Thinking about Musk Ox

DeeDee

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With week after week of terrible weather I am considering a Musk Ox hunt:


Not exactly sure how this Florida native would take 'cooler' weather:



Would take this to camp:



Could possibly be a 'little' different from Florida:



Next up:



Three hours later:



A long, very long, shot:



Talk about a trophy:



Looks exciting!

Anybody ever hunted Musk Ox?
 

DeeDee

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This just in from one of my friends who has actually harvested a Musk Ox...

"Find a good guide (Hunter and trappers association) Get a bonifide arctic survival suit. Don't fool with the stuff from Cabelas or Bass pro Shop. Not that they are bad you need to be able to survive at 60 to 80F below zero. Get your guide to have you a pair of Wolf skin gloves made. Be very careful on riding dog sled or on the snow machines as you can get frostbite in a second.. Also be very careful to not drink anything hot, you can crack your teeth real easy. Keep a muffler (scarf) around your face so you don't frost bite your lungs. If you want to be a hero carry your guide fresh oranges that you just picked and a carton of Salem cigarettes. Seem the Hudson Bay Trading company can't supply them fresh and the Eskimoes smoke like a chimney. I carried my elephant gun a .470 double rifle which did a nice job, you will probably be shooting between 50 and 100 yards. This is very important that you flush what ever weapon you take with white gas you want NO oil. Everything will freeze solid, I had a bottle of Vodka freeze solid, they put a additive in their skydos as the gas turns to gel. One last thing there are some old bush pilots and some bold bush pilot but there no old bold bush pilots. At the top of the world I would recommend Willard who owns Aklak air."

Sounds a 'little' chilly!
 

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Dee:

Listen to the MeatEater podcast that focuses on Musk Ox. Great information. (And, you will then want to listen to all the Meateater Podcasts.) From what I gathered, it's not much of a hunt for Musk Ox. It's more of an adventure in surviving the weather, and appreciating the indigenous people's culture. You will just be the trigger man. I think you can rent all that gear that you need once you get to your destination. It's a very uncomfortable hunt. But, the adventure is worth it. And, you will be able to collect a critter that is unlike anything on earth.
 
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DeeDee

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"It's more of an adventure in surviving the weather, and appreciating the indigenous people's culture."

Agreed 100% Very well said!
 

MJB

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sold it!!
Where's Ed?

He did one last year I think
 

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And then what? Musk ox steaks? Sausage? But seriously is musk Ox edible? Do people mount the head or horns? Area rug from the pelt? The horns look amazing.
 

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Think I’ll stick to being a master baiter, all that red meat must play havoc with your cholesterol levels.
 

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And then what? Musk ox steaks? Sausage? But seriously is musk Ox edible? Do people mount the head or horns? Area rug from the pelt? The horns look amazing.
I wouldn’t try mounting the head and horn areas.
 

DeeDee

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Musk Ox are eaten and served in restaurants, far north country. Can't help but wonder how they taste. Anyone know?
Here is a mount in my fiends den:
 

la vida

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Always comment to my wife when I watch those Alaska tv shows.
Why would anyone want to go there? Its frozen.