Mathews Inc.
The OX-BOU Incident(s)
Caribou
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t-roy 07-Oct-19
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From: t-roy
07-Oct-19

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This story had it’s beginning a few years back. After reading several threads posted on here by some different bowsiters, about their amazing trips taken to Greenland for muskox, I added it to my bucket list for someday.

With 18 Wyoming moose points going into this year’s draw, my initial plan for a hunt this fall was to, hopefully, draw a moose tag. I’m right on the brink of drawing a moose tag, but was somewhat indecisive as to which unit to apply for, I decided to just buy another point and look at some other hunt to possibly do for this upcoming fall.

While walking through the aisles of vendors at the Iowa Deer Classic in early March, this board set up at a booking agent’s booth, caught my eye. I quizzed the booking agent a little bit about the hunt. After getting some info from him, I went home that night and immediately logged on to Bowsite and started researching Greenland muskox hunts and which outfitters got favorable or unfavorable marks. After rereading through a bunch of the threads, 2 names kept coming up with consistently high marks. Frank Feldman and Karsten Lings. Armed with this information, I went back to the Classic on Sunday and queried the booking agent as to who he booked his muskox hunts for. When he told me Karsten Lings, my eyes lit up and I said “tell me more!”

From: Ambush
07-Oct-19
Alright, it's finally story time!!

From: t-roy
07-Oct-19

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Long story short, I booked the muskox hunt with the agent for the last week in August, and figured since I’ll probably never be going back to Greenland again, I might as well spend a little extra coin, and try for a caribou while I’m there as well. The booking agent (Bob) and a good friend of his (Kenny) ended up going with me. Bob was only going to hunt caribou, as he had already taken a muskox with Karsten on the spring hunt the previous year. Kenny had tags for both muskox and caribou. They both ended up being great guys and a blast to share camp with, which made the trip even more enjoyable.

It’s a logistical PITA to get to Kangerlussuaq in Greenland from the states. I had to go through Copenhagen, Denmark to get there. I ended up flying from Des Moines to Chicago, where I met up with Bob and Kenny, then on to Copenhagen.

From: kota-man
07-Oct-19
I love how this ends T-Roy! Congrats man...

From: t-roy
07-Oct-19

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We had to overnight in Copenhagen, before flying on to Kangerlussuaq. I spent that afternoon doing a little sightseeing in Copenhagen. It is a beautiful city!

From: t-roy
07-Oct-19

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Kangerlussuaq International Airport
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Kangerlussuaq International Airport
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On to Kangerlussuaq. A couple of random pics. The first view of Greenland

From: t-roy
07-Oct-19

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The object of my affection was on full display when we walked into the airport in Kangerlussuaq.

From: Bake
07-Oct-19
Uh oh!! Tuning in for sure!

From: t-roy
07-Oct-19

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Karsten picked us up at the airport shortly after our arrival and, thankfully, all of our gear made it without any difficulties or damage. We quickly loaded up our gear and headed to Karsten’s house to pick up a few things. While there, he showed us a few of his trophies, including these walrus tusks. Karsten was kind of quiet at first, but as we got to know him better, he opened up and was a joy to be around. He’s kind of a joker, with a pretty dry wit.

From: t-roy
07-Oct-19

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Cap’n Karsten
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We drove out of town a few miles to where they had a couple of boats tied up, loaded up our gear, and headed upriver to camp that was situated several more miles upstream.

From: t-roy
07-Oct-19

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07-Oct-19

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Spotted our first ox on the horizon while heading to camp.

From: t-roy
08-Oct-19

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We got to camp, unloaded our gear, got my bow sight and quiver put back on, and shot a few arrows to make sure everything was kosher. All good!

Camp was very comfortable, with wall tents, cots with good mattresses, and heaters.

08-Oct-19
The stories are filing in... love it. Continue, sir...

