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Contributors to this thread:
Neubauer 20-Dec-17
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Neubauer 20-Dec-17
LKH 20-Dec-17
Neubauer 21-Dec-17
Neubauer 21-Dec-17
Charlie Rehor 21-Dec-17
PAstringking 21-Dec-17
Treeline 21-Dec-17
Rut Nut 21-Dec-17
Shug 21-Dec-17
Pat Lefemine 21-Dec-17
Shug 21-Dec-17
Stekewood 21-Dec-17
Neubauer 21-Dec-17
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Neubauer 21-Dec-17
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XbowfromNY 21-Dec-17
Neubauer 21-Dec-17
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Bou'bound 21-Dec-17
Shug 21-Dec-17
JL 21-Dec-17
Neubauer 21-Dec-17
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Neubauer 21-Dec-17
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Stekewood 21-Dec-17
Shug 21-Dec-17
Greg S 22-Dec-17
Bou'bound 22-Dec-17
Stekewood 22-Dec-17
Charlie Rehor 22-Dec-17
Neubauer 22-Dec-17
Neubauer 22-Dec-17
Neubauer 22-Dec-17
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mountainman 22-Dec-17
PAstringking 22-Dec-17
Rock 22-Dec-17
Neubauer 22-Dec-17
Neubauer 22-Dec-17
Neubauer 22-Dec-17
Bou'bound 22-Dec-17
eddie c 22-Dec-17
JL 22-Dec-17
Paul@thefort 22-Dec-17
Neubauer 23-Dec-17
Neubauer 23-Dec-17
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sticksender 23-Dec-17
Neubauer 23-Dec-17
Neubauer 23-Dec-17
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SBH 23-Dec-17
Charlie Rehor 23-Dec-17
midwest 23-Dec-17
Neubauer 23-Dec-17
Bowboy 23-Dec-17
Neubauer 23-Dec-17
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Neubauer 23-Dec-17
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PAstringking 24-Dec-17
Chief 419 24-Dec-17
Buffalo1 25-Dec-17
Bou'bound 10-Feb-18
BOWUNTR 10-Feb-18
SBH 10-Feb-18
Neubauer 11-Feb-18
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From: Neubauer
20-Dec-17

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Having been on many hunts all over the states and Canada I thought i was a seasoned traveler until my trip to Greenland this past September/October. Most trips to Greenland have you fly from the states to Iceland to Greenland. Not mine! All flights from Iceland to Greenland had been canceled this late in the year for whatever reason. I had to fly from Boston to Iceland, Iceland to Copenhagen, Denmark, overnight in the airport, Copenhagen to Greenland, and then 2 more flights in Greenland. Then we needed to overnight twice before our charter boat was to leave to Franks camp. The guys that hunted the week before got stuck in Greenland for three additional days and still didn’t know how they were getting home due to a snowstorm that canceled all flights going out.

Once I arrived in the hotel and got settled in I met up with the other hunters. A husband and wife from Texas and a father and son from California. Great group of people. With that much travel we were due for a good night sleep. Charter boat picks us up in the morning.

From: Neubauer
20-Dec-17

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From: Neubauer
20-Dec-17

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From: LKH
20-Dec-17
In 1980 I navigated a P-3 Orion from Keflavik to the North Pole, then down to Thule for fuel What I remember most of all was the runway paint white to keep it from thawing in the summer sun. Have a great trip. Bet you've got a bad case of airline butt.

From: Neubauer
21-Dec-17

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Charter boat picked us up right on schedule at 8am. 5 of us crammed into the cabin of the boat for the 4 hour boat ride to franks camp. I will never forget seeing icebergs for the first time and rare all blue chunk that we were able to drive up to and touch. Simply unbelievable.

From: Neubauer
21-Dec-17

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21-Dec-17
Atta-boy! GL!

From: PAstringking
21-Dec-17
Greenland is a special place. How are you getting your trophies home??

From: Treeline
21-Dec-17
Awesome. Bucket list hunt for sure.

From: Rut Nut
21-Dec-17
Andrew- that first pic of the ice-berg looks surreal! Would have SWORN it was photo-shopped in there if you hadn't said anything(or posted that second pic of it! ;-)

From: Shug
21-Dec-17
Keep them coming... I’m heading up to Franks in August... doing the new helicopter in hunt that he is starting next year...Excited to see the rest of your pics

From: Pat Lefemine
21-Dec-17
Helicopter? Wow! Can’t imagine the scenery flying a helicopter over the glaciers. I will say that the full day boat ride was a big part of the adventure.

From: Shug
21-Dec-17
Yes Pat... It’s my understanding the ride is inland to a tent camp. Not hunting from a boat on the shoreline

From: Stekewood
21-Dec-17
Frank told us about that new helicopter area when we were up there in July. It sounded like a really cool hunt. Look forward to hearing the report.

