Bird hunting is also very important to us. Inuit look forward to the arrival of geese and ducks because they know that they arrive at the beginning of real spring. Geese are hunted along the shore and ducks are usually hunted on small islands off the shore where their nests are safer from fox.

In spring, we collect duck eggs from nests. Collection does not mean taking all of the eggs. After the eggs hatch, and the young ducks move away from the nest, we return to collect the nest itself since it is made out of warm soft down which, after cleaning, we can use to make our winter clothing.
Inuit Tapirisat of Canada

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