Wild Arctic Muskox (Currently Not Available)

Wild Arctic Muskox

Wild Arctic Muskox - Currently Not Available - Waiting for New Harvest Date

Unfortunately for all us foodies, there has not been a harvest of wild arctic muskox for many years. We are calling regularly to our northern partners to see if a federal inspected harvest can be put together to meet the strong demand here in the south but so far no commitments. The cost of putting a CFIA organized harvest on in this very, very challenging part of Canada’s north is very, very cost prohibitive at this time. There is no indication that a muskox harvest will take place in the near future.

Referred to as ‘Oomingmak’ or ‘Bearded One’ by the Inuit, the Wild Arctic Muskox spends eight months of the year digging through the snow of Canada’s Northwest Territories and Greenland to feed on dried plants.

Flavourful, natural and lean, the Wild Arctic Muskox is a wild, free ranging animal harvested in carefully supervised native hunts. The meat of the muskox is therefore 100% “naturally organic” and a premium alternative to beef. While carrying a slightly higher price tag because of the lengths required to get muskox to market, it has found a loyal following with chefs and home cooks alike who treasure its exquisite flavour and moist, tender texture. Easily substituted into any venison recipe, its uses are limited only by the creativity in the kitchen. Culinary Team Canada has used muskox on several occasions to award-winning results!

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Tenderloin, Striploin, Frenched Rack, Frenched Chops, Rib Eye Roll, Hind Leg Bone In/Boneless, Denver Hind Leg, Escalopes/Tournedos, Boneless Shoulder (chuck), Stewing Meat, Ground, Trim, Burgers, Westphalian Ham & Mipkuzola (“Eskimo-style” Proscuitto/Bresaola)