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Tuttulik Caribou SCAM

Uploaded on February 20, 2009

Warning to all hunters travelling to Quebec: 168 caribou hunters have lost over $5,000 a piece. Tuttulik Outfitters, supposedly one of the premier caribou camps in Quebec, simply did not honor any of these paid in full hunts. Tuttulik has not declared bankruptcy or receivership and hunters are left wondering if anything will be done.

Calls have been made to the Quebec Outfitters Association to no avail. The FBI and Canadian Mounted Police were contacted, but no information has been made available. Anyone considering a hunt in Quebec ...be forewarned.
This has happened before in Quebec and undoubtedly will happen again. Save your money and hunt in the good old U.S.A. I hope the major sport hunting magazines will investigate this matter and expose Quebec's lack of outfitter ethics!!!!

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from pumakitchen wrote 5 years 8 weeks ago

that is crazy, did they scam you, or where did you hear about it. Is this localized to quebec or are the other providences also seeing outfitters behaving this way?

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from VT Outdoorsman wrote 5 years 8 weeks ago

I wont be heading there, but the info is appreciated. Its good to let people know about scams like these.

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from johann wrote 5 years 8 weeks ago

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tuttulik was supposedly the premier caribou camp in quebec. MY five friends and I looked into their past hunts and found them to be ranked very high in quality and success. WE paid for our hunt in full over a two year period. Three months before our hunt was scheduled,TUTTULIK OUTFITTERS, contacted us and said it was neccesary for them to incurr a surcharge on the hunt we had already paid for in full. This amounted to aprox. three hundred dollars extra per man. Also we had to pay for our licenses in advance aswell. Ten days before our paid for and scheduled hunt was to take place,one of our group checked on bowhunt.com to see what animals had been taken recently at TUTTULIK. What he found was an announcement that TUTTULIK OUTFIITERS had declared bankruptsy.WE CALLED GREG BONECUTTER OF TUTTULIK OUTFITTERS and found out he was no longer associated with TUTTULIK. Now the story gets very upsetting.We called our contact in QUEBEC and found out that all hunts had been cancelled for the 2008 season. We also were informed that there would be no refunds of any monies collected.After the expected backlash from 168 angry hunters,to this date, nothing has been done to correct this unbelievable situation. TUTTULIK OUTFITTERS HAS NOT DECLARED BANKRUPTSY. From what I can see they have merely kept our money and not given any of these unfortunate 168 a hunt which they paid for in full. I personally have talked to the attorney for the QUEBEC OUTFITTERS ASSOCIATION, many time looking for some help, and have been told that their hands are tied. The FBI and CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE have also been suppossedly investigating this situation but no one has heard a word. OBVIOUSLY,NO ONE CARES THAT 168 HONEST HARDWORKING HUNTERS THAT SAVED FOR YEARS TO GO ON THE HUNT OF A LIFETIME GOT TOOK. Also the govrnment of QUEBEC must turn a blind eye to fraud and theft when it comes to AMERICAN CITIZENS. THE quebec outfitters association must also be a very thin paper tiger for them not to get involved any more than what they have. BEWARE ANYONE BOOKING HUNTS IN QUEBEC. If you run into an outfitter like this no one will HELP YOU PERIOD. THE US HAS LAWS AND WILL INFORCE THEM UNLIKE WHAT I HAVE SEEN FROM THE BANANA REPUBLIC OF QUEBEC.

