I can't find the article again but I recently read something about a senator that wanted to life the ban on polar bear hunting. He believes that bringing Sportsman into the fold in regards to polar bear restoration will help shed more light on the issue. I read somewhere else that about 40 Polar bears are killed each year in the Villages up North, many of which are in "self defensse." I personally think that it is a great idea. One only needs to look at the Muskox and Woods Bison to see that sportsman's groups are the catalyst behind conservation. I realize the polar bear faces different issues then the above animals but what if a Quota was established where 40 Bears are allowed to be killed each year. Each village would get a rolling quota depending on size, location, etc and the remaining permits would be on a lottery permit system. Maybe 7 for Residents and 3 for non residents or something. Now my numbers are skewed as I don't know what the management protocal would be so take those with a grain of salt. What do you all think?