From: t-roy
08-Oct-19

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Bob and Kenny were both rifle hunting, and, as they were going to use Karsten’s rifle, there was no need for them to sight their weapons in. After we got all of our gear ready, we grabbed a quick bite to eat, hopped in the boats, and headed up the river. We hadn’t gone more than a few hundred yards, before we spotted a group of muskox up in the hills, a good distance away. Karsten determined that it looked to be a good bull with a small harem of cows and calves. We decided to get closer to determine if the bull was a shooter. Karsten determined that he was, indeed, a very nice bull. As I was the lone bowhunter, Kenny and Bob, both, very graciously, offered to let me go first.

After hoofing up and down the hills for a couple of miles, we all closed the distance to about 150 yards from the group, then Karsten and I snuck into about 75 yards before the cover ran out. The rut was going on, and we watched the bull dogging one of the cows around. They separated from the main group a little bit, and ended up in a spot a little more favorable for a stalk. While Karsten stayed back, I slowly crawled to within 40 yards of the pair.

I knocked an arrow and ranged the bull at 43 yards. He was now fairly broadside, with his chin resting on the cow’s rump. I drew, anchored, and the instant I released, he decided to try and mount the cow!

$h#*t! I hit him in front of his shoulder, up in the neck. He started dancing around, trying to figure out what just happened. I quickly nocked another arrow to try and finish him off. With the bull still hopping around, my second shot would have made TBM proud. I hit him squarely in the ham! Dammit! I finally made a good double lung hit on my third shot, and the bull expired quickly after that. It was definitely not a stellar shooting performance, to say the least, but the bull was down.

From: t-roy
08-Oct-19

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You can see the glacier in the background.
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You can see the glacier in the background.
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Beautiful backdrop for a pic
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Musk ox are very cool animals. Almost prehistoric in a way.

From: midwest
08-Oct-19
Well, it's not an elk hunt, but whatever... ;-)

Troy, Maybe Karsten was so quiet because he couldn't get a word in edgewise? lol....congrats again buddy. Lovin the story and pics!

08-Oct-19
So lucky to be Americans and free to earn a great living and then chose to go on what ever hunts we desire and can afford. Thanks for representing all fellow bow hunters so well every day. U da man! C

From: Shug
08-Oct-19
Congrats ... is that all.. anymore to tell?

From: Bowboy
08-Oct-19
Congrats what an adventure!

08-Oct-19
We got the ox part, hopefully the Bou part aint a cliffhanger....;^)

Good stuff so far, looking forward to the rest Troy!!!

From: Genesis
08-Oct-19
I did not realize musk ox would succumb to pink fletching....... congrats Troy!

From: Bake
08-Oct-19
That's a STUD Troy. . . . I wandered about the empty-lookin' quiver when I first saw the pic :)

From: iceman
08-Oct-19
Nice! Congrats, man! Keep it coming!

From: Pat Lefemine
08-Oct-19
Excellent! Great bull.

Did you ask your guide if he ever considered growing a plot of brassicas there? I hear they draw well when it gets colder. ;-)

From: Shug
08-Oct-19

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I actually taught Karsten that Jersey Shore Fist Pump... Again congrats on a great adventure

From: BOWUNTR
08-Oct-19
Awesome. My first conversation with Karsten didn't go very well... it took him a while but he came around. My first words went something like this... "I didn't come all the way to fuking Greenland to go fishing." What an incredible life they live over there. Thanks for sharing. Congratulations. Ed F

From: Treeline
08-Oct-19
Congratulations on a great ox! Keep it rolling T-toy!

From: Ambush
08-Oct-19
Leave those whitetail alone and get typing Troy!!

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
08-Oct-19
Been watching for this ever since I got your text. Congrats again buddy!

From: Beav
08-Oct-19
Been waiting for this! Continue on!

From: JW
08-Oct-19
Great write up Troy! Grats!

08-Oct-19
Congrats!!

From: APauls
08-Oct-19
Oh heck ya!! HOW DID I NOT KNOW YOU WERE GOING TO GREENLAND?!?! Loving it - keep it coming!

From: kota-man
08-Oct-19
C'mon...quit teasing us, we KNOW there is more... :)

From: wooddamon1
08-Oct-19
Congrats, awesome adventure so far. Let's get crackin' on the BOU part!

From: JohnMC
08-Oct-19
Congrats on the Musk OX.

