Tips for Home Owners

black bear

Most incidents involving “bears in conflict,” are caused by residents’ poor handling of attractants. If a bear succeeds in getting an easy meal from some improperly stored garbage or food, it is almost certain to return or seek the same food source elsewhere.

Bears that are human food conditioned or habituated can be dangerous. Conservation Officers must capture or shoot bears that associate people with food.

You can prevent this scenario from happening in your neighborhood. Join other Yukoners in the effort to keep our bears wild and alive, for the safety of our residents, our property, and out of respect for all wildlife.




Resources for Home Owners



Conservation Officer Services

Environment Yukon

Government of Yukon

Box 2703 (V-18)
Whitehorse, Yukon
Canada Y1A 2C6

Phone (Whitehorse): 867-667-8005
Toll free (in Yukon): 1-800-661-0408 ext. 8005 T.I.P.P. Line: 1-800-661-0525

Fax: 867-393-6206

Email: coservices@gov.yk.ca

District Conservation Officers:

Whitehorse 667-8005
Dawson 993-5492
Watson Lake 536-3210
Haines Junction 634-2247
Mayo 996-2202
Carmacks 863-2411
Old Crow 966-3040
Ross River 969-2202
Faro 994-2862
Teslin 390-2685