The Eskimos of Alaska call the muskoxen, omingmak, meaning the animal with skin like a beard, in reference to the long outer coat that hangs to its feet.
Herding (circular) behavior is utilized by muskoxen as a defense against predators.
The CMP was created by the U.S. Congress. The original purpose was to provide civilians an opportunity to learn and practice marksmanship skills so they would be skilled marksmen if later called on to serve the U.S. military.
The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) promotes firearms safety training and rifle practice for all qualified U.S. citizens with special emphasis on youth.
The CMP is authorized to provide support and encouragement to clubs and state associations with emphasis on strong junior programs.