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Hunting Polar Bears, According to One Famous Guide Manual

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It’s always fun to look back on texts that once guided our grandparents. Take this selection on hunting polar bears by airplane, for example. 

In this selection from George Leonard Heter’s ultimate Professional Guide’s Manual, written in 1968, we get an overview of how to hunt polar bears from an airplane.

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The wording used here by Heter is interesting: “Hunting a polar bear from a plane is 100% hunter successful.” In this day and age, many would be very displeased with seeing something like this in a guide manual, but that’s just how things were in the 1960s.

It’s also important to note that in this text, one is not shooting a polar bear from a plane, but simply using the plane to locate the polar bears to hunt upon landing.

Currently, Canada is the only nation in the world to allow polar bear hunting and licenses are sold to both native and non-native trophy hunters.

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