Nunavut features some of the most rare and exotic big game animals that attract game hunters from around the world. Looking for the next big one, be amazed by the mighty polar bear, the herds of caribou, the walrus and muskox. Nunavut’s wolf population is also one of the healthiest in the world. There are plenty of small game as well, ptarmigan, siksiks (or ground squirrel) and of course, arctic hare.
Hunting in Nunavut requires an in-depth knowledge of the land, survival techniques and the knowledge of the species, and alignment with traditional Inuit knowledge related to tracking animals. For these reasons, hunters must use a licensed outfitter who will ensure all mandatory licenses and tags are acquired before heading out. There are strict guidelines for hunting seasons and quotas which respect the land that has provided these mighty game.