MUSK OX MADNESS: Hunters Can Target Musk Oxen If They Find Them …

Written by Gayne Young on October 15, 2015

If an Alaska resident spots a musk ox floating on ice sea ice adjacent to a western Alaska game management unit, they can now legally hunt it without a permit because the land mammals don’t have much of a chance of surviving anyway.

On Wednesday, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game issued an emergency order allowing residents to harvest musk ox if the animal is stranded on free-flowing ice surrounded by salt water in Game Management Unit 18 — an area that stretches along the Bering Sea from Kotlik to Platinum and includes Nunivak Island, which is home to more musk oxen than people.

MUSK OX MADNESS: Hunters Can Target Musk Oxen If They Find Them ...

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