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The first things you may need are the regulations and links

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icon download British Columbia LinkBritish Columbia has an excellent searchable directory where you can input the province/ territory along with the targeted game species in order to find an outfitter. Including Nunavut.

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icon download Tourism SiteHunting zone maps for MuskOx Hunt in Nunavut

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Nunavut Polar MapIqaluit which is located on Baffin Island is Nunavut's largest city and territorial capital.

According to Statistics Canada (2015), Nunavut has an estimated population of 36,886 people. Nunavut covers 1,877,787.62 km2 (725,018 sq. Mi.) of land and 160,935 Km2 (62,137 sq. Mi.) of water in Northern Canada. Yeilding a population Density of 0.02 people per sq km. That makes Nunavut the lowest population densit and the highest land mass in Canada. Wikipedia

Trends at Alert are characteristic of the High Arctic – although air temperatures have been increasing since the 1980s, distinct warming of permafrost has only been observed since the mid-1990s. In the eastern Arctic and Nunavik (northern Quebec),76-78 shallow permafrost cooled up to the early 1990s in response to a period of cooler air temperatures, then it started to warm as air temperatures increased.

Increased summer temperatures and longer growing seasons have led to increases in primary productivity, causing an overall ‘greening’ in the Arctic tundra (CAFF, 2010). For example, high Arctic tundra on Ellesmere Island has become more productive, with a 50% increase in standing biomass over 13 years (Figure 4). A review of recent studies of Arctic vegetation reveals an increase in willow shrubs (Salix spp.) in the Canadian western and high Arctic and an increase in dwarf birch (Betula nana) in the eastern Canadian Arctic (Myers-Smith et al., 2011).

Nunavut Shrub Growth


The territory of Nunavut was created in 1999 due to land claims by the indigenous Inuit people. It was done under the Nunavut Act and in doing so a big chunk of land was separated from the Northwest Territories.

The Inuit now do most of the governing of this territory and it is becoming a real tourist draw for people who want to see the northern reaches of Canada and experience the incredible sites that the Arctic has to offer. 

Some of those developments are in the sector of Hunting. Caribou herds may be down but the cycle appears to be recovering. Guiding for the exotics like muskox, polar bear and walrus have developed and appears to be done by Inuit people.

Non Residents of Nunavut wishing to hunt in Nunavut are required by law to use licensed outfitters. Mandatory hunting licenses and tags must be acquired before embarking on the hunt. Hunting seasons and quotas are strictly enforced by Nunavut Wildlife Officers.
When you are successful and chances are good. Note that some hunting trophies have surcharges in addition to the hunting tag that is purchased.

To learn more about hunting rules and regulations in Nunavut, visit the Government of Nunavut Department of Environment website (http://env.gov.nu.ca/), or call them at one of the following three locations:

Nunavut Department of Environment

Headquarters Office in Iqaluit 

  • Phone: (867) 975-5955

Regional Office in Kugluktuk

  • Phone: (867) 982-7240

Regional Office in Arviat

  • Phone: (867) 857-2828


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  • http://www.biodivcanada.ca/A519F000-8427-4F8C-9521-8A95AE287753/EN_CanadianBiodiversity_FULL.pdf
  • https://www.cbd.int/doc/world/ca/ca-nr-05-en.pdf


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