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from johann wrote 5 years 8 weeks ago

from johann

tuttulik was supposedly the premier caribou camp in quebec. MY five friends and I looked into their past hunts and found them to be ranked very high in quality and success. WE paid for our hunt in full over a two year period. Three months before our hunt was scheduled,TUTTULIK OUTFITTERS, contacted us and said it was neccesary for them to incurr a surcharge on the hunt we had already paid for in full. This amounted to aprox. three hundred dollars extra per man. Also we had to pay for our licenses in advance aswell. Ten days before our paid for and scheduled hunt was to take place,one of our group checked on bowhunt.com to see what animals had been taken recently at TUTTULIK. What he found was an announcement that TUTTULIK OUTFIITERS had declared bankruptsy.WE CALLED GREG BONECUTTER OF TUTTULIK OUTFITTERS and found out he was no longer associated with TUTTULIK. Now the story gets very upsetting.We called our contact in QUEBEC and found out that all hunts had been cancelled for the 2008 season. We also were informed that there would be no refunds of any monies collected.After the expected backlash from 168 angry hunters,to this date, nothing has been done to correct this unbelievable situation. TUTTULIK OUTFITTERS HAS NOT DECLARED BANKRUPTSY. From what I can see they have merely kept our money and not given any of these unfortunate 168 a hunt which they paid for in full. I personally have talked to the attorney for the QUEBEC OUTFITTERS ASSOCIATION, many time looking for some help, and have been told that their hands are tied. The FBI and CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE have also been suppossedly investigating this situation but no one has heard a word. OBVIOUSLY,NO ONE CARES THAT 168 HONEST HARDWORKING HUNTERS THAT SAVED FOR YEARS TO GO ON THE HUNT OF A LIFETIME GOT TOOK. Also the govrnment of QUEBEC must turn a blind eye to fraud and theft when it comes to AMERICAN CITIZENS. THE quebec outfitters association must also be a very thin paper tiger for them not to get involved any more than what they have. BEWARE ANYONE BOOKING HUNTS IN QUEBEC. If you run into an outfitter like this no one will HELP YOU PERIOD. THE US HAS LAWS AND WILL INFORCE THEM UNLIKE WHAT I HAVE SEEN FROM THE BANANA REPUBLIC OF QUEBEC.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

Thats why I don't pay all in advance!

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from cdmm wrote 4 years 13 weeks ago

Related article in the territory's newspaper confirms the scam:

To date, there appears to be no laws, licenses in place to prevent other outfitters in the area from doing the same thing.

Outfitter leaves clients howling for their money
Quebec Inuit land claim business takes nearly $1 million from sports hunters, then goes belly-up
JANE GEORGE
Nearly 300 sports caribou hunters who signed contracts with Tuttulik Outfitters, owned by a land claim entity in Umiujaq, want their money back after they paid in advance for guided sports hunts that never materialized. In happier times, hunters like these ones shown in an undated photo at one of Tuttulik's camps could be assured of getting full value for their money. (PHOTO HARVESTED FROM WILDOUTDOORS.COM)
Hunters in camouflage gear are still common sights at the Kuujjuaq airport during Nunavik's sports caribou hunting season, which starts in mid-August and wraps up at the end of September. (PHOTO BY JANE GEORGE)
KUUJJUAQ — Tuttulik, an Inuit-owned outfitting firm based in Umiujaq, has dealt a serious blow to the reputation of Nunavik’s annual caribou sports hunt.

Tuttulik suddenly ceased operations in September of 2008, depriving nearly 300 clients from the United States of the one-week hunting trips for which they paid up to $5,000 US in advance.

The hunters, who never got their money back, have now taken to the internet, where their furious complaints are posted on hunting and fishing forums, outdoor magazine websites, and small-town newspapers websites across North America.

“This has happened before in Quebec and undoubtedly will happen again. Save your money and hunt in the good old U.S.A,” counsels a post from a Tuttulik client on the wildoutdoors.com website.

Nunavik’s caribou sports hunt brings in about $15 to $20 million a year in revenues.

In the fall of 2008, many Tuttulik clients had already packed their bags for Montreal when they received a terse message telling them their caribou hunting “trip of a lifetime” was cancelled because Tuttulik is no longer in business. They’re still waiting to get their money back.

Hunters who paid in advance for trips in 2009 or 2010 were also left high and dry.

One of them, consultant Roy Goodwin of Hopedale, Massachussets, has created a website to air his grievances and post information to help the other hunters: caribouhuntingripoff.com.

