We are approaching the beginning of the winter Musk Ox hunt in unit 22. I want to remind my fellow alaskans that ALL residents are eligible for a registration permit for unit 22 Ox. You must travel to Nome to get a permit. However, this year, permits are available throughout the season. Last year, the Dept. stop issuing permits on Dec. 31. So if you want to come to Nome in Feb. to hunt, permits will be available.
Also, this year, what were 3 seperate hunt areas, 22D Southwest, 22C, and 22D Kuzitrin drainage, have been combined into one registration permit. So the RX 099 permit is now useable in those 3 sub units. This is good as the 22D areas will likely NOT close until the season ending date of Mar 15. 22C will likely only be open for a couple weeks, beginning Jan 1, as local hunters will take the quota in that time.
22B is also open, but you must travel to a 22B village to get the permit.
There are hotels and B&Bs here in Nome, and other services are available for hunters. ADF&G office here in Nome should be able to steer you to whatever services are available.
Subunit 22E is the RX104 registration permit. This is the northern half of the Sew. Pen. There is a guide operating out of Shishmaref, and I believe he also outfits. There is also a snogo rental biz there and lodging is available in Shish.
So to sum it up, a unit 22 Ox hunt is certainly doable for any alaska resident. Like many other hunts, it is just a mattter of economics.
If you can't get enough info from F&G here in Nome, PM me.