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Procedure for harvesting caribou on Baffin Island

26 August 2015 

Public Service Announcement

Procedure for harvesting caribou on Baffin Island

Start Date: August 26, 2015

End Date: September 9, 2015

Baffin Island 30 sec

The Government of Nunavut has accepted the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board’s decision to set a total allowable harvest (TAH) of 250 male caribou for Baffin Island.

However, harvesting cannot take place until the tags have been allocated to communities by the Qikiqtaaluk Wildlife Board.

Once this allocation has been made, tags will be distributed to the hunters and trappers organization (HTO) or wildlife office in each community.

People must have a tag before they start to hunt.

It is up to each HTO to decide how the tags are distributed to the hunters in their community.

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Media Contact:
Tana Silverland
Manager of Communications, Education and Outreach
Department of Environment
867-975-7761
tsilverland@gov.nu.ca