Nelson Island

Musk oxen (Photo Courtesy of Patrick Jones)

Musk oxen (Photo Courtesy of Patrick Jones)

The Dept. of Fish and Game has issued an emergency order, allowing hunting for musk oxen stranded on sea ice.

The department issued a press release Wednesday afternoon, stating that the resident hunting season for musk oxen begins Thursday.
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– Photo Courtesy of Patrick Jones

A herd of musk oxen was recently spotted between Bethel and the Tundra Villages of Kasigluk, Nunapitchak and Atmauthluk. Sources say the group of approximately eight musk oxen was seen over the weekend.
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