Jack Hume Adventures

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Jack Hume Adventures



Rated 5 out of 5.0 based on 11 Outfitter reviews.

Contact: Richard Hume

Location: Wentworth, Quebec

Species Hunted: Quebec-Labrador Caribou,

State(s) Hunted: QC

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Submitted by: Harold Baker

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Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2011

Hunt Date: Sep 3, 2011

Species Hunted: Quebec-Labrador Caribou

Days Hunted: 6

Hunt Type: Guided

Primary Terrain: Any

Method: Bow

Price Range: 5000-6999

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Caribou 2011

Me and my son hunted with Richard the 1st week of September 2011. We arrived in Lac Pau (Base camp) and had to wait 1 night due to very strong winds (40 mph+) Richard and Amanda done a wonderful job feeding and making the 36 hunters very comfortable for the night. The next day we arrived at Bobby camp around 1:00 PM we got setteled into our cabin ate lunch and was hunting by 2:30. We saw 1 medium size bull the 1st afternoon. The next morning and each morning we woke up to caribou within 300 yards of camp. After a great breakfast we took off in the canoe freighter and as we approached the last bay of the lake hundreds of Caribou were swimming across the bay. Our guide Karl put me right in front of them and I managed to take a very nice bull within 1 hour of leaving camp. Within 3 hours of leaving camp Me and my son had 3 exceptional bulls down, My son was waiting to fill his last tag with a monster and he did on the 4th day. We saw between 2500 and 3000 caribou the week we hunted. I applaud Richard, Amanda, Christina (our cook) and all the guides at Camp Bobby. Jack Hume Adventures is and was worth every penny and I will go back someday. They went well above our expectations. The guides got just as excited seeing caribou as any of the hunters if not more. This tells me they love what they are doing, making hunters happy!


note: The following reviews predate the numeric rating system and are not included in this outfitter's overall rating.


