Baffin Island caribou harvest closes for season in Pond Inlet

Community’s allocation of 46 caribou has been reached, GN announces

The Baffin Island caribou harvest for the 2022-2023 season is over and no more harvesting will be allowed, the Government of Nunavut’s environment department said Friday. (File photo)

By Nunatsiaq News

Updated Friday, Jan. 6 at 5:25 p.m.

The Baffin Island caribou harvest for the 2022-2023 season has ended in Pond Inlet and no more harvesting will be allowed, the Government of Nunavut’s Department of Environment announced Friday.

The harvest was ended because the community reached its allocation of 46 caribou from the total allowable harvest.

Any further harvesting of Baffin Island caribou in Pond Inlet during the 2022-23 season is a violation of the Nunavut Wildlife Act, the department stated in a news release, and any reported violations will be investigated.

The total allowable harvest was established by the Nunavut Wildlife Board to help the recovery of the Baffin Island caribou population. The harvest count is part of the effort to allow the herd to recover for future generations to be able to harvest.

The 2022-23 harvest year ends June 30, a GN spokesperson said Friday afternoon.

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(11) Comments:

  1. Posted by Confused on

    “don’t worry, meat will be available on Nunavut country foods sell /swap.”

  2. Posted by Igunaaqi on

    Like that’s going to stop them.

  3. Posted by Sam on

    Kivalliq will ship caribou to you, and we will blame the mine, for no caribou.

    • Posted by Northerner on

      Yep , kill every caribou in sight, for$$$$$$$$$$$$$, them blame the mine

  4. Posted by John K on

    I should be allowed to hunt all year, traditionally, with a 308 from the back of a Skidoo.

    • Posted by 867 on

      Or from a helicopter or drone. And HTO should pay for it.

      • Posted by JOHNNY on

        Dress up like RAMBO .

        • Posted by John K on

          Red bandana from The Deer Hunter OBVIOUSLY.

    • Posted by Caribou Hunter on

      You can! Come to Kivalliq! : )

  5. Posted by Asking for a friend on

    Has anyone ever been charged for poaching in nunavut or is the GN amd their so called environmental officers just there for show?

    • Posted by Qavvigarjuk on

      Problem is no one is willing to give a witness statement to officers when someone they know did something illegal. Officers cannot be in all places at all times. This applies to all laws being broken not just wildlife laws.

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