Muskox hunting

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Where to hunt Muskox

Muskox is the creature of the Extreme North, and if you want to hunt it you’ll have to travel far into the most remote and desolate areas left on this planet. muskox hunting seasons are open in certain areas of Alaska, a number of Canadian provinces including Nunavut, and Greenland. In the second part of the XX century muskox were reintroduced to Russia and can now be hunted there as well.

Price distribution

Muskox habitat is found far away from civilization, and the biggest part of the hunt’s price is travel and camping. Don’t forget that outfitters have to fly in everything from tents to guns and ammo. The most affordable muskox hunts are found in Russia, where if you go with a few friends, the hunt may cost about $3,000 per person. Hunting in Greenland is usually priced at a bit over $5,000. Muskox hunt can often be combined with a Caribou hunt for almost the same money.

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When to hunt Muskox?

Muskox hunting seasons usually start in August and finish in October. There may be an additional season in the spring. The best time for muskox hunting is probably in September, when, on the one hand, the mosquitos are already gone but winter colds, snows and polar night not yet in, and, on the other hand, the breeding season usually reaches its peak.

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Hunting methods

Muskox hunting may seem like a simple spot-and-stalk deal, but it is full of unexpected challenges you’ll wish you knew about before the trip. One is age and sex identification. Both sexes carry horns of roughly the same size; look for a well-developed boss to know a bull. Another is shot placement. The fur of muskox is so long, that if you habitually aim just above the lower border of the body you may only shave a few hairs off the bull’s belly! The center of the shoulder, which is the recommended aiming point, is almost in the middle of the body. Finally, muskox young tend to hide behind the adults; watch carefully for a set of extra legs showing under the animal, to avoid unintentional killing of a calf.

Why hunt Muskox? All hunts (4)

Humans hunted muskox ever since the first hunter gatherers colonized the Arctic, and probably never ceased to be amazed by the adaptations of the species to the harsh climate of the tundra. The length of the muskox hair has to be seen to be believed; as one explorer put it, you have a goat-sized animal in a bull-sized cloud of fur. Muskox are herd animals who react to danger by “circling the wagons”, with calves in the middle, and the rest of the herd with their backs to them, and sharp horns directed to the predator. This strategy works well against polar wolves, made muskox extra vulnerable to meat hunters, and presents a challenge to trophy hunters – how on earth are you going to separate the big bull you’re after? Mature bulls feature a great, well-developed boss, that can be as intimidating to behold as any Cape Buffalo. These horns will be a long-lasting symbol of a journey to the wild and beautiful Arctic.

Muskox Winter Hunt "The Arctic Five" '21

Muskox Winter Hunt "The Arctic Five" '21 Greenland

This hunt is for adventure hunters who want to experince the arctic winter. The hunting bring us into the remote arctic winter wilderness. It is hunting in extreme conditions with temperatures from around 0 to - 40 C. It is an adventure in the world's “last frontier”. We will start hunting for Musk Ox, and we will hunt by ATV/snowmobile and on foot on a spot and stalk hunt. Depending on conditions, we use ATVs or snowmobile to bring us into the area, and after spotting the animal, we will start a stalk on foot. You will often be close to big arctic Musk Ox during the hunt. The last part of the hunt is exciting in ways that sometimes it tests the hunter’s nerve system! We are hunting under extreme arctic winter conditions; therefore your physical health has to be good. We will be able to take the vehicle to the dead animal to pick up meat and trophy. After approaching a lonely bull or a family group, there will normally be an opportunity to find support for the rifle on rocks or small hills when you are shooting. After a succesful Muskox hunting, we start hunting Caribou, polar fox, polar hare and ptarmigan. If you succeed with all of the five species you have shot what we call ''The Arctic Five''! To be mentioned: the Polar Fox can’t be exported due to rabies risk and the Caribou is not a big trophy at this time of year – but still ''The Arctic Five'' is ''The Arctic Five''! Program: Day 1: - Arrival to Kangerlussuaq - Outfitter receives you at airport. - Quick switch of clothes. - Transport to hunting camp. - Musk ox hunt. - Overnight stay at hunting camp. Day 2-3: - Spot and stalk musk ox hunt. - Hunt for caribou, polar fox, polar hare and Ptarmigan. - Overnight stay at hunting camp. Day 4: - Hunt in the morning. - Return to Kangerlussuaq. - Overnight accommodation at hotel. Day 5: - Departure from Kangerlussuaq. Available dates in 2021: 1-5 March 2021 7-11 March 2021 13-17 March 2021 19-23 March 2021 25-29 March 2021

