first broadcast Tuesday, June 28, 2011
He remembers how to prepare for whaling hunts and his first successful walrus catch, and he recalls one year when he caught over 200 Arctic foxes.
Walter raised a family in Savoonga and, other than some work-related sojourns to Nome, Anchorage, and other cities in Alaska, he remained there his entire life. He even joined the Territorial Guard (and later the National Guard), retiring after 10 years of service for health issues.
Walter remains an avid hunter and shares his experience with his children and grandchildren, in Savoonga and beyond.
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