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Trip Planner

Trip Planner


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 cannot guarantee any hunt as they are all fair chase free range hunts. However, it is our sincere desire for all of our hunters to be successful with a great trophy.

As can happen with weather, bad luck, etc., we will always have one or two extra guides should the need arise that a client needs a few more days. We charge nothing for this but you may need to pay for an off scheduled charter out of camp upon your completion. Although it is our intention to keep our prices reasonable, we charge what it takes to provide our clients with the highest quality hunts available anywhere. You will notice the difference in all aspects of your hunt. Thank you very much for your time and consideration. We hope we can be of assistance for you on a hunt of a lifetime.



All lodging, meals, guides, equipment and transportation are included upon your arrival to base camp. A ‘reasonable’ amount of alcoholic beverages will be available however, if you feel ‘reasonable’ is not enough please feel free to bring your own. We will professionally handle your trophies and hides for export. Shipping and crating are at your expense; however, we will assist you with arrangements for both.



Travel to and from Norman Wells, NWT, charters, licenses, government harvest fees, hunter preservation fund, lodging before and after hunts, shipping/exporting trophies, gratuities for guides and staff and 5% G.S.T.



Tips for your guides and crew have long been a tradition since the beginning of the industry. Typically, 10-15% of the hunt cost is standard and spread out among those who went out of their way and worked extra hard to make your hunt special and enjoyable. If you don’t feel your guide earned a tip, please make Griz or Ginger aware of your grievance.


Plan to arrive in Norman Wells the day before your hunt begins.  We will immediately charter you into camp by float plane that same day.  You will be departing by float plane from camp the day after your hunt ends, returning to Norman Wells.  Plan on spending the night in order to check in your trophies and meat with the Environment of Natural Resources (ENR).  Recommended hotel in Norman Wells is The Heritage Hotel, (867) 587-5000.

Recommended Travel Agents:

  • Barb Wolbrink with International Journeys. She can be reached by email or (800) 203-0951 or (703) 354-2943
  • Sandy Farber with Travel Canada. She can be reached by email or (877) 608-3500
Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance

Recommended travel insurance provider Global Rescue (read more about Global Rescue here). Download the following form to get started.

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Travel Insurance 2

Recommended provider Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance (read more about Ripcord here).

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Before your trip, it is essential to check the weather so you pack appropriately. Here is a link to the local weather:

Local weather for Norman Wells, NWT Canada

What To Bring:

Please limit your total weight to 80 pounds!


  • Good rain gear, tops & bottoms
  • Two-three changes of pants
  • Long john underwear
  • T-shirts
  • Two-three medium weight shirts
  • Warm coat
  • Medium weight coat
  • Warm hat with ear flaps, balaclava/neck gator
  • Gloves-several pair warm to med. weight gloves
  • Warm beanie style hat


  • One pair of warm boots
  • Camps shoes – crocs or similar
  • One pair of comfortable hiking boots (WELL BROKEN IN!)
  • Several pairs of wool socks
  • Several pairs of cotton socks
  • Good gaiters (Outdoor Research, KUIU, etc.)


  • Warm sleeping bag (synthetic, 0° F)
  • Sleeping pad, NeoAir or X-Ped


  • Your favorite rifle with a sling, scope and scope covers. Bikini style.
  • Two (2) boxes shells
  • Binoculars-10 x 42 (Good quality recommended)
  • Knife
  • Walking Stick
  • Internal or external frame pack with rain cover, (5000-7000 cubic inch capacity)
  • Flashlight & headlamp & extra batteries
  • Two (2) good quart water bottles
  • Spotting scope and tripod (optional)


  • Baseball cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Paperback book or two for weather days
  • Camera, extra film, extra batteries


  • Personal toiletry kit
  • Sunscreen, lipbalm
  • Prescription medicines
  • 30-40 pack baby wipes
  • Cash or checks for extra add on species, gratuities, etc.