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    Default Meat Hunters

    When it comes to meat hunters, these folks know how to do it! That's about 82,000 pounds dead weight, and perhaps 41,000 or so in edible meat. If the average family is made up of 2 adults and 2-1/2 children, that is about half a pound of meat for each person per day for a year for 50 families!



    it's interesting in other ways... There are seven spectators, six Inupiat whalers, five biologists, four photographers, and one kid in that picture. (Just out of the picture are another half a dozen spectators and obviously at least one more photographer.)

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    I'll have some muktuk Floyd...

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    Default looks like plenty enuf 2 go around

    Quote Originally Posted by gogoalie View Post
    I'll have some muktuk Floyd...
    You and 49 other families!

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    We're too late! Here's the first thing that happens:



    I was sort of drooling, and picked out just the slice I wanted... and whish whish, this big X appeared right there! And then the guy (that's Arnold Brower's hand down in the lower left) slices it out. And I won't get my slice.

    That X marks the Captain's Share.

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    Had the honor of pulling on the block & tackle line of an Arnold Brower Jr catch a few years back. This brought back some very fond memories of my one very brief trip to Barrow. Thanks for posting it Floyd.

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    Very nice pictures Floyd. Good use of the black on white contrast.

    Any news on the Nuiqsut hunters at Cross Island?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianW View Post
    Any news on the Nuiqsut hunters at Cross Island?
    Nuiqsut gets a quota of 4 Bowhead whales, and generally begins their hunt in late August or early September. I don't know any of the details but apparently they experienced very favorable weather this year and harvested their quota immediately after setting up camp at Cross Island during the last week of August.

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