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Social Science Indigenous Studies

Hunting Polar Bear in the Winter

edited by William Flaherty

Nunavut Arctic College
Initial publish date
May 2018
Indigenous Studies
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2018
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Hunting Polar Bear in the Winter is a guide to hunting one of the most important game animals for Inuit. This book includes advice on preparing for the hunt, avoiding detection by the polar bear, skinning the animal, preserving the meat, and staying safe on the hunt. It also includes information about traditional Inuit hunting methods and reflections on ethical and environmentally friendly hunting. Hunting is one of the most important land skills in the Arctic, and continues to be an important source of income and food for many people and communities. The Hunter Education series facilitates the transmission of knowledge regarding proper hunting techniques, safety, and animal behaviour. It will also help to preserve traditional Inuit hunting knowledge and the value of environmental stewardship. Supplementary video resources showing actual hunting footage and interviews with hunters, elders, and wildlife officers are available online.

About the author

William Flaherty est un agent de conservation de la faune et un chasseur passionné qui fait régulièrement du bénévolat pour le service de recherche et de sauvetage d’Iqaluit. Il est l’auteur de L’ours blanc, dans la série Animaux illustrés. Il habite à Iqaluit, au Nunavut.


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