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I have been thinking about adding polar bear hair to my jigs but have been reading that it is illegal, is this true? if so why can you still buy it? Anyone know whats up with this
 

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Allright I did some digging and this is what I found. This is kind of a quote but I will spell all the words correctly so here it is. Polar bear hair is available in limited supply. All hair is legal if taken prior to marine mammal act of 1972. Nothing compares to its movement and sheen. That is what I found on a website when I googled polar bear hair jigs
 

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I have no clue but I had to read this when I saw the subject :D.
 

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I bought some of it and will be using it for my jigs so if your interested give me a shout
 

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It's always been my understanding that polar bear hair is actually hollow. It'd be interesting to see how trapped air in each hollow strand reacts under water.
 

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That is cool Jared... I'm interested now.
 

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I'll have to buy some just to see the look on other people's faces when I tell tem I was using a polar bear hair jig. :rofl1: :neener: Where'd you get that?!
 

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I'll have to buy some just to see the look on other people's faces when I tell tem I was using a polar bear hair jig. :rofl1: :neener: Where'd you get that?!
The woods!
Does a bear **** in the woods?
I'm very sorry about that but I couldn't resist...
Sorry again... I know polar bears probably do it on ice...
Am I banned? :-X
 

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Mary, I know that the bears on the tv commercial use Charmin but I was wondering: In cold weather, does charmin lose it's limpness and rollability? Does cold weather affect its memory any? What about it's absorbancy in sub zero conditions? Polar Bears must face some real challenges!!! :rofl2: :rofl1:
 
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Wow, why would there be a demand for Polar Bear hair? Where does it end? Do we get Tiger fur for our jigs to imitate fire tiger? What about Seals do we kill a few of them to make more lures? Maybe the blubber from whales would make good fish attractant too? Hey, I heard feathers plucked off the head of Bald Eagles make great flies. Where do we get those? Has anyone else heard that the horn off of a Rhino when ground up into powder and put into a sinking worm makes it sink faster and wiggle more?

Some things amaze me. I would not want to support any industry that kills such a majestic animal as a Polar bear no matter what the useage is. Yikes.
 
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I understand what your saying Keith but Polar Bears are not being killed in todays time for any reason. This is just polar hair that was taken before the act that microtek60 was talking about. I see your point on killing those types of animals and all the animals you just mentioned are protected under some kind of guidlines. Its not to say they are not being killed but it is to say it doesn't happen consistently.


But I say if the hair is already been taken, then there is no reason why it shouldn't be used. Just when it runs out then your out.
 

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http://www.polarbearhunting.net/

It's legal to hunt polar bears in designated hunting areas in the NW Territories. You can buy polar bear rugs for around $5,000.

Polar bear hair is clear, appearing transparent like glass when a few strands are viewed on a table. It might make a good addition to a jig skirt, but I won't try that.

Jim
 

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mary dean said:
hi steel basser said:
I'll have to buy some just to see the look on other people's faces when I tell tem I was using a polar bear hair jig. :rofl1: :neener: Where'd you get that?!
The woods!
Does a bear **** in the woods?
I'm very sorry about that but I couldn't resist...
Sorry again... I know polar bears probably do it on ice...
Am I banned? :-X
:rofl1:
 

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http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/...access.gpo.gov/cfr_2006/octqtr/50cfr18.30.htm You can legally hunt and import a trophy polar bear once an application is approved and you pay a $1,000 fee. No parts can be sold except by an Inuk native hunter in N. Canada, and tribal hunters in NW Territories. They charge around $20,000 per hunting trip.

What's banned totally is importation of polar bear organs. Natives can sell the pelts for rugs or whatever a buyer has use for.

Jim
 

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Wow I did not think that someone would make a big deal out of this, but ok lets talk about it KeithsCatch. You talk about all these animals that are so great and yes they are but you dont mention anything about deer, or cow, or how about that chicken or turkey that you might of eaten for Thanksgiving or Christmas or do they not count. I can pretty much guarintee that you have in your home some form of animal wether it be a clothing item or shoes. Stop sitting on the fence about stuff and get a life. If you are going to B***h about something take a stand for all animals not just the ones that you think might be cute and cuddly. So I am guessing you dont want to buy one when I get them in. If you do I will lower the cost just for you KeithsCatch
 

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Wow, why would there be a demand for Polar Bear hair? Where does it end? Do we get Tiger fur for our jigs to imitate fire tiger? What about Seals do we kill a few of them to make more lures? Maybe the blubber from whales would make good fish attractant too? Hey, I heard feathers plucked off the head of Bald Eagles make great flies. Where do we get those? Has anyone else heard that the horn off of a Rhino when ground up into powder and put into a sinking worm makes it sink faster and wiggle more?

Some things amaze me. I would not want to support any industry that kills such a majestic animal as a Polar bear no matter what the useage is. Yikes.
Are you for real?
 

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anyone know were I can get some tiger fur? You know what I am not done this really pisses me off how can you talk about killing animals for fur or meat or any use when you fish for god sake. You cant tell me that you have never killed one by accident. Now dont get me wrong I practice catch and release but a few end up dead. KeithsCatch go hug a tree or what ever it is you do!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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If not knowing the difference between a Chicken and a Polar bear is really the case here then I feel sorry for you. Looks are not the issue here. The animals I mentioned happen to be endangered. I think Bald Eagles might have recently come off this list but you get the idea.

Personally, I can't imagine how anyone who loves the outdoors would not be a champion for all things in the outdoors. So I would ask are you for real? I want to know if killing animals for such things that we do not need is enjoyable to you guys? Do we need to wear their skins anymore? I don't think so. Are we looking to kill animals solely for their fur? Why else would anyone want to kill a Lion, Tiger, Bear, etc. We do not raise such animals on farms such as we do with cattle and chickens. We are not talking about the same thiings here at all. I do eat chicken, and sometimes beef. Would I want to eat a Snow Leopard? Perhaps if I was starving and that was my only option. However, I bet that most people do not fall into that category. So why shoot them? Or a Polar Bear since that was the example that started this thread.

You all have your beliefs and while I do not appreciate those beliefs and do not agree with them, they are still your beliefs. I have mine also. I choose to respect nature, admire nature and use it when I have too. I am not a tree huger as I am thankful that God put trees here on Earth and am glad that we can use some of them for our benefit. Do I advocate wasting trees for no reason? No. Seems like that is the theme here.

Do I need a jig made from a Polar Bear to catch fish? No. Nether does anyone else. We have synthetic hair that works pretty darn well. Perhaps if we lived in the 1800's this might make sense. Thank God for technology today that means I don't have to wear animal skins for shirts and use lures made from exotic animals. That is all I am saying here. If animal skins and hide and fur was all we had then yeah sorry animals we need you.

Also comparing exotic animals that are on the endangered list to cows and chicken & Turkey is pretty absurd.

I have leather furniture and a leather jacket that I rarely wear anymore. Not exactly the place to wear in Florida. But I don't have hide from an Elephant, or Rhino, or Florida Panther or Tiger or a Polar Bear in my house. Do you not see the difference here? One is raised on a farm to be slaughtered the others are on the endangered species list.
 
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