Subscriber Reports On Greenland Musk Ox And Reindeer Hunting


Published: December - 2009

Subscriber Mario Nobili reports hunting musk ox and reindeer in Greenland this past July. The hunt was booked through Club Lax-a, an agency perhaps more familiar to subscribers of our sister publication, The Angling Report. It's run by a true character, a slightly larger-than-life Icelander named Arni Baldursson who is venturing more and more to the hunting side of sporting travel with hunts for Siberian roe buck, as well as some hunting in Argentina, Africa and elsewhere.

Here's how Nobili describes his Greenland hunt for muskox and reindeer: "This is not only a very interesting hunt but also a very interesting trip to a unique place. In fact, the landscape and the environment are truly exceptional enough to justify a trip there to admire it. In Greenland, there are no roads and all transfers are done by boat. So you can browse for entire days among hundreds of icebergs of the most disparate shapes and calved from some of the largest glaciers on Earth."

"The muskox hunt is from Ivictut in south-west Greenland, after a spectacular trip of almost six hours by boat from Narsaq, through fjords, glaciers and icebergs. The accommodations in Ivictut were in a very comfortable Danish-style house near a cryolite mine abandoned not many years ago.

"The muskox are abundant in this area, and they stay in the vicinity of the beaches for grazing, so they are easily located from the sea. Once a nice bull is spotted, the hunter leaves the boat and approaches it with the help of some local Inuit guides. These guides are friendly. It is not difficult to get a good trophy. (See photo in our online Trophy Gallery.) This hunt can be made in one day, if the weather cooperates.

"The reindeer hunt is staged near Narsaq on a beautiful mountainous island about 35 kilometers long. This is for completely free-ranging reindeer. Hunters circumnavigate the island by boat to spot animals close to the shore or if the animals aren't visible, you go ashore and walk up the mountains. Unfortunately,........(continued)

 
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