Special guiding licences

The special guiding licence process has changed for the 2016-17 hunting season. This year, Environment Yukon offered 125 Yukon special guiding licences (100 for moose/caribou; 25 for bison) through a lottery process. Previously, special guiding licences were available on a first come, first served basis.

A special guide licence allows a licenced Yukon hunter to guide a Canadian citizen or permanent resident who is not a resident of Yukon.

If a hunter holds a valid Yukon resident big game hunting licence, and is at least 19 years of age, they may apply for a special guide licence to guide a Canadian citizen or permanent resident who is not a resident of Yukon.

It is unlawful to accept payment or reward of any kind for this service. Hunters must meet all responsibilities as a guide as described in the Hunting Regulations Summary. Harvest fees must be paid on all big game animals killed. Goat, sheep, elk, deer, grizzly bear and wolverine cannot be hunted under a special guide licence.

Lottery results for 2016-17 season

The draw for special guiding licences was completed on April 29, 2016. As this was the first year using this method, all hunters were weighted equally. There were 394 applicants for which 183 applications were received for moose/caribou and 60 for bison. There was also a hold or weighting only option on the application that 149 hunters chose to improve their chances in future years.

We do not publish the names of Special Guide License recipients. Please look for your hunting license number.

Special guiding licences will be available for pick up mid-May 2016 at the Environment Yukon office nearest to the address indicated on the licence application. For any questions, please contact Environment Yukon Client Services.


Contact Client Services

Phone (Whitehorse): 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

T.I.P.P. Line: 1-800-661-0525

District Conservation Officers

Whitehorse 667-8005
Dawson 993-5492
Watson Lake 536-3210
Haines Junction 634-2247
Mayo 996-2202
Carmacks 863-2411
Old Crow 966-3040
Ross River 969-2202
Faro 994-2862
Teslin 390-2685