“The Quebec tourism bureau runs an ad in the back of most hunting magazines that reads, “Let our outfitters take you on a hunting trip of a lifetime. Inuit hospitality, daily jet service, trophy caribou, two animals per hunter, hunting and fishing trips.” Well, if you want to hunt in Quebec you should certainly beware, “ Goodwin said.

Goodwin, an expert bowhunter, also books trips for other hunters and had booked several clients with Tuttulik. He now represents the 280 angry hunters who want Tuttulik to give them their money back.

Tuttulik is owned by Umiujaq’s Aaniturlik Landholding Corp., which handles lands and compensation funds for the Inuit of Umiujaq.

Its financial and legal affairs are largely handled by Makivik Corp.

It’s not clear why Tuttulik abruptly suspended operations on Sept. 4, 2008, canceling contracts signed by 168 hunters.

About another 100 hunters had also plunked down money for 2009 and even 2010, bringing the total value of unpaid obligations to at least $1 million.

Goodwin says he believes Tuttulik applied for a bridge loan to pay their upfront costs for 2008, but didn’t get it.

“The loan didn’t go through, leaving them without the funds to pay for air charter services, which in turn shut them down against their will. While this was poor business, it wasn’t fraud,” Goodwin says.

But since then, Tuttulik hasn’t sought bankruptcy protection, but hasn’t returned any money to its clients either.

To save its investment Tuttulik should offer “alternate replacement” hunts, according to the terms of the contracts they signed with 280 people, Goodwin says.

‘They then need to get these people up there and provide a great hunt experience in order to rebuild their reputation so they can go forward.”

Goodwin has been trying to get some form of compensation or satisfaction for the hunters. He’s written to outfitters associations, Tourism Quebec, the RCMP, the FBI and Makivik Corp..

“Makivik Corp. has lots of money, and a mandate to help Inuit business, but no requirement to give it or loan it to Umiujaq/Tuttulik. We are trying to convince them that it would be in the best interests of the community and all Inuit hunting operations in the North to help resolve this situation,” Goodwin says on his website.

Makivik lawyers replied to some clients in the past, he says, “which would lead everyone to think they have some direct involvement.”

But nothing has materialized.

The RCMP’s commercial crime division told Goodwin last spring that its analysts are studying the Tuttulik case closely, but in an email message to the Nunatsiaq News, Cpl. Tim Caron, the RCMP’s complaint management co-ordinator, said there would be no criminal charges brought against Tuttulik.

On his web site, Goodwin doesn’t rule out a class action lawsuit against the company, but admits this might be too expensive and hard to carry through from afar.

Meanwhile, other caribou hunting outfitters, who are bonded and can offer protection to their clients, are fighting to keep their numbers up.

Safari Nordik is Nunavik’s largest outfitter and the 2008 winner of Quebec’s top tourism award for outfitters.

It’s slashed prices by $1,000 for one-week trips booked ahead for 2010 and is allowing potential clients to pay for trips on a monthly basis.

Arctic Adventures, which has been operating under Nunavik’s co-operative federation, La Fédération des Coopératives du Nouveau Québec for nearly 40 years, has reduced the number of camps that it operates in an effort to boost efficiency and capacity.

“The plane isn’t shooting towards the ground as far as the economy is concerned,” said Steve Ashton of Arctic Adventures. “If this is the worst, it’s not going to be a disaster.”

But 2010 may be a harder year.

Outfitters say the hunters’ poor experience with Tuttulik hasn’t yet affected their business, but bad publicity for hunting in Nunavik could turn out to be an extra burden in tough economic times.

Many caribou hunting clients who are now in Nunavik prepaid their 2009 trips before the stock market crashed and companies started to lay off thousands of workers.

Many may choose not to spend money on caribou hunting in Nunavik in 2010.

The numbers of hunters coming to Nunavik to hunt is already down from a high of about 5,000 to fewer than 3,000 in 2009, a nosedive that began after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 made many Americans more reluctant to travel abroad.

