Changes To Quebec Caribou Hunting Zones
In the April 2011 issue of The Hunting Report, Assistant Editor Tim Jones reports about new restrictions and closures announced by the Quebec government concerning the 2011 and 2012 caribou seasons. Hunt Zone 23 is where most of the caribou hunting takes place in Quebec, and as Jones explains, this area has been divided into new sections.
Zone 23 was previously divided into north and south zones along the 57th Parallel. The area is now also divided into east and west zones, allowing for separate seasons and rules for the management of both the George River and Leaf River caribou herds. The southern section of Zone 23 (below the 57th) is now closed to all sport caribou hunting. Also, new rules mandate a 50 percent reduction in the number of permits available for outfitters.
You can get a better idea of the new hunt zone divisions by clicking here to see the map of northern Quebec showing the hunting areas discussed in the story.
For more details about the changes and our analysis and forecast of things to come, read Quebec Caribou Hunting Restrictions and Closures in 2011 and 2012.