No Caribou Hunting on Dempster

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The Department of Environment has ordered an emergency conservation closure from Oct. 8, 2013 to July 31, 2014 to protect the Hart River and Fortymile caribou herds. The closure applies to Game Management Subzones 2-16, 2-23, 2-24, 2-25, 2-27, 2-28, 2-29, 2-39 and 2-51 and includes the highway from Dempster Corner (km 0) to the Ogilvie River Bridge (km 195). As well, all subzones in Game Management Zone 3 remain closed to caribou harvest (e.g., Goldfields, Top of the World Highway). This emergency closure applies to Yukon resident and non-resident hunters. The Yukon government will consider reopening some or all of these subzones should the caribou move elsewhere. Caribou in these subzones are not considered Porcupine caribou. Harvesting rights under the Porcupine Caribou Management Agreement do not extend to these subzones at this time.