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    Default Musk Ox

    Heading off to Nunavak Island in a week or so. This is my buddy's we got last year.
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    man those things eat me up...would love to get one. when you get back give us a rundown on your trip including costs...i've heard canada is cheaper to do.
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    Default Muskox Pic

    I got this one a couple of years ago.
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    ya ya ok geez rub it in...any idea what your total cost was to pull that hunt off? i haven't been putting in for a tag cause i'm afraid i won't have the coin to go if i do draw.
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    Default Why give your moeny to Canukers?

    When you can support the local economy in Alaska & keep the change???

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    hard to spend money in alaska for a muskox without a tag. can't wait around forever. but don't have the coin now anyway, just wanna know, that way if i can pull it off i'll start applying for tags again.
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    Default cost of a muskox

    Was lucky in Feb of 05. Tag $500. Best transporter ever "Abraham David" $3000, Flight to Mekoryuk ? used airline miles. Tip and misc expense $500 Cost of full mount more than everything else combined. Truly once in a lifetime. My own personal rough score 101 1/2 would qualify for B&C if I wanted to enter.

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    Default Muskox Hunt Costs in 2005

    It was an expensive hunt even for Alaska. A person could easily spend five grand or more. Here is a breakdown of the costs.

    $1800 Hire Transporter
    $500 Muskox Tag
    $000 Flights to Bethel & Mekoryuk (Used FF miles)
    $150 Ship Meat & Hide from Mekoryuk to Bethel
    $90 Ship Meat & Hide from Bethel to Anchorage
    $690 Tan Cape & backskin
    $140 Meat Packaging
    $1000 Shoulder Mount

    $4370 Total

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    so if you don't mount it and sell the hide you might come out around 3g's or less actually i guess...didn't do the math before.?
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    Default my mistake

    Transporter was $2000 just checked to be sure. I was lucky with no shipping costs for meat. Counter girl messed up on my flight then didnt charge shipping to make up for it.

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    Default Muskox Scores

    Pope & Young Minimum Score = 90
    Boone & Crocket Minimum Score = 105

    My gross score = 103 3/8
    My Net score = 100 2/8

    I have all the paper work for Pope & Young but I haven't sent it in with the $25.

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    Tier 2 tag- free
    Driving to Teller 4 times-500 in gas
    90 pounds of meat to the sausage maker-500 bucks
    Selling the hide and horns for a profit- priceless.

    Are you guys unaware of the fact that there is a draw hunt in unit 22, as well as a registration hunt open to any state res.?
    I can't help being a lazy, dumb, weekend warrior.......I have a JOB!
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    Default have fun

    Have a good time when you are out here. I got my cow a few weeks ago. GREAT EATIN.

    Who are you going out with? Looks like James Whitman?

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    Default Musk Ox Costs

    Transporter Fee including lodging in Mekoryuk - $2000
    Non Hunter - $500
    Tip - $300
    Flight to Bethel - $0 ( Alaska Air Miles)
    Expenses In Bethel due to bad Wx - $300
    Flight Bethel to Mekoryuk ( Bad timing, funeral, National Guard callup)
    - $120 ea
    Quiviet Hat bought for wife in Mekoryuk - $300
    Taxidermy ( Buddy had rug made with horns attached, awesome!)
    - $2250 plus $250 tip

    Hunt Of A Lifetime - PRICELESS
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    Man now I'm jealous. I would pay that in a heart beat to hunt a musk ox. Though in canada NWT you can do it cheaper
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    Those rugs are pretty cool. FYI, the flight from BET to MYU cannot be on mileage anymore as ERA has left BET.

    I don't recommend you put in....it's wayyyy too expensive.

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    fishermann222, that's two in a row for you isn't it?

    I did the hunt last year on the extended season, I think I was the last hunter in that year and there were still plenty left. Abe David is THE transporter to use on Nunivak.

    Cost break out as best as I can remember:

    Transporter - $2000
    Airfare - $000 airmiles (would've been $750.00?)
    Tag - $500
    Shipping meat Bethel to Anch - $500
    Meat processing - $160
    Shoulder mount - $700
    Hide tanned $200

    TOTAL - $4060

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    I think you will find that you will have a LOT more into it for a hunt on the Canada mainland. I had about $8500 into this one not including any taxidermy and I used FF miles to get into Edmonton. That was a couple years ago. Prices have gone up.

    I am not sure but I don't think there is anymore hunting for them in the NWT. Most of it is in Nunavut. Mine is the Barren Ground species, Alaska has the Greenland which can also be hunted on the Nunavut islands for a little less than I paid.


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    That is a great ox, he is huge.
    Here is mine. Final product.
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    Banks Island has some pretty good deals going on the ox a buddy of mine shot two and from the time he left his house in MN and got home with two muskox and no meat was 5500 bucks, but he didn't use frequent flyer miles for anything and purchased two ox tags...sounds like it might come out about the same but minus the meat...but you don't have to draw a tag...
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