a non-hunter is $4,000 U.S. and this is fully refundable up to 60 days prior to commencement of the hunt.
Balance of Payment:
The balance of payment must reach this office 60-90 days prior to commencement of the hunt. This payment, once made, is non-refundable unless a replacement hunter is found.
Cancellation/Interruption insurance can be purchased from us. A proper quote is given when the client completes a simple form included with his pre-hunt material. This covers the full value of the hunt in the event the client has to cancel due to medical or compassionate reasons; or due to illness or injury during the hunt. The insurance should be purchased at the time of the deposit for maximum effectiveness.
Dates of Hunts:
The hunts are conducted in the Arctic spring from early March to mid to late May. The exact starting dates are negotiable, and are covered in each client’s hunting contract.
How to Get There:
Paulatuk is reached by regular scheduled flights and we can assist with all flights including special IT airfares plus all hotel bookings as needed.
Polar Bear Tag:
In the event that Dunn’s Sport Hunting, LLC cannot obtain a tag for the client to hunt polar bear, all monies paid for the polar bear hunt will be returned to the client.
License and Trophy Fees:
License and fees are as follows: non-resident Canadian $20 Canadian; alien non-resident $50 Canadian. The government trophy fee is $750 Canadian and the export permit is currently free. All fees must be paid for in Canadian dollars cash or travelers cheques. For export abroad, a CITES permit must be obtained from your home country. For American hunters, the American CITES import permit is obtained once the hunt is finished. Full information is given with the final instructions. All licenses and trophy fees are government fees and subject to change without notice. The fees quoted do not include the G.S.T.
The seal license costs $5 Canadian funds and allows two seals.
A Marine Mammal Export Permit is required to take seal skins out of Northwest Territories. Clients must be familiar with the import restrictions on seal skins into their home countries.
The trophy must be shipped to a Canadian taxidermist (at client’s expense) while the CITES import permit is obtained. We can recommend any number of Canadian taxidermists familiar with Canadian/American import laws.
Special Note – Repeat
In the event that a bear is not taken during the scheduled 10 day hunt, the client has the option of returning for another 10 day hunt in the same season which currently ends on May 31st , if space is available. The cost of the repeat hunt will be $10,000 U.S.
Waiver of Liability:
All clients must sign a comprehensive waiver of liability recognizing that big game hunting and wilderness life and travel can be a dangerous pastime. A sample (one page) copy is available on request.
OTHER POLAR BEAR HUN PRICING
NUNAVUT $43,950 to $49,950
SAMANTHA LUCAS $30,000