Regulations Have Not Changed for Caribou Hunting In Labrador
The Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture is reminding people that despite a recent post circulating on social media, the regulations have not changed for Caribou Hunting In Labrador.
A post claimed that provincial wildlife authorities have sanctioned the hunting of George River, Mealy Mountain and Lac Joseph caribou herds.
A moratorium on the hunting of George River caribou remains in place, as the herd size remains at less than one percent of the abundance recorded in the early 1990s.
The hunting of animals in the Mealy Mountain and Lac Joseph herds is currently prohibited under the Provincial Endangered Species Act.
The Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture’s Resource Enforcement Division has initiated an investigation into the alleged harvesting and possession of Caribou due to the social media post.