From: Neubauer
21-Dec-17

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We arrived at franks camp and all I could think was this is crazy. The camp is kind of up on a hill with water what looks like all around it. It was neat to say the least. We settled into camp and drew straws on whom was going to hunt first. I secretly didn’t want to draw first but of course I did. Lol. I seriously had no idea what I was getting into but super excited!

From: Neubauer
21-Dec-17

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21-Dec-17

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Headed out to hunt within the first 1 hour of arriving to Franks camp. Here I am with former MLB Dodgers pitcher Kevin Gross.

From: Neubauer
21-Dec-17
PAstringking- I believe the taxidermist in Denmark is going to prep them and then ship them to Dennis Razza. I hope..... it’s stupid expensive thus far!!

From: XbowfromNY
21-Dec-17
Really cool. Kevin had a long 15 year career. I remember him more on the Phillies though.

From: Neubauer
21-Dec-17
PAstringking- I believe the taxidermist in Denmark is going to prep them and then ship them to Dennis Razza. I hope..... it’s stupid expensive thus far!!

From: Neubauer
21-Dec-17

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Even the morning commode had a great view!

From: Bou'bound
21-Dec-17
I would do that trip in a heartbeat but I already have two ox. From the first time pat did this and with every article and TV show that has highlighted it since the whole thing just screams A D V E N T U R E. The prices have really skyrocketed and the extras a not unsubstantial. This is about 15K all in right?

From: Shug
21-Dec-17
Grant..... Shhhhh my wife visits the site... sounds about right

From: JL
21-Dec-17
I've been to Greenland 3 times for MIA recovery work. It's a very remote and rugged place. Flew out to the crash site in a helo a few times. You do not want to crash or do an emergency landing. The below is part of a longer documentary that was done. Some good helo footage. The last time I was there, we camped on the ice cap and polar bears were a concern. I slept with my .300 WinMag. I would love to go hunting there and Iceland.

From: Neubauer
21-Dec-17
Grant, I was fortunate to get into this hunt for just a bit over $10k. The travel and the taxidermy has proven to be the most expensive part of the whole thing! Getting these critters home is STUPID expensive

From: Neubauer
21-Dec-17

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We drove the boat only a short distance from camp before Frank spotted a few bull musk ox. We parked the boat and the stalk was on. We traveled maybe 10 minuets before we were within 5 yards of a bull that we got a bit to close to. He startled and ran before I could get a shot. This was my first time seeing one of these beasts. Huge! To be honest I didn’t know if it was a cow or a bull. Ten more minutes we were able to circle around and get in front of him. I shot him at 18 yards getting a full pass through using a 200 grain soLid VPA. He was dead in thirty more yards. I had been out of the boat for 20 minuets! Coming off a 10 day fly in moose hunt in Northern Alberta and never seeing a moose I was completely ok with this early success

From: Neubauer
21-Dec-17

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From: Neubauer
21-Dec-17

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The next day we all gathered early to look for bulls along the fiords. We broke ice the entire way. The landscape in this part of Greenland is breathtaking. No trees. Just rock, water, and mountains. We saw a bunch of immature musk ox bulls and cows. Constantly moving to find bulls we spotted a patch of caribou high up in the hills. The wind was wrong to make a stalk with a bow so Chad opted for the guides rifle. After about a 45min hike he shot the bull at about 100 yards. It was neat to watch unfold. First time seeing a caribou and I wanted one bad. The realization of how hard it would be to get up to them had me concerned and excited.

From: Neubauer
21-Dec-17

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21-Dec-17

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From: Stekewood
21-Dec-17
Excellent! Congrats. Keep it coming.

From: Shug
21-Dec-17
Congratulations

From: Greg S
22-Dec-17
Just got my animals on the wall this month from an August 2015 hunt! It was a cool adventure and I’m glad I did it but wish I’d known the costs up front. The number of steps to get them home and number of steps of travel is crazy.

From: Bou'bound
22-Dec-17
What are the costs to totally take care of trophy from field to taxidermist door (not mounting and shipping finished mount to you) . and what are total travel costs.............all in flights hotels. etc.

From: Stekewood
22-Dec-17
It’s looking like it’s currently going to run around 2,000-2,500 to get a musk ox from the field to a US taxidermist’s door depending on final destination. That’s for a cleaned skull and wet tanned and dried cape and back skin. As Greg said, there are lots of steps involved and lots of cargo expense on top of the prep work. Although Greenland is part of North America, getting trophies back to the US is more in line with hunts on a different continent.

22-Dec-17
Why can’t you throw it in a rubber duffel and fly home with it?

