Fast Fact on the Walrus

posted on February 6, 2014
sci_ah2015_fs.jpg (10)

If you saw the photo gallery I posted earlier today, then you know what I’m up against when it comes to trying to get through the aisles here amid so many incredible taxidermy distractions. I saved this walrus photo to call special attention to it because it’s one of the more unique sights even at SCI.

On closer inspection, you see it’s a reproduction, as the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service generally prohibits the importation of ivory. U.S. sportsmen are permitted to hunt walrus in Canada but only Alaska Natives may hunt them in Alaska as walrus can be one of the only sources of food for hundreds of miles. Natives must reside in the state and dwell on the coast of the North Pacific Ocean or the Arctic Ocean and harvest them only for sustenance or for the creation and sale of Native articles and clothing. According to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, natives must be one-fourth degree or more Alaska Indian, Aleut or Eskimo or be enrolled under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. Alaska Natives are not limited by Federal law in the number that can be harvested, providing the harvest is not wasteful.


Browning X Bolt Speed Ovix SR Lead
Browning X Bolt Speed Ovix SR Lead

New for 2022: Browning X-Bolt Speed Ovix SR

The latest X-Bolt’s new Ovix camo pattern is suitable for a variety of environments, and its shortened, threaded barrel allows users to mount a suppressor while maintaining a reasonable overall length.

First Look: Franchi Instinct Sideplate

The new Instinct Sideplate sets itself apart with an elegantly engraved, color-case-hardened sideplate-style steel receiver, providing classical accents to its gold-plated trigger and complementing its rich AA-grade satin-finish walnut stock.

Savage Arms Announces Sponsorship of NRL Hunter Series Matches

Savage Arms is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the National Rifle League (NRL) Hunter Series—an evolving rifle competition that challenges participants with exciting ways to practice shooting skills in hunting-like conditions.

NSSF Retailer Surveys Indicate 5.4 Million First-Time Gun Buyers in 2021

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the firearm industry trade association, revealed that at least 5.4 million people purchased a firearm for the first time in 2021.

New for 2022: Bowtech SR350

An ideal combination of blazing speed and smooth draw, the SR350 is equipped with Bowtech’s Deadlock cam system, which the company says is the quickest, simplest way to achieve perfect arrow flight and repeatable accuracy.

First Look: Hoyt Ventum Pro 33

Hoyt has updated its In-Line System to make the new Ventum Pro even more streamlined, balanced and lightweight.


Get the best of American Hunter delivered to your inbox.