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Yukon Hunting Regulations

Cherepak family

Credit: Cherepak family by G. Calef

Hunter Check Stops Are Back

You may encounter a hunter check stop while travelling on Yukon roads and highways during spring bear hunting season (April 15-June 21). Conservation Officers use these check stops to collect information used for wildlife management and to ensure hunters are complying with the Wildlife Act and regulations. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.


Special Guide Licences

Environment Yukon has issued the 100 special guide licences available for 2015-16. Licences were available on a first-come first served basis; the last licence was sold shortly after 11 a.m. on April 1.

Special guide hunting is authorized in all Game Management Subzones where hunting is permitted for the applicable species with the following exceptions:

For more information about Special Guide Licences refer to pp. 17-18 of the 2014-15 Hunting Regulations Summary.

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Ross River Dena Council court action

On July 31, 2014, the Ross River Dena Council filed a Statement of Claim seeking a declaration that the Yukon government has a duty to consult prior to issuing hunting licences and seals for hunting big game animals in its traditional territory surrounding Ross River and Faro. While this claim does not appear to affect this year’s hunting season, hunters should be aware of it. For more details, read the Statement by the Minister of Environment.

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2014-15 Hunting Regulations Summary

The 2015-16 edition of the Hunting Regulations Summary will be published in June.

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