The muskox hides, ready for battle
close up of muskox hide
everyone getting ready in their protective plastic yellow aprons
on your marks...get set...go!
The contest was held out on the ice of the frozen Arctic Ocean, near the snowmobile races.
Cleaning the muskox hide basically involves using a knife (often a traditional ulu) to scrape the fat and meat from the skin. It's a long process, especially for a big animal like a muskox.
People were judged according to how fast they could work and how clean they could get their hide. Prizes included gallons of gas...so you can take your snowmobiles out and hunt more muskox!
got some blood on your seal mitts
scrape, scrape, scrape
Check out the progress of this contestant: