'They shouldn't be in the community': Fort Liard resident sounds alarm over bison herds


John Gonet stands in his backyard, where he used to build a snow slide for his five-year-old grandson. He stopped building it a few years ago due to a high number of bison walking through his backyard. (Anna Desmarais/CBC North )

One Fort Liard, N.W.T., resident is asking the territory to control the area’s bison population before someone gets hurt, after hearing about a deadly encounter with the animal last year in Yukon. 

Bison were introduced to Fort Liard in 1980, as part of the territory’s strategy to revive the endangered species. 

Resident John Gonet said the animals have been running wild in the hamlet ever since,

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