Hunter kills musk ox in subsistence hunt near Nome

NOME — A hunter in Nome has killed the first muskox eligible for harvesting in a local subsistence hunt.

 

Department of Fish and Game biologist Tony Gorn says the musk ox was an older bull but not the animal that some Nome residents say has been acting aggressively.

Four other permits for harvesting musk ox have been issued.

Gorn tells KNOM-radio (http://bit.ly/1pdX0gW) that the hunt may be an opportunity to eliminate an immediate nuisance if “problem bulls” are killed.

He says the bigger challenge is a long-term solution to keeping muskoxen out of Nome.

A Nome dog is recovering from a run-in with a muskox late last week. Monica Gomez says her dog was gored while on a run with her children on Anvil Mountain and needed 13 stitches.

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