outfitter review submitted by: Bob Mosier on Sep 6 2009

Species Hunted: Caribou

Game Quality: Poor

Accommodation Quality: Fair

Camp Condition: Fair

Food Quality: Excellent

Guide Experience: Excellent

Other Personal Experience: Good

Overall Impression: Disappointed

Recommend: No

Reviewer Comments: This is a detailed account of my hunt with Jack Hume Adventures. I can say that it was a trip of a lifetime and there were very many good things that happened. It was not a guaranteed hunt, nor would I want one, but all did not go as expected either. Shortly after booking and getting a contract I was contacted by Richard or Amanda Hume that they were trying to compress their schedule and would I be willing to change dates. I had no issue with this and they threw in a bear license, fishing licenses, and knocked a couple hundred dollars off what I owed. A week before the trip I contacted them asking if they had located caribou and they named 2 camps that had caribou. Upon arriving in Montreal we met the other hunters in our group and had our orientation. We were being sent to Camp Amanda which was not one of the 2 camps mentioned the week before, but it was supposed to be the best camp of 2008. Upon arriving in Schefferville I met Richard who said there was a huge herd of caribou about 15 miles from camp and they could be there anytime. No issues on the flights and we met our guide and cook when we got to camp. Our guide and cook were both wonderful. For the first 4 days of camp no one saw a caribou. My son and I saw a wolf on day 2. On day 5 I saw a cow and calf and my brother saw a small bull which ran past the other father/son combo at a distance. My son and the last hunter still had not seen a caribou. That night they said that they were going to move us to another camp if the caribou did not arrive the next day, however we would only be allowed to shoot one caribou, which is something I had not noticed when reading brochures or websites and will touch on later. On day 6 at 10:00AM Richard contacted the guide to see if the caribou had moved in which they had not. They said they were in the process of setting up the other camp and that we would be moved the next day. That day my son filled our bear license for the first kill of the camp. We also saw one calf that day. (my brother, my son and I, no one else saw anything) Early on day 7 they informed us they would pick us up at 2:00PM. However, by noon there was 50 mph winds and they said they could not fly. The day before had been beautiful and we could have hunted while they set up camp had anyone bothered to check a weather report, or maybe this was how they planned it. My son and I saw a cow and calf that day. On day 8 the wind had subsided some, but they said they could not fly due to snow in Schefferville. At this point I told my son that the next day when the hunt was over, they would find a way to pick us up under similar weather conditions. At 8:30 that morning the other son I mentioned previously killed a respectable bull and by evening had limited out with a cow and his dad got a cow. My brother shot a cow that day, and my son and I saw nothing. When news of the bull got radioed back to headquarters our move was history. On day 9 which was our day to pull out we were hunting by 5AM. My brother got his second cow, and my son and I got one each. Just before quitting time the other father got a bull similar to his son's. Even the guide said no one comes up to shoot a cow, you can get one of them in a pasture for way less than $5500. My son and I and the one other hunter had not even seen a bull and he did not even have the chance to pull a trigger on a cow. Upon arriving back in Schefferville Richard went directly to the other father and son and told them he was glad it worked out for them. He told the rest of us to go up and register our caribou and when the one hunter said he had none, Richard took him aside. He later told me that he was told they would "work with him" if he rebooked. We did fill out surveys which I did not give him good marks due to never getting moved, but as of yet have never heard back. I learned on the way back to Montreal that 2 camps had caribou, with one camp killing 9 bulls and a cow for 5 guys. 2 camps also got moved with each hunter killing the one allowed bull. The other camp had kills, but I never heard how many. Upon arriving back at Montreal I was astonished at how few nice horns there were. Many were far less nice than the ones my brother and I took at Kiskamaastakin (a first rate outfitter)on our winter hunt and some hunters even kept cow horns. Now I would like to touch on the 10 reasons listed to book a hunt with Jack Hume Adventures. 1. Experience: in our case it was the guiding and the cooking that showed experience! 2. High ratio of spare camps: meaningless if they have no caribou. The camp they moved people to and promised us was in Labrador and not even one of Hume's own camps. 3. Access to both herds: Not in our case, the Leaf River Herd was too far north yet to help out. 4. Customer satisfaction: I have read some great reviews on this site and believe that when the caribou are plentiful at Hume's camps things run much smoother, but in our case he never followed through and moved us as he says he would. 5. Mobility, Richard Hume has his own plane and is a pilot: The cook told us that he is not licensed to haul passengers, only cargo. I told her to pack me in a box and have him take me to the caribou! Also, no mention here of only shooting one animal if they have to move you. 6. Success over 90%: Even counting cows which is not what we were after we were at 75% and less than 20% on bulls. The people that got moved were at 50%. With these numbers, it would seem difficult to pull out 90+% this year. 7. Owner operated: No argument on this one. 8. Safety Cessna available for emergencies: Perhaps Richard is allowed to haul passengers in an emergency? 9. Fair chase hunts: Again no argument, it may have been more fair for the caribou than for us! 10. Competitive Price: As long as you get what you paid for!


outfitter review submitted by: Mike Phillips on Sep 15 2007

Species Hunted: Caribou

Game Quality: Very Good

Accommodation Quality: Very Good

Camp Condition: Very Good

Food Quality: Very Good

Guide Experience: Excellent

Other Personal Experience: N/A

Overall Impression: Excellent

Recommend: Yes - Absolutely

Reviewer Comments: Hunt dates Aug. 23-29 2007. This outfitter provided excellent service and took great care in controlling the things that could be controlled. We purchased an "Out Post" hunt with 1 guide to 6 hunters, so we expected a largely do it yourself hunt. We were truly impressed by the outstanding effort put forth by our guide to assist all hunters in having a successful hunt. Each of the six hunters took two bulls. This hunt was a major investment for my friends and I and we consider it money well spent.


