Polar Bear Hunting

For several thousand years, polar bears have been a big part of the cultural and spiritual life of the Inuit people. The Inuit refer to them as “Nanook“. The Norwegians have referred to them as the “Ice Bear”. Russians call them the “White Bear”. Even though they are considered their own distinct species of bear, there has actually been some evidence of possible hybrids of brown bears and polar bears.

The largest Polar Bear ever recorded.
The largest Polar Bear ever recorded.

Fossilized polar bear bones date between 110,000 and 130,000 years old. About 10,000 or 20,000 years ago, the polar bears’ molars started to change dramatically.  Adapting to life in the Arctic, they developed large, furry feet and short, heavy, sharp claws to give them better traction to on ice.

There is also some DNA evidence suggesting that polar bears and brown bears could have diverged as much as 400,000 years ago. They were identified as a distinct species in 1774 by Constantine John Phipps.

Polar bears are a unique and amazing animal.

Adult polar bears can weigh over 1,500 pounds and can reach almost 10 feet in length. The largest polar bear ever recorded weighed over 2,200 pounds, and when mounted, stood 11 feet 1 inch tall. The oldest wild polar bear on record died at the age of 32. They can swim under water for up to 3 minutes. Nanook also swim extreme distances, the longest known being 220 miles. 

Our Polar Bear Hunting Outfitter is the best in the world.

We’ve already done your homework in regards to hunting polar bear, and if an arctic adventure is on your bucket list, you cannot go wrong with our outfitter. Truly the best in the business. He partnered with the Intuits and started doing polar bear hunts in the high Arctic in 1981 and they’ve enjoyed a success rate of almost 100%.

This outfitter has guided polar bear hunts for the likes of Gary Colbath, Bob Foulkrod, Tom Miranda, and Jim Shockey. If you are going to hunt polar bears, do the best polar bear hunt out there.

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My hunt was absolutely top notch.

The outfitter is a fantastic man and incredibly hard working and knowledgeable, there is no doubt he will do everything within his power to make peoples hunts successful and enjoyable. I plan to do it again with him next year for sure.

Wade Zuver

Our hunt was excellent.

We saw bucks every day along with all other sorts of wildlife. Mountain goats, bears, and foxes were common sights. Fishing and crabbing was special bonus. The food was excellent, the crew was amazing. Outdoors International did a great job of finding exactly what we were looking for.

Jesse Neveau

What an amazing experience!

The hunting lodge was out of this world!, Rooms, food and the scenery were all A+. Our guide was exceptional and had us on Shiras moose all five days. We saw over 30 total with at least 10 bulls. They had a plan for everything including taxidermy and game processing.

Kayla Redmon