Winner: Tara Green
“Here is two-year-old Autut Illnik trying to carry her dad’s sole catch of the evening. There were plenty of geese flying, however little Autut, being the playful tyke she is, wasn’t keen on staying still for too long and diverted all the geese. Time to get some camo gear for next season because she sure isn’t missing out on the hunt. Maybe we can find a camo soother too.”
ᐅᓇ ᑕᕝᕙ ᒪᕐᕈᖕᓂᒃ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓕᒃ ᐊᐅᑑᑦ ᐃᕐᓂᖅ ᐊᒡᔭᐃᓇᓱᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᑖᑕᒥ ᐊᖑᔭᕕᓂᐊᓂᒃ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐅᓐᓄᒃᓴᖅ. ᐊᒥᓱᑦ ᓂᕐᓖᑦ ᓱᓕ ᑎᖕᒥᒪᑕ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂᓕ ᑖᓐᓇ ᐊᐅᑑᕋᓚᖅ, ᐅᓪᓚᕋᓚᒃᓗᓂ ᐊᑯᓂ ᓄᖅᑲᖓᔪᓐᓇᓚᐅᖏᒻᒪᑦ ᓂᕐᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ. ᑭᖑᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒋᐊᓕᕈᑦᑕ ᑳᒧᒥᒃ ᓇᒃᓴᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᐊᓕᖅᑐᒍᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᒃᑲᓐᓂᓕᖅᐸᑦ. ᐃᒻᒪᖄᓗ ᑳᒧᖃᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᐊᒫᒪᖑᐊᒋᖅᑎᑕᐅᓗᓂᓗ.
Runner-up is Joey Evalik of Cambridge Bay.
“It was a cool crisp Saturday morning when my bro Neal Mala and I made our way to Kent Peninsula on the mainland to tuktuhiuk (caribou hunt). We left town around 7:30 in the morning and made it to Itiblariuk (sp) on Kent Peninsula by nine that morning. We continued our journey towards the Halfway Cabin on Kent Peninsula and decided to take a route along the south coast of Kent Peninsula back towards Itiblariuk (sp) before journeying home. While we were travelling the coastline on the south side of Kent Peninsula, I noticed my kamotik was not trailing me like usual so I stopped, believing I have to fix my tow rope.
“When we stopped I pulled out my pocket knife so I can fix my tow rope but come to realize the V-Line on my tow rope was overtop one the planks on my kamotik. So a quick fix of the V-Line tow rope and the sled was trailing my skidoo like always.
“Before we continued our journey my bro Neal was glassing at the hill by Elu Inlet Lodge and seen a kalvik coming down. I thought at first it was a big rock but then quickly realized it was coming down the hill. I quickly ran to grab my rifle from my sled, unhook my sled from my skidoo and took off to look for the kalvik before it disappeared.
“When it came down the hill, I lost it for a bit as it was in the valley below me, started glassing with my rifle as my binoculars were at home, found it coming up another hill and quickly took off to catch up to it. When I finally caught up to it, I pulled my rifle off my shoulder and was ready to shoot when my bro Neal showed up on the other side of the hill, right in my shooting lane so I quickly put my rifle down until he was out of the way. One shot and down went the kalvik. It was both Neal and I’s first time to see a kalvik alive in the wild, and our first time to hunt some.
“We’ve been going out almost every weekend this fall and winter so far, come across many wolf tracks, a few caribou and nice size herd of muskox but this was our first kalvik we’ve come across.
“I am forever grateful for Neal always willing to come out with me and explore our country we’ve never been to before. He’s been my hunting partner all of this fall and winter. I told him the next predator we see, it will be his turn to catch it. And the next time we see tuktu he will get the first shot at them. We’ve been going out to look for tuktu to offset the cost of the meat we purchase from the stores and also to provide for the ones who don’t have anyone to hunt for them like the single ladies, elders, family with no vehicles to get out.”
“ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐅᓪᓛᒃᑯᑦ ᓂᒡᓕᖃᑦᑕᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓈᑦᑏᖑᔭᓛᕐᓂᐊᒥ ᓄᑲᕋᓗ ᓂᐊᓪ ᒪᓚ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᓚᐅᕋᓐᓄᑦ ᑭᓐᑦ ᑎᑭᕋᓴᖓᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᒧᖓᐅᓪᓗᓄᒃ ᑐᖅᑐᕼᐃᐅᕐᕕᖕᒧᑦ. ᐊᐅᓪᓚᓚᐅᖅᑐᒍᑦ ᐃᒻᒪᖄ 7:30-ᒧᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐅᓪᓛᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑖᕗᖓ ᑎᑭᖢᓄᑦ ᐃᑎᓪᓚᕆᐅᒧᑦ ᓄᖅᑲᓚᐅᖅᑐᒍᑦ ᑭᓐᑦ ᑎᑭᕋᓴᖓᓂ 9-ᒧᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂᓴᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᐅᓪᓛᕐᒥ. ᑖᕗᖓ ᓄᓇᕙᓚᐅᖅᑐᒍᑦ ᐊᑯᓐᓂᖓᓂ ᐃᒡᓗᑯᓗᖃᕐᒪᑦ ᑭᓐᑦ ᑎᑭᕋᓴᖓᓂ ᐊᓯᐊᓄᖔᖅ ᓴᖑᓪᓗᓄᒃ ᓂᒡᒋᖔᖓᒍᑦ ᓯᒡᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᓯᓪᓗᓄᒃ ᐃᑎᓪᓚᕆᖕᒧᑦ ᑎᑭᖢᓄᒃ ᐅᑎᓯᒋᐊᓚᐅᖏᓐᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᓯᒡᔭᒃᑰᖅᖢᑕ ᓱᓕ, ᑐᓄᓐᓂ ᐅᓂᐊᖅᑕᕋ ᖃᒧᑎ ᐊᐅᓚᕈᓘᔭᓕᓚᐅᕐᒪᑦ ᐊᓱᐃᓛᒃ ᓄᖅᑲᖅᖢᖓ ᑕᑯᒋᐊᓕᖅᑕᕋ, ᐅᓂᐊᕈᑎᒐ ᐊᒃᖢᓈᖅ ᐋᕿᒋᐊᕆᐊᖅᑐᖅᖢᒍ.
“ᓄᖅᑲᕋᑦᑕ ᐅᒃᑯᑕᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᒃᐱᐊᕐᔪᖕᓂᑦ ᑎᒍᒋᐊᖅᑕᕋ ᐊᒃᖢᓈᖅ ᐋᕿᖕᓂᐊᕋᒃᑯ ᑭᓯᐊᓂᓕ ᑕᑯᓪᓗᒍ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᖁᓛᒎᖔᓕᕐᓂᕐᒪᑦ ᖃᒧᑎᒪ ᓇᐳᐊᑕ ᖄᖓᒍᑦ. ᐊᓱᐃᓚᒃ ᐋᕿᒃᑲᒃᑯ ᐃᐱᖅᓯᒪᔪᑎᒐ ᖃᓄᐃᖏᑦᑎᐊᖏᓐᓇᓕᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ.
“ᓄᖅᑲᖓᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᓄᑲᕋ ᕿᖑᒻᒥᒐᓚᐅᕐᒪᑦ ᐱᖑᖕᒧᑦ ᐊᑭᑦᑎᓐᓃᑐᒧ ᑖᕗᖓ ᑲᖏᖅᓱᖓᓂ ᐊᓯᕙᖅᓯᒪᕕᑦᑕ ᑕᑯᓐᓂᖅᖢᓂ ᖃᕝᕕᖕᒥᒃ ᐱᖑᖕᒥᑦ ᐊᖅᑲᓕᖅᑐᒥᒃ. ᓯᕗᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᐅᔭᕋᓱᒃᔫᓇᓱᒋᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᒃᓴᓗᑳᖅᑐᖅ ᑕᐅᓄᖓ ᓇᖅᓴᒧᑦ. ᑭᓲᒋᐊᖓ ᖃᐅᔨᒐᑦᑎᒍ ᖁᑭᐅᑎᓐᓂᒃ ᐊᐃᒃᖠᓕᖅᑐᖓ ᖃᒧᑎᓐᓂᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᒧᑎᒐ ᐲᖅᖢᒍ ᖃᒧᑕᐅᔭᓐᓂᑦ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᓯᒋᐊᖅᑐᖓ ᑖᕗᖓ ᖃᕝᕕᒃᒧᑦ ᕿᓂᕆᐊᓕᖅᖢᒍ ᐊᓯᐅᔨᓚᐅᖏᓐᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ.