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from neveragain wrote 4 years 13 weeks ago

I must say that I will never go back to Quebec Caribou hunting. I booked a hunt with Safari Nordic from 9/4/09 - 9/10/09. The one week cariboui hunt is more like 5 days! The guide that was assigned to me was the camp manager, (a 66 year old chain smoker) that couldn't walk 200 yards without stopping. I paid for a FULLY GUIDED hunt and ended up hunting on my own the first three days and killed and packed the two mediocre bulls that I could find within three miles of camp. This guide did nothing to help with the hunt. I pose this issue to Safari Nordic to request a refund of $1,000, the price difference between FULLY GUIDED and SELF GUIDED. They have refused to acknowledge the shortcomings of this hunt and all of the promises that they make! There was also an illegally killed black bear by another hunter in camp. TO top all of this off, they strongly recommended (through fear) that we use their preferred vendor to ship anlters and capes to your house. The cost of this service to SHIP the antlers was $250 and took them 4 months. This is a joke!! I woudl never recommend anyone to book a hunt through Safari Nordic. I sure hope that this was a "hunt of a lifetime" and that I never experience anything like that again.

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from tbogg10 wrote 4 years 13 weeks ago

wow thanks for the warning, you cant trust anyone these days

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from Sourdough Dave wrote 4 years 13 weeks ago

Thanks for the warning. Last time I booked a guided hunt I went through Cabelas.

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from Robparker wrote 3 years 26 weeks ago

Just did a Caribou Hunt Arctis Adventures Sept 2010 we booked a semi guided hunt, no guide at all, have filled complaints with Tourism Quebec and the Quebec Outfitters Federation no replies. Suggest everyone stay away from Quebec until they fix the problem or go out of buisness.

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from Jere Smith wrote 3 years 26 weeks ago

The "Quebcois" have no use for "Merkins" (U.S. types) Unless you speak their language of "choice" (French), I paseed through there once had to stop for gas, got our ASAP! Even the Continental French and Belgiques are friendlier but not much.

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from tom donohue wrote 3 years 26 weeks ago

lets all just boycott canada hunting and fishing for 1 full year to allow them the opportunity to clean up their act. im sick and tired of being hassled and hearing about other sportsmans troubles in the great white north. if americans arent going north i predict those providing services will soon be pressuring the pols to come back to common sense and decent courtesy to those who pay their bills.

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from cdmm wrote 4 years 13 weeks ago

Related article in the territory's newspaper confirms the scam:

To date, there appears to be no laws, licenses in place to prevent other outfitters in the area from doing the same thing.

Outfitter leaves clients howling for their money
Quebec Inuit land claim business takes nearly $1 million from sports hunters, then goes belly-up
JANE GEORGE
Nearly 300 sports caribou hunters who signed contracts with Tuttulik Outfitters, owned by a land claim entity in Umiujaq, want their money back after they paid in advance for guided sports hunts that never materialized. In happier times, hunters like these ones shown in an undated photo at one of Tuttulik's camps could be assured of getting full value for their money. (PHOTO HARVESTED FROM WILDOUTDOORS.COM)
Hunters in camouflage gear are still common sights at the Kuujjuaq airport during Nunavik's sports caribou hunting season, which starts in mid-August and wraps up at the end of September. (PHOTO BY JANE GEORGE)
KUUJJUAQ — Tuttulik, an Inuit-owned outfitting firm based in Umiujaq, has dealt a serious blow to the reputation of Nunavik’s annual caribou sports hunt.

Tuttulik suddenly ceased operations in September of 2008, depriving nearly 300 clients from the United States of the one-week hunting trips for which they paid up to $5,000 US in advance.

The hunters, who never got their money back, have now taken to the internet, where their furious complaints are posted on hunting and fishing forums, outdoor magazine websites, and small-town newspapers websites across North America.

“This has happened before in Quebec and undoubtedly will happen again. Save your money and hunt in the good old U.S.A,” counsels a post from a Tuttulik client on the wildoutdoors.com website.

