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Yukon Hunting Regulations

Alex Van Bibber

Alex Van Bibber, photo by Kelly Hougen

Faro Moose Threshold Hunt

A harvest limit of 21 moose has been set for GMS 4-44 to 4-46. The season will be closed to licensed moose hunting once the limit has been reached. Hunters must report their harvest within 72 hours. Environment Yukon will process these reports as they are received.

As a convenience to hunters, this web page will be updated regularly to reflect harvest numbers so that hunters may plan their actions accordingly. For more information about the threshold hunt please refer to page 38 of the Hunting Regulations Summary.


 

2015-16 Hunting Regulations Summary


 

Important changes for 2015-16

The following changes took effect April 23, 2015 unless otherwise noted:


  1. Help Faro-area moose population recover – A threshold hunt is now in place that requires harvest reports within 72 hours with immediate closure once the limit is met. Special guiding is no longer allowed in this area.
  2. Protect Itsi mountain goat population – A permit hunt is now in place because the population of mountain goats in the Itsi Range is far too small to support an open hunt at this time.
  3. Update rules for Fortymile caribou – Several additional subzones have been added to reflect the range of the Fortymile caribou herd. As well, in future the Minister will address hunting opportunities by establishing season dates and issuing permits when necessary.
  4. Remove Dempster no-hunting corridor – The Dempster Highway 500-metre no-hunting corridor regulation has not been enforced for five or more years.
  5. Remove Dempster hunting closure – The one-week closure, intended to let the herd leaders cross the Dempster Highway unhindered by hunting, has not been enforced for five or more years and is now removed.
  6. Remove north Alaska Highway no-hunting corridor – The corridor is no longer needed to mitigate the impact of Shakwak project workers and was removed August 1, 2015.

(YG News Release)

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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 page 11 of the 2015-16 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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