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:
- Largest muskox herd in the world.
High success rates
- Add a second muskox for a trophy fee
- Hunt the “Arctic Five” which includes: muskox; barren ground caribou; polar fox; snow hare; stone ptarmigan and fishing.
- Half the price of hunting muskox in Canada.
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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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!