Alaska hunters kill six bowhead whales as fall season starts

Barrow whalers landed four bowheads Saturday, and were towing another two bowheads to shore Sunday night.

The town of Barrow, population 4,100, buzzed with news of feasts and butchering.

The hunt is a tradition of Arctic coastal communities and the source of a favorite subsistence food shared across the hub city of Barrow, population 4,100. The fall season had already opened in Nuiqsut and Kaktovik, where crews also landed whales, Barrow residents said.

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