Musk Ox – A Step Back in Time
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. 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. 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 Greenland. Muskox hunting may seem like a simple spot-and-stalk deal, but it is full of unexpected challenges . 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. Second is the terrain, the ground is very uneven and good boots that give ankle support are a must.
Trip Details: 5 nights 4 days includes one muskox, guides, meals, lodging in tented camp. Hunts are conducted using a boat on the rivers and fiords to where the musk ox are grazing. Add Reindeer for trophy fee. Fly thru Copenhagen to Kangerlussag, Greenland and hunt is conducted July-August timeframe.