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Caribou in Iceland

The Icelandic Ministry for the Environment has just issued the reindeer quota for 2010 season. The quota is 1272 animals, down from 1333 last year. Licenses are issued by drawing - don´t let anyone tell you otherwise...

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I don't normally think about

I don't normally think about Iceland when I think of hunting, but I bet it would be a nice destination for hunting.  Is hunting a tradition among the locals in Iceland?  Got any pictures?

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good news that a few are there anyway

I read one time (in a turn of the twentieth century book) that the reindeer in Iceland and Greenland were nearly hunted to extinction when the Canadian eskimo tribes migrated to iceland and introduced the bow and arrow to the natives living in Greenland - who then travelled to iceland. 

I'm glad to hear that they still have reindeer there.   

Does anyone know if they are the result of a reintroduction program or a remnant of the original caribou herds? 

It would be cool if the original herd survived another hundred years after near extinction by finding some remote sheltered place to hide and rebreed the population. 

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