Barren-ground Caribou

Tuktoyaktuk Peninsula Herd

The Tuktoyatuk Peninsula herd range is in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region. It has been suggested that this herd moved back into the area once a domestic reindeer herd was moved off the peninsula. It is not known how many animals in this herd are feral reindeer or hybrids.

Recent population estimates of the Tuktoyaktuk Peninsula herd are:

2006               3,000 animals

2009               2,800 animals

2012               2,200 animals      

2015               1,900 animals

2018               1,500 animals

2021               3,073 animals        

The herd is considered to be in slow decline.

All harvest of resident, outfitted and commercial harvest has been suspended since 2006.

There are no restrictions on the Inuvialuit harvest of the herd. There is no hunting in the area from April 1 to June 15 to allow the Cape Bathurst caribou to migrate.

Map - Tuktoyatuk Peninsula caribou herd range
Map - Tuktoyatuk Peninsula caribou herd range