Bison hunt


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2017-18 seasons

This year there are two bison hunting seasons:

In the fall season, bison hunting is permitted in:

In the winter season, bison hunting is permitted in all of Game Management Zones 3, 5, 7, 8, and 9. Bison hunting is permitted in most of zone 4, except for GMS 4-03 and 4-51.

Detailed topographic maps are available for purchase at Environment Yukon offices or online for free.

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Bison hunt basics

You must obtain permission in advance from the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations and/or the Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation if you would like to hunt bison on their Settlement Lands.

For more information on permits, reporting, and firearm requirements, please refer to pages 9 and 43 to 45 of the current Yukon Hunting Regulations Summary.

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Wood Bison Field Identification


Field Dressing Big Game

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Additional resources

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Contact Client Services

Phone: 867-667-5652
Toll-free (in Yukon, NWT & Nunavut):
1-800-661-0408 ext. 5652
Fax: 867-393-7197

Email: environmentyukon@gov.yk.ca
Address: Box 2703 (V-3A) Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada Y1A 2C6