Arctic Hunts

Northern Hunts for Muskox and Polar Bear

Polar bears are thriving unlike many would like you to believe – there are an estimated 30,000 in the world. By far and away the most exist in Nunavut where an estimated 20,000 exist. It is also the only place to hunt them. The hunts are more for conservation and actually help the population. Also the villages make a good portion of their income from these hunts.

There are two distinct types of muskox in North America. The Barren Ground muskox is found on mainland Canada of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut as well as King William Island. This type of muskox has the largest horns and heaviest bodies of the two types, weighing up to 750 pounds. The Greenland muskox is found on the arctic islands in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut as well as Greenland. Hunts can be conducted in the winter/spring or fall. With guard hairs as long as 24 inches, muskox appear to have a “skirt”. Once harvested, they make a beautiful full body mount. The meat is as fine as prime beef and should be sampled before leaving camp.

Legacy Outdoors offers high quality hunts for both muskox and Polar bear. We only work with the most reputable hunting outfitters in a region. We have been helping northern hunters find the best hunts for a long time at no extra cost to the hunter. We constantly keep up with the outfitters and their hunting areas and many other factors can affect hunting success. We can help you find the best hunts where you have the best chance of success at harvesting either a trophy muskox or Polar bear. Click to learn more about Muskox Hunts and Polar Bear Hunts

Choosing the type of Arctic Hunts

Muskox and Polar bear hunts are generally not too physical. Some things to consider on where to hunt are costs to access the extremely remote areas of the Canadian arctic. Access to Greenland is generally a bit easier. And then there is the time of year consideration. Do you want a fair-weather hunt or a winter hunt? Some hunters may want the true winter experience, others may opt for more mild weather. And then there are transportation methods to consider – some hunts use a sled called a komatik that is pulled behind a snowmobile to get the hunter to camp. Other hunts utilize walking, ATV’s, and boats to access muskox and Polar bears. Legacy Outdoors can tailor a hunt to suit almost anyone. So, whatever your abilities are, after a discussion, we can find the perfect hunt for you. There are many multiple species combinations that can be included on your hunt including walrus, seal and caribou. No matter what kind of Northern hunt you’re looking for we’ve got you covered.

When to hunt Muskox and Polar Bear!

Fall hunts are conducted in August-November when weather is much milder. Boats, ATV’s, and walking on foot methods will be used. Combination hunts for central Canadian barren ground caribou or arctic island caribou are possible. Winter hunts take place in March-April. For Polar bears, spring season runs from March to late May. Temperatures can be cold – proper clothing is required. Most outfitters will help provide the proper clothing if the hunter does not have their own. The arctic in the winter is truly special. It is common to see northern lights.

Best places to hunt Muskox and Polar Bear

Nunavut dominates the record book for Barren Ground muskox. For the Greenland muskox, the NWT and Nunavut – Victoria Island are good places to hunt. Greenland does produce some book animals as well. We offer hunts in Nunavut and Greenland for both types of muskox. For polar bears, it begins and ends with Nunavut. Legacy Outdoors represents the best Northern outfitters in North America. Below you will find some info on the most popular locations to hunt.

Canada Muskox Hunts

We offer fall as well as winter hunts for muskox. Both Barren Ground and Greenland types. Can be combined with arctic island caribou and central Canadian barren ground caribou. They have a large herd and excellent trophy quality. Nunavut guides are very good.

Greenland Muskox Hunts

We offer both fall and winter hunts in Greenland. Fall hunts occur in Aug-Oct and can be combination hunts for both muskox and central Canadian barren ground caribou. Hunting methods include boat travel, ATV and on foot. Winter hunts occur in March-April. Small game like hare, fox and ptarmigan can also be taken on this hunt. The winter experience in Greenland is fantastic – the weather is cold but the climate is dry so it’s very comfortable with the correct outerwear. Travel using snowmobiles or ATV’s to locate the muskox herds.

Nunavut Polar Bear Hunts

We offer both spring and fall hunts for Nunavut Polar Bears. Fall hunts occur August 1st to the first week of November. Spring hunts Occur March 1st to May 31st. Hunts usually take place from a boat, ATV, or snowmobile. The hunts are usually spot and stalk. They can be combined with walrus or seal hunts. The Nunavut guides are second to none. Success is usually 100 percent with good odds of taking home a record book bear.

If you are looking for a great Arctic  hunt for Muskox or Polar Bear, give us a call or fill out the form below and let us help you find the perfect Arctic hunt for you.

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