I thought to hunt musk ox you needed enough clothes to look like the Pillsberry dough boy and need to be pulled around with dog sleds. It looks almost warm in those pictures.

From: pav
08-Oct-19
A-N-T-I-C-I-P-A-T-I-O-N................

From: Shug
08-Oct-19
Troy... there’s lots of guys on here I don’t like for posting in dribs and drabs... you’re not one yet..

From: Quinn @work
08-Oct-19
Troy congrats man! Glad you got one. I'll call you when the dust settles. This one's on my bucket list as well.

I'm fine with you not finishing your story. Between this and the Unit 10 CO Elk hunt story I have gotten nothing done at work today.

That Karsten looks like one tough SOB!

From: Ron Niziolek
08-Oct-19
Excellent! Let's hear the rest!

From: t-roy
08-Oct-19

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Newest offering from Kifaru
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Hollywood’s load
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Hollywood’s load
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Karsten’s load.
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Karsten’s load.
Sorry it took so long to get back to this. I was in a meeting. (Negotiations are still ongoing from my previous meetings while I was in Greenland on my hunt, about our possible purchase of the country. Trump showed up late this morning)

After my bull was down, Kenny, Bob and Karsten’s son Lucas decided to head out to try to locate some new animals, leaving Karsten, Hollywood and myself to break down my bull and get him back to the boats. Hollywood is just learning the trade, and was a great kid. We nicknamed him that because his Inuit name was impossible for us to pronounce even after multiple attempts! There’s about 2 cups worth of phlegm involved trying to pronounce it.

After breaking down my animal, what I witnessed next was nothing short of amazing, to me at least! After gutting, caping and skinning the bull, they tied their version of a pack frame on both hind quarters, still attached to the pelvis, along with one front quarter, and put it on the back of Hollywood. The headband, that I believe was a piece of heavy canvas, was then put across his forehead. The remainder of the carcass, including the other front shoulder, was trussed up in the same manner, and loaded onto Karsten’s back. We then started back towards the boats that were probably close to 2 miles away. They wouldn’t let me carry anything other than my bow and Hollywood’s small daypack! These guys only stopped once to readjust the headbands, and that was only for a few seconds! These guys are some tuff dudes! The reason the pic of Karsten’s load is so far away, is he wouldn’t slow down long enough for me to catch up to him to get a better pic! They commented something about the only guy that they could remember being slower than me, was some guy they had in camp a couple years previous. I think they said he went by the name of SLUG, or perhaps SHUG, I believe;-)

From: Scoot
08-Oct-19
Atta boy, T!

From: midwest
08-Oct-19
Good Lord!

From: t-roy
08-Oct-19

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We made it to the boat and, after dumping his load, Karsten turned right around and headed back to get the head and hide to haul back.

From: t-roy
08-Oct-19

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Whale skin stew
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Whale skin stew
Kenny ended up killing a nice caribou the first afternoon as well (I don’t have any pics of his kill) and we finally got back to camp well after dark that evening. Karsten’s wife Hanne, had supper ready for us by the time we arrived, and we ate like kings. All of the food we had that week was delicious. Hanne cooked the first couple of days, then their daughter Vivie came to camp and cooked the remainder of the hunt, except one night Lucas did the cooking. We had several traditional dishes, including whale skin stew (beluga whale), a fish soup and caribou loins fixed a couple of different ways as well. We didn’t eat any muskox while in camp. The rut was on and Karsten said the meat is not that good during that time, but I did have a muskox burger at the airport restaurant a couple of times, and it was very good as well.

From: GF
08-Oct-19
“Musk ox are very cool animals. Almost prehistoric in a way.”

Nothin’ “almost” about it!

08-Oct-19
Congrats on the bull and caribou guys ,

From: Beav
08-Oct-19
t-roy, a buddy of mine that also did this hunt said the amount of weight those guys carried was crazy. He said the one load was over 250 lbs.

From: t-roy
08-Oct-19

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Caribou. I forgot to take the pic before I ate part of it!
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Caribou. I forgot to take the pic before I ate part of it!

