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    Anyone got any harpoon tip pics that you would be willing to post? I wouldn't mind seeing other designs used by other marine mammal hunters on the forum. Here is a pic of the toggle harpoon head that I made out of brass, old handsaw metal for the blade, large halibut fishing swivels and plastic coated wired. Used it on seals and so far so good.
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    Very nice, is this used on the ice?

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    Usually we harpoon a seal from a skiff after we have shot it. Seals have a tendency to sink quickly after being shot so getting a harpoon in them helps with retrieval. Sometimes if the seas are real calm you can idle the skiff up to the seal real close and very carefully put your hand on their side (midsection) then gently roll the seal over in the water and when you see a front flipper quickly grab it and retrieve them that way. But if the seal is still alive after being shot a harpoon works best.

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    Have to get stranger to chime in. He spears caribou. }:>
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nukalpiaq View Post
    Usually we harpoon a seal from a skiff after we have shot it. Seals have a tendency to sink quickly after being shot so getting a harpoon in them helps with retrieval. Sometimes if the seas are real calm you can idle the skiff up to the seal real close and very carefully put your hand on their side (midsection) then gently roll the seal over in the water and when you see a front flipper quickly grab it and retrieve them that way. But if the seal is still alive after being shot a harpoon works best.
    Just curious how the harpoon picture would be used (as far as how you would have it enter the seal) Is there another device that is used to throw or fire it into the seal?
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    Here are a few pics of the harpoon that I made. I am researching other harpoon tip designs and am making plans to make another harpoon soon.
    Harpoon F-view.jpgHarpoon B-view.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nukalpiaq View Post
    Here are a few pics of the harpoon that I made. I am researching other harpoon tip designs and am making plans to make another harpoon soon.
    Harpoon F-view.jpgHarpoon B-view.jpg
    That looks like a great design. Great pic too. If that has been working maybe you have all you need? What about a thinner or more narrow shaft were the blades rest in?
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    Probably use a 7 ft x 1 1/4 inch Ash pole for the next one.

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    I would be interested in the wrap method you use on the shaft

    that looks very effiecient

    thanks for the post

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    Ive got some photos of tips I've made of aluminum and plastic. When I find out how to post, I will share. I am brand new here.

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    Thats a hunt I would love to go on

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