So I am dropping off a set of moose antlers at Knights Taxidermy in Anchorage and something in back of their shop catches my eye. I move a plastic bag down alittle and notice a Muskox they had made into a rug. I enjoy reading stories of others hunting Muskox but haven't been interested in hunting them myself until I actually saw one (rugged out) in person. So, fast forward a few weeks and through alittle research I have found that the meat is delicious, it's definitely a great experience to hunt them, and it is a EXPENSIVE hunt.
I have looked into each permit in the drawing and before I start applying for one in this years drawing I am curious to know if anyone has actually drawn a permit and not spent $6000 to hunt them. It seems like the biggest cost involved is the transporter, and from what I gather the most expensive permit to draw is Nunivak Is. Has anyone ever hunted them successfully without paying for a transporter? Just looking for some thoughts from those that have hunted the shaggy creatures and if there is a cheaper way to do it, thanks.