Arctic Island Muskox
Spring and Fall Arctic Island Muskox at Holman, Northwest Territories – Canada
“Andrew Lake Lodge and Lynx Tundra Lodge act as booking agents for Adventure Northwest for all Northwest Territory and Nunavit Territory hunts. Let our experience help plan your arctic hunting adventure!”
Canada has about 113,300 muskoxen and, after increasing in abundance for about 30 years, numbers appear to have peaked and in some areas are declining. In 2012, Canada had about 113,300 muskoxen, ~75% of the the World population.
Nobody welcomes a hunter like the Ulukhaktok community. In a land without fences, where animals haven’t heard the sound of gunfire, your guides will ensure the biggest hardship is choosing which muskoxen will become that perfect trophy. Although you’ll quickly realize that this land, barely brushed by time, has more draw than just the thrill of the big hunt. Traditional events like community drum dances, camping on the rugged land, hooking a real northern fish and the chance to nab a super-sized Arctic hare are waiting for you.
While the hunt is listed as five days, actual hunting time may be less, due to the abundance of game. We leave it up to you, head back and enjoy the community or stay out on the land and camp. These hunts are 100% successful with all types of weapons: recurve, longbow and compound bows, muzzle loaders and modern weapons.
The cabins are owned by Ulukhaktok community members. They are functional, but not fancy. Most are heated with oil or Coleman stoves and are comfortable for sleeping. The food will be simple but plentiful, perfect after a day in the Arctic.
You will be transported on a sled, pulled by a snowmobile. This provides superb mobility and allows you to scope many muskoxen. Hunts are available from April through May. The days are long and temperatures comfortable.
You will go inland by ATV or along the coast by boat. The terrain is rough and the ride can become tiresome, so you must be mentally and physically prepared.
5 Day Community Hunt: Northwest Territories
Muskox Hunt Packages include:
- accommodation/meals while in camp
- one guide for every hunter
- field prep of trophy and hides.
It does NOT include:
• Muskox license
• Government trophy and export fees
• 5% goods and service tax
• Meat processing
• Canadian firearms import fee (if applicable)
• Your travel to Yellowknife and all costs associated with that
• Commercial flights to and from communities and
accommodation/meals while in Yellowknife and community.