Porcupine caribou herd

porcupine caribou herd

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This magnificent population of migratory caribou ranges across northern Alaska, Yukon and NWT. The Government of Yukon is one of the eight parties responsible for managing hunters and caribou within the Canadian range of the Porcupine caribou herd.

Harvest management

The Yukon government is now in the process carrying out its obligations as set out in the Harvest Management Plan for the Porcupine Caribou Herd in Canada, from the Implementation Plan.

The Gwich'in Tribal Council, Inuvialuit Game Council, Vuntut Gwitchin government, Tr'ondëk Hwëchin government, First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun, Government of the Northwest Territories, Government of Yukon and Government of Canada are putting in place the necessary measures to ensure implementation of the Harvest Management Plan.

For additional information please visit the Porcupine Caribou Management Board website.

Additonal resources

             A summary in table format of what is expected of licenced and

             Indigenous hunters at different herd sizes.


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