During the hunting season, Renewable Resource Officers inspect hunters for compliance with hunting regulations at check points, border crossings and in hunting areas through out the Northwest Territories (NWT).
The regulations summarized in this booklet apply to hunters who require a resident, non-resident or non-resident alien hunting licence to hunt.
The hunting rights of Aboriginal people in the NWT are based on traditional use and are different from those of other hunters. Hunting by many Aboriginal people is controlled by Land Claim Agreements. Hunting by others may also be affected by Land Claim Agreements.
All hunters require a licence to hunt caribou, wood bison, polar bear, muskox, or any other animal not being hunted for food, unless they are beneficiaries of a land claim specifically exempting them from requiring a licence.