FALL WHALING BEGAN TODAY W/4 WHALES HARVESTED

Saturday 9- 26 – 09  – Fall Whaling began – on the date I originally posted @ Alaska Outdoors Forum !

Jacob Adams; George Adams each received one whale each. Suvlu crew- whale #3  & Edward Itta  for the fourth whale harvested. As info becomes available we will post images

Securing the flippers

Securing the flippers

 Just seconds away from a ‘strike’;  this whale dove- leaving an all too familiar pattern on the waters surface.
Late for the strike

Late for the strike

A day later – the same situation, we missed by two seconds !!
Dive-dive !!
Dive-dive !!

One whale was harvested Sunday – by Harry Browers crew –  Little Kupauq !

MONDAY – too much wind, high seas prevent us from going out !! – ‘stay tuned’ for further developements.

22 whales were harvested in the fall hunt this year.

The youngest ‘captain’ to ever strike and receive a bowhead whale was  NINE YEARS OLD !!

Paul Patkotak was the harpooner – his uncle Qulliuq Pebley is the captain of the Panigeo crew.

What happens to a whale that has been harvested ?  It is cut up and distributed for food !!

Category: INUPIAQ WHALING
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