Northwest Territories Hunting News

High Demand, High Prices for Northwest Territories Furs

Over $880,000 worth of Genuine Mackenzie Valley Furs (GMVF) were sold at a wild fur sale hosted by Fur Harvester’s Auction Inc. on March 22, 2012, bringing total GMVF sales this year to over one million dollars.

Demand for NWT furs increased again this year, particularly from buyers in Russia and China. An NWT marten pelt went for an unprecedented $380 and a lynx for $400, the top auction prices for these species against all others from across Canada and the Northern US.

Support to Recover the Bathurst Caribou Herd Continues

The Yellowknives Dene First Nation (YKDFN) and the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) have signed an agreement on actions to support the recovery of the Bathurst barren-ground caribou herd within the Chief Drygeese Area.

The agreement was signed today by Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) Minister J. Michael Miltenberger and YKDFN Chiefs Edward Sangris (Dettah) and Ted Tsetta (Ndilo).

“This is an example of what can be accomplished by working together while respecting rights and traditional laws,” said Chief Edward Sangris.

Northwest Territories Seeks Input on Proposed New Wildlife Act

The Government of the Northwest Territories is seeking input from the public on a proposed new Wildlife Act for the Northwest Territories.

Harvest Management Plan for Yukon Porcupine Caribou
Most parties responsible for managing the Porcupine caribou herd in the Yukon and Northwest Territories have agreed to adopt a Harvest Management Plan to conserve the herd, including a management framework that varies harvesting practices with the size of the herd population.
Northwest Territories Offers Polar Bear Outfitters Financial Support
A new assistance program for polar bear outfitters is providing additional help to the sector to promote and develop alternative hunting and tourism products. The Polar Bear Outfitter Assistance Program is designed to aid polar bear outfitters who have been impacted by the U.S. ban on the importation of polar bear hides.
Northwest Territories Closes Caribou Hunting January 1st
Starting January 1st, barren-ground caribou commercial/meat tag, non-resident and resident harvesting will be closed in the North and South Slave Regions and all harvesting is closed in a new no-hunting conservation zone established north of Yellowknife where the Bathurst caribou herd winters.
North America's Hottest Trophy Areas
Which areas of North America have produced the most Boone and Crockett trophies so far in the new millennium?
Northwest Territories Bathurst Caribou Herd on Accelerated Decline
Results of this summer's photographic survey of the calving grounds of the Bathurst caribou herd confirms an accelerated decline in the number of animals.
Northwest Territories Expands Fur Market Globally
A new multi-partnered initiative is working to increase consumer demand, broaden market reach and establish new overseas markets for Genuine Mackenzie Valley Furs from the Northwest Territories (NWT).
Northwest Territories Caribou Study Methods Supported
An independent report on barren-ground caribou studies in the Northwest Territories supports the scientific methodologies used by the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT).