"Five hunters shot bulls on the first day of their hunts. The first group of three hunters was followed by the remaining clients the next day. Four of the five bulls averaged 273-7/8 SCI points, with the largest scoring 294-3/8 points. The smallest bull scored 191-1/8 SCI points, and it was the only one that did not meet the SCI minimum of 250 points. It was high and had good mass, apparently, but just not many points. I confirmed with SCI that these bulls will be classified under the exotic, free-range reindeer category.
"Few hunters in North America know this specie can be found in the Aleutians, much less that it may be hunted. MUMA is operating hunts for these animals out of Ugludax Lodge, located in the Aleut village of Nikolski on Umnak Island west of Dutch Harbor. The 4,000-square-foot cedar lodge overlooks nearby lakes and has a superb view of 7,000-foot Mount Visevidof.
"A five-day reindeer hunt is priced at $3,500, and it requires a minimum of two hunters booked at a time. Add two days of travel on both ends of the hunt. You should also know that the weather in this part of the world is very unpredictable. This price includes fishing for silver salmon and halibut, and a variety of other angling opportunities and tours while in camp. Hunters fly commercially from Anchorage to Dutch Harbor, and then on to Nikolski."