Northwest Territories Hunting News

SCI Files Lawsuit to Reverse ESA Listing of Polar Bears
Safari Club International (SCI) filed a lawsuit on September 8th challenging the listing of the polar bear as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) which led the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to ban imports of polar bear trophies from Canada.
US Polar Bear Decision Affects Inuvialuit Economy
The May 14th decision by the United States (U.S.) Fish and Wildlife Service to list polar bears as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act will have an affect on Inuvialuit communities.
Northwest Territiories Plans Caribou Summit
The Northwest Territories (NWT) Caribou Summit will be held in Inuvik on January 23-25, 2007.
Northwest Territories Caribou Herds Decline
Results from the July 2006 surveys of the Cape Bathurst and Bluenose-West caribou herds indicate these herds continue to decline.
Barren-ground Caribou Management Strategy
A strategy to guide the management of barren-ground caribou herds in the Northwest Territories (NWT) was released today by Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) Minister, Honourable Michael Miltenberger.
Hunters Asked to Participate in the Bathurst Caribou Herd Monitoring Program
Staff at the North Slave Regional office of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) are asking for help from Northwest Territories (NWT) hunters through their participation in a monitoring program that samples harvested barren-ground caribou.
Trappers Recognized
Seventeen Trappers across the Northwest Territories (NWT) were recognized for their achievements on the trap line for the 2004-05 trapping season.
Barren-ground Caribou Survey Results Released
Results from a July 2005 survey show a decline in populations of the Cape Bathurst, Bluenose West and Bluenose East caribou herds. The results were presented to the Wildlife Management Advisory Council (Northwest Territories) at meetings in Whitehorse on September 10th and 11th.
Permit Required to Import Canadian Hunter-Harvested Game Meat
Hunters can immediately begin bringing wild ruminant meat products intended for their personal use into the United States, but will need a “Veterinary Services Special Permit for the Importation of Hunter-Harvested Wild Ruminant Meat,” along with one of the following: a valid Canadian export certificate for game meat, or a copy of a valid hunting license or a valid hunting tag.