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    Default 2008 Muskox Hunt Costs

    Hi All,

    Sorry I have not responeded to your messages before, but I had another adventure to go on. I made my first "Trek Over the Top" snow machine trip with my new Arctic Cat, Bear Cat 660 Turbo, from Tok, AK over the Taylor Highway to Dawson City, YK. A 200 mile trip one way. FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE AND TRIP!!!! Google it... there is still one more trek for this year, but don't miss going next year.

    Now... many have asked about the cost of my muskox hunting trip. My particular hunt was DX-003, a Nunivak Island Spring (Feb 1-Mar 15 2008) Bull Muskox hunt. Here is the breakdown:

    Drawing........................................... ...................$10.00
    Muskox Locking Tag/Permit...................................$500.00
    Nunivak Island "Transporter"...............................$2,500 .00
    (Nunivak Island "Guide" had quoted me $6,000.00)
    (Cost for "Transporter" included lodging, food, snow machines, etc.)

    Five (5) 50 lb waxed fish shipping boxes..................$75.00

    Postage for mailing four (4) 50 lb waxed fish boxes with personal
    gear and equipment to "Transporter" prior to hunt so that boxes would be there to ship meat back home. Much cheaper to mail than pay
    airline excess baggage fees.....................................$85.00

    Round Trip Alaska Airlines from Fairbanks-Bethel........$558.00
    Alaska Airlines change fee.......................................$75.00
    Round Trip Grant Aviation from Bethel-Mekoryuk........$354.00

    Excess Baggage Fee Grant Aviation Mekoryuk-Bethel..$355.00
    (Approximately 400 lbs--meat, hide, skull, extra gear that was
    mailed to "Transporter" prior to arrival)
    Excess Baggage Fee Alaska Air Cargo Bethel-Fairbanks..$187.00
    Parking at Fairbanks International Airport..................$38.00
    Skip's Taxidermy--Shoulder Mount......$2,500.00 to $3,000.00
    (Skip mounted my Buffalo in 2004....FANTASTIC work)

    (Personal gear and equipment not included in cost)

    Total Cost Between.................................$7,237 and $7,737

    Hope this helps give you an idea of the costs. But, regardless, the hunt is WELL WORTH IT!!! A FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE!!!!

    If you have any specific questions, please let me know and I will do my best to answer them.

    Rick Thompson

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    There will be 37 drawing permits available in unit 22 this coming season. I think they will be available during the spring draw application.
    All alaska res can get a registration permit for ox in unit 22 this coming season.
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    MT, feel free to NOT spread that info around.....geez man
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    Why not................you planning on being out here? Might be an opportunity for an out of work guide to make some money Jake.
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    i'll be putting in for tags out there this coming draw, but i can't guide that unit, not endorsed there.
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    I'll be putting in for that tag too. You pay the air cargo charge and I'll bring the snowmobiles

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