“ᐊᓱᐃᓛᒃ ᑕᑯᒃᑲᓐᓂᕋᒃᑯ ᓱᓕ ᐊᖅᑲᖅᑎᖅᑐᖅ ᐱᖑᖕᒥᑦ, ᓇᖅᓴᒧᐊᕐᒪᑦ ᐊᑎᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ, ᕿᖑᒥᒐᒃᑲᓂᓕᖅᖢᒍ ᖁᑭᐅᑎᓐᓄᑦ ᕿᖑᑎᒐ ᓇᒃᓴᓚᐅᖏᓐᓇᒃᑯ, ᓇᓂᒃᑲᓐᓂᕆᓪᓗᒍ ᐅᕙᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ ᐱᖑᖕᒧᑦ ᒪᔪᕋᓕᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᓂᒃᓕᒋᐊᒃᑲᓐᓂᖅᖢᒍ, ᖁᑭᐅᑎᒐ ᑐᕌᖅᑎᓕᖅᑕᕋ ᓱᓇᐅᕝᕙ ᓄᑲᕋ ᑖᕙᓃᓕᖅᑐᕕᓂᖅ ᓄᐃᒃᑭᓪᓗᓂ ᐱᖑᖕᒥ, ᖁᑭᕆᐊᕐᕕᒃᓴᒪ ᑐᑭᓪᓗᐊᖓᓃᒻᒪᑦ ᖁᑭᐅᑎᒐ ᐃᓕᒃᑲᓐᓂᖅᖢᒍ ᐊᒡᕖᓚᐅᖏᓐᓂᖓᓂ. ᐊᓱᐃᓛᒃ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᐊᖅᖢᖓ ᖁᑭᒋᐊᓚᐅᖅᑕᕋ ᖁᑭᖅᖢᒍᓗ ᖃᕝᕕᒃ ᑖᓐᓇ. ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᑕᑯᒋᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᒍᑦ ᖃᓂᒃᓴᖅᖢᑕ ᐆᒪᔪᒥᒃ ᖃᕝᕕᖕᒥᒃ ᓄᓇᒥ, ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐸᒥᒃ ᐊᖑᓯᒋᐊᕈᓯᑦᑎᓐᓂ.
“ᑕᐃᒪᖓᓂᑦ ᑕᕝᕙ ᑖᕗᖓ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᖃᑦᑕᐃᓐᓇᓕᖅᑕᒍᑦ ᐅᑭᐊᒃᓵᖅ ᐅᑭᐅᕐᓗ, ᑕᑯᕙᒃᖢᑕ ᐊᒥᓱᓂᒃ ᐊᒪᕈᐃᑦ ᑐᒥᖏᓐᓂᒃ, ᑐᒃᑐᓂᒃᓗ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑲᑎᖓᔪᓂᒃ ᐅᒥᖕᒪᓂᒃ ᑭᓯᐊᓂᓕ ᐅᓇ ᑕᕝᕙ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖑᓪᓗᓂ ᖃᕝᕕᕆᐅᓚᐅᖅᑕᕗᑦ.
“ᑕᐃᒪᖓᓂᑦ ᐅᓇ ᓄᑲᕋ ᖁᔭᒌᓐᓇᖅᑕᕋ ᓂᐊᓪ ᑕᐃᒪᖓᓂᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑎᒌᓐᓇᕋᒃᑯ ᐊᓯᕙᖅᓯᒪᓕᕌᖓᒪ ᐃᓚᐅᔪᒪᐃᓐᓇᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑦ, ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓕᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᔭᕗᑦ ᑕᒫᓂ ᐊᑕᐅᑦᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᑕᑯᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᖏᑕᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ ᐅᐸᖃᑦᑕᖅᖢᓄᒃ. ᐊᖑᓇᓱᖃᑎᒐ ᑕᑎᒋᓪᓗᒍ; ᐊᐅᓪᓚᖅᓯᒪᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᒍᑦ ᐅᑭᐊᒃᓵᖅ ᐅᑭᐅᕐᓗ. ᐅᖃᐅᑎᓚᐅᖅᑕᕋ ᑭᖑᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒋᐊᖅᓯᒪᓗᑕ ᐆᒪᔪᒥᒃ ᑕᑯᖕᒥᒍᑦᑕ, ᖁᕿᖅᓯᑎᓐᓂᐊᓕᖅᑕᕋ. ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑭᖑᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᑐᒃᑐᓯᐊᕈᑦᑕ ᖁᑭᕆᐊᖅᑳᖅᑎᓐᓂᐊᕆᓪᓗᒍ. ᑐᒃᑐᓯᐅᕆᐊᖃᑦᑕᓕᕋᓐᓄᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᖓᓂᑦ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒋᐊᖅᖢᓄᒃ ᓂᕿᖃᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᕋᑦᑕ ᓂᐅᕕᕐᕕᖕᒥᑦ ᓂᕿᑖᕆᖃᑦᑕᖅᑕᑦᑎᓄᑦ ᐃᓚᓕᐅᑎᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᓯᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ ᓂᕿᒃᓴᖅᓯᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᒍᑦ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑎᖃᖏᑦᑐᓄᑦ ᒪᑯᓄᖓ ᐊᐃᑉᐸᖃᖏᑦᑐᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᑑᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᕐᓇᓄᑦ, ᐃᓐᓇᐅᓕᖅᑐᓄᑦ, ᖃᑕᖑᑎᑦᑎᓐᓄᓪᓗ ᓄᓇᓯᐅᑎᖃᖏᑦᑐᓄᑦ ᐊᓯᕙᕈᓐᓇᖏᑦᑐᓄᑦ.
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