Nunavut Hunting Locations

There are excellent hunting spots to be found within close range of every community in Nunavut. Just like their ancestors did, most Inuit families rely heavily upon the sustainable food resources of animals that are harvested nearby. Hunting seasons and quotas are rigorously enforced by Nunavut Wildlife Officers and mandatory tags are often only issued by a lottery system run by the local Hunting and Trapping Organization (HTO).

The best hunting locations in Nunavut are shown in the new Nunavut Hunting Directory.

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:

Headquarters Office in Iqaluit
Ph: (867) 975-5955

Regional Office in Kugluktuk
Ph: (867) 982-7240

Regional Office in Arviat
Ph: (867) 857-2828

Visitors 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.