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Polar bear hide looking for a tanner or to sell it #8089233
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Anyone interested in rugging a 10'+ polar or buying one cheap let me know.
I sent it out to FHA but it never sold and they sent it back.

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Re: Polar bear hide looking for a tanner or to sell it [Re: muskrat411] #8089255
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I believe it would be costly and require a huge amount of paperwork to get it into the US!

If you are shooting bull musk ox, the horns are worth a noticeable amount of money. The custom knife makers use Ox horn for knife handles. Again, somewhat difficult to get your animal parts into the US, but might be canadian knife makers using it. There has been Canadian horn brought into the US. Your canadian Ox are supposed to be larger than the Alaskan. The bull horns are larger as well.

When running around all that open country do you see Arctic Hares? Ever shoot them? Eat them? Th hide is worth some money with taxidermists.

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Re: Polar bear hide looking for a tanner or to sell it [Re: muskrat411] #8089403
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How much for a narwal tusk Ian?
Seen some nice ones at FHA a couple years ago.


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Re: Polar bear hide looking for a tanner or to sell it [Re: muskrat411] #8089527
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Why did they send it back ? Should of reoffered on the next sale.

Re: Polar bear hide looking for a tanner or to sell it [Re: yukonjeff] #8089578
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Originally Posted by yukonjeff
Why did they send it back ? Should of reoffered on the next sale.

The Government of NWT buys them and they were spending too mu CC h on storage as they did not sell.

Re: Polar bear hide looking for a tanner or to sell it [Re: Boco] #8089579
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Originally Posted by Boco
How much for a narwal tusk Ian?
Seen some nice ones at FHA a couple years ago.


We don't get Narwal in the western Arctic, only beluga and maybe a Beuhead this summer.

Re: Polar bear hide looking for a tanner or to sell it [Re: martentrapper] #8089581
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Originally Posted by martentrapper
I believe it would be costly and require a huge amount of paperwork to get it into the US!

If you are shooting bull musk ox, the horns are worth a noticeable amount of money. The custom knife makers use Ox horn for knife handles. Again, somewhat difficult to get your animal parts into the US, but might be canadian knife makers using it. There has been Canadian horn brought into the US. Your canadian Ox are supposed to be larger than the Alaskan. The bull horns are larger as well.

When running around all that open country do you see Arctic Hares? Ever shoot them? Eat them? Th hide is worth some money with taxidermists.


The muskox we get near Aklavik are Alaskan / Greenlandic muskox. From the release at Norvic Island I believe? They came from the Alaska North Slope anyways. There are Canadian muskox east of Tuktoyaktuk.. the arctic hare are only found on the arctic arcapelago Islands . I shot one on Banks Island one time. It was good eating. Tasted like rabbit.

Re: Polar bear hide looking for a tanner or to sell it [Re: muskrat411] #8089690
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That’s wicked! Me & a coworker were talking about hunting in Nunavut yesterday…lol
What you shoot them with? I’m throwing out a guess….338WM?

Re: Polar bear hide looking for a tanner or to sell it [Re: Shakeyjake] #8089884
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Originally Posted by Shakeyjake
That’s wicked! Me & a coworker were talking about hunting in Nunavut yesterday…lol
What you shoot them with? I’m throwing out a guess….338WM?


My guess is 22-250 or 222 Swift. The village I lived in up in AK those two calibers killed everything lol…

Re: Polar bear hide looking for a tanner or to sell it [Re: muskrat411] #8089901
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Thats a nice big bear, you two had a great hunting trip with the bears, muskox and caribou.

Re: Polar bear hide looking for a tanner or to sell it [Re: teacherman] #8090123
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Originally Posted by teacherman
My guess is 22-250 or 222 Swift. The village I lived in up in AK those two calibers killed everything lol…


Well, I guess Frank Glaser did kill a grizzly with his 220 Swift. Took a few but it worked…hahaha

Re: Polar bear hide looking for a tanner or to sell it [Re: muskrat411] #8090182
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Here is an Alaskan bear. Northern Seward Peninsula.
Supposed to be about an 8 footer.

