Back from GreenlandContributors to this thread:
Nick Muche 19-Mar-15
Mark Watkins 19-Mar-15
B N A A guy 19-Mar-15
Julius K 19-Mar-15
Chief 419 20-Mar-15
Southern draw 20-Mar-15
Chip T. 20-Mar-15
Dennis Razza 21-Mar-15
Mark Watkins 21-Mar-15
No Mercy 21-Mar-15
Got back last night, plenty tired and will post again when I'm caught up
From: Nick Muche
Well done. Looks cold!
congratulation . Forrest
Awesome! Congrats on a great bull!
Very nice, congrats.
sweet. can't wait for the story.
awesome....please send us some details
From: Mark Watkins
Can't wait to hear the story.
Congratulations, nicely done.
Looking forward to the story.
Sweet! Congrats. Look forward to seeing more.
From: B N A A guy
This is gonna be a good one!! Congrats!!
That's awsome. Way to go
Neat. Want to hear more about that place
Musk Ox is not a hard hunt but more of an adventure hunt. Hunted out of Kangerlussauuq Greenland. Days were cold as the average temp was minus 26C for the 4 days I was there. I was told that the musk ox had moved out of the area and were roughly 70 to 80KM out from the drop off point just 8 miles from town. ATV's with dog sleds in trail were used to gain access to the hunting area. We made trail by the frozen rivers and lakes dotting the landscape and crossing the open tundra between them. I was getting concerned with the lack of sign I was seeing or lack of seeing on the ride out. Then we opened up into a valley and there were musk ox tracks everywhere. With a few good looks of the bino's it was easy to see several groups of ox in the valley. Group sizes of 4 to as many as 12 scattered around the valley. Getting close was not easy as the sound of the ATV made them nervous. So a good 1/4 mile drop off and stalk was necessary to get into range. As most know the bulls have no fear and will stand their ground with the only issue in trying to get a good shot is giving them time to separate or not to have one directly behind the other. I saw some 40 or so musk ox on the day I was out, and as luck would have it I was also able to tag out my first day out. Hunt was scheduled for 4 days and I was told in the past it sometimes takes several days just to locate a decent herd of ox. I was actually taken back by the rather large size of the Musk ox in the area as the ones i saw mounted in Cabela's looked half the size of the one i actually took. The local wool dresser in town indicated that this was a good year for wool as the Musk Ox coming in for wool uses had roughly 20 percent more wool this year than last. The outfitter I used gave me some bad new when I arrived. We were the 1st group of American hunters that they have taken, with most of the hunters coming from Europe. The bad news is we were the second to last hunt that they will do. The couple who ran it were 62 and 70 years of age, some of the best most gracious and honest people you will ever meet. The guides they employed had knowledge way beyond their years and had the skills to beat the cold and expansiveness of Greenland. But sad to say the outfitter and his wife are moving on to enjoy their retirement. I do thank my luck that I was able to search them out and to have one of the greatest adventures in hunting I have had. I originally had looked into the hunting in Canada, but the draw of hunting somewhere I would most likely never travel on my own called and I took up the challenge. Getting to Greenland is easy, just make your way through Copenhagen and then onto Greenland. A winter hunt is something to remember and seeing the Greenland ice caps is a must, as least for one time in your life.
What do those things eat in the winter?
From: Julius K
Nice bull ! I leave for Kuglutuk in 10 days...
Beautiful animal! Congrats!!
Awesome trophy! Congrats!
Exciting for sure. Not on my bucket list but glad for you that you made a success of it with lasting memories.
My best, Paul
Congratulations! Great adventure and animal!
nice deal but we are way under "pictured" on this adventure thread
From: Chief 419
Congratulations! Awesome looking bull. This is a bucket list hunt for me that gets checked off next year.
From: Southern draw
From: Chip T.
Congrats on a great hunt and adventure. Would I be correct in thinking that they would not qualify for NA29.
What a adventure. Congratulations.
"Would I be correct in thinking that they would not qualify for NA29."
They do qualify. Greenland, after all, is party of North America. If taken by bow they also qualify for Pope & Young.
Outstanding.... congratulations. P&Y Club also accepts Barren Ground Caribou from Greenland as well. I added this hunt to my bucket list last year.... Ed F
From: Dennis Razza
From: Mark Watkins
Awesome! More pics Prez!
That's how you do it !! Congrats
From: No Mercy
Very cool! Congrats! What did he score?
Congrats on your adventure! Like others on here, this one's on my bucket list too.
Do you guys change anything on your bow for these really cold hunts?
Prez - how far was your shot?
how cool ...I mean cold is that...great job...need to do that sometime....;)