No more hunting of Baffin Island caribou is allowed because the quota for the year has been reached, the Department of Environment announced on Tuesday morning.

The total allowable harvest of 250 Baffin Island caribou has been met and no more hunting is allowed, the Department of Environment stated.
photo courtesy of WWF Canada

The Nunavut Wildlife Management Board set a limit of 250 caribou for 2019-20, and that total allowable harvest has now been filled. Further hunting of caribou will be investigated and may lead to enforcement action, according to a news release from the Department of Environment.

Any outstanding tags are void and harvesters are asked to return them to local wildlife offices or hunters and trappers organizations.

The limit on hunting Baffin Island caribou was put in place to help the herd recover.

Derek Neary

Derek Neary has been reporting on developments in the North for 18 years. When he's not writing for Nunavut News, he's working on Northern News Services' special publications such as Opportunities North,...

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