From: Shiras42
08-Oct-19
Great start! Waiting for the rest....

From: Footshooter
08-Oct-19
Congrats T-Roy! Sounds like it was a heck of a good hunt. I know Will is kicking himself about now as he reads this. Can’t wait for the rest of the story.

From: t-roy
08-Oct-19

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Hard to see, but there are several muskox below and to the right of the waterfall.
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Hard to see, but there are several muskox below and to the right of the waterfall.
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The glacier that fed the river is in the background.
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The mountain that we spotted the 4 big bulls on.
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The mountain that we spotted the 4 big bulls on.
After a good night’s rest, we got up early for breakfast, threw together a couple of sandwiches and a few snacks in our packs for lunch, grabbed our gear, hopped in the boats, and motored upriver, glassing for game along the way. The glacial river levels had been dropping for the past couple of weeks, making it difficult to get upstream far enough to get to some of their better spots without having to hike lots of extra miles. We got grounded several times on the submerged sand bars, and had to get out and push the boats into a little deeper water. (Where is “global warming” when we need it!) After fighting our way up as far as we could go, we finally resigned ourselves to the fact that we were just going to have to hike back in a bit further to get to the better spots, caribou especially.

We covered a bunch of miles the second day, and saw quite a lot of muskox, but the caribou were a bit spotty, only seeing a few small bulls and a bunch of cows and calves until later in the day. Finally, we spotted 4 really nice bulls feeding together partway up on a mountain slope. They problem was, they had a bunch of cows, calves, and a few smaller bulls feeding below them, right in the way of our potential stalking route. We watched them for approximately 45 minutes, and we finally decided that we could possibly get in front of them as they worked their way across the mountain. We would have to go around a big lake that was between us and them to get where we needed to be.

From: drycreek
08-Oct-19
Good story Troy, and congrats on the musk ox. Waiting on the rest........

From: t-roy
08-Oct-19

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Pic of Kenny and Bob. Bob’s on the right.
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Pic of Kenny and Bob. Bob’s on the right.
We started working our way around the lake, and as we crested a hill partway to our destination, Karsten suddenly crouched down and motioned that there were caribou below us, and there were a couple of good bulls in the bunch.

I should mention that the entire time we were looking for caribou on the second day, I was under the assumption that Bob was up to bat, as it was his turn. We determined that one bull was definitely a shooter, and I got ready to watch Bob kill his caribou. Bob looked at me and said “go get him!” I told him that it was his turn, but he said that he had plenty of time with the rifle, and these bulls were in a potentially very good location to make a stalk to get within bow range. Bob was very selfless on this hunt, and I was very appreciative to him for that!

So, while the rest of the group stayed back, Karsten and I worked our way around the side of the hill to figure out a plan of attack. We soon spotted both bulls feeding away from us, heading for a swale with a ridge running parallel with it, however, we had been spotted by a cow that was eyeballing us. She wasn’t quite sure what we were, so she would trot off a few steps, then stop and turn around to check us out again. After a few rounds of this, she finally decided that we were no threat and went back to feeding. By this time, both bulls had disappeared behind the ridge. Finally, the cow worked her way over the ridge as well, so I made my move. I quickly made my way to where I hoped the bulls had fed to, and slowly peeked over the ridge with an arrow nocked, to try and relocate them. Immediately, I spotted antler tops directly in front of me. The larger of the 2 bulls was feeding directly towards me at 30 yards! With his head still down, I drew back and waited, hoping he would turn broadside and give me a shot. At less than 20 yards, he finally lifted his head and spotted me. He quickly bolted and ran straight away from me, but only ran about 15-20 yards before stopping and looking back, quartering to me slightly. BIG mistake!

I guessed him at 35 yards and took the shot, hitting him tight behind his left shoulder and exiting about mid body on his right side. At the hit, he wheeled and raced to my left, before turning and running back to my right, heading straight towards a pond. I thought he was going to end up just like my moose, dying out in the middle of the water! Thankfully, he didn’t quite make it, plowing to a stop in the mud right at the water’s edge. A much better shooting display than on the muskox!

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08-Oct-19

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Here’s where he ended up.

