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Trip Report: Muskox in Greenland
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Posts: 1489 | Location: New York | Registered: 01 January 2010Reply With Quote
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Great photos & a super Trip Report.

This hunt really has my interest peaked ..... wonder if I can tolerate the cold?

What rifle & cartridge did you use and w/what optics; bino & scope? Does the cold result in fogged optics that sorta requires the "hold your breath & view routine"?

I hunted one time where it was so cold that simply mounting the rifle caused a fogged ocular lens. Lotsa fumbling, there.


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Posts: 3433 | Location: Frankfurt, Germany | Registered: 23 December 2004Reply With Quote
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Fantastic report, sounds like a true adventure!
 
Posts: 2359 | Location: London | Registered: 31 May 2003Reply With Quote
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Gerry: it was a great trip!

Cold: I wondered if I could tolerate it, and to be honest, was not an issue. Yes, -30C is very cold. But, the seal-skin suits, over a good set of thermals, and none of us were cold at any time (on the contrary, needed to be careful not to overheat when walking around). Its a very dry cold, so not biting at all.

Rifle: I took my Remington 700, in 7mm Rem Mag. Leupold 4.5-14x50. Again, its a dry cold, so no fogging at all. Only recommendation would be to have a good soft case, with a sling. For the argocat.

Binos / Optics: did not fog at any point, for anyone.

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Very nice Dugong!

There's a romance about hunting in those frozen expanses, like Gerry I've started wondering..... Big Grin

Best,

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Posts: 11731 | Location: London, UK | Registered: 02 September 2007Reply With Quote
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Great report, I so want to do that one day and even tried bidding on a hunt at the sci show but was outbid. Great trophies, Thanks for sharing.


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Posts: 1013 | Location: Nebraska | Registered: 30 August 2010Reply With Quote
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That looks like a really cool adventure. Nice report.
 
Posts: 2826 | Location: Houston | Registered: 01 May 2007Reply With Quote
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What an adventure!

Congratulations!
 
Posts: 1660 | Location: Winston,Georgia | Registered: 07 July 2007Reply With Quote
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great hunt and wonderful pictures. Greenland is not the same in summer...


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Posts: 1419 | Location: northern italy | Registered: 01 June 2002Reply With Quote
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Great pics and great report!
I want to do this hunt at some point sooner than later.
 
Posts: 2123 | Location: AZ and TX | Registered: 13 February 2006Reply With Quote
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Very Interesting Hunt!!

In some of your pictures, the sky has an arched--rippling effect. Was that visible in real-time, or only on the photos?

A Greenland or Iceland hunt is hopefully in my future.


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Posts: 8100 | Location: NW Arkansas | Registered: 09 July 2005Reply With Quote
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Steve: no, thats a point & choot camera acting up @ -30C... don't know what Canon says in the manual at that tempSmiler
 
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Congratulations!

Mere survival at such temperatures would deserve congratulations. But you have again proved that there is no situation that science and skill cannot master.

Amazing, and primitive, beasts.


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Posts: 11334 | Location: New England | Registered: 06 June 2003Reply With Quote
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Congratulations sounds like a great hunt and a unique experience.
 
Posts: 2127 | Location: New York, USA | Registered: 13 March 2005Reply With Quote
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Awesome..
Peaks my interest as well. Does anybody know the difficulty, if any, of getting one of these wonderfull animals back in the United States.
 
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That will be one awesome mount!
 
Posts: 18656 | Location: Very NW NJ up in the Mountains | Registered: 14 June 2009Reply With Quote
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Woodsie: the trophies are not back yet, but Mathias had the export licenses ready before we arrived (saw them and have copy). Have been assured they will be flying to JFK by mid May.

Mounts: great point. Anyone have suggestions or better yet pictures of theirs (for inspiration)?
 
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Rifle: I took my Remington 700, in 7mm Rem Mag. Leupold 4.5-14x50. Again, its a dry cold, so no fogging at all. Only recommendation would be to have a good soft case, with a sling. For the argocat.

What a great trip and excellent photos....
Enjoyed that!
 
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Interesting hunt in an interesting part of the world. Thanks for posting!


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Posts: 7081 | Location: Victoria, Texas | Registered: 30 March 2003Reply With Quote
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Great hunt report and pictures. What an adventure!!


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Posts: 750 | Location: Montana HD 705/Florida's Gulf Coast | Registered: 23 March 2011Reply With Quote
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what a great trip i love hunting in the snow and mountains ,here you can hunt some species in similar conditions in the far south .


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Posts: 6349 | Location: Cordoba argentina | Registered: 26 July 2004Reply With Quote
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Great report, thanks for sharing with us. I'm going to northern Canada for Muskox in Oct. HOpe my hunt goes as well as yours did!!!!
 
Posts: 137 | Location: Dardanelle, Arkansas | Registered: 08 November 2009Reply With Quote
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Great report and terrific pictures, thanks for sharing.
 
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you noted in your report that the foxes and birds cleaned up the animal and am wondering if that meant just the gut pile, or the carcass. Wasn't sure from the way it was worded. Thanks.
 
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Just re-read your post and said they could clean up a whole carcass overnight, and that's why I was wondering if the carcass was left out there, or just the gut pile. Would seem to me muskox meat should be good to eat. Did you actually get to eat any or take any back with you?
 
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Outstanding! tu2
 
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Posts: 1071 | Location: Oslo area, Norway | Registered: 26 June 2013Reply With Quote
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Congratulations, amazing hunt!
 
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Way too cool.

Great hunt.


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Posts: 8769 | Location: Zambia | Registered: 10 April 2009Reply With Quote
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I need to participate in an adventure like this ,so different to my daily hunts ,now this expedition is on my wish list .


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Posts: 6349 | Location: Cordoba argentina | Registered: 26 July 2004Reply With Quote
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Could be an awesome AR boys hunt...
 
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