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Bathurst caribou Mobile Zone is now in effect

Public Service Announcement

Yellowknife — December 4, 2020

The Mobile Core Bathurst Caribou Management Zone (Mobile Zone) is now in effect for the 2020/21 winter season. This no-harvest zone is one of several management actions established by the GNWT and co-management partners to protect the declining Bathurst caribou herd.

It is illegal to harvest caribou within the Mobile Zone.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (ENR) actively monitors caribou and hunters in the area. If you are caught harvesting in the Mobile Zone, you may be charged under the Wildlife Act.

The location of the Mobile Zone is updated every Tuesday throughout the winter.

You can get a map of the current boundaries from:

·       Gordon Lake check station

·       McKay Lake check station

·       Your local or regional ENR office

·       Your local band, community, government or organization office

·       ENR North Slave Region Facebook page


To view the most recent map on the ENR website, click here.

You can also download the most recent .gpx file for your GPS device.


For more information, please contact:

Public Affairs and Communications

Environment and Natural Resources

Government of the Northwest Territories