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Old 09-30-2022, 03:35 PM   #551
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Awesome write up accompanied by great photos as we have all come to expect from a docmay hunt. I really like the daily ďnotesĒ on your phone. Keeps those thoughts and feelings in the moment fresh. When retelling stories, we tend to remember things better (or worse) than they actually were in the moment. I know itís maybe not the caliber of ram you set out for, but a legal ram in that country is an accomplishment to any hunter and I hope you display him with pride like your other amazing mounts.

I look forward to the write ups for the next adventure after Ibex with the Mrs and the Polar Bear should be EPIC.

Since you canít bring the polar bear back, what are you going to do? Do you just have the hide tanned there and keep the skull and hide in Canada hoping for a law change in the US?


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Old 10-02-2022, 05:23 PM   #552
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Awesome write up accompanied by great photos as we have all come to expect from a docmay hunt. I really like the daily ďnotesĒ on your phone. Keeps those thoughts and feelings in the moment fresh. When retelling stories, we tend to remember things better (or worse) than they actually were in the moment. I know itís maybe not the caliber of ram you set out for, but a legal ram in that country is an accomplishment to any hunter and I hope you display him with pride like your other amazing mounts.

I look forward to the write ups for the next adventure after Ibex with the Mrs and the Polar Bear should be EPIC.

Since you canít bring the polar bear back, what are you going to do? Do you just have the hide tanned there and keep the skull and hide in Canada hoping for a law change in the US?


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I have not made a final decision on what to do if I kill the polar bear. I have been looking at a taxidermist that does replicas(Kanati). They are **** good and I want a white bear in the house. I have zero faith polar bear will ever become importable. Maybe a very slim chance that bears killed before the ban get home. Iím happy with an awesome experience and pics. I put it off for a while because I couldnít imagine not bringing the trophy home. I have lots of mounts at home and for me hunting is about the adventure. Iíll figure more out as it gets closer.
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Old 10-02-2022, 05:39 PM   #553
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Old 10-02-2022, 05:39 PM   #554
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These are some replica polar bears that Kanati had at SCI. I think the look great!


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Old 10-02-2022, 06:55 PM   #555
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These are some replica polar bears that Kanati had at SCI. I think the look great!


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All I can think about is the scene from Roadhouse. "A Polar Bear fell on me!"
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Old 10-02-2022, 07:11 PM   #556
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Those look incredible
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Old 10-02-2022, 08:50 PM   #557
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Can we see the right side of your ram? Shot with him facing us?
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Old 10-02-2022, 09:06 PM   #558
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I didnít take any pics of that side specifically because itís smaller. Iíll post the two after the head was caped out.





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Old 10-02-2022, 10:08 PM   #559
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What do they use to make artificial polar bears?
Some kind of synthetic? Some other bear bleached?

If you can't bring the fur, and I am guessing the skull either, what do they do with them? Natives use them?

Pretty dumb laws that keep you from bringing a legally taken critter of any kind home.
Makes way more sense to kill something and toss it
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Old 10-02-2022, 10:48 PM   #560
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I don’t know for sure but I think it is synthetic fur. I’m going to get more info on options as I gets closer. You can keep the skull and hide at a taxidermist storage facility there in Canada. I could mount it and have somebody in Canada display it in their house. I think some folks have sold the hides to the natives but I’m not 100% on that deal. It is a stupid rule and not based on science. Everyone was worried about melting ice and all that crap. The supposed scientist figured polar bear numbers would plummet. The most recent counts had numbers up quite a bit. I also know that once our government bans something it is almost impossible to bring it back. Heck, look at how hard it has been to open up grizzly hunting. I bet most Americans would be ****** if some other country told us what to do with our wildlife and it’s management.
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Old 10-03-2022, 07:48 AM   #561
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I donít know for sure but I think it is synthetic fur. Iím going to get more info on options as I gets closer. You can keep the skull and hide at a taxidermist storage facility there in Canada. I could mount it and have somebody in Canada display it in their house. I think some folks have sold the hides to the natives but Iím not 100% on that deal. It is a stupid rule and not based on science. Everyone was worried about melting ice and all that crap. The supposed scientist figured polar bear numbers would plummet. The most recent counts had numbers up quite a bit. I also know that once our government bans something it is almost impossible to bring it back. Heck, look at how hard it has been to open up grizzly hunting. I bet most Americans would be ****** if some other country told us what to do with our wildlife and itís management.
I totally agree

Hopefully when you get one you will be able to get it back into the states
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Old 10-03-2022, 12:27 PM   #562
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Enjoyed that recap so much!!! Thank you for taking us along, it means alot. I really enjoy when I see a Docmay thread!!

Congratulations!
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Old 10-03-2022, 12:35 PM   #563
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With the stupidity of the government right now, just identify it as a black bear and bring it on it. If men can have babies, then Polar bears can be Black bears.
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Old 10-03-2022, 12:39 PM   #564
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I donít know for sure but I think it is synthetic fur. Iím going to get more info on options as I gets closer. You can keep the skull and hide at a taxidermist storage facility there in Canada. I could mount it and have somebody in Canada display it in their house. I think some folks have sold the hides to the natives but Iím not 100% on that deal. It is a stupid rule and not based on science. Everyone was worried about melting ice and all that crap. The supposed scientist figured polar bear numbers would plummet. The most recent counts had numbers up quite a bit. I also know that once our government bans something it is almost impossible to bring it back. Heck, look at how hard it has been to open up grizzly hunting. I bet most Americans would be ****** if some other country told us what to do with our wildlife and itís management.
Any Canadian members on TBH? Maybe we can arrange the ultimate TBH express? Pack so much stuff in a uhaul that they'll never notice the polar bear.
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Old 10-03-2022, 04:33 PM   #565
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Congratulations Doc
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