Atlin no hunting corridor proposed

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.

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.

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