Two wildlife researchers are calling the government of the Northwest Territories’ incentive for wolf hunters a political “distraction.”
In November 2018, the N.W.T. Department of Environment and Natural Resources reported that the Bathurst and Bluenose East caribou herds had collapsed. Both herds were reported to have declined more than 50 per cent since 2015. At the time, it was suggested that wolf predation could have played a role in the decline.