I have put in every year I could for a permit on the Haul Rd. If you guys make it up there next year, it is a good chance you will come across some. The most difficult thing about muskox is 1) reaching them and 2) trying not to kill more than one at the same time. Unless you can draw on the Haul Rd, you most likely are going to have to drop a few bucks into a guide. The guide is going to snow machine you out to the critters (if he can find them) in subzero temps. You'll be bundled in your arctic cold weather gear and duct tape probably asking yourself what the f' it is you are doing. From most people I speak with who have killed them, you only want to do it one time because there is very little of a challenge. I would agree though, I think they are a pretty cool animal. I think I would much rather draw a muskox tag over a bison tag any day. I hear the tablefare isn't bad either.
Here are a few pics I took back in 99. As you can see they aren't too worried about me. BTW, who is the ugly dude?