Nunavik’s caribou sports hunt brings in about $15 to $20 million a year in revenues.

In the fall of 2008, many Tuttulik clients had already packed their bags for Montreal when they received a terse message telling them their caribou hunting “trip of a lifetime” was cancelled because Tuttulik is no longer in business. They’re still waiting to get their money back.

Hunters who paid in advance for trips in 2009 or 2010 were also left high and dry.

One of them, consultant Roy Goodwin of Hopedale, Massachussets, has created a website to air his grievances and post information to help the other hunters: caribouhuntingripoff.com.

“The Quebec tourism bureau runs an ad in the back of most hunting magazines that reads, “Let our outfitters take you on a hunting trip of a lifetime. Inuit hospitality, daily jet service, trophy caribou, two animals per hunter, hunting and fishing trips.” Well, if you want to hunt in Quebec you should certainly beware, “ Goodwin said.

Goodwin, an expert bowhunter, also books trips for other hunters and had booked several clients with Tuttulik. He now represents the 280 angry hunters who want Tuttulik to give them their money back.

Tuttulik is owned by Umiujaq’s Aaniturlik Landholding Corp., which handles lands and compensation funds for the Inuit of Umiujaq.

Its financial and legal affairs are largely handled by Makivik Corp.

It’s not clear why Tuttulik abruptly suspended operations on Sept. 4, 2008, canceling contracts signed by 168 hunters.

About another 100 hunters had also plunked down money for 2009 and even 2010, bringing the total value of unpaid obligations to at least $1 million.

Goodwin says he believes Tuttulik applied for a bridge loan to pay their upfront costs for 2008, but didn’t get it.

“The loan didn’t go through, leaving them without the funds to pay for air charter services, which in turn shut them down against their will. While this was poor business, it wasn’t fraud,” Goodwin says.

But since then, Tuttulik hasn’t sought bankruptcy protection, but hasn’t returned any money to its clients either.

To save its investment Tuttulik should offer “alternate replacement” hunts, according to the terms of the contracts they signed with 280 people, Goodwin says.

‘They then need to get these people up there and provide a great hunt experience in order to rebuild their reputation so they can go forward.”

Goodwin has been trying to get some form of compensation or satisfaction for the hunters. He’s written to outfitters associations, Tourism Quebec, the RCMP, the FBI and Makivik Corp..

“Makivik Corp. has lots of money, and a mandate to help Inuit business, but no requirement to give it or loan it to Umiujaq/Tuttulik. We are trying to convince them that it would be in the best interests of the community and all Inuit hunting operations in the North to help resolve this situation,” Goodwin says on his website.

Makivik lawyers replied to some clients in the past, he says, “which would lead everyone to think they have some direct involvement.”

But nothing has materialized.

The RCMP’s commercial crime division told Goodwin last spring that its analysts are studying the Tuttulik case closely, but in an email message to the Nunatsiaq News, Cpl. Tim Caron, the RCMP’s complaint management co-ordinator, said there would be no criminal charges brought against Tuttulik.

On his web site, Goodwin doesn’t rule out a class action lawsuit against the company, but admits this might be too expensive and hard to carry through from afar.

Meanwhile, other caribou hunting outfitters, who are bonded and can offer protection to their clients, are fighting to keep their numbers up.

Safari Nordik is Nunavik’s largest outfitter and the 2008 winner of Quebec’s top tourism award for outfitters.

It’s slashed prices by $1,000 for one-week trips booked ahead for 2010 and is allowing potential clients to pay for trips on a monthly basis.

Arctic Adventures, which has been operating under Nunavik’s co-operative federation, La Fédération des Coopératives du Nouveau Québec for nearly 40 years, has reduced the number of camps that it operates in an effort to boost efficiency and capacity.

“The plane isn’t shooting towards the ground as far as the economy is concerned,” said Steve Ashton of Arctic Adventures. “If this is the worst, it’s not going to be a disaster.”

But 2010 may be a harder year.

Outfitters say the hunters’ poor experience with Tuttulik hasn’t yet affected their business, but bad publicity for hunting in Nunavik could turn out to be an extra burden in tough economic times.

Many caribou hunting clients who are now in Nunavik prepaid their 2009 trips before the stock market crashed and companies started to lay off thousands of workers.

Many may choose not to spend money on caribou hunting in Nunavik in 2010.

The numbers of hunters coming to Nunavik to hunt is already down from a high of about 5,000 to fewer than 3,000 in 2009, a nosedive that began after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 made many Americans more reluctant to travel abroad.

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from johann wrote 5 years 8 weeks ago

from johann

tuttulik was supposedly the premier caribou camp in quebec. MY five friends and I looked into their past hunts and found them to be ranked very high in quality and success. WE paid for our hunt in full over a two year period. Three months before our hunt was scheduled,TUTTULIK OUTFITTERS, contacted us and said it was neccesary for them to incurr a surcharge on the hunt we had already paid for in full. This amounted to aprox. three hundred dollars extra per man. Also we had to pay for our licenses in advance aswell. Ten days before our paid for and scheduled hunt was to take place,one of our group checked on bowhunt.com to see what animals had been taken recently at TUTTULIK. What he found was an announcement that TUTTULIK OUTFIITERS had declared bankruptsy.WE CALLED GREG BONECUTTER OF TUTTULIK OUTFITTERS and found out he was no longer associated with TUTTULIK. Now the story gets very upsetting.We called our contact in QUEBEC and found out that all hunts had been cancelled for the 2008 season. We also were informed that there would be no refunds of any monies collected.After the expected backlash from 168 angry hunters,to this date, nothing has been done to correct this unbelievable situation. TUTTULIK OUTFITTERS HAS NOT DECLARED BANKRUPTSY. From what I can see they have merely kept our money and not given any of these unfortunate 168 a hunt which they paid for in full. I personally have talked to the attorney for the QUEBEC OUTFITTERS ASSOCIATION, many time looking for some help, and have been told that their hands are tied. The FBI and CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE have also been suppossedly investigating this situation but no one has heard a word. OBVIOUSLY,NO ONE CARES THAT 168 HONEST HARDWORKING HUNTERS THAT SAVED FOR YEARS TO GO ON THE HUNT OF A LIFETIME GOT TOOK. Also the govrnment of QUEBEC must turn a blind eye to fraud and theft when it comes to AMERICAN CITIZENS. THE quebec outfitters association must also be a very thin paper tiger for them not to get involved any more than what they have. BEWARE ANYONE BOOKING HUNTS IN QUEBEC. If you run into an outfitter like this no one will HELP YOU PERIOD. THE US HAS LAWS AND WILL INFORCE THEM UNLIKE WHAT I HAVE SEEN FROM THE BANANA REPUBLIC OF QUEBEC.

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from neveragain wrote 4 years 13 weeks ago

I must say that I will never go back to Quebec Caribou hunting. I booked a hunt with Safari Nordic from 9/4/09 - 9/10/09. The one week cariboui hunt is more like 5 days! The guide that was assigned to me was the camp manager, (a 66 year old chain smoker) that couldn't walk 200 yards without stopping. I paid for a FULLY GUIDED hunt and ended up hunting on my own the first three days and killed and packed the two mediocre bulls that I could find within three miles of camp. This guide did nothing to help with the hunt. I pose this issue to Safari Nordic to request a refund of $1,000, the price difference between FULLY GUIDED and SELF GUIDED. They have refused to acknowledge the shortcomings of this hunt and all of the promises that they make! There was also an illegally killed black bear by another hunter in camp. TO top all of this off, they strongly recommended (through fear) that we use their preferred vendor to ship anlters and capes to your house. The cost of this service to SHIP the antlers was $250 and took them 4 months. This is a joke!! I woudl never recommend anyone to book a hunt through Safari Nordic. I sure hope that this was a "hunt of a lifetime" and that I never experience anything like that again.

