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Caribou hunt leads Marshalltown man to Quebec 

November 20, 2010
By GARRY BRANDENBURG

CARIBOU, Rangifer Tarandus, are nomadic members of the deer family well known for legendary migrations of hundreds of miles. Several herds of caribou occupy the open Quebec tundra-like landscape in numbers that boggle the mind, more than 1,000,000 animals. But before one gets the opinion that all these animals are in one place at one time, the truth is that the Leaf River herd and the George River herd, though distinct, are well spread out upon a beautiful yet harsh open tundra environment. In this land of thousands of lakes, finding caribou is no easy task. Caribou are always moving.

 
 

 

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