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2019-2020 Yukon Hunting Regulations Summary now available online
June 5, 2019 — Read the latest Yukon Hunting Regulations Summary booklet online. Printed copies will be available later in July. Important changes for the 2019-2020 hunting season include new mandatory biological submissions for deer. For more on regulation changes and to download the PDF, visit our hunting regulations page.

Environment eServices scheduled maintenance

May 30, 2019 Please be aware: the Environment eServices system will be down for planned maintenance on Thursday, May 30 starting at 4:30 p.m. The system is expected to be back online by Friday morning. During this time, you will not be able to sign into your account to view or purchase any licences or permits. We apologize for this inconvenience.


Clarification about system emails and apply early for the PHA lottery

May 3, 2019 When purchasing a PHA or SGL application, clients have received an email with all current camping permits, hunting or fishing licences attached. The system was not set up to send confirmation of applications. However, you can always check your current year applications by logging in to your client profile. We appreciate this has caused confusion and have been able to fix the system so that when purchasing an application, you will receive confirmation of that application along with all other previously purchased items.

The deadline for PHA is May 10. Don’t forget you need to verify your data before you can apply, this may require you to speak with Environment staff so please be sure to verify your history and purchase your application early.


April 24, 2019 The Permit Hunt Authorization lottery deadline is May 10. Apply online or at a Department of Environment office. Find out more.


Planned upgrades to eServices

March 28, 2019 Please be aware: if you are trying to sign in to your Environment eServices account, the system will be down for a planned upgrade starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 28. The system will be back online no later than 1 a.m. on Monday, April 1. This will also impact some services at Environment offices on Friday, March 29. If you require services please bring a printed copy of your licence with you. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


2019-2020 Yukon fishing regulations summary now available online

February 13, 2019 The 2019 edition of the Yukon fishing regulations summary is now available online. Updates include no salmon fishing in the Alsek River watershed until August 15. Get more details and download a copy from our fishing rules and regulations page on Yukon.ca. Printed copies will be available in March from Department of Environment offices and anywhere fishing licences are sold.


Report on licensed harvest trends in Yukon

December 19, 2018 This summary report provides a 35-year picture of licensed harvest for six key big game species in Yukon. The Licensed Harvest Trends Report 1980–2014 presents data collected by the Department of Environment from licensed hunters and brings together information previously available in various reports, including annual hunting regulations summaries. Read the report.


Attention Dempster Highway caribou hunters

November 27, 2018 Caribou south of km 140 near Windy Pass on the Dempster Highway are from the Hart River caribou herd and are not Porcupine caribou. Hart River caribou are a much smaller herd and could easily be overharvested. Find out more about Hart River caribou.


Climate Change Action Plan update

November 16, 2018 This new report provides a snapshot of progress on previous commitments from the Climate Change Action Plan and Progress Reports, and summarizes work underway. Read the report.


Online harvest reporting

October 11, 2018 Some users have had issues trying to submit their harvest report online. If you are unable to submit your report online, please come into your nearest Environment office to fulfill your legal obligations to report.


Moose hunting now closed in Faro area

October 2, 2018 Moose hunting is closed, effective October 2, 2018 in Game Management Subzones 4-44, 4-45 and 4-46 near Faro. The harvest threshold of 15 animals has been reached and these subzones are closed for the reminder of the season. For more information about the threshold hunt for licenced hunters, please refer to page 38 of this year’s Hunting Regulations Summary.


Hunting closure: Sheep Mountain sheep

September 21, 2018 The Government of Yukon has ordered an emergency closure that prohibits the hunting of all sheep in Game-Management Subzone 5-21 between Slims River and Congdon Creek. This closure is in effect immediately until October 31, 2018 and includes the stretch of the Alaska Highway between the Slims River bridge at km 1648 and Congdon Creek Bridge at km 1666. This closure is an urgent measure to facilitate conservation of the Sheep Mountain sheep population.


2018-2019 Trapping Regulations Summary available online

August 14, 2018 You can now read the latest edition of the Yukon Trapping Regulations Summary online. Printed copies will be available in September from your local Environment office. The booklet gives information on proposed changes to the trapping season dates for wolverine, an outline of trapping regulations, and other information of interest to trappers. Learn more and read the booklet.


REMINDER: do the Talking Yukon Parks survey

August 14, 2018 Have your say on what you want Yukon’s parks and campground to be for future generations. Take our short online survey before September 10, 2018. Your answers will help us write a first draft of a Yukon Parks Strategy.


Kusawa campground: partial closure

August 13, 2018 UPDATE: Loops 2 & 3 are now open. August 9, 2018: Due to heavy rain fall, Loops 2 & 3 at Kusawa campground are closed until further notice. Check out nearby Pine Lake, Aishihik or Dezadeash campground instead or visit our Find a campground or recreation site webpage.