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from johann wrote 5 years 8 weeks ago

from johann

tuttulik was supposedly the premier caribou camp in quebec. MY five friends and I looked into their past hunts and found them to be ranked very high in quality and success. WE paid for our hunt in full over a two year period. Three months before our hunt was scheduled,TUTTULIK OUTFITTERS, contacted us and said it was neccesary for them to incurr a surcharge on the hunt we had already paid for in full. This amounted to aprox. three hundred dollars extra per man. Also we had to pay for our licenses in advance aswell. Ten days before our paid for and scheduled hunt was to take place,one of our group checked on bowhunt.com to see what animals had been taken recently at TUTTULIK. What he found was an announcement that TUTTULIK OUTFIITERS had declared bankruptsy.WE CALLED GREG BONECUTTER OF TUTTULIK OUTFITTERS and found out he was no longer associated with TUTTULIK. Now the story gets very upsetting.We called our contact in QUEBEC and found out that all hunts had been cancelled for the 2008 season. We also were informed that there would be no refunds of any monies collected.After the expected backlash from 168 angry hunters,to this date, nothing has been done to correct this unbelievable situation. TUTTULIK OUTFITTERS HAS NOT DECLARED BANKRUPTSY. From what I can see they have merely kept our money and not given any of these unfortunate 168 a hunt which they paid for in full. I personally have talked to the attorney for the QUEBEC OUTFITTERS ASSOCIATION, many time looking for some help, and have been told that their hands are tied. The FBI and CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE have also been suppossedly investigating this situation but no one has heard a word. OBVIOUSLY,NO ONE CARES THAT 168 HONEST HARDWORKING HUNTERS THAT SAVED FOR YEARS TO GO ON THE HUNT OF A LIFETIME GOT TOOK. Also the govrnment of QUEBEC must turn a blind eye to fraud and theft when it comes to AMERICAN CITIZENS. THE quebec outfitters association must also be a very thin paper tiger for them not to get involved any more than what they have. BEWARE ANYONE BOOKING HUNTS IN QUEBEC. If you run into an outfitter like this no one will HELP YOU PERIOD. THE US HAS LAWS AND WILL INFORCE THEM UNLIKE WHAT I HAVE SEEN FROM THE BANANA REPUBLIC OF QUEBEC.

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from tbogg10 wrote 4 years 13 weeks ago

wow thanks for the warning, you cant trust anyone these days

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from Sourdough Dave wrote 4 years 13 weeks ago

Thanks for the warning. Last time I booked a guided hunt I went through Cabelas.

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from Robparker wrote 3 years 26 weeks ago

Just did a Caribou Hunt Arctis Adventures Sept 2010 we booked a semi guided hunt, no guide at all, have filled complaints with Tourism Quebec and the Quebec Outfitters Federation no replies. Suggest everyone stay away from Quebec until they fix the problem or go out of buisness.

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from pumakitchen wrote 5 years 8 weeks ago

that is crazy, did they scam you, or where did you hear about it. Is this localized to quebec or are the other providences also seeing outfitters behaving this way?

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from VT Outdoorsman wrote 5 years 8 weeks ago

I wont be heading there, but the info is appreciated. Its good to let people know about scams like these.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

Thats why I don't pay all in advance!

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from Jere Smith wrote 3 years 26 weeks ago

The "Quebcois" have no use for "Merkins" (U.S. types) Unless you speak their language of "choice" (French), I paseed through there once had to stop for gas, got our ASAP! Even the Continental French and Belgiques are friendlier but not much.

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from tom donohue wrote 3 years 26 weeks ago

lets all just boycott canada hunting and fishing for 1 full year to allow them the opportunity to clean up their act. im sick and tired of being hassled and hearing about other sportsmans troubles in the great white north. if americans arent going north i predict those providing services will soon be pressuring the pols to come back to common sense and decent courtesy to those who pay their bills.

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