Musk Ox and Reindeer hunting in South Greenland

Hunt Musk and Caribou at the coastline of Greenland

Musk Ox & Reindeer hunting in Greenland

Greenland, the world's largest island, is about 81% ice-capped is an autonomous constituent country within the Danish Realm between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. The island is home of two very interesting trophies – the Musk Ox and the Reindeer (Caribou). With our well known partner we can offer you a very special hunt on two unusual animals.

Musk Ox hunting in Greenland - The best-known game of Greenland is the indigenous Greenland Musk Ox (Ovibos moschatus wardi), sometimes called White-faced Musk Ox or Umingmak by the Inuits, meaning the bearded one. These seemingly huge animals with long haired, thick and dark brown to black coats have impressive trophies with a high scarcity value. Hunting this ancient game species in the rough but fascinating landscape of Greenland is an experience that enthuse every hunter. Mature bulls stand from 110 cm to 150 cm high at the shoulder and weigh between 300 kg and 400 kg. Horns of mature bulls reach lengths of 50 cm to 65 cm. Muskoxen are hard to bring down, and hunters are advised to use calibers from 30-06 and larger with heavy bullets.

Reindeer hunting in Greenland - In South Greenland along with Musk Ox, the main trophy is wild reindeer (Rangifer tarandus tarandus). This species is one of two reindeer/caribou species in Greenland and were brought in from Scandinavia in 1952. Caribou and reindeer are of the same genus and species, Rangifer tarandus, and are differentiated only by sub-species. The feral-reindeer are larger than its indigenous Barren Ground Caribou but aside from that their appearance and habits are similar. They can vary considerably in size, with females weighing up to 90 kg (198 lb) and male bulls up to 150 kg (331 lb). Reindeer hunting is a challenging experience involving great personal reward.

Hunters hunt the whole coastline with their guide by boat until they spot the right trophy that they desire to take and start stalking. The hunting season is from end of July – throughout September.

The Camp - The camp is located on the coast of Southwest Greenland which is the most accessible and most traveled to point in Greenland. The camp is first and foremost built for hunting and fishing but is also the perfect destination for nature walks, exploring the wildlife and the wilderness, experiencing the endless fjords, glaciers and all the magnificent beauty of Greenland. The camp was built in 2012 as the first proper hunting- and fishing camp on the Southwest Coast of Greenland, the first ever permanent hunting-and fishing camp in Greenland. A total of twelve sleeping cabins (twin bed) built around a dining lodge with plenty of room for bigger groups.

The dining lodge is equipped with a kitchen, a gas BBQ and a charcoal BBQ. Meals are prepared by the camp chef – most of the menu originates in area (caribou meat, arctic char and fish from the sea). The camp has running water, WC, showers, sauna, BBQ and a fully equipped kitchen. All this and still a wilderness camp – equates to a really a unique experience!

Hard Facts

Hunting Area
Different areas

Hunting season
End July - End September

Best for
Musk Ox & Reindeer ( Caribou )

Best time to go
August

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Reindeer Hunting Greenland