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Heading to Nunavut for Muskox and Bou!!!
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Contributors to this thread:
TheSaint 13-Aug-16
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Buffalo1 13-Aug-16
t-roy 13-Aug-16
TheSaint 14-Aug-16
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BULELK1 14-Aug-16
Cajunarcher 14-Aug-16
Charlie Rehor 14-Aug-16
Paul@thefort 14-Aug-16
bowonly 14-Aug-16
Nick Muche 14-Aug-16
huntmaster 15-Aug-16
Southern draw 15-Aug-16
Halibutman 15-Aug-16
OneShot 15-Aug-16
Chief 419 15-Aug-16
TD 15-Aug-16
Mad Trapper 17-Aug-16
Kdog 17-Aug-16
Mark Watkins 17-Aug-16
TheSaint 17-Aug-16
Mad Trapper 18-Aug-16
Florida Mike 18-Aug-16
Reflex 18-Aug-16
hunterken 19-Aug-16
Wayniac 19-Aug-16
TheSaint 21-Aug-16
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Treeline 22-Aug-16
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TheSaint 23-Aug-16
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From: TheSaint
13-Aug-16

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In route now! Can't wait to chase muskox and caribou with my bow. Hoping to have lots of video and pics to share when we get back!!!

Good luck to all the hunters heading into the field.

Blayne

From: caribou77
13-Aug-16
Best of luck to you! Sounds like a great trip!

From: Buffalo1
13-Aug-16
Best of luck to you Blayne. Waiting to heard about the adventure.

From: t-roy
13-Aug-16
Looking forward to your story & pics. Have a great time & stay safe!

From: TheSaint
14-Aug-16
Anybody recognize this scene???

From: TheSaint
14-Aug-16

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From: Frenchman
14-Aug-16
Yellowknife Airport!

From: BULELK1
14-Aug-16
Good for you!!

Enjoy---be safe

Good luck, Robb

From: Cajunarcher
14-Aug-16
Good luck on your hunt!! Can't wait to see pics

14-Aug-16
Everyone who passes through that tiny airport takes that pic:) Can't wait for the pics and story! C

From: Paul@thefort
14-Aug-16
Being from Colorado, you can not miss. Good luck. Paul

From: bowonly
14-Aug-16

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Here's what you are looking for. Don't hold out too long.

From: Nick Muche
14-Aug-16
Best of luck!! Hold out for a big Ox!

From: huntmaster
15-Aug-16
Good luck and post tons of pics on your return!

15-Aug-16
Good luck !!

From: Halibutman
15-Aug-16
That hunt is really a fun one. I did it some years back, and was absolutely thrilled to hunt with the natives in Nunavut. The guys that guided me (and took care of my mom, who came as photographer) were the "real deal". The peripheral activities were worth the price of admission, since mom got to spear char at some Rapids and I got to skiff across the ocean at the top of my continent. Muskox is incredible table fare. I think it's my favorite wild animal, ever, as far as eating quality.

Here's to tagging both critters! Best of luck. I hope you see more caribou than I did!

From: OneShot
15-Aug-16
Looking forward to the updates. Good luck

From: Chief 419
15-Aug-16
Good luck on your hunt! We're waiting for pictures and a story when you get back.

From: TD
15-Aug-16
What an adventure..... Good Luck Blayne!

From: Mad Trapper
17-Aug-16
Good luck! Are you hunting with Kyler and Boyd's outfit?

From: Kdog
17-Aug-16
Good luck! Looking forward to hearing how the hunt went.

From: Mark Watkins
17-Aug-16
Good luck up there Blayne!

From: TheSaint
17-Aug-16
Mad Trapper,

I'm poaching Kyler's wifi right now :) I connected with my bow on a bou last night. He has double shovels and back scratchers. Tops are decent. Haven't seen a muskox yet! One of the guys in my hunting party connected with a muskox on day one. Another buddy's luggage didn't show up....no bow! He used a camp rifle and tagged out on a super nice bou and ox. The outfitter has a great camp, good guides, etc. Basically lost today to weather. Only two more days to make it happen!

