April 20, 2020
Wolf Management in the North Slave Region
NOTICE TO COMMUNITIES:
The Bathurst and Bluenose-East barren-ground caribou herds have declined significantly in recent years, despite efforts to reduce hunting pressure and manage disturbance to caribou.
Wolf management is one part of our larger approach to barren-ground caribou recovery, which includes implementation of the Bathurst Caribou Range Plan to ensure the wise management of caribou habitat.
This week, targeted wolf removal will begin on the winter ranges of the Bathurst and Bluenose-East caribou.
This work is part of a coordinated effort with the Tłı̨chǫ Government to reduce the number of wolves that prey on the herds, and give the caribou a chance to recover.
All wolves targeted for aerial removal will be handled respectfully. Wolf carcasses will be stored individually and transported directly to Yellowknife for examination and pelt preparation.
Indigenous harvesters have been involved in all our wolf management actions and will continue to be involved in preparing these wolf pelts as part of the traditional economy.
To learn more about how the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Tłı̨chǫ Government are working to support our barren-ground caribou, visit www.enr.gov.nt.ca/barren-ground-caribou.
For more on current wolf management actions: www.enr.gov.nt.ca/en/faq-wolf-management.