Our octoberhunts is in our other conscession area nr 11. A beautifull area where you can see the inlandice from camp.
In 2019 we will be making hunts in the area, where we use dogsledge as transport. These hunts are sold a bit cheaper in 2019 as testhunts. The musk-ox are there, but we have to test and adjust our use of dogsledge, so there can be some deviations from the main plans. That also why there in 2019 only will be two hunters pr tour, so there is extra time for unforseen problems.
Octoberhunt is a bit colder, down to minus 15 celcius, men still long days, and not really cold weather as it is just the start of winter. So its almost like winterhunt..
The hunt is still mainly traditional hunt on foot, but with the dogsledge for transport of meat and trophy back to camp. So you still have to walk alot, but without the heavy work of carrying meat and trophy back. Depending of terrain, we can use dogsledge as persons transport, with no gurante because it depends of snow conditions, but even with no snow the dogs can still pull the meat and trophy back to camp.
When the dogsledge isent there, meat and trophies is stored in tents, and is brought down with dogsledge later. But wery important compared to hunts in aug-sept, you dont have to carry down trophies and meat.
Our succesrate for musk-ox in the area is over 95% with almost all as old bulls, and about 98% on reindeer.
Our camp is at a big lake right in front of the huntingarea. Its tent camp with a big heated kitchentent and small seperate sleepingtents. Arctic sleepingbag and matress is included. We also have camp beds if anyone wants those.
There is not cabin possibilities as it is partially protected area.
Transport from Kangerlussuaq is with car the first 20 km until we are at the big lake, from here we sail all stuff over the lake to the camp. Depending on weather transport from car to camp can be with dogsedge or it might be necessary to walk.
There will be 1 guide pr two hunters.
Non hunters on these octoberhunts is required to go along on hunts, and cant stay alone in camp.
Food is normal food as aug-sept hunts, but even thow transport is much easier, there is some limits in bringing beer and glass soft drinks because they might freze to ice.
Day 1, arrival with airplane, transport to camp.
Day 2-5, hunt from camp.
Day 6, transport back to Kangerlussuaq
You can not fly home on day 6, you have to book airplane for day 7.
After the hunt you can stay free of charge on Kangerlussuaq Youth Hostel for a few days.
As with all hunting, even thow our succesrate is high, we cant gurante you will get your animal. So please be realistic with your expectations, and alot depends on your fitness, and skill with a rifle.
After you got your musk-ox, if there is more time there is small game hunt on snowhare, ptharmigans and fox included.
You can bring up to 5 kg meat back home from your animals, as frozen meat it can be brought do Denmark without any restrictions.
We bring safety equipment and sattellite phone on all hunts.