Northwest Territories Hunting

Caribou, Dall Sheep, Yukon Moose and Wolf Hunting

About Gana River Outfitters

Northwest Territories Canada - Gana River OutfittersNorthwest Territories is one of the few places on earth that you can hunt the beautiful Dall Sheep – Yukon Moose – Mountain Caribou. Gana River Outfitters specializes in backpack hunts in the McKenzie Mountains for these Big Game species – with impressive results!


The Mackenzie Mountains is one of the last undeveloped wilderness areas in North America. Resident hunting pressure is virtually nil, and game populations are strong due to our modest harvest regime. Our exclusive area is 6000 square miles of pristine Canadian wild country. Browse the photos in our website and you will see why Gana River’s reputation for quality hunts is known wherever the talk turns to mountain hunting in the north. Gana River: 40 years of tradition!

Dall Sheep and Caribou Hunts – NT Canada

Caribou and Dall Sheep Hunts with Gana River OutfittersThe northern Mackenzie mountains is known for heavy based Dall rams. Our healthy sheep population ensures we harvest plenty of old broomed rams, as well as some of the long tipped “argali” style sheep. You can hunt Dall Rams by either backpack or horseback.


Many hunters choose to add a Mountain caribou to their Dall Sheep hunt, and the Gana River country has more than its share of the massive caribou bulls the north country is known for.


We only take a limited number of moose hunters each year, but the results are usually very respectable. Sixty inch bulls are not uncommon in this part of the world. Many of the Gana River hunters choose to hunt moose on horseback, but we do offer backpack hunts for them too…a fine way to learn just how much these brutes weigh.


We feel that what Gana River excels at is our level of service and the friendly, welcoming nature of our camp. As a family run, small operation we make the time to answer your questions and treat you with respect and courtesy. You won’t get lost in the shuffle with us. Our veteran guides want you to enjoy the whole experience of the hunt. We don’t measure a successful hunt with a tape measure. Contact Harold Grinde at 403-357-8414.

Wilderness Hunts with Gana River Outfitters

Wilderness Hunts in NWT Canada - Gana River OutfittersOn our traditional style horseback hunts you will be in one of our two horse camps. We have 2 good strings of well broken mountain ponies, and each camp has a wrangler- though most of our wranglers are guides as well! There is a maximum of 2 hunters per camp.


On our backpack hunts you will be travelling light in the mountains. Backpackers enjoy the true freedom of the hills. We often camp high on the mountain and do much of our glassing looking down at the sheep. These hunts require a reasonable measure of fitness, but it is an amazing way to experience the north.


Our Base Camp at Palmer Lake is serviced by air from Norman Wells, NWT. We have a small hydro electric plant on a creek that provides light to read by, endless hot showers, and the quality of back country Cuisine that is available with refrigeration.

Hunting the Mackenzie Mountains of NT, Canada

Gana River Outfitters – Harold Grinde