Musk ox 2023 outfitter suggestion
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Contributors to this thread:
c5ken 04-Aug-22
Shug 04-Aug-22
Shug 04-Aug-22
Bou'bound 04-Aug-22
yeager 04-Aug-22
Shug 04-Aug-22
t-roy 04-Aug-22
t-roy 04-Aug-22
Chief 419 05-Aug-22
Bou'bound 05-Aug-22
Treeline 05-Aug-22
Chief 419 05-Aug-22
Treeline 05-Aug-22
Rock 05-Aug-22
c5ken 05-Aug-22
c5ken 05-Aug-22
bowonly 06-Aug-22
Whatthefoc 06-Aug-22
Bou'bound 07-Aug-22
Potro 08-Aug-22
sticksender 08-Aug-22
sticksender 08-Aug-22
From: c5ken
04-Aug-22
Looking to book a warmer weather musk ox hunt in 2023.. Can anyone suggest an outfitter?

From: Shug
04-Aug-22
Karsten Lings in Greenland Great guy great outfit You’ll find he’s considerably less price wise than other Greenland outfits but is just as good or better

https://lingshuntinggreenland.com/

From: Shug
04-Aug-22

Shug's Link

From: Bou'bound
04-Aug-22
My son and I are going with karsten sept 2023 on the river camp hunt. Will be my second Greenland adventure. First was amazing.

Good references here from t-Roy shug and others.

From: yeager
04-Aug-22
Frank Feldman of Bowhunting Greenland. Myself and three other Bowsiters were on my trip this past October. Frank and his crew and the area were absolutely fantastic.

From: Shug
04-Aug-22

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Shug's embedded Photo
Karstens tent camp on the river…

The bedding was unbelievable..

From: t-roy
04-Aug-22

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Musk-o-lantern
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Musk-o-lantern
Another thumbs up for Karsten’s operation. They were a first rate operation in every aspect of the hunt. Great family operation.

From: t-roy
04-Aug-22

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From: Chief 419
05-Aug-22
Frank Feldman runs a great hunt in Greenland. I hunted with him twice. check out Bowhunting Greenland’s website.

From: Bou'bound
05-Aug-22
Frank is exceptional. Hunted with him in 2019 as the first group to hunt the interior camp, vs. the coastal camp. We accessed by helicopter. one of my top hunt adventures ever and as good an operation as you could ask for.

His prices has almost doubled in since then based on BSC posted rates he is now $14K for one ox. I just could not swing doing that again at those prices when paying for 2 people and all the travel and logistical costs which are material. Karsten is less for 2 ox ($8,100 for one / $11,600 for two) than Frank is for one ox. You will never go wrong with Frank, but know you may be spending a lot more for no incremental benefit if Karsten is all his references and booking agents say he is.

From: Treeline
05-Aug-22
Are you still restricted to using a compound in Greenland?

From: Chief 419
05-Aug-22
Treeline, Yes. Still compound only.

From: Treeline
05-Aug-22
Will just have to keep hoping for Alaska, then!

From: Rock
05-Aug-22
When I went in 2013 I book directly with the Inuit people in ULUKHAKTOK NT (Holman) and had a great hunt in September weather was good but we did have some snow and cold also.

From: c5ken
05-Aug-22
Looking to book a warmer weather musk ox hunt in 2023.. Can anyone suggest an outfitter?

From: c5ken
05-Aug-22
Thanks guys for all the good info. Hopefully I’ll be able to get a hunt booked in 2023

From: bowonly
06-Aug-22
I also hunted Ulukhaktok (Holman) in 2012 in October. I have heard those accessible muskox on Victoria Island have since been overhunted and numbers affected by disease. Something to research. While I did have a good hunt, I did not see lots of animals. Locals stopped me in the village and assured me all "sport hunters" get a muskox and I almost made history by being the first "sport hunter" to not get one.

When you total the cost of the hunt (including airfare, lodging, and trophy return) island muskox has been the lowest compared to mainland NWT hunts, and both of those lower than what has been quoted for Greenland recently. Trophy quality seems smaller on the islands, followed by Greenland, with the mainland NWT offering the largest, including the new B&C world record. As always, outfitter costs for each location can vary. I haven't included Alaska because you have to draw the license. I can tell you more next month. My partner and I leave for mainland NWT in a week for muskox where they welcome traditional bows. (And Greenland can go piss up a rope)

From: Whatthefoc
06-Aug-22
Hey bowonly - which outfitter u going with?

From: Bou'bound
07-Aug-22
Hunted out of Cambridge Bay twoce with Canada North. Great trips in the "spring" First was -40F w/o wind chill second was warmer -20F.

The barren ground hunts are more expensive, longer, and bigger ox. both originated in cambridge bay, but they mainland hunts went over the sea ice to get to the mainland where the hunts took place.

From: Potro
08-Aug-22
I hunted with Shane Black of Canada North Outfitting Excelent hunt and great services I did the hunt in March

From: sticksender
08-Aug-22
If you’re only doing it once and obtaining maximum trophy size is not a goal, then Greenland is a good choice. Typical ox taken will score in the 85-100 inch range. Fairly uncommon to kill one much over 105 inches net B&C/P&Y. This data is available in the P&Y online database. If you need a monster in the B&C class, there are probably better options to the west. Hunted Greenland twice so far, and loved the terrain and scenery.

From: sticksender
08-Aug-22
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