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A year and some change after drawing a Musk Ox Permit


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Out of curiosity, I am guessing the hide is of value too? Is the musk ox as insulating as the caribou? Do you know if one performs better when wet over the other? What would be a traditional use for the hide? Fur on or Fur off?

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Out of curiosity, I am guessing the hide is of value too? Is the musk ox as insulating as the caribou? Do you know if one performs better when wet over the other? What would be a traditional use for the hide? Fur on or Fur off?

I am wearing a hat made from the wool, very warm. It is much better than caribou, insulates when wet. They are really not "traditional", as Musk Ox were reintroduced here in the 1930's from Greenland.

 

From the website-

 

We call it,Qiviut (pronounced "kiv-ee-ute"), the downy-soft underwool from the Arctic musk ox, is shed naturally each year during the spring months. Eight times warmer than wool and extraordinarily lightweight, Qiviut is one of the finest natural fibers known to man.

 

http://www.qiviut.com/

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Thanks for telling a wonderful story, James.

Your respect for the animal and the land comes through loud and clear.

 

If that meat tastes one half as good at it looks

your family is in for one heck of a treat.

 

I am sure that every part of that beast has a use,

and I'm interested in that.

 

Thank God for the animal, a clean kill,

and your safe return.

 

John

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