I stopped by Cabela's in Kansas City when I was back visiting at Christmas and found myself standing in front of their musk-ox mount display. They had five or six ox lined up together and as I stood there at ten feet studying them I realized I had no idea which one would be the best of the group. They all pretty much looked the same.
I'm making the trip to Nunivak next month and would like to hear your tricks for judging musk-ox. I've heard the general; look for dark horns, full boss, black horn tips. The question is, without one obvious monster standing among a couple average bulls, how do you judge mature, from above good or excellent?
If you see a guy standing in Sportsman's staring up at the musk-ox intently, that's just me trying to figure out if it's average or a true trophy.