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Kluane First Nation supports Yukon’s decision to close Dall sheep hunt – APTN News

Jul 02, 2024

The chief of a First Nation in southwestern Yukon said he’s pleased the territorial government is closing a Dall sheep hunting zone this summer.

“I’m very happy,” Chief Bob Dickson of the Kluane First Nation (KFN) told APTN News. “Finally, we’re seeing a partnership.”

Last week, the government announced it would close sheep hunting in a game management subzone in the Kluane area to all licensed hunters.

The closure will be in effect from Aug. 1 to Oct. 31, 2026.

APTN previously reported on how KFN was urging Yukon government to implement emergency hunting closures so sheep populations could rebound.

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