2018–19 permit hunt will go ahead, despite errors found in redraw

July 24, 2018 Given that the hunting season starts on August 1, and hunters need time to plan and prepare, a further redraw will not take place. Learn more.


Talking Yukon Parks

July 18, 2018 Government of Yukon is developing a strategy to set long-term direction for Yukon’s system of territorial parks. We have been engaging through our Talking Yukon Parks campaign. Now, we have a few questions to ask Yukon residents and all users of Yukon territorial parks. If you are interested in Yukon parks please take the online survey before September 10, 2018. Your answers will help us write a first draft of a Yukon Parks Strategy.


2018-19 Yukon Hunting Regulations Summary now available online

June 12, 2018 Read the latest Yukon Hunting Regulations Summary booklet online. Printed copies will be available in July. Important changes for the 2018-19 hunting season include no extended season permit hunt for moose this year in Game Management Zone 7. For more on regulation changes and to download the PDF, visit our hunting regulations page.


Permit hunt lottery closes tomorrow

June 7, 2018 Attention hunters: June 8 is the last day to apply for your Permit Hunt Authorization. See the permit hunt lottery page for details.


Salmon fishing restricted in the Haines/Skagway area

May 10, 2018 Attention Yukon anglers holding an Alaska sport fishing licence: there are new fishing restrictions for king salmon in northern Lynn Canal. See the Alaska Department of Fish and Game website for details.


Ch'ihilii Chik Habitat Protection Area

May 9, 2018 —The Ch’ihilii Chìk Habitat Protection Area Working Group has been working to complete a recommended Management Plan for the area. A draft management plan is now available on EngageYukon.ca for review and comments from the general public. This engagement is the final opportunity for the public to provide their feedback on the draft management plan. For more information about Habitat Protection Areas or the Ch’ihilii Chik planning process, visit our fish and wildlife planning page.

Permit hunt lottery now open

May 7, 2018 You can apply for the Permit Hunt Authorization lottery starting today, either online or at any Department of Environment office. Deadline for applications is June 8. Find out more.


Special guide licence lottery results

May 4, 2018 The results of the 2018-19 special guide licence lottery are now available.


Deadline for special guide licence lottery applications extended

April 20, 2018 Attention hunters: due to unforeseen technical difficulties with the system, we have extended the deadline for special guide licence applications until midnight on April 23. Apply now.


Talking Yukon parks

April 16, 2018 Yukon campers have a lot to look forward to this year. The Government of Yukon is improving opportunities for camping and acting on your feedback about unoccupied sites. Get more details on the 24 hour limit on unoccupied campsites here. We are also asking for your thoughts on a long-term parks strategy - for more information visit Talking Yukon Parks on EngageYukon.ca. Checkout yukonparks.ca to 'find your un' this camping season.


Special guide licences

April 3, 2018 You can apply for the special guide licence lottery starting today, either online or at any Department of Environment office. Deadline for applications is April 20, at the close of office hours.


Changes to hunting licences and seal fees
March 29, 2018 As of April 1, 2018:

If you had a 2017-18 resident Yukon hunting licence, you can renew your licence for 2018-19 online through Environment eServices. Non-resident hunters can also apply for a Yukon hunting licence online. New resident hunters still have to apply for a Yukon hunting licence in-person.

Seal fees for moose and caribou are $10.

2018-19 Yukon Fishing Regulations Summary now available online

February 28, 2018 The latest edition of the Yukon Fishing Regulations Summary is now available on our website. Important changes to the regulations come into effect April 1, 2018, so have a look while planning your next fishing trip. Get more details and download a copy from our fishing regulations page. Printed copies of the booklet will be available next month from Department of Environment offices and anywhere fishing licences are sold.


Southern Lakes Caribou Recovery – slow down and watch for caribou on the highway

February 1, 2018 The road to recovery began 25 years ago when First Nations, governments and residents started working together to help these herds recover. Today, the growing numbers of caribou are testament to the sacrifice and effort invested. But these “urban” caribou aren’t in the clear yet as human activities continue to encroach on their range.

One of the major threats is collisions with vehicles. Be mindful when travelling on roads or in the backcountry this winter. Remember, you are in caribou habitat. This map shows collision hotspots. For more information, call 867-667-5652.


Public review period for the Designated Material Regulation

February 1, 2018 Previous proposed changes to recycling regulations will not come into force on February 1, 2018 (and the corresponding Feb. 1, 2018 deadline for producers’ registration). The current Designated Material Regulation remains in effect. A future implementation date and registration deadline for a new Designated Material Regulation will be determined after analysis of what we heard from industry, interested stakeholders and the public during the recent engagement period.




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