Several hunters were off in search of muskoxen early last week in hopes of selling the meat to the Kugluktuk Hunters and Trappers Organization (HTO). The HTO then divides the meat among community members in need through the Country Foods Distribution program.
The Department of Economic Development and Transportation has furnished Kugluktuk with close to $30,000 to purchase and distribute the country food by March 31.
“People are very relieved to have some (wild meat) because the caribou’s quite far, so people are very happy to have muskox,” said Dumond.
$30 grand. So how much is that per pound of meat? Minus the $ that they get for the hide, teeth, bones etc that are sold for art supplies and clothing materials.
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