Greenland Muskox Hunting
Muskox Hunting in Greenland
Do you want to experience a true Arctic adventure? Greenland muskox hunting is just that.
The range around Kangerlussuaq, Greenland has the largest herds of musk ox in the world, and a large stock of caribou, making for some extremely good Greenland muskox hunting. Polar fox, polar hare, ptarmigan, sea eagle, peregrine falcon can often be seen. Kangerlussuaq has an ”inland” climate with warm summers and cold winters. It is located above the polar circle and has an arctic climate. Winter and Spring/Summer hunts are available here, and you can combo with caribou, or choose to hunt the “Arctic Five”.
Why you should consider muskox hunts in Greenland:
Spring Greenland Muskox Hunting
In Greenland, you can hunt the “Arctic Five” which includes: muskox; barren ground caribou; polar fox; snow hare; stone ptarmigan and fishing.
Spring Greenland muskox hunting is an adventure for the hunter who wants to experience an arctic winter. You’ll be hunting first and foremost for a mature muskox bull, but after you’ve been successful at that, you’ll focus on the “Arctic Five” (muskox, caribou ‘reindeer’, Arctic fox, snow hare, and stone ptarmigan).
It isn’t physically demanding as the summer and fall hunts, as you will be riding snow machines. Weather should be clear and dry, but cold down to the teens and up to the 30’s. This time of year makes for better trophies as the hides will be thicker.
- March and April
- 1 muskox (add a second for a trophy fee).
- 1 caribou (won’t be a trophy, due to the fact that the large bulls will have shed their antlers).
- Arctic fox, snow hare, stone ptarmigan and fishing are all available.
Fall Greenland Muskox Hunting
In the fall, the weather will be nicer, and it will be a spot-and-stalk style hunt.
The summer hunt is more difficult because walking will be your main mode of travel. However, 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.
This is a challenging spot-and-stalk muskox hunt, and tends to be 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. Despite being more difficult than the spring muskox hunting trips, success rates still hover near 100%.
- August through October
- 1 muskox (add a second for a trophy fee)
- Add a trophy caribou to this hunt for a trophy fee
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I hunted with in Greenland September 12-16, 2016 and was one of four rifle hunters in camp for a combination Muskox and Greenlandic Caribou hunt. Our outfitter, his guides and the accommodations during the hunt exceeded our expectations in this remote part of South West Greenland. The landscape and scenery is breathtaking, plenty of Muskox can be seen daily along with sightings of caribou. This was a true fair chase hunting adventure with some hard and physical work providing all four of us in camp with 100% success rate for Muskox and Greenlandic Caribou.
This was a truly one of a kind hunt! The guides were extremely knowledgeable on what to go after. Archery 394 6/8″ Caribou is a new SCI World Record, I can honestly say this hunt was a 10 out of 10!! Everything from the very nice cabin, the unreal views, the food, the fishing was everything you could imagine and more, and of course the most nerve racking and unreal spot and stalk bow hunting I have ever done! I would recommend this hunt to anyone at anytime! A truly world class outfitter service!
Thank You for an outstanding muskox hunting experience. I have done many big game hunts in the last 10 years. Your hunt was one of the best I have ever been on. I was nervous about going on an International hunt, but I will admit that you are very organized and professional. I want to compliment you on your selection of staff. They were first rate and performed their roles extremely well. The food was excellent, the cabin was new and very accommodating and the boats and equipment used on the hunt were in great shape. Besides filling both our muskox and caribou tags with world-class trophy’s, and a SCI new 502” world record, the scenery was spectacular and absolutely breathtaking. I was a completely satisfied customer. The hunt was well worth the 2-year wait.
Overall, my muskox hunt in Greenland was a great experience. He is a great outfitter and his guide Philip was also great They both worked hard and were a pleasure to be in the field with as well as in camp. They met us at the airport and we promptly changed our clothes for a two hour snowmobile ride into camp. Had a bite to eat then straight to hunting. Glassed bulls every day with great success. We had a great adventure!