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Re: Polar bear hide looking for a tanner or to sell it [Re: Shakeyjake] #8090271
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Originally Posted by Shakeyjake
That’s wicked! Me & a coworker were talking about hunting in Nunavut yesterday…lol
What you shoot them with? I’m throwing out a guess….338WM?


I think Edward shot it with his Sako 270 I'll check with Samuel and update if I'm wrong

Re: Polar bear hide looking for a tanner or to sell it [Re: broncoformudv] #8090279
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Originally Posted by broncoformudv
Thats a nice big bear, you two had a great hunting trip with the bears, muskox and caribou.

I'm Indian I can't get polar bear tags those were my two boys Samuel and my late son Edward

Re: Polar bear hide looking for a tanner or to sell it [Re: martentrapper] #8090286
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That's all hunters go after now 8' or smaller as with the American endangered species listing the only market is for Canadians with 8' walls. It's cold in Canada can't build houses with cathedral ceilings.

Re: Polar bear hide looking for a tanner or to sell it [Re: muskrat411] #8090297
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Thank you muskrat ,hope you can sell it ,everyone needs some cash


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Re: Polar bear hide looking for a tanner or to sell it [Re: muskrat411] #8090409
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In the US the marine mammal protection act, I believe, only requires indigenous people to live within 50 miles of the coast. I don't think it differentiates between indian and eskimo. Pretty sure there are "indians" in the US who traditionally hunted marine mammals.
For the most part F and W enforcement doesn't do much with marine mammal enforcement in Alaska. They are concerned with head hunting of walrus and spend some time with that.
However, quite some years ago one officer got interested in enforcing the 50 mile rule. He found out a resident of Kobuk had hunted walrus with a relative in Kotzebue. He and another agent went to Kobuk. They went into this family's freezer and took a piece of walrus meat. However, the guy in Kobuk had a sister in law who also worked for F&W service. She raised caine with her bosses. Nothing ever came of the issue.
There are a lot of Eskimos that live in villages on the Yukon R. and Kuskokwim river. Plenty of them hunt marine mammals.

Re: Polar bear hide looking for a tanner or to sell it [Re: muskrat411] #8090435
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They had one show up in Emmonak a few years back. Was sitting in the water eating salmon from the pictures I saw. Glad we dont have to worry about them here.

Try post it on the for sale section on Taxidermy.net

Make sure all the paperwork is legal hopefully find a Canadian buyer, that would be easier.

Re: Polar bear hide looking for a tanner or to sell it [Re: muskrat411] #8090502
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Originally Posted by muskrat411
That's all hunters go after now 8' or smaller as with the American endangered species listing the only market is for Canadians with 8' walls. It's cold in Canada can't build houses with cathedral ceilings.

In the vid I could tell the rifle was a long action, so figured 300 or 338. 270 will certainly do….lol. I have a coworker who says 303 will bounce off a moose a 100yds, but he knows that caliber been used for over a century in Churchill for bear defence. But he also asked yesterday if I was expecting to get more that $3 for my put up beaver……lol
I think I’ve got a spot for a big bear.

Correction, think I heard him say 300WM in the beginning of the vid

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Re: Polar bear hide looking for a tanner or to sell it [Re: muskrat411] #8090696
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FYI, i do not think you can import polar bear skins anymore to the Communist Country of the the United States. The King has has declared via the Marine Mammal Act.

Import, Export, Direct Take, Transport, Purchase, and Sale or Offer for Sale or Purchase

General MMPA Restrictions

When setting restrictions for threatened species, the Service has generally adopted prohibitions on their import; export; take; transport in interstate or foreign commerce in the course of a commercial activity; sale or offer for sale in interstate or foreign commerce; and possession, sale, delivery, carrying, transportation, or shipping of unlawfully taken species, either through a special rule or through the provisions of 50 CFR 17.31. For the polar bear, these same activities are already strictly regulated under the MMPA. Section 101 of the MMPA provides a moratorium on the taking and importation of marine mammals and their products. Section 102 of the MMPA further prohibits activities unless exempted or authorized under subsequent sections.


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