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Hunters Take Out Wild Dogs That Killed Muskox

Mar 27, 2019

A pack of wild dogs take down a yearling muskox outside Toksook Bay on March 19, 2019.
Credit Jimmie Lincoln

Last week, KYUK reported on something that could be unprecedented. Wild dogs behaved as a pack and took down a yearling muskox a couple miles outside the community of Toksook Bay. Villagers have hunted down many of the dogs in the pack.

Toksook Bay Search and Rescue Volunteer Benjamin Angaiak says that the three adult dogs have been killed by local hunters. He described them as medium sized and fast running. The one puppy in the pack is still on the loose, and hunters are keeping an eye out.

The muskox, Angaiak says, died from its injuries.