Here's a rare opportunity to own a Mountain/Porcupine caribou mount. We almost never see these as the hunt tags are relatively difficult to obtain. He is beautifully colored in shades of gray, brown and roan with nicely shaped antlers. If you're looking for a truly rare piece for a smaller space, this guy fills the bill. This is a beautiful mount and the taxidermy is absolutely incredible. As a result, we have given this mount our taxidermy quality rating of Premier.
About the Porcupine Caribou
Scientific Name: Rangifer tarandus granti
The Porcupine caribou, Mountain or Grant's caribou is a subspecies of the reindeer found in Alaska, United States, and Yukon and the Northwest Territories, Canada. It resembles the subspecies known as the barren-ground caribou and is sometimes included in it.
Migratory caribou herds are named after their calving grounds, in this case the Porcupine River, which runs through a large part of the range of the Porcupine herd. Though numbers fluctuate, the herd comprises about 218,000 animals (based on a July 2017 photocensus). They migrate over 1,500 mi (2,400 km) a year between their winter range and calving grounds at the Beaufort Sea, the longest land migration route of any land mammal on Earth. Their range spans the Alaska-Yukon border and is a valued resource cooperatively managed by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Canadian wildlife agencies and local aboriginal peoples. The caribou are the primary sustenance of the Gwichʼin, a First Nations/Alaska Native people, who traditionally built their communities to align with the caribou's migration patterns. They are also routinely hunted by other indigenous peoples, including the Inupiat, the Inuvialuit, the Hän and the Northern Tutchone.