CitationScotter, G. W. (1972). Reindeer ranching in Canada. Journal of Range Management, 25(3), 167-174.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractOf five attempts to develop reindeer ranching in Canada, the Mackenzie Delta herd is the only one still in operation. That herd was established to supplement the region's wildlife resources and to improve the Eskimos' economic condition by creating a number of viable native-owned herds. All of the native-owned herds, established from the nucleus herd, eventually reverted to government ownership. The reindeer operation has not proven to be economically viable. Game ranching with native animals in northern Canada may offer the best potential for conversion of vegetation into meat.