Yukon hunting regulations

Caribou antlers

Caribou antlers, photo by Travis Teel

2018-19 Yukon Hunting Regulations Summary


The web version of the Yukon Hunting Regulations Summary includes clickable cross-references to help with navigation.

Print copies will be available from Environment offices in July.

Important changes


As of April 1, 2018:

As of August 1, 2018:

Samples wanted:


Attention Dempster Highway Caribou Hunters

The Government of Yukon would like to remind hunters that caribou hunting in five game-management subzones: 2-16, 2-23, 2-27, 2-28 and 2-39 closes effective November 1. This includes the Dempster Highway from kilometre 77 (North Fork Pass) to kilometer 195 (Ogilvie River bridge). 2017 the first year that a new regulation closing these game management subzones came into effect.

This winter, the bulk of the Porcupine caribou are wintering in the far west of their range in Alaska with only small groups found in Canada. Caribou seen along the south end of the Dempster are Hart River caribou. Hart River caribou form a small herd numbering only 2700 compared to the large Porcupine caribou herd numbering 197,000.

For subsistence harvesters, caribou south of km 140 (Windy Pass) are not considered Porcupine caribou. Harvesting rights under the Porcupine Caribou Management Agreement do not extend south of km 140 (Windy Pass) at this time.

See Porcupine Caribou Management Board for a current map of the Porcupine caribou herd’s distribution.

Please help conserve the Hart River caribou herd.


Faro moose threshold hunt

Harvest limit has been reached. Moose hunting is now closed for GMS 4-44 to 4-46.

A harvest limit of 15 moose has been set for Game Management Subzones 4-44 to 4-46. The season is closed to licensed moose hunting now that the limit has been reached.

These subzones will re-open to hunting on August 1, 2018.

Moose harvested (updated September 15, 2017): 15


Migratory game bird hunting regulations

Regulations for hunting migratory game birds (ducks, geese, rails, coots, sandhill cranes and snipe) in Yukon are available from the Environment and Climate Change Canada website.

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