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08-Oct-19

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The three Amigos
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Lucas, myself, Hollywood and Karsten
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Lucas, myself, Hollywood and Karsten
Everything worked out perfectly on that stalk, which is usually never the case for me! We got him drug out of the mud, cleaned him up a bit, and took a bunch of pics before getting him ready for the long trek back to the boats.

Notice the full quiver of arrows in the bow ;-)

From: Shug
08-Oct-19
Very cool stuff

08-Oct-19
AWESOME! Congrats man. The 2nd pic of the 'bou is spectacular. I'd blow that up, frame it, and hang it on the wall!

From: t-roy
08-Oct-19

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We saw quite a bit of this shed qiviut hanging in the brush. It gets pulled off the muskox’s hair as they walk through it.
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We saw quite a bit of this shed qiviut hanging in the brush. It gets pulled off the muskox’s hair as they walk through it.
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The perfect end to another awesome day!
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The perfect end to another awesome day!
After taking pics and pepping the caribou for the hike back to the boats, we headed out on the 4 mile trip, packing the caribou in similar fashion as the muskox, other than much less weight.

08-Oct-19
Awesome! Congratulations!

From: bowhunter24
09-Oct-19
That sure looks like a fun hunt to me! How was the ground to walk on, soft and spongy? Congrats and thanks for posting!

From: t-roy
09-Oct-19
Thanks for the comments, guys....except for your’s Nick! I was going to make this thread debate free, however, I would probably lose the argument of your point! ;-)

bowhunter24..... most of it was pretty solid and easy to walk on, but some areas were spongy, but still not difficult to navigate at all.

From: Rupe
09-Oct-19
Thanks for sharing your adventure. I really enjoyed reading about it.

From: pav
09-Oct-19
Congrats Troy! Adventure of a lifetime for sure! Thanks for posting the hunt recap and great photos!

From: BULELK1
09-Oct-19
WoW!!

Couple of Dandy Trophies right there.

Congrats young fella

Good luck, Robb

09-Oct-19
Congratulations! Sounds like a great trip. Thanks for taking the time to share.

09-Oct-19
Great hunt, story and pics.

There is something real about the story telling format Bowsite affords us. Kinda makes us feel like we were there! Thx again for taking us along. C

From: Mad Trapper
09-Oct-19
Congrats Troy!!

From: Zackman
09-Oct-19
Awesome Troy! Congrats

From: Dooner
09-Oct-19
Great story Troy. Thanks for sharing your hunt.

From: TrapperKayak
09-Oct-19
t-roy, that was a great adventure, thanks for sharing it with us. I am most amazed at those guys packing out that bull on their backs...three bone-in quarters on one load!!! Crikey!

From: Fuzz
09-Oct-19
Sounds like a great trip! Thanks for taking us along!

From: zabwelch
09-Oct-19
Awesome stuff t-roy! Congrats on both critters!

From: Scoot
09-Oct-19
Sounds like the trip of a lifetime to me, T! Congratulations and great work. Thanks for all the pictures and sharing their stories with us. Fun to tag along on a trip like this.

From: elkmtngear
09-Oct-19
Epic adventure, big Congrats, Troy!

09-Oct-19
Congrats Troy!! Greenland is a special place and a lot of fun!

From: Paul@thefort
09-Oct-19
Troy, what incredible beautiful county side of a very different kind. Your story will surely inspire others to take on the same hunting challenge. Nicely done with pictures and words.

What is the chance that your two guide/packers would come to Colorado for my next successful elk hunt, and help in the pack out? :) my best, Paul

From: huntinelk
09-Oct-19
Awesome trip, congrats

From: midwest
09-Oct-19
Great stuff...thanks, Troy!

From: Ron Niziolek
09-Oct-19
Great write-up Troy!

From: EliteFan
09-Oct-19
Great report and pics. I've been considering Greenland hard. You may have pushed me over the edge. :)

09-Oct-19
Great photos, Troy! Congratulations!

From: Bake
09-Oct-19
Awesome stuff!!! That's a hell of an adventure. Congrats!

