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.

Important changes


As of April 1, 2018:

As of August 1, 2018:

Samples wanted:

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.

Attention Dempster Highway caribou hunters

Caribou south of km 140 near Windy Pass on the Dempster Highway are from the Hart River caribou herd and are not Porcupine caribou. Hart River caribou are a much smaller herd and could easily be overharvested. Currently, licensed hunters can only hunt Porcupine caribou north of km 195. Subsistence hunters can hunt Porcupine caribou north of km 140.

The Government of Yukon monitors the Porcupine caribou herd’s movements, and if large numbers move south of km 140/Windy Pass, the Department of Environment may open this area to harvest. Hunters can monitor the movements of Porcupine caribou by checking PCMB.ca.

For more information about harvesting caribou along the Dempster Highway in Yukon, contact the Department of Environment office in Dawson City at

Please help conserve the Hart River caribou herd.

Attention sheep hunters near Kluane Lake

The Government of Yukon has ordered an emergency closure that prohibits the hunting of all sheep in Game-Management Subzone 5-21 between Slims River and Congdon Creek. This closure is in effect immediately until October 31, 2018 and includes the stretch of the Alaska Highway between the Slims River bridge at km 1648 and Congdon Creek Bridge at km 1666.

Sheep from Kluane National Park are crossing the highway into previously unprotected areas to access grass growing on the banks of Kluane Lake due to low water levels. These sheep normally inhabit Kluane National Park and are habituated to human contact and therefore are vulnerable to being hunted. This closure applies to licensed hunting for sheep.

Faro moose threshold hunt

Moose hunting is now closed in Game Management Subzones 4-44 to 4-46.

A harvest limit of 15 moose has been set for GMS 4-44, 4-45 and 4-46. The season is closed to licensed moose hunting since the harvest limit has been reached.

Moose harvested (updated October 2, 2018): 15

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