Charles Pedrotte took his incredible 588 7/8-inch number one ranked SCI Alaska-Yukon barren ground caribou. Taken from the Salmon River area of Alaska, out of Wildman Lake Lodge with outfitter Keith Johnson, this huge ‘bou has a staggering 49 points, and main beam lengths each approaching 50 inches.
This number two SCI barren ground ‘bou taken by Daniel Dobbs also came from Alaska, near Iliamna, out of Rainbow River Lodge with guide Chris Goll. The massive animal has a rack scoring 548 7/8s. It has 26 points on one side, 17 on the other, with main beams stretching nearly 60 inches on the left, 56 inches on the right.
Delbert Oney traveled to Alaska’s Adak Island to tag this 519 5/8s-inch ‘bou. Taken in mid-September, 2003 with Aleutian Guide Service, the bull carries main beams averaging nearly 50 inches in length.
This subspecies Arctic Islands caribou measured 361 3/8s, and was taken from Nunavut, Victoria Island, Canada by rifleman Jimmie Rosenbruch. Rarely weighing over 300 pounds, this is the third largest SCI record for this smallest ‘bou subspecies.
This 387 7/8-inch woodland caribou was dropped by bowhunter David Schrody in September, 2000, while hunting along the Gander River in Newfoundland, Canada. It’s the number one ranked SCI woodland ‘bou, and touts remarkable symmetry, with nearly matching main-beam lengths of 37 inches, and 17 points per side.
This 353 5/8s-inch Arctic Islands caribou came from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Canada. Farley Daniels downed this number six SCI ranked trophy for this subspecies.
Dennis Campbell traveled to Victoria Island, Canada in October, 2005 to get his 349 7/8s Arctic islands caribou. It’s number nine on the SCI roster.
Lee Bohner has the best barren ground caribou by an SCI rifleman, an honor he’s held for nearly 20 years. The massive 493 4/8s animal was taken in Canada’s Northwest Territories near Lake Providence. It has an impressive 46 points.
This number seven ranked SCI barren ground caribou was taken by Noel Carlton Baker Jr. ****It scores 469 1/8 inches, sports a staggering 50 points, and was taken near Rocher Lake in the Northwest Territories, Canada with guide Pat Bobinski.
This 457 4/8-inch barren ground caribou also came from the Northwest Territories, and holds the number nine SCI slot. Keith Gardiner took the bull during a self-guided hunt. The rack sports 50-inch main beams, with an inside rack spread of 43 inches.
This remarkably symmetrical bull measures a mind-blowing 547 2/8s, making Pete Cintorio’s bow-and-arrow animal the number one mountain caribou for SCI. It was taken near Fire Lake in Canada’s Yukon, with guide Claude Smatch on September 23, 2004. Left and right main beams are nearly perfectly matched at just over 41 4/8s inches, with an inside spread of 40 inches and 52 total points.
Barry Scott’s mountain caribou is another stunner, with a score of 524 6/8s, taken in September, 2006 from Canada’s Northwest Territories. It has 42 points, and ranks number two with SCI for the sub-species.
This is the number one muzzleloader trophy bull in the SCI book for mountain caribou. Taken by Jerry Beck near Grass Lake in the Yukon, it was harvested Sept. 3, 2007. This great bull scores 455 2/8s, with a 38-inch inside antler spread and 38 points.
Rifleman Stewart Shaft collected this giant 488 4/8s inch Quebec-Labrador bull during an October, 2005 hunt. It ranks number three in SCI for this subspecies, with 42 points and a 44 6/8s-inch inside antler spread.
Stewart Shaft again, this time with the number one SCI Quebec-Labrador caribou, scoring 504 inches. It was taken on October 10, 2005, one day after he toppled the number three ranked SCI record for this subspecies. This bull has main beams averaging about 54 inches in length, with a better than 46 inside antler spread and 44 rack points.
Ron Willenborg’s 399 7/8-inch woodland caribou was taken near Stephenville, Newfoundland, Canada. It ranks number four with SCI, with 44-inch average main beams, 35 points, and a nearly 35-inch inside main beam antler spread.
Few animals stir the wilderness yearning for North American hunters like caribou. Big, nomadic, living in a wild land, with antlers too big for many sportsmen to comprehend.
Caribou hunting is the adventure most sportsmen seek, and here are the top bulls for this impressive animal according to Safari Club International (SCI), from their remarkable on-line record book (