Trophy hunts for reindeer and musk oxen
TROPHY HUNTING IN GREENLAND
In Greenland, you can pursue a trophy animal in cooperation with a local hunter. Hunting is operated according to the terms and limitations set by nature, demanding great adaptability and a willingness to see one’s personal limits tested. The huge distances and vast open spaces will make the hunter feel that he or she is one with nature.
It is very important to Greenlanders that hunting is operated according to the law and to sustainability guidelines. Only local operators can offer trophy hunting as a product, and there are rules about which animals are hunted and to what extent.
Hunters make sure that no part of the animal goes to waste. The meat is always given to local hunters or shared with the local community. Greenlanders are incredibly resourceful and can make good use of every part of the animal.
TROPHY HUNTING IN WEST GREENLAND
Trophy hunting in West Greenland is for the most part concentrated around the area of Kangerlussuaq. Here you land almost right on top of your prey at the small international airport which provides access to the area and the hinterland around the town.
In Kangerlussuaq during the winter hunting season, you have the opportunity to travel by dog sled and experience traditional hunting as it is still practiced by hunters from both Kangerlussuaq and Sisimiut. Trophy hunting by dog sled combines the feel of the winter landscape with the closeness of the dog team and their handler, in a way you won’t find in any other part of the world.
During summer and fall, the hunting grounds are usually reached by taking a boat up the fiord and up one of the rivers. But you may also be flown by helicopter straight to your guide’s hunting grounds.
During both seasons, the main focus is on large game such as reindeer and musk oxen, but smaller game may also be included in a hunting trip, as you will have the opportunity to hunt hare, fox and ptarmigan in the area as well.
Besides trophy hunting in Kangerlussuaq, there are great opportunities for hunting caribou and smaller game deep in the Nuuk fiord system. The fiord is known as an area with a large number of caribou and is an area favoured by subsistence hunters as well as recreational hunters.
The huge distances and vast open spaces will make the hunter feel that he or she is one with nature.