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    Default Musk ox...it's whats for dinner!!

    Had a few open tags to fill, so we decided we'd be the ones to do so. Two dandy bulls and a nice eating cow:






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    YEAH! whats the dirty details?
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    Alaskan22,

    That is what I call going to the store for some meat. A lot of good eating there.

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    Nice Job Matt!
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    Chris, Tony could have been a part but he pussed out. I asked, but nooooooo, he didn't want to get his "tootsies cold". hahaha
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    Quote Originally Posted by FurFishGame View Post
    YEAH! whats the dirty details?
    Um...had to shoot twice. Both good shots, but she wasn't interested in laying down early. Oh, and had to use the buddy's .308 as the normally reliable .450 BLR had issues with winter temps and conditions (snow got in the action...and I'm not sure how).

    That was about it. pretty quick and easy, just how I like it.
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    Right on!

    I mucho preferr Mid March Muskox, nice and fat, great stuff!
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    I was just thinking that I don't think I've ever even heard of what musk ox tastes like. What would you compare it to? By the way....CONGRATS...!!!

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    man thats a cool and gnarly looking boss on that one. Good stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by strangerinastrangeland View Post
    Right on!

    I mucho preferr Mid March Muskox, nice and fat, great stuff!
    oh...march?.....NOW!..you tell me..


    22.. looks tasty!
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    There was a "veal" aspect to this hunt...but I'm going to leave that portion out. But i'm guessing that would have been some DELICIOUS eats!

    Very fat all three of these! Surprised at how fat they were.

    the boss on that one is HUGE. Oldest, narliest one I've seen out of any of the hunts i've been on. Not only that, the bodies on these bulls were by far the BIGGEST i've ever seen. I'm not sure you can tell in the pictures, but they REALLY fill up those siglins!
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    Muskox , by March are much fatter than January Ox, I dont know why, Vince.....I would have waited too, but the hunt up this way is getting competeitive. A couple days after we left with the 4 Bulls, 2 Troopers hunted Deering cemetary Hill and caught 2 more Bulls, and the hunt was done and over

    When it was tierII, the tag holder could wait untill the last day and get a real Chubby, glad to see Alaskan can get em' when they are "Prime"
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    Yup, we used to wait till the perfect day in March, but that all changed when the pressure did. Because of that pressure and entire herd got shot out this year (20 animals). The quota was 8 ox (only a few cows), and even though everyone could see more than 8 had been taken they just kept on shooting.

    I wasn't in a hurry to go out and get one, but I knew a few people that could use the meat and had a buddy that needed meat...so we decided to make it a day.

    Thanks everyone for the kind words. Wish there were more trophy hunts so I could help a few more of our forum members fulfill this trophy of a lifetime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4merguide View Post
    I was just thinking that I don't think I've ever even heard of what musk ox tastes like. What would you compare it to? By the way....CONGRATS...!!!
    It is the finest game animal, no...it is the finest meat I have ever had with a taste very similar to fine beef..Ours was from Nunivak and still is absolutely delicious...Well marbled and tender, our bull dressed out at 251 lbs of boned out meat..The flavor was in a word awesome...

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndyCzar View Post
    It is the finest game animal, no...it is the finest meat I have ever had with a taste very similar to fine beef..Ours was from Nunivak and still is absolutely delicious...Well marbled and tender, our bull dressed out at 251 lbs of boned out meat..The flavor was in a word awesome...
    My experience has been the same. It is our preferred meat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IndyCzar View Post
    It is the finest game animal, no...it is the finest meat I have ever had with a taste very similar to fine beef..Ours was from Nunivak and still is absolutely delicious...Well marbled and tender, our bull dressed out at 251 lbs of boned out meat..The flavor was in a word awesome...
    Thank you. Looks like a great animal to go after as well...!!!

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    Nice work. Looks like a great day as well. That one is a real old bull & big bodied.

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    I forgot to ask.......are even the old bulls still good eating?

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    Old bulls are plenty good eating. Parts of the older bulls are somewhat tougher, so need more cooking or............send out for sausage.
    Backstraps, tenderloins, ribs for the BBQ.............that's good stuff on any age animal.
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    Good job on another great hunt Alaskan22! Thats a great pic of all three muskox loaded up in the Siglins.

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