Musk Ox at camp

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Comments (4)

Will Forsberg on June 1, 2008

Musk ox inhabit much of the Noatak River drainage. This placid solitary bull walked right next to our camps stopping to browse on willows.

Rob Mullen on June 19, 2012

We are paddling the river from Tupik Creek to Kotzebue this Aug/Sept. Musk Oxen are tops on my wish list.

WillForsberg on August 1, 2012

Just got back from a 2nd trip on the Noatak from Lucky 6 creek to Kotz in 48 days. saw 6 muskies about a third of the way down...

Rob Mullen on January 25, 2014

Meant to get back to you a year or more ago. Saw a dozen Musk Oxen including two battling near camp (albeit rather laid back battling). Including my recon of Angiaak Pass, was out July 29 - Sept 2 with a crew of six on the river and four in the mountains (I was the only one to do both). Did the second trip connecting the Noatak to the Kobuk this past July 25 - Aug 24 alone. Black Bears stole a boot and a Griz ambushed me in the canoe on the upper Reed below Angiaak Pass. Very exciting. Alaska Magazine running short story on it in May issue this year.

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  • Uploaded on May 31, 2008
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    by Will Forsberg
    • Camera: Hewlett-Packard HP PhotoSmart C945 (V01.46)
    • Taken on 2004/06/16 18:07:37
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