Muskox Hunting in Canada
Muskox Hunting in Canada
Canada offers great hunting for both subspecies of muskox, the Greenland and Barren Ground muskox.
If you want to experience an Arctic adventure, go muskox hunting in Canada! This survivor of the last Ice Age is a unique animal, and hunting them will be the experience of a lifetime…rivaled only by possibly a polar bear hunt.
Why you should consider muskox hunting in Canada:
- Spring, Summer and Fall hunting seasons for Greenland muskox.
- Spring hunting seasons for Barren Ground muskox.
- Near 100% success rates.
- Trophy bulls are the norm.
- Experience the Inuit culture.
- Combo with Arctic Island caribou in the fall.
Victoria Island Muskox Hunting
Cambridge Bay on Victoria Island in Nunavut, Canada is the “Muskox Hunting Capital of the World”.
Greenland Muskox Hunts on Victoria Island
Rifle and bow hunters can be virtually assured of a good bull on this muskox hunt.
Cambridge Bay on Victoria Island near Greenland is the “Muskox Hunting Capital of the World”, and is home to the introduced Greenland subspecies of muskox. SCI does recognize them as “Greenland” muskox and this region has over 200 entries in the record book. Southern Victoria Island has a population of 30,000 muskox, and it is common to see anywhere from 30 to 40 muskox daily. This is an amazing archery hunt.
Mid-March to Mid-April – A spring muskox hunt is the best hunt for you if you want and Arctic adventure, and to experience the Inuit culture in the harshest environment on earth. The Inuit people assist our outfitters with their traditional hunting knowledge.
You will hunt from a sled that is being pulled by a snow machine, which allows you to cover a lot of ground quickly in search of a trophy bull. You will typically see more animals on the spring hunts than you will in the fall.
Mid-August to Early September – If braving an Arctic spring hunt isn’t for you, maybe a late summer hunt is more up your alley. This is the only area of Nunavut where the Greenland muskox can be hunted in August and September. This late summer package is ideally suited for individuals concerned about the weather conditions in March or November Victoria Island muskox hunting. What makes summer hunts awesome (other than the weather) is that the rut will be in full swing, peaking in mid-August. The bulls will be butting heads in competition for breeding cows. It’s quite a spectacle to behold! This is a fun spot and stalk style that is perfect for bowhunters. Hunters tend to worry that the hides will not be prime this time of year, but muskox keep their dense fur even through the summer months.
Mid-October to Early November – The fall muskox hunts are much like the spring hunts, but the weather isn’t quite as extreme. Depending on the year, there will be snow, and most lakes are frozen…but, the fall hunts aren’t as bitter cold as the spring hunts. You’ll be hunting via snow machines or ATV’s pulling an Inuit sled (Komatik), covering lots of ground looking for mature bulls. One great thing about fall hunts is you can combo them with a caribou.
Our clients hold three of the top five bulls in SCI from Victoria Island muskox hunting.
The Greenland subspecies of muskox that resides in Nunavut, are larger than those actually found in Greenland, and our clients consistently harvest very large, mature bulls. Our outfitter holds three of the top five trophies of the Greenland muskox as listed in the SCI Record Book. Corey Goss with the No.2 entry has a score of 84 5/8 and both Doug Whitaker and Bob Underwood with a score of 82 3/8 are tied for the No. 3 spot.
- Hunting Greenland muskox in Canada is carried out from Cape Peel to Mount Pelly, on the southern coast of Victoria Island.
- Bow hunters have had 100% hunter success on both the spring hunt and this late summer hunt.
- Holding a commanding percentage of Greenland muskox records in the SCI Record Book, this outfitter has truly unmatched trophy quality, and they have performed with 100% success since 1995 when they began Victoria Island muskox hunting.
- Fall hunts can be combined with Arctic Island Caribou.
- Trips: CNO1
Barren Ground Muskox Hunting
A Barren Ground muskox in Nunavut, Canada is an unmatched Arctic hunting adventure immersed in Inuit culture.
Spring Barren Ground Muskox Hunting in Canada
Barren Ground muskox are larger than the Greenland subspecies, and this is the only area that they can be hunted.
The Barren Ground muskox is classified by SCI, and is only found only on the mainland of Nunavut, Canada. Their range includes the region from the Arctic coast of Queen Maud Gulf to the north, and from Cape Bathurst in the west to the Sherman Basin in the east. Our outfitter has been hunting this area since March of 1986, and entries from their hunters dominate the the Boone and Crockett and SCI record books.
These are Spring Hunts
Mid-March to Mid-April – Spring muskox hunting in Canada is a true Arctic adventure, where you will experience the Inuit culture in the harshest environment on earth. You will hunt from a sled that is being pulled by a snow machine, which allows you to cover a lot of ground quickly in search of a trophy bull.
- Amazing success rates.
- Unparalleled adventure.
- VERY high trophy quality.
- Fall hunts can be combined with Arctic Wolf, and a wolverine is a good possibility as well.
- Trips: CNO1
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!