WELCOME TO RAVEN’S THROAT
Thank you very much for your interest in our hunts. Raven’s Throat Outfitters conducts its hunts in the exclusive outfitting area S/OT/O5, which is located in the heart of the Mackenzie Mountains of the Northwest Territories, Canada. Our area is 6,000+ square miles, or 3.8 million acres; just shy of two Yellowstone parks. The area is incredibly diverse and has unsurpassed populations of Dall sheep, Alaska/Yukon moose and mountain caribou. The area is so vast and wild; therefore, we cannot possibly hunt it all in one year, and that means a lot of our area will go unhunted for several years at a time. We have a very conservative management approach: we harvest 25 rams, 25-30 caribou and 8 moose per season. Although the area could handle double or even triple our harvest numbers, we feel it is critical to leave a very healthy number of older trophy class animals out there to breed and lead the younger animals through the winter and spring hardships. In 40 years of being in the guiding and outfitting industry full time in the lower 48, Alaska and abroad, I can say with confidence that the Mackenzie Mountains of the N.W.T. are the most game rich, under hunted and wildest destinations in North America, if not the world.
We just concluded our 2022 season and it was wonderful. The majority of our guides were returnees, and they were joined by a couple of great new additions. We could not be happier with our crew, and it just keeps getting better. For most of the season, the weather was very nice, which contributed to making all aspects of the hunts very nice. The success was very high with 99% of our sheep hunters harvesting beautiful rams with an incredible 11.5 year old age class average. We did take several rams 40” and better with our length average being 36.5”. The moose hunts were great, but definitely a little bit more challenging due to warm weather, big moon and wind. We managed to have 98% success with bulls averaging just over 200 B&C gross. Caribou, as always, was great with 25 bulls taken. This year, both our moose and caribou were overall a little smaller than normal. The age class was still good, but due to the harsh winter and late spring, they definitely had a shorter growing season, and it showed with probably a 15-20” stunted growth. Still great animals but just one of those contributing factors that we cannot control.
At Raven’s Throat our mission is not to be one of the best, but to be the best in the industry. We strive to provide outstanding professional guides, the best equipment available, clean, comfortable base camp accommodations, great cooks and service-oriented camp staff. We want to give our clients top shelf service from beginning to end and beyond.
Our gratitude goes way beyond arm’s length to many incredible people. We would like to thank all of our clients for honoring us with their trust, faith and money, and for choosing us for their N.W.T. adventure. Without all of you, none of this or our wonderful way of life would be possible. We want to thank our exceptional crew for their extra hard work, professionalism and commitment to our mission. You are the best in the business! Thank you also to our awesome aviation team: North Wright Airways, Fireweed Helicopters and Alpine Aviation. You guys rock!
Thank you for your consideration on hunting with Raven’s Throat. Please feel free to call, email or text anytime. We’d be happy to answer any of your questions or help in any way. We hope we get the opportunity to serve you someday in the incredible Mackenzie mountains.
Griz, Ginger and the Raven’s Throat Crew
It is our desire to make your adventure as carefree and surprise free as possible. Upon booking a hunt with us we will provide you with a detailed information package regarding travel, firearms, exportation, lodging before and after hunt, what to bring, and answers to commonly asked questions. We will always have one or two extra guides should the need arise that a client needs a few more days. You will notice the difference in all aspects of your hunt.