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Super 7 Big Game Raffle

Alaska's Super Seven Big Game Raffle

Nunivak Island Muskox


Found only in very remote Arctic and subarctic locations, muskoxen promise a guaranteed hunting adventure. Nunivak Island, located in the Bering Sea is home to a robust population of muskoxen - one of only a few found in Alaska. The meat is delicious and exotic, while the hides and skulls are prized for handicrafts. Fewer than 300 muskoxen are harvested in the United States every year. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hunt a species who co-habited with wooly mammoths during the Ice Age.

Hunt Details

SX050, GMU 18; Legal muskox is a bull.

Season Dates

Muskox hunting season is divided into two time periods: a fall hunt that runs from August 1 - September 30, 2022 and a winter/spring hunt which occurs January 15 - March 31, 2023.

Additional Hunt Information

This is an expensive hunt due to logistics and unavoidable transporter costs. By the time you buy a commercial airline ticket to Bethel, charter the additional flight to Nunivak Island, and pay transporter or guide fees you can expect to have paid from $4000 - $10,000. There will also be extra costs for food, extra baggage (like meat), gear for extreme weather, tips for guides and transporters, and other miscellaneous items. Most access is through Mekoryuk, the only village on the island. Transportation to Mekoryuk is by regularly scheduled commercial airlines from Bethel. Be prepared for extreme weather. The fall hunt can be wet and windy - transportation is usually by boat or ATV. The winter/spring hunt can be cold with wind and blowing snow - transportation is generally by snowmobile. You should be prepared for inclement weather in either season.