From: Neubauer
22-Dec-17
My fees on my caribou and musk ox cost $800 to ship them to Hungry to have them capped off the skull and then transported to Denmark. The fees to have them tanned and skulls cleaned for the states cost me $1760. I still have a crating and shipping cost to the states that I have no idea what will be.

From: Neubauer
22-Dec-17

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That afternoon it was Dreabon’s turn for a musk ox and we found him a bull rather quickly. The stock lasted about an hour before he was able to zip an arrow through a bull. While we waited by the waters edge for Dreabon to stalk his bull we found some caribou heads that the Inuit meat hunters had shot and we were all so excited to get after caribou more then musk ox. The caribou are huge!!

From: Neubauer
22-Dec-17

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22-Dec-17

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22-Dec-17

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From: mountainman
22-Dec-17
"Why can’t you throw it in a rubber duffel and fly home with it? "

Charlie, I believe it because Greenland is treated like Europe or Africa and you can't bring raw hides and such through US customs from those areas. Glad I did this hunt when I did(2016). The cost has shot up a lot in only a year. Folks are seeing how incredible this adventure is and demand is definitely driving it up. If I remember right, it cost me around 2000 to get the head/hide sitting on my front porch. That being said, it was worth every penny I spent. I'm enjoying the pictures Neubauer. Brings back great memories.

From: PAstringking
22-Dec-17
Mountainman....you are correct. The Denmark taxidermists have seen the trapped market and are taking advantage of it. I brought home 1 full body muskox, 1 arctic hare, 1 arctic fox, and 2 ptarmigan....by the time it is all home it will be around $3500!! And that is just salted....so it still needs tanned

Crazy

From: Rock
22-Dec-17
I would love to do this hunt but they do not allow you to hunt them with Recurves or Longbows which is a real shame as they are every bit as deadly as compounds bows are. So I went to Victoria island and shot 2 of them on one trip brought back the whole hide on both of them, tanning was around $1300 each.

From: Neubauer
22-Dec-17

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The next day I was fortunate to go one on one with franks partner Knude high up into the mountains for caribou. I absolutely love hiking in the mountains and Knude was like a mountain goat. He didn’t speak much English but we were able to communicate just fine. We hiked about 7 miles up into the mountains before we saw a group of caribou. It was amazing! We stalked up to them to about 80 yards and realized they were in the worst spot to try and get closer. We watched them walk around a smaller mountain before we could make another move. Getting the wind in our face we now were up on top of this small mountain looking down on them. We watched 72 caribou bed just 82 yards away. It was a sight I’ll never forget. There were 3 big bulls in the group. I wasn’t sure if I was gonna have to take a 82 yard shot once the biggest bull stood up or what we were going to do. After about an hour of just watching Knude decided to go down and straight at them. At this point I wasn’t that confident in this idea but don’t guide your guide. So here we go. There are rock boulders everywhere for stalking. It was surprisingly easy to get into 30 yards on 72 sleeping caribou. Knude stayed back as I closed the distance on what I thought was the largest of the bulls. I ranged his antlers at 27 yards. I drew my bow slowly stood up and drilled the bull while his head was laying on the ground. He slowly stood up and one more arrow through him. Watched him run about 100 yards and fall over. “Are you kidding me that just happened?” When I walked up on this bull I simply couldn’t believe the size of him. I shot a 326” elk and this caribou looked MUCH BIGGER! Beautiful white cape on him too. I was so blown away that this all worked out like it did.

From: Neubauer
22-Dec-17

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Unfortunately at some point he broke his front shovel. Oh well still so happy!

From: Neubauer
22-Dec-17

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I was up on the mountain waiting on our next move on the caribou and was messing with my phone and had complete service to contact my wife! I could text and call her. Unbelievable

From: Bou'bound
22-Dec-17
That is a spectacular caribou.

that place looks so unbelievably cool

From: eddie c
22-Dec-17
congrats. I'm enjoying this very much.

From: JL
22-Dec-17

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FWIW - FYI.....

For a possible better air travel route, it looks like Air Greenland is teaming with First Air to offer service between Iqaluit and Nuuk. That means you can go direct from Canada to the west coast of Greenland. The hop across the pond is a short one from those two cities. I have seen that service offered before. Iqaluit has a runway that can handle the space shuttle. Cold weather aircraft testing takes place there.

If you can fly west from Nuuk, Greenland to Iqaluit, Canada then on to Toronto, it may be easier and cheaper to get your animals back. It's something to consider if the route does open up.

From: Paul@thefort
22-Dec-17
Andrew, super hunt and pictures of your kills. Now do not forget to send your wife a dozen or two red roses, ie, getting points for your next adventure. my best, Paul

From: Neubauer
23-Dec-17

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23-Dec-17

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The father and son team had just as much success killing two bulls with their bows high in the mountains with Frank in another location. I still can’t get over the size of these things. Two of the back times on Kevin’s bull are over 24” long! The husband and wife team spent the day fishing for Arctic char and cod for dinner. They caught more then we could eat.