Trip duration: 4 days

Hunting season: 1 Mar 2021 30 Apr 2021

$5,550 for 1 hunter
Muskox Winter Hunt "The Arctic Five" '20

Muskox Winter Hunt "The Arctic Five" '20 Greenland

This hunt is for adventure hunters who want to experince the arctic winter. The hunting bring us into the remote arctic winter wilderness. It is hunting in extreme conditions with temperatures from around 0 to - 40 C. It is an adventure in the world's “last frontier”. We will start hunting for Musk Ox, and we will hunt by ATV/snowmobile and on foot on a spot and stalk hunt. Depending on conditions, we use ATVs or snowmobile to bring us into the area, and after spotting the animal, we will start a stalk on foot. You will often be close to big arctic Musk Ox during the hunt. The last part of the hunt is exciting in ways that sometimes it tests the hunter’s nerve system! We are hunting under extreme arctic winter conditions; therefore your physical health has to be good. We will be able to take the vehicle to the dead animal to pick up meat and trophy. After approaching a lonely bull or a family group, there will normally be an opportunity to find support for the rifle on rocks or small hills when you are shooting. After a succesful Muskox hunting, we start hunting Caribou, polar fox, polar hare and ptarmigan. If you succeed with all of the five species you have shot what we call ''The Arctic Five''! To be mentioned: the Polar Fox can’t be exported due to rabies risk and the Caribou is not a big trophy at this time of year – but still ''The Arctic Five'' is ''The Arctic Five''! Program: Day 1: - Arrival to Kangerlussuaq - Outfitter receives you at airport. - Quick switch of clothes. - Transport to hunting camp. - Musk ox hunt. - Overnight stay at hunting camp. Day 2-3: - Spot and stalk musk ox hunt. - Hunt for caribou, polar fox, polar hare and Ptarmigan. - Overnight stay at hunting camp. Day 4: - Hunt in the morning. - Return to Kangerlussuaq. - Overnight accommodation at hotel. Day 5: - Departure from Kangerlussuaq. Last available dates for 2020: 1-5 March

Trip duration: 4 days

Hunting season: 1 Mar 2020 30 Apr 2020

$5,550 for 1 hunter
Muskox Summer Hunt '20

Muskox Summer Hunt '20 Greenland

We hunt the muskox on the arctic tundra by the magnificent Robinson River were we have exclusive trophy hunt concession on more than 25.000 ha (62.500 acres) in one of the best region for muskox. This is a hunting adventure in the worlds ''Last Frontier'', where you stay in a hunting camp in the center of muskox land, with a remarkable view over our hunt range. We go by foot in tundra and mountain terrain; therefor your physical health must be good. As well, as you must be able to carry your trophy (20-40 kg) sometimes long distance. There will normally be opportunity to find support for the rifle on rocks or small hills when shooting and approaching the lonely bull or family group. We transport you to the hunting range on ATV and boats. You will be hunting the exclusive MuskOx on the arctic tundra, and we offers near to 100% success on strong Musk Ox bulls with good trophy or old bulls with strong boss. It is possible to hunt small game after the muskox hunt or combine the muskox hunt with a caribou hunt. In the camp kitchen we cook the game we shoot. On a hunt in august you will also experience that it never gets dark, and it will actually be possible to hunt in good light during the night. If you want to combine your muskox hunt with caribou hunt in Aug. Sep. Oct. extra cost are 1900 euro for 1 extra days. If you want bow hunting extra cost are 1900 euro for 1 extra day Program: Day 1: - Arrival to Kangerlussuaq - Outfitter receives you at airport. - Quick switch of clothes. - Transport to hunting camp. - Musk ox hunt. - Overnight stay at hunting camp. Day 2-3: - Spot and stalk musk ox hunt. - Hunt for caribou, polar fox, polar hare and Ptarmigan. - Overnight stay at hunting camp. Day 4: - Hunt in the morning. - Return to Kangerlussuaq. - Overnight accommodation at hotel. Day 5: - Departure from Kangerlussuaq. Last available dates for 2020: 6-10 July 13-17 July 20-24 July 27-31 July

Trip duration: 4 days

Hunting season: 6 Jul 2020 30 Sep 2020

$5,550 for 1 hunter
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