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Yukon hunting regulations

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2017-18 Yukon Hunting Regulations Summary

 

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

Important changes for 2017-18


The following regulations come into effect August 1, 2017:

 

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). This is the first year that a new regulation closing these game management subzones is in 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.

If Porcupine Caribou enter these subzones in sufficient numbers before January 31, 2018, an announcement opening these subzones will be made. Please see Porcupine Caribou Management Board for a current map of the Porcupine Caribou Herd’s distribution.

Please help conserve the Hart River caribou herd.

 

Online harvest reports

If you have a hunting eLicence, you can now submit your harvest report online here or by logging in to your Environment eServices account.

You must still deliver compulsory submissions to a Conservation officer or wildlife technician within the required time limits (see page 21 of the current Yukon Hunting Regulations Summary booklet for details).

 

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. Hunters must report their harvest within 72 hours. The Department of Environment will process these reports as they are received.

For more information about the threshold hunt please refer to page 37 of the 2017-18 Yukon Hunting Regulations Summary.


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.

Contact Client Services

Phone: 867-667-5652
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Email: environmentyukon@gov.yk.ca
Address: Box 2703 (V-3A) Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada Y1A 2C6