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Motorists Reminded to Watch for Caribou on Northern Peninsula



The Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture is advising motorists on the Northern Peninsula to use caution on the roadway between Eddies Cove East and St. Anthony Airport.


A large portion of the St. Anthony caribou herd has overwintered in this area.


The herd’s daily movements are increasing as caribou trek from winter to spring ranges, requiring them to cross roadways and making them vulnerable to traffic.


Motorists are reminded to:

  • Scan both sides of the highway and encourage passengers to watch for caribou.

  • Pay attention to caribou warning signs.

  • Avoid driving at dusk and dawn when caribou are more common near highways.

  • Reduce speeds when driving at night when caribou are more difficult to see.

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