outfitter review submitted by: Joe Milano on Oct 30 2006

Species Hunted: Caribou

Game Quality: Good

Accommodation Quality: Excellent

Camp Condition: Excellent

Food Quality: Excellent

Guide Experience: Excellent

Other Personal Experience: Excellent

Overall Impression: Very Impressed

Recommend: Yes

Reviewer Comments: One of the best hunts I have ever been on. Everyone involved with the whole operation was great, friendly and did everything in their power to make you happy. Would go back to them every year if I had the time and money!


outfitter review submitted by: Notm Sekavec on Jul 29 2006

Species Hunted: Caribou

Game Quality: Superb

Accommodation Quality: 5 out of ten

Camp Condition: Fair

Food Quality: Very good

Guide Experience: Excellent

Other Personal Experience: good

Overall Impression: Well managed

Recommend: Without reservation

Reviewer Comments: Three hunters in our camp. Had many chances to observe game before shootin our limit.


outfitter review submitted by: Dan Johnson on Feb 17 2006

Species Hunted: Caribou

Game Quality: Good

Accommodation Quality: Good

Camp Condition: Good

Food Quality: Good

Guide Experience: Excellent

Other Personal Experience: N/A

Overall Impression: Good

Recommend: Yes

Reviewer Comments: Hunted last week of September 2005. You will find Richard to be honest and someone you can trust with your money. He will work hard to get you into the animals, even if conditions don't cooperate.


outfitter review submitted by: Vic White on Oct 20 2005

Species Hunted: caribou

Game Quality: fair

Accommodation Quality: good

Camp Condition: good

Food Quality: excellent

Guide Experience: ok, but effort lacking

Other Personal Experience: camp cook was very good

Overall Impression: disappointing

Recommend: no

Reviewer Comments: trailing effort on the 2 bulls my partner bowshot were botched (one was pushed prematurely) or (on the second one) non-existent. On the second one the guide abandoned 3 of us miles from the boat & never took a step to trail the bull. Also, we spent over 1/2 our hunt sitting on deserted river crossings while the bulls were traveling around the water up on the ridges. One day the tagged out rifle hunters videoed bulls while we were stuck on the river. There were other more minor occurances, but these were the worst. JHA gets lots of rave reviews, but ppl should know that there can be a very different side to this operation before they lay down their hard earned money.


outfitter review submitted by: Norm Sekavec on Sep 11 2005

Species Hunted: Caribou

Game Quality: Large bulls

Accommodation Quality: Good

Camp Condition: Good

Food Quality: Excellent

Guide Experience: Very good

Other Personal Experience: Good

Overall Impression: Excellent

Recommend: YES

Reviewer Comments: lso. A very rewarding experience.


outfitter review submitted by: John Johnson on Jun 22 2005

Species Hunted: Caribou

Game Quality: Fair

Accommodation Quality: Fair

Camp Condition: Fair

Food Quality: Excellent

Guide Experience: 1 Poor, 2 good

Other Personal Experience: Good

Overall Impression: Fair

Recommend: NO

Reviewer Comments: Hunted with Jack Hume in Sept 2004. The main camp staff were very accomodating for my wife who was in camp as well as a non-hunter. The head guide and one other were both great to hunt with and dedicated and committed to providing a quality experience for their hunters. My guide however was poorly equipped, unmotivated, failed to show up two days with binoculars, abused camp equipment, had poor field dressing skills, used excessive profanity and generally was not interested in providing me a good hunting experience. Late in the week the head guide hunted with me but by then the week was very disappointing as a hunt. The overall vacation experience of traveling to that remote region of Canada was great though. Spectacular scenery!!


outfitter review submitted by: Bart Kneeland on Sep 22 2004

Species Hunted: caribou

Game Quality: great

Accommodation Quality: good

Camp Condition: great

Food Quality: excellent

Guide Experience: 20 + years

Other Personal Experience: same

Overall Impression: great

Recommend: yes

Reviewer Comments: well run from start to finish. Everything you could hope for. Would suggest to all my friends.

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