As the polar bear is an endangered species and thus a protected animal any polar bear killing needs to be reported to the police.
As the sea is frozen in that part of Greenland during 9 months per year there are no other possibilities for fresh meat other than hunting seal or polar bears.
The village had in 2011 a quota to shoot 35 polar bears a year with a strict registration system.
The two bears killed by the French explorers out of self defense were included in this number.
The inuït eat the meat and hang the skin outside their house to dry and it will be used for clothing.
I am well aware of the controversy that there is around this practice but when judging please bear also in mind that in this part of the world it is not trophy hunting but hunting for survival.