The Nunatsiavut government is asking for rule changes that would allow its members to hunt more caribou. Right now Nunatsiavut beneficiaries can kill as many caribou as they want on Inuit lands in northern Labrador, but outside that area, they're subject to the same rules as every other resident of the province. Newfoundland and Labrador limits hunters to just one animal per year. Some Inuit leaders want that to change.

 

"It is very important that special consideration be given to beneficiaries," said Nunatsiavut First Minister Darryl Shiwak. He won't say exactly how many more animals they want but he did say that people in Nunatsiavut want Caribou to thrive in Labrador. "The conservation of this herd is very important but what we heard loud and clear is that people want to be able to harvest some caribou," said Shiwak. He also raised the idea of letting hunters transfer licences so one hunter can kill animals for several people. That's something the provincial government just abolished. The province hasn't responded to Nunatsiavut's request.

 

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they should not be able to harvest anymore animals then you or me even on there on land.If a moose walks on my yard i can't just go and kill it.Should be the same to the Inuit people as well.They get alot of things from the government and i think the line has to be drawn at some point.
the worst part is not the inuit. the quebec innu came into labrador last winter with a flat bed truck, piled caribou on it and wildlife just watched this happen! even the local innu in my area will kill alot and they will kill them out of the zone. they always take all the meat no matter what which is a good thing!

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