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Tough winter ahead, say trappers, after N.W.T.'s summer wildfires
Oct 18, 2023 08:53 ET

Two N.W.T trappers say they're expecting a difficult winter ahead for many of the species they trap, after summer wildfires devoured more than four million hectares of the territory's forests.

Those forests were home to a wealth of small animals, as well as predators that have now been driven into other areas, putting pressure on the food chain.

"I was just a little sad, you know, seeing everything go up. So now I'm just trying to focus on different species," said Nathan Kogiak, who has trapped near Yellowknife for more than a decade.

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