Posted by: Bob Payne | August 16, 2011

Iqaluit bowhead whale hunt underway

Hunters in Iqaluit have embarked on a bowhead whale hunt this week, the first in recent history for Inuit in Nunavut’s capital city. Weather conditions cooperated Monday morning as six boats, each carrying about four hunters, departed from Frobisher Bay. A crowd of spectators, including Mayor Madeleine Redfern and family members and friends of the hunters, saw off the hunters at the Iqaluit breakwater.

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