Blayne

From: Mad Trapper
18-Aug-16
Good Luck Blayne! Save me a good bou and ox for next year. Tell Kyler I said hello.

From: Florida Mike
18-Aug-16
Goodluck Blayne! Congrats on the Bou! Mike

From: Reflex
18-Aug-16
Awesome! Congrats on the caribou. Good luck with you ox!!

From: hunterken
19-Aug-16
Are you with Adventure Northwest? If so, what camp?

From: Wayniac
19-Aug-16
Congrats ... looking forward to pics and the story

From: TheSaint
21-Aug-16
Just got home. I'll try to post pics and details over the next couple days. I need to sort out SD cards etc. plus there's this thing called "getting back to work" :) AWESOME trip!

21-Aug-16
Look forward to seeing the pics and hearing some stories...

From: Treeline
22-Aug-16
Looking forward to the pictures and stories for sure.

It has been too long since I saw that bear in Yellowknife - may be next year...

From: Brotsky
22-Aug-16
Awesome Saint! Looking forward to seeing your pics and story! I've shot a lot of snow geese that were banded in Nunavut! Would love to make the trip there sometime!

From: Pat Lefemine
22-Aug-16
Can't wait to see the pics! Sounds like a good hunt.

From: TheSaint
23-Aug-16

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SD cards are at work...I'll try to download them tomorrow. Here are a few pics I took with my phoneskope. The video is outstanding!

From: TheSaint
23-Aug-16

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23-Aug-16

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From: TheSaint
23-Aug-16

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The dreaded black flies! Every stalk I went on they destroyed me.

From: TheSaint
23-Aug-16

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From: Nick Muche
23-Aug-16
The bull in the first photo looks to be an exceptional one, I hope you shot him!

From: TheSaint
23-Aug-16

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Sorry for the delay in getting the pics and hunt recap posted!

First off we had a great hunt with Adenture Northwest. Kyler and his crew did a great job accommodating our group. There were no major issues and the guides did a good job. I hunted central barren ground caribou a number of years ago and had a bad expiernce with the natives drinking, not working hard, etc. We experienced none of this. Obviously some guides were a little more hard charging than others but everyone had a great time.

Here are a few pics of the plane, camp, etc.

From: TheSaint
23-Aug-16

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Camp photo's were on another card. We used boats to cover 30-50 miles a day to access different areas. We lost one day due to high winds....water was too rough.

From: TheSaint
23-Aug-16

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One day was so calm it looked like the lake and sky were one!

From: Ambush
23-Aug-16
Can't wait to see this unfold!! Leaving in two days for muskox and I am pumped to get pumped by your report!!!

From: TheSaint
23-Aug-16

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We saw a lot of smaller caribou like this one.

From: TheSaint
23-Aug-16

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The caribou and muskox were a little scares for sure. We didn't see a lot of either species. Infact I didn't see a single muskox until the end of the hunt. I ultimately shot the smallest bou out of our group. Two potentials B&C bulls were shot with rifles and two with bows

From: TheSaint
23-Aug-16

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He has great double shovels, back scratchers and okay tops. I was pumped to get him with my bow. I shot a good one a few years ago with a gun but I really want to get all 5 species with my bow.....2 more to go!

From: TheSaint
23-Aug-16

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The water is pure enough to drink straight from the lakes!

From: TheSaint
23-Aug-16

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Here's a distant pic of camp. There's an electric fence to keep bears out and we did see several! Lots of wolves too.

From: TheSaint
23-Aug-16

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I finally spotted a heard of muskox off in the distance. Unfortunately there were 33 in the group.....lots of eyes! By the time we reached the herd we traveled just over 8 miles

From: drycreek
23-Aug-16
Sounds like a blast ! That's a great bou in my book. Pretty !