From: njbuck
09-Oct-19
Great stuff, it sounds like its an action packed hunt in a target rich environment.

From: No Mercy
09-Oct-19
Awesome! What a great hunt!

Definitely a bucket list hunt for me.

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
09-Oct-19
Congrats again buddy!

From: longspeak74
09-Oct-19
Way to get it done, Troy! Great story.

From: otcWill
09-Oct-19
Really enjoyed it Troy! Congrats and thanks for taking us along

From: midwest
09-Oct-19
Sounds like you had a couple of great guys to share camp with. Very generous of them to give you first crack at both animals.

09-Oct-19
Awesome hunt! Congrats!!!

From: Bou'bound
09-Oct-19
Spectacular story. Unreal place. Adventure. You did well!!!

From: Treeline
09-Oct-19
Well told!

Damn good work there Troy! Spectacular and very special trophies for sure!

Congratulations!

From: t-roy
09-Oct-19

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Kenny’s bull
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Kenny’s bull
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Side view of his bull
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Side view of his bull
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Attack rabbit. Now I know how Jimmy Carter felt!
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Attack rabbit. Now I know how Jimmy Carter felt!
Thanks for the kind words, guys.

Paul.....I think you would have fit right in with those guys!l

I’ll add a few more details and pics of my hunt. We walked close to 22 miles total, on the day I killed my caribou, so we all slept in a bit on the third morning. We had spotted a big group of muskox basically, right above camp, when we were across the river on the second day. We hiked up into the hills and, after only a half mile or so, we found the herd, not too far from where we had first spotted them, and there was a nice bull in the group. Kenny and Karsten slipped up to within 100 yards and waited for the bull to turn broadside. The bull finally turned and Kenny shot him in the shoulder, breaking it. He ended up having shoot his bull 3 more times before he finally went down. Every shot was very well placed IMO. They can be some tuff critters!

We saw several white hares while hunting. They really stood out in the brush. These hares do not change colors from summer to winter, which was very surprising to me. This guy showed up while we were breaking Kenny’s bull down. He ended up running right through the middle of us, less than a couple of feet away!

From: t-roy
09-Oct-19

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I even worked in an obligatory “boots” shot!
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I even worked in an obligatory “boots” shot!
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Lunch!
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Lunch!
With Kenny and myself both tagged out, it was Bob’s turn. We got Kenny’s bull back to camp by early afternoon, and we just hung around camp the rest of the day. We got going early on the fourth day to see if we could find a good bou for Bob. Again, the river prevented us from going very far upstream, so it was back to hoofing it. We covered a bunch of ground that morning and into the afternoon, stopping often to glass and eat a bite or two.

From: wooddamon1
09-Oct-19
Awesome adventure, congrats on the animals!

From: drycreek
09-Oct-19
I appreciate tagging along on your adventure Troy, you did good !

From: HUNT MAN
09-Oct-19
Spectacular . Thanks for posting and lighting a fire in me. Congrats again. Hunt

From: Ambush
09-Oct-19
Awesome that you all got to hunt as a team and take part in each others hunts! Makes for a full adventure! Are you saving that cool skull pic for the wind up?

Heck of an adventure for a unique creature in a very different landscape. Not many hunters can make that claim. Congrats again!

From: t-roy
09-Oct-19

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Not sure what this is. Cotton grass possibly?
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Not sure what this is. Cotton grass possibly?
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Shed hunting paradise up there!
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Shed hunting paradise up there!
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We could have easily picked up over 100 sheds.
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We could have easily picked up over 100 sheds.
It was crazy the number of shed antlers we saw while hiking. My shed hunting buddy in Iowa would have been in heaven!

Several decent bulls were spotted this day, just not anything that Bob wanted to put his tag on. Late in the afternoon, we started back towards the river to eventually head back to camp. With less than a mile to go before we reached the boats, Bob spotted a good bull feeding up on the hillside across the small valley from our location. He quickly dropped his pack to use as a rest, and readied himself for the 250 yard shot at the walking bull. The bull stopped for just a moment and Bob shot, dropping the bull instantly.

