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Yukon First Nation, hunting groups at odds over moose hunting


August 12, 2020

Moose are an important part of the traditional subsistence culture of Yukon First Nations, a source of meat for non-Indigenous hunters and a sought-after trophy for sport hunters from around the world. The Na-Cho Nyak Dun First Nation in central Yukon is concerned about the moose population on its traditional territory. (Environment Yukon)

A Yukon First Nation is asking moose hunters to stay off its traditional territory this season, while a local game association says hunters should carry on with their plans while also being respectful.

The Na-Cho Nyak Dun First Nation in central Yukon is asking non-citizens to refrain from hunting in its traditional territory due to increased pressure on the moose population there.

Moose hunting season in most of Yukon opened on Aug. 1.


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