Photos: Hunters harvest bowhead whale near Iqaluit
Amaruq Hunters and Trappers Association reports successful catch off Hill Island
Hunters from the Amaruq Hunters and Trappers Association harvested a bowhead whale over the weekend, about 15 kilometres southwest from Iqaluit.
The Nunavut Wildlife Management Board tweeted its congratulations to the hunting party on Monday morning.
“Look at all those happy faces,” said the tweet, posted by the organization responsible for conserving wildlife while respecting Inuit harvesting rights.
On Aug. 5, the Amaruq Hunters and Trappers Association reported on Facebook that its members from Iqaluit harvested “another blessed bowhead.” It was caught near Hill Island.
Hours of planning went into the hunt, using money that had been budgeted for the hunt in 2021, the hunters’ Facebook page said.