From: BIGHORN
23-Aug-16
My son and I hunted caribou with Webber's Lodges Outfitters in Nunavut back in 2014. It was a fantastic experience and we both took two bulls each. My wife and I are going with them again to hunt moose in September. I am thinking about hunting muskox with them too. Great outfit and a fantastic adventure.

From: TheSaint
23-Aug-16

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23-Aug-16

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From: TheSaint
23-Aug-16

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We connected on the big one unfortunately it was with a rifle. I belly crawled through the tundra with my bow on the back of my legs. I couldn't get any closer than 200 yards away from the muskox. I waited 1hr - 45 mins hoping they would come back my direction but that didn't happen. The wind started to switch and I knew I had to make my decession quickly. With daylight fading and the hunt winding down I elected to use my guides rifle. At some point I'll re-do this hunt but for now I'm still happy with the outcome. This is my 22nd big game specie in N.A. and probably my favorite group hunt to date.

From: Bou'bound
23-Aug-16
Beautiful bowl congratulations the only unfortunate thing about that was that you chose to use the word unfortunately in your description

From: TheSaint
23-Aug-16
Unfortunately probably wasn't a good word choice. I was a little bummed we didn't have any other opportunities. Unfortunately I'll hopefully have the chance to hunt them again ;)

From: drycreek
23-Aug-16
Good hunt and recap. A friend of mine has a full body musk ox mount in his house. At the time, it was the first life sized I had seen. I was unprepared for how short their legs are, but a beautiful animal nonetheless. Congrats !

From: Nick Muche
23-Aug-16
That musk ox is huge man, very nice! Way to go!

From: Chief 419
23-Aug-16
Thanks for sharing your story. Please post more pics and details. Nice bosses on your ox!

From: Ambush
23-Aug-16
I'm just calculating how many and which of my body parts I give for a shot at either of the bulls you killed! Congratulations!!

Do you have a rough idea of score on the muskox?

From: TheSaint
24-Aug-16
Ambush,

They think he'll be pretty close to netting B&C. I'm going to have the bou and muskox scored in a couple months. I'll let everyone know the score then.

I'll try to download more pics and posy more details too!

Blayne

From: Mark Watkins
24-Aug-16
Congrats on both critters... Sounds like a great adventure!

Mark

From: Treeline
24-Aug-16
Awesome 'bou and ox! Congratulations!

Both of those are on my radar.

Hope to hear good things from Ambush and Kurt on their adventure

From: Nick Muche
24-Aug-16
Unless I'm seeing something different, the musk ox well surpasses the Boone and Crocket minimum.

From: iceman
24-Aug-16
Congrats and thanks for sharing.

From: jcurri
24-Aug-16
I'm booked with Northwest Adventures for 2017. Your posts have me excited already!

From: TheSaint
24-Aug-16
Nick,

I think he'll surpass the B&C min as well....just waiting for the final score :)

Blayne

From: Beav
25-Aug-16
Congrats on a great hunt and a couple of awesome animals!

From: TD
26-Aug-16
Congrats Blayne!

Thanks much for takin' us along..... what an adventure....

said ya had a few more pics? =D

From: huntmaster
26-Aug-16
Congrats on a couple beautiful animals!

From: TheSaint
02-Nov-16
Muskox scored 122 7/8. Few inches bigger than we originally thought! I'm told he is tied for #25 in the B&C record books. Wasn't expecting that!

From: Bou'bound
02-Nov-16
He is an absolute brute to be sure. Well done

02-Nov-16
Looks like a great adventure Thanks for sharing. and congrats !

From: Mad Trapper
02-Nov-16
Congrats on some great animals. Were you guys on foot chasing those Ox or on fourwheelers?

From: TheSaint
03-Nov-16
Mad Trapper, we hiked 8.5 miles on my gps to get to these muskox. It was a LONG night!

From: BOWUNTR
03-Nov-16
How'd I miss this... Congratulations Blayne. You are automatic! Ed F

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