Our Greenland muskox hunt camp is located in northern Greenland out of Kangerlussuaq is located 30 miles away from the nearest settlement, accessible only by helicopter. This way, we leave behind easily accessible areas with high muskox hunting pressure. The feeding conditions are excellent, and bulls are big. This is a most unique and unusual escape from everyday life. Hunting in Greenland attract a group of like-minded people. People sharing experience on an isolated journey creates strong bonds and friendships.
*This outfitter in Greenland offers affordable muskox and caribou hunts. This is not a luxury hunt, and you will participate in camp duties, field dressing and packing out your animal. Perfect for the hunter on a budget who does not want to spend a fortune on a hunting trip.
Greenland Muskox Hunt
The Greenland muskox is an iconic Arctic species that has captivated the imagination of hunters around the world. The Greenland muskox (Ovibos moschatus) is a large, sturdy mammal adapted to the harsh Arctic environment. With its distinctive shaggy coat and formidable horns, the muskox is a symbol of resilience and survival in one of the world’s most challenging habitats. These majestic creatures have been roaming the Arctic for thousands of years, and their presence is deeply intertwined with the cultural heritage of Greenland’s indigenous communities.
Hunting muskoxen has been an integral part of the traditional lifestyle and sustenance of the Inuit and other indigenous peoples of Greenland. The hunt served as a means of survival, providing essential food, clothing, and materials for their communities. Hunting methods varied, but common techniques included stalking, ambushing, and using traditional weapons like harpoons and spears.
In present times, the muskox hunt is regulated by governmental agencies to ensure sustainable practices and the protection of the species. Hunters are required to obtain permits and adhere to specific guidelines and quotas. Additionally, guided hunts and tourism have emerged, providing individuals with the opportunity to experience the thrill of a muskox hunt while under the guidance of knowledgeable professionals.
Highest Densities of Muskox and Central Barren Ground Canada Caribou.
This remote hunting concession is untouched, and prior to our hunters, no modern hunter has ever taken a trophy bull in this area. Since 2012, our Greenland muskox hunting clients have enjoyed 100% success and recovery rate. The 30 miles helicopter transfer to our camp is what secures that 100% success rate for big mature trophies.
The native caribou population on the west coast of Greenland is estimated to be around 140,000 animals. Pope and Young classifies these caribou as Central Canada Barren Ground Caribou, which suggests that they are similar to caribou found in central Canada. Caribou hunting in Greenland is typically conducted in a similar manner to sheep hunts, which involves hiking up in the mountains to locate the animals. However, during the rut, caribou tend to move down from the high mountains, making them easier to hunt. Hunting trophy caribou in the spectacular wilderness of Greenland is considered a challenge and an authentic Arctic expedition hunt.
The Experience of a Muskox Hunt in Greenland
Embarking on a muskox hunt is a journey filled with anticipation, physical challenges, and unforgettable moments. Preparation and gear selection are crucial, as the Arctic environment demands specialized equipment to withstand extreme temperatures and rugged terrain. Tracking and stalking the elusive muskox requires patience, skill, and a deep understanding of their behavior. The exhilaration of a successful hunt is coupled with a profound sense of respect and admiration for the animal and the environment in which it thrives.
Summer Muskox Hunts are Popular with Bowhunters
You’ll be hunting on foot in the tundra and mountains, using the sparse terrain as cover as you stalk mature bulls. These hunts take place between August and October. The weather will be warm up to the 60’s. If you’re hunting in August, the sun never goes down so you can hunt all night if you wish.
The Greenland muskox hunt offers a unique opportunity to connect with nature, engage in cultural heritage, and experience the thrill of the Arctic wilderness. Through conservation efforts, regulated hunting practices, and a deep appreciation for the muskox’s significance, we can ensure the long-term survival of this iconic species. So, if you are seeking an adventure that combines adrenaline, respect for nature, and a sense of awe, the Greenland muskox hunt awaits.
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