Nunavut Muskox Hunt 10278
Cambridge Bay on Victoria Island bills itself as the “Muskox Capital” of the world. This designation was given due to southern Victoria Island having a population of 30,000 of these ice age big game animals. The entire island population of muskox is 45,000. Safari Club International classifies all Island muskox as the “Greenland” sub specie. This outfitter has been operating hunts here since 1995 with 100 percent hunter success. Virtually all of the muskox taken here would qualify for the Pope and Young record book and the SCI record book. Hunting is carried out from Cape Peel to Mount Pelly, on the southern coast of Victoria Island. Client-hunters fly by regularly scheduled airline to the village of Cambridge Bay and from there, travel by boat that takes 4 to 6 hours to the hunting area. This is the only area of Nunavut where the Greenland muskox can be hunted in August and September. This late summer package is ideally suited for individuals concerned about the weather conditions on March or November hunts. Travelling is carried out by boat to the hunting area. Hunters and guides then spot and stalk the inland tundra for muskox. All-terrain vehicles are also used. Expect to encounter a fair amount of game within a few kilometers of the shoreline. Accommodations are either tents or cabins depending on the location of the muskox. Both rifle and bow hunters can be virtually assured of a good muskox bull opportunity. The boat and tents give the clients and guides mobility to move along the coast until game is found. Bow hunters have had 100 percent hunter success on both the spring hunt and this late summer hunt. It is not uncommon to see 30 to 40 muskox daily.