From as far back as the Village Elders can remember, legends are told that when the Polar Bears arrive, the Eskimo Hunters will have good luck and catch a whale.
Whaling starts in early September with the Polar Bears making the 150 mile swim from the ice pac to the mainland around that time. The villagers use the whale meat and blubber for subsistence and share the rest with the bears. In several locations we have seen as many as 20 bears at a time. A few bears stay year round but the highest concentrations are in October and November.