?Esdilagh First Nation bans moose hunt in its traditional territory

BC Local News
October 16, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Another First Nation community in the Cariboo Chilcotin has declared a ban on moose hunting within its traditional territory. The ?Esdilagh (Alexandria) First Nation located along the Fraser River between Williams Lake and Quesnel, announced Monday they made the decision following a community meeting held Oct. 5. “The community discussed this season’s wildfires, the effects it has had so far within their traditional territory and the devastating impact it will have on moose,” stated a press release from ?Esdilagh. “Moose populations in ?Esdilagh’s territory are already at an unprecedented low level, and as a result of the 2017 firefighting, there are many new roads and access to sensitive moose habitat.”

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