Barren Ground Muskox Hunts The Muskox is a signature statement in any trophy room. This is a pinnacle hunt, you are seeking to successfully hunt one of the ancient pre historic animals in Canada. There is no better place to hunt the largest Barren Ground Muskox in the Arctic then Aylmer Lake Lodge. The Barren Ground sub species are 15% larger in body and horn size than it's cousin the Greenland Muskox. The hide on the Muskox is simply stunning.
The area you will be hunting has never been commercially hunted. Our lodge is located in this new hunting zone. It's a brand new area in the NWT, Canada. You are hunting in the rut season so the Muskox are herded up for breeding. You will be witnessing the fighting between dominant bulls. When you come across a herd of Muskox it is not uncommon for multiple hunters to harvest their animal. This hunt is also conducive to archery hunters. The areas we hunt are so remote that the Muskox rarely if ever see humans.
Muskox hunts are during the most spectacular fall colours on earth. The sound of Muskox fighting the banging of skulls ringing out. The entire barren lands is vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows and the berries are bountiful and ripe. You should have opportunity to see caribou and wolves at this time of year. It's the time of year for spectacular spawning lake trout and Arctic Grayling fishing. Our Territory Our area is located in the northern barren-lands region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. We are located past the boreal forest into the barren-lands, that are renown for their giant lakes and river drainage that makes for a game rich environment. The Muskox population on the barren-lands in Unit U has been expanding and developing excellent size with populations estimated in the thousands. You will be remote, which puts you in the heart of where these majestic Muskox live.
Getting Here Your starting destination city is Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. You will need to fly into Yellowknife the day before on an early fight. You must attend the Environment and Natural Resources Office in Yellowknife to purchase your hunting license. The next day you will be boarding a charter flight that will fly you into the lodge to begin your hunt. We work to book early morning flights so that you are into camp to get your rifles shot and get you settled into camp and out on the Tundra hunting. Once you arrive at the charter plane your trip begins. Your flight is approximately two hours and you need to dress warm for the flight.
Hunt Schedule All of our Muskox hunts are minimum 8 full days of hunting. Once you leave on the charter flight begin to look for animals out your windows they are there and it's exciting to see the activity.
The Hunt This is a spot and stalk hunt, which means you'll be sitting and glassing areas that have Muskox. The Muskox are herding up for the rut season. We are going to hunt the herds and the single moving bulls. You will be out hunting for 12 hours a day.
Hunt Price $20,000.00 plus GST USD 50% Deposit Upon Booking
Addition Details You are hunting 1 hunter to 1 guide Prices and dates are subject to change
What's Included: Airport transport for pick up and drop off Transport to the float/ski plane dock for scheduled chartered flight to lodge Pick up from plane you go straight to Environment and Natural Resources office to register your game and get permit to export. Professional Guide Lodging and Meals Trophy care (Skinned and Salted) Meat cut and wrapped and boxed to ship meat out to yellowknife
Not Included: Commercial flights in and out of Yellowknife Hotels before and after hunt You must bring Collapsible dry bag coolers to take your hide, skull and meat if you are taking the meat back with you. If you are taking your meat home expect to be taking 300 lbs of boneless meat. Please ensure you have enough dry bags. We do not have dry bags on site. Don't expect to buy them in Yellowknife. We do have a donation network for the meat in Yellowknife Gratuities Licenses, Trophy permits for export and shipment fees Flight to leave camp for other than scheduled flights Due to fluctuating fuel costs, a fuel surcharge maybe applicable You must purchase medical evacuation insurance we use Global Rescue we have them on our website. You must purchase cancellation insurance
Optional: Rifle rental $250.00 USD Non hunter/observer - $750.00 USD per day
Beautiful lodge main camp
Buy licenses thrums the outfitter.