From: t-roy
09-Oct-19

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Bob’s bull
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Bob’s bull
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Had to pack Bob’s caribou across the desert!
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Had to pack Bob’s caribou across the desert!
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We were all officially tagged out! It worked perfectly that Bob killed his bull fairly close to the boat as well.

From: t-roy
09-Oct-19

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Jack-o-lantern.......Greenland style
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Jack-o-lantern.......Greenland style
Here ya go, Rod!

I took a pic of my muskox skull with the flash on my phone, and totally did not expect this result. Turned out pretty cool IMO.

From: t-roy
09-Oct-19

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Here’s some random pics of the hunt.

From: t-roy
10-Oct-19

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Karsten’s son, Lucas (Aqqa)
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Karsten’s son, Lucas (Aqqa)
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Karsten’s daughter, Vivie.
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Karsten’s daughter, Vivie.
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Karsten’s wife, Hanne.
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Karsten’s wife, Hanne.
Karsten’s crew. What a great bunch of people to share camp with!

From: t-roy
10-Oct-19

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Forgot Hollywood! He was eyeballing my P&Y Kuiu hat the entire hunt, so I traded him my hat for his. I got the short end of the deal! It was a Nike Air hat, and a flat brim to boot :-( He was a great kid as well.

From: Whocares
10-Oct-19
Awesome trip, t-roy! Thanks for the great pics and story. Congrats!!

From: Yttails
10-Oct-19
Congrats, Troy!! Awesome hunt and story!!

From: Brotsky
11-Oct-19
Awesome hunt t-roy! Great pics and story telling! I see you did leave out the part about stealing the girl’s ice cream cone and having to leave the country! Greenland was a good choice! Ha! Congrats my friend! Beautiful trophies!

11-Oct-19
U da man!

From: Bake
11-Oct-19
A credit to your story and others like it, is that they always make me wanna go!

Congrats again!

From: krieger
12-Oct-19
Good stuff !!

From: Hawkeye
12-Oct-19
Great thread and hunt Troy! Finally got through it and really enjoyed it my friend. Well done:)

From: SteveB
12-Oct-19
What a great adventure! Thanks for sharing! Congratulations!!

From: t-roy
12-Oct-19

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Greenland National Forest. Karsten said they’ve got another 15 trees ordered! ;-)
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Greenland National Forest. Karsten said they’ve got another 15 trees ordered! ;-)
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Technically, it was gelato, Brotsky, and you know my motto “What happens in Kangerlussuaq “......

Thanks again guys. It was an amazing trip, and if you’re contemplating on going, I would highly recommend doing it. If you do decide to go, I can’t recommend Karsten’s outfit highly enough. There were some other hunters that I spoke with at the airport, and there were quite a few different guys that hunted with a few other outfits, that didn’t have nearly as good experiences as we did.

Here’s some more pics.

From: BigOk
12-Oct-19
Congrats

From: Trial153
12-Oct-19
Excellent!

From: drycreek
12-Oct-19
Lots of good pics in this thread Troy. Most enjoyable !

From: Deerplotter
12-Oct-19
Thanks for posting such a great story Troy. Nice bucket list accomplishment!

From: Mertyman
15-Oct-19
Such an amazing place and adventure. Congrats!

From: Nick Muche
15-Oct-19
Trip of a lifetime right there! Congrats!

From: wam
15-Oct-19
That’s awesome Troy!! On my bucket list, maybe sooner after reading this thread!

From: ki-ke
15-Oct-19
Great hunt and recap Troy! Thanks for sharing...

From: Bou'bound
15-Oct-19
Greenland. Go. Now. Period.

From: PAstringking
15-Oct-19
Karsten is the man. Congrats on a great adventure

17-Oct-19
Every once in a while you meet someone and think “they are my kinda people” Troy is one of those guys. Congrats on a great trip Troy. Pretty dam cool

From: Trial153
17-Oct-19
I need to put this in the books. Thanks for sharing buddy and congrats

From: jeg
19-Oct-19

From: Junior
20-Oct-19
Very nice! Awesome adventure! Thanks for sharing.....!

From: Native Okie
21-Oct-19
Great job, Troy!

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