Feb. 2: Reminder Not to Hunt George River Caribou

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The Department of Environment and Climate Change reminded residents that the hunting ban for the George River Caribou remains in effect and is essential to the herd’s recovery. A July 2016 census revealed a total of only 8,938 caribou remaining in the George River Caribou Herd and any mortality would be of concern. This herd has now decreased by 99% since the early 1990s when the population was estimated at about 800,000 animals.