Worried about my sheep hunt

Rackmastr

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I haven't figured out when/where/how they get people to fill out that "Mandatory Declaration Form" I know someone that flew in last week and they were never given that form. I know of another that drove up after snowboarding this winter and at the border US Border Patrol said "I'm supposed to remind you to self evacuate for 14 days" No Mandatory Form.
Its supposed to given by a BSO when they issue the 14 day quarantine order (verbally). The form is given to provide information, but the main 'order' is given verbally and then all information is recorded electronically. My guess is maybe the officer did not issue the form, however the quarantine order was still placed on the traveller. Hope that helps a bit. If you had a specific question shoot me a PM and might be able to help.
 

Jac

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I live in BC Canada. They extended the border closure to non essential travel until June 21.
 

Hookhunter75

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I'll try and be nice regarding NWT....

I asked the health officer last week if the NR season was going to be cancelled. I was told yes. If I was an outfitter, I'd start being strategic and thinking of ways and proposals to get an exemption. Exemptions are being used for people like vets, doctors and mine workers. Any exemption worth a look will likely increase their operating costs as well.

Every day more summer activities and fishing/tourism lodges are announcing closures. The border will stay closed all summer.

The outfitters don't seem like a strategic bunch, or else they'd realize you can't operate here like the south - where building a kingdom and walls to keep people out are the norm. The new north works on consultation and consensus, something they are lacking, and at times like this you can feel the deep divide.

And my last point - donating meat shouldn't be your sole strategy. This isn't Africa.

Anyway, I think in the end you may see some hunts offered, but at higher prices to cover extra flights and fuel and logistics. Some may think it's not worth it and close up shop completely for the season.
Was this in regards to entire hunting season or just the sheep season?
 

Saskabush

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I'll try and be nice regarding NWT....

I asked the health officer last week if the NR season was going to be cancelled. I was told yes. If I was an outfitter, I'd start being strategic and thinking of ways and proposals to get an exemption. Exemptions are being used for people like vets, doctors and mine workers. Any exemption worth a look will likely increase their operating costs as well.

Every day more summer activities and fishing/tourism lodges are announcing closures. The border will stay closed all summer.

The outfitters don't seem like a strategic bunch, or else they'd realize you can't operate here like the south - where building a kingdom and walls to keep people out are the norm. The new north works on consultation and consensus, something they are lacking, and at times like this you can feel the deep divide.

And my last point - donating meat shouldn't be your sole strategy. This isn't Africa.

Anyway, I think in the end you may see some hunts offered, but at higher prices to cover extra flights and fuel and logistics. Some may think it's not worth it and close up shop completely for the season.
I’m just asking because you seem to be in touch with what’s happening on the ground up there. Hypothetically, if any form of non-resident tourism is permitted at some point later in the summer, what grounds would territorial health managers have to prevent outfitters from operating? It seems like we’re more focused on the larger long term issue of support (or lack of) for outfitting in the north amongst residents and communities rather than the issue in question. Point being, under the current circumstances, is it fair to treat outfitting As an outlier to the larger tourism industry in the north? To hypothetically allow any non-resident tourism to resume, but not allow outfitting makes no sense and doesn’t hold water if the rationale is to prevent exposure to the virus from outside visitors. The other issues remain, but if any form of tourism opens this summer/fall, I can’t see how outfitters could be excluded. Just a thought.
 

Jimbob

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I’m just asking because you seem to be in touch with what’s happening on the ground up there. Hypothetically, if any form of non-resident tourism is permitted at some point later in the summer, what grounds would territorial health managers have to prevent outfitters from operating? It seems like we’re more focused on the larger long term issue of support (or lack of) for outfitting in the north amongst residents and communities rather than the issue in question. Point being, under the current circumstances, is it fair to treat outfitting As an outlier to the larger tourism industry in the north? To hypothetically allow any non-resident tourism to resume, but not allow outfitting makes no sense and doesn’t hold water if the rationale is to prevent exposure to the virus from outside visitors. The other issues remain, but if any form of tourism opens this summer/fall, I can’t see how outfitters could be excluded. Just a thought.
The two are not separate. It is all about non-residents coming into the province. Either they will allow non-essential travel into their province or they won't. I do not believe it will just be closed to hunting.

Right now they won't let other Canadians in let alone international travelers. The Yukon seems to be a little looser and willing to open things up but the NWT's language is that they are taking a hard long haul stance on restricting travel. Maybe that will change by the fall but it certainly isn't looking good for summertime in the NWT.

BC has just denied out of province people from booking camping sites in our provincial parks for the WHOLE SUMMER. Basically our province is saying we do not want any outside travelers coming in, even other Canadians that live across the magical BC Alberta provincial line that is keeping us safe.

I'm glad Alaska is opening up and hunts/tourism will happen. Here in Canada our tourism industry (hunting fishing etc) is going to get nailed hard.
 

Hookhunter75

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Latest cdc guidelines are showing a fatality rate overestimation. Mortality rate across all age groups less than the common flu. Hysteria is ruining the economy. My ability to choose where I go and what I do is being decided by those who have no idea where they are at or what they are doing. I hope for all of our sakes the people that lobby for our interests on both sides of the border can at least make a little break through on this to salvage a little bit of sanity and our season.
 
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