A friend of mine, who is an outfitter for central barren ground caribou in the NWT said that the government was talking about taking away the non-resident quota held by the outfitters.......typically stupid move by government.
That idea met a lot of opposition, even from within the first nations communities, and has been put on hold for now.
It will be interesting to see what, if any, the results are from the Summit.
There can be too much of a good thing with antler rattling.
I like to hit the horns together for a good 30- to 40-second rattling sequence and then hang them up and resist the urge to hit them again.
This works to the hunter's advantage, because if a buck has heard it, he may have been 300 or 400 yards away and he comes in and he's not exactly sure where it came from.
When finally is time to rattle again throw a slight change-up into the routine.
The second time, don't rattle as loud...