Effective April 1, 2023: the Departments of Lands and Environment and Natural Resources have merged into one.

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Information for hunters including how to get a licence, equipment standards, harvesting in land claim areas.
Funding for Local Wildlife Committees and Renewable Resource Councils to offset costs of harvesting activities for their members.
Compensation to traditional harvesters in the NWT for loss or damage to equipment or assets because of natural disasters.
Apply for funding to Take a Kid Trapping.
Information about licences and permits required in the Northwest Territories (NWT) for wildlife-related businesses.
Information for anyone researching, observing or handling wildlife in the NWT, including permits, forms and how to apply.
Information about description, distribution, harvest and diseases of the Arctic Fox in the Northwest Territories.
Information about description, distribution, harvesting and habitat of black bears in the Northwest Territories.
Information about compliance, enforcement, Officers, and Inspectors.
Description, distribution, habitat, diseases and harvesting of the Dall's sheep in the NWT
Tundra wolf
Learn about how to get increased incentives for harvesting wolves in the new North Slave Wolf Harvest Area.
Provides Northwest Territories trappers with access to the international fur auction market for fur harvested in the NWT
Information on getting a fishing licence in the Northwest Territories.
Information about description, distribution, habitat, harvest and human interactions with Grizzly bears in the NWT.
How you can do your part and harvest with respect in our territory.
Information on Hunter Education training in the NWT.
Information about the description and distribution of lynx in the Northwest Territories.
Information about description, distribution and habitat of marten in the Northwest Territories.