From: Neubauer
23-Dec-17

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From: sticksender
23-Dec-17
Great looking animals. Congrats on your success!

Did they split your caribou skull for shipping?

From: Neubauer
23-Dec-17

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23-Dec-17
It’s my understanding that they will score it SCI before they split it for shipping. You can opt to not have it split but pay lots more in shipping.

From: Neubauer
23-Dec-17
We also had the option to shoot another caribou for a trophy fee. The fee was very reasonable at $3k but the expense to get back was the deal breaker for me. One of the guys in camp shot a second one.

From: SBH
23-Dec-17
What a cool hunt! Looks like mostly good weather too? Awesome story. Thanks for sharing

23-Dec-17
Glad to see your business is doing well! Congrats!

From: midwest
23-Dec-17
Place looks amazing....congrats on your success!

From: Neubauer
23-Dec-17

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The Arctic char fishing was impressive. I’m not to much into fishing but I enjoyed it. Almost every other cast you would hook up if you had the right color lure. There were big cod with the char and those were caught as well.

From: Bowboy
23-Dec-17
Congrats thanks for sharing!

From: Neubauer
23-Dec-17

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From: Bou'bound
23-Dec-17
please post every picture you took!

From: Neubauer
23-Dec-17
I have some great video from this trip but I’m a little unclear on how to post em.

From: Neubauer
23-Dec-17

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23-Dec-17

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23-Dec-17

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It was pretty cold when we were there. Between 25-35 every day. No bugs to deal with. We never had rain or snow and the skies were fairly clear daily. We had several nights with northern lights.

From: Neubauer
23-Dec-17

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23-Dec-17

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23-Dec-17

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From: Bou'bound
23-Dec-17
What dates

From: Neubauer
23-Dec-17
I think I was at franks camp between September 28th to October 2nd. Sometime around then. If I were going to go again I would go the same time or the next week. No bugs and cooler weather makes for easier hiking in my opinion. And the caribou are coming down off the mountains and ice pack.

From: PAstringking
24-Dec-17

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It was pretty cold when I was there.... between -28 and -20 every day.

From: Chief 419
24-Dec-17
I did this hunt in 2016 and it was one of the best hunts I've ever been on. Greenland is a special place. Frank runs a great hunt. It's expensive, but worth every penny. Thanks for sharing your hunt.

From: Buffalo1
25-Dec-17
Really neat adventure. Spectacular panorama and beautiful trophies. Thanks for sharing.

From: Bou'bound
10-Feb-18
any more input on this adventure

From: BOWUNTR
10-Feb-18
I'm leaving in a month and a half... can't wait for this. Ed F

From: SBH
10-Feb-18
That's awesome ED. Make sure you post up when you get back!

From: Neubauer
11-Feb-18
I’m very surprised on how much money it’s costing just to get the critters back into the states to get mounted. I’ve paid thus far $800 to have the heads (caribou & muskox) transported from camp in Greenland to Denmark and then $1,700 for them to get caped, clean skulls, and wet tan the capes. I still have the cost for crating and shipping to the states, import fees, and then taxidermy. Pretty anxious for the wallet pain to stop....

From: sticksender
11-Feb-18
Ed are you flying through Copenhagen?

From: Bou'bound
11-Feb-18
If someone did not want cape and skull does Frank care. I assume meat would be donated locally.

From: Neubauer
11-Feb-18
Bou I would guess frank wouldn’t care either way.

From: Treeline
11-Feb-18
Awesome hunt and photos! Congratulations on a spectacular adventure.

So far, it sounds like getting stuff back from there will end up less than what I was looking at from Argentina. I ended up telling them to keep my stuff down there when they finally told me what it would cost after over a year! More than the hunt cost me! Will never do another hunt without full knowledge of what the costs for getting trophies back will be.

Hell, I wanted to bring the meat back to Peru and couldn't do that either. Family was looking forward to some game meat after being stuck in Peru for a year. Hard to take for a guy that is used to eating what I killed...

From: BOWUNTR
11-Feb-18
"Ed are you flying through Copenhagen?"

Yes sir. Ed F

From: Stekewood
11-Feb-18
I feel your pain on the trophy costs and we are at the same point in the process. Hoping to "save" a little by combining the shipping with my buddy. I agree that Frank would likely have no issue with not taking the skull and cape.

Look forward to reading about your hunt Ed. What outfitter are you hunting with?

From: Trial153
12-Feb-18
What a grea adventure. Thanks for sharing. This has been on my list for a couple years now. I can’t get past the no meat coming home with me but...I am quickly thinking the Greenland experience might be worth it. Thanks again

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