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Little known Polar Bear hunt in Eyou Istchee

li-520-polar-bear-st-felicien-zoo-rtr2th05.jpgWhen we think of a polar bear hunt, we usually think of Inuit hunters. However, Crees also have the right to hunt polar bears. The chairperson of the Cree Trapper Association, Isaac Masty, says Cree hunters kill only a few polar bears each year. He says it's usually a case of the hunter needing to support his family or an animal that is a threat. Joshua Loon wanted to find more about this little known hunt in Eyou Istchee.

 

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