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Greenland Entry Requiremnts?
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Contributors to this thread:
Spiral Horn 15-Jun-22
Treeline 15-Jun-22
bonehead 15-Jun-22
Bou'bound 15-Jun-22
Bou'bound 15-Jun-22
t-roy 15-Jun-22
RK 15-Jun-22
yeager 15-Jun-22
Spiral Horn 15-Jun-22
Chief 419 16-Jun-22
sticksender 16-Jun-22
Spiral Horn 16-Jun-22
Bou'bound 17-Jun-22
From: Spiral Horn
15-Jun-22
Have an upcoming Greenland Bowhunt - as far as I can tell Muskox requires a compound and a 535gr finished arrow, including a fixed broadhead. Is this correct, and do I need any specific permits or paperwork to transit Copenhagen and enter Greenland with bow and arrow?

From: Treeline
15-Jun-22
Randy should know. He just went up for a second time. His handle is Chief419.

From: bonehead
15-Jun-22
that was correct last year and no special permit needed then.Your outfitter should be able to answer this

From: Bou'bound
15-Jun-22
Nothing in 2019

From: Bou'bound
15-Jun-22
Who is randy hunting with.

From: t-roy
15-Jun-22
You are correct on the arrow weight and fixed blade broadhead. I didn’t need any special permits, going through Copenhagen, when I did my hunt in 2019. I’d check with your outfitter to be certain, though. Who are you hunting with?

From: RK
15-Jun-22
I love the Bowsite. I think it is a great place to get accurate information on a lot of subjects.

But being an outfitter, booking agent and traveling sportsman I find it strange that someone that has booked a trip would not go to the outfit that they booked their trip with to get the information that the OP is asking about

It may be just wanting to generate a conversation on their trip but their agent should have given the OP all info on the trip.

Ok rant over. Spiral Horn I hope you have an awesome and successful hunt

From: yeager
15-Jun-22
I was in Greenland last year with Randy. Yes, compound bow required with a minimum draw weight of 60#. As for arrow weight, it is a minimum 525 grains and a fixed blade broadhead, no mechanicals for muskox. You can use mechanicals and an arrow weight less than 525 grains for caribou. As for paperwork transiting Copenhagen, none was required. Absolutely an amazing hunt…….Frank and the rest of the guides were simply fantastic!

From: Spiral Horn
15-Jun-22
Booked this hunt pre-Covid and am finally going. So most of the information I have (outside of Covid testing/vaccination requirements) is a few years old. Agent is already in Greenland and currently out of comms. Thanks for the info, appreciate much - this appears to verify that nothing has changed. If anyone has more to add, I’m all ears.

From: Chief 419
16-Jun-22
Yeager’s info is correct.I had a bad experience in Copenhagen. The gate agent declared my bow a weapon. That set off a chain reaction that turned my trip home into a nightmare. No one else seemed to have the same misfortune.

Be warned, shipping and Euro taxidermy costs have gone way up. Your outfitter should have an rough idea of current costs.

From: sticksender
16-Jun-22
I've been through there twice and generally there are no issues at all. But as Chief points out, it's always possible. I don't wear camo or carry my bow in a bow case. First trip, two of the guys in my group had their bow cases taken by security while they were walking through the airport in Copenhagen. They were told the bows would be held overnight and returned the next day before they departed for Greenland. A less conspicuous, non-camo rolling duffle is the way to go. You'll blend in better.

Be sure you don't connect through a city where arrows/broadheads are not allowed on planes, like Amsterdam.

From: Spiral Horn
16-Jun-22
Thanks guys, very good and useful information. I was concerned about the very situation that happened to you. Traveled to hunt quite a bit, with mostly bow and sometimes rifle. There are rules and requirements that we all need to know, but was also curious if anyone had experiences like yours where the officials/agents on the route were trying to treat a bow the same as a rifle. I’ve also had this happen in places where they don’t see a lot of bowhunters - DCA (here in the USA), Zambia, Zimbabwe, Bulgaria, etc. Most often it is an inexperienced agent unsure of what to do. A few times I was able to convince them to ask a supervisor or more experienced agent, which usually resolved the issue, but not always.

From: Bou'bound
17-Jun-22
Looking to do this trip a second time next year. Planning to go with Karsten Lings as Frank has essentially doubled in price since my 2019 trip. What an adventure that was. Taking son second time around.

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