Should hunters be allowed to shoot grizzly bears along Atlin Road?
No matter where you stand on this divisive question, there will be a chance to express your opinion on Monday evening, at a meeting organized by the Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board.
The meeting is to discuss eight proposed changes to Yukon’s wildlife regulations. Among them is a plan, floated by Environment Yukon, to introduce a no-hunting corridor of 500 metres on either side of Atlin Road.
Area residents have complained that hunters who shoot the bears are unsporting, run the risk of inadvertently shooting a person, and send the wrong signal to visiting tourists eager to see wildlife.
To view all proposed regulation changes, visit the management board’s website. The meeting is from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the High Country Inn.