Moultrie Mobile

Polar Bear

Hunt Cost: $32,000
Travel Cost: $4,500
Attempts: 2

Date Killed: 03/24/2007

Jake's Difficulty Rating
Polar Bear 3

Jake rated each animal based on three criteria:

1.) degree of training probably required:
2.) element of danger...(either from the expected weather, terrain, or animal)
3.) the cost.

Zero would be the lowest, and three would the highest.

He did not take into account the difficulty involved in taking a P&Y caliber animal (i.e. mule deer, etc).


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Jake's Polar Bear Summary

Pat Lefemine actually started a thread on Bowsite back in 2007 to follow me on my second attempt for Ursus maritimus (called 'DIRECT from the ice'). I actually wrote the entire story of the hunt somewhere in that thread if you are interested in reading about it. My equipment worked flawlessly every day that I practiced, but Murphy's Law intervened on the day that we located a big boar, and the hunt turned out to be a test of persistence and focus. Like I had mentioned in my paragraph about the muskox hunt, the arctic adventure is an absolutely incredible experience. I just wish that everyone was as lucky as I have been. To make a long story short, I shot at my boar seven times (six arrow quiver), and in the end, despite some fairly significant frostbite, I was able to tag a great bear. The meat is obviously not importable, but it essentially tastes like roast beef, and if you aren't used to it, you should only eat a little bit (it will give you the runs). The liver is toxic to humans. Inuits prefer to the eat the cartilage in the feet before the red meat. They won't even let the dogs eat too much of the red meat at a time.

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