The traditional inland caribou hunt at Nettilling Lake
was curtailed and, a few decades later (by the 1940s), government restrictions prohibited Inuit from hunting caribou, a measure which struck at the core of Inuit society by reducing socializing and preventing access to a crucial resource.
During summer, caribou abundance was always lower on this plateau than northwest of Nettilling Lake, and in winter it was even lower (EN1, EN2, PA2).
1920, but there were fewer than northwest of Nettilling Lake (EA, Fig.
1916-23 many caribou occurred along the northwestern shore of Nettilling Lake (Fig.
From the mid-1920s (or before) until at least the early 1960s, caribou wintered south and east of southern Nettilling Lake (AE, EN2, JT2, LN1, PP, SQ, SR, Figs.
Palynology of sediment cores taken from Nettilling Lake permitted extrapolation from present bioclimatic conditions to 4750 years B.P.
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Accordingly, the northern limit of this zone is approximately on the Arctic Circle at Nettilling Lake. The extent of the low arctic zone in Baffin Island, as indicated by the presence of dwarf birch (Betula glandulosa Michx.
Soper at Nettilling Lake in 1925 provided support for this interpretation.
1985) stated unequivocally that in 1944 he had received a large supply of caribou skins and meat from his brother and brother-in-law living at Nettilling Lake. In the May 1944 diary summary for the Hudson's Bay Company post in Cape Dorset (HBC, 1944), the post manager remarked that two members of the Pootoogook family had been at Nettilling Lake for a full year and returned on 18 May 1944 with a supply of caribou skins and meat for the next year.
* No Cape Dorset informants reported hunting near Nettilling Lake [during 1946-50], although caribou were not found closer to the coast of Hudson Strait [until the 1950s] (Ferguson, unpubl.
1990) was asked by the HBC to change his fox-trapping area from Nettilling Lake to southeastern Cumberland Peninsula for two years.