Bow hunting

Bow hunting in Greenland is allowed since 2012 and due to the high numbers of trophy animals it is very successful. The past has shown that 100% of our bow hunters have successfully harvested a musk ox. Bow hunting for caribou is very demanding and should only be recommended to very experienced hunters with a very high physical fitness. During a bow hunt for caribou hunters need to be able to move fast in mountainous terrain and able to make a deadly shot shortly after. If you are however up to accept this challenge there is hardly a better hunt than trying to get within range of a caribou in the open mountains of Greenland.

Whether we hunt with the rifle or with the bow, we hunt mature animals only. Although bow hunting is more demanding than rifle hunting we make sure to bring our clients into a good shooting position and will never settle for small or young trophies.

Please use bows with a drawing weight of 60 lbs or more to ensure an ethical hunt for the very tough musk ox. Arrows with a weight of 535 grain and heads with a double blade have proven to be the best because of their deep penetration. For a bow hunt for caribou we recommend drawing weights of 45 lbs or more.

For safety reasons the guides always carry a rifle on any bow hunt.