Migratory Birds Hunting Regulations, 2013–2014: Yukon Territory
- Consultation Process and Migratory Birds Regulatory Reports
- Helpful Tip
- Yukon Hunting Zones
- Open Seasons in the Yukon Territory
- Bag and Possession Limits in the Yukon Territory
- Report Your Migratory Bird Bands
Please be aware that if there is a discrepancy between the hunting regulation summary and the Migratory Birds Regulations, the regulations prevail.
The information presented here is a summary of the law. For complete information on fines, general prohibitions, permitted hunting methods and equipment, the requirement to have adequate means to retrieve birds immediately, restrictions on the use of bait, the description of hunting zones and other restrictions on hunting, please refer to the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 and Migratory Birds Regulations. These, along with other useful information for hunters, can be found on the Environment Canada website (www.ec.gc.ca) , or you may contact:
Canadian Wildlife Service
91780 Alaska Highway
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 5X7
You are required to possess a valid federal Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit with a Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp to hunt migratory birds in Canada. This permit and stamp are valid in all provinces and territories. Most provinces and territories have additional licence requirements for hunting migratory birds and/or to carry firearms. To know what you require, and if there are further restrictions for hunting migratory birds, please verify the applicable regulations for the province/territory where you will be hunting. Note that all required permits and licences must be in your possession while you are hunting.
The hunting provisions of the Migratory Birds Regulations are reviewed annually by Environment Canada, with input from the provinces and territories, and a range of other interested stakeholders. Environment Canada has developed a consultation process for establishing hunting regulations for migratory birds, and annually publishes the Migratory Birds Regulatory Report Series that can be found on the Environment Canada website (www.ec.gc.ca).
In the Yukon, non-toxic shot must be used to hunt migratory game birds. Within National Wildlife Areas, the possession of lead shot is prohibited for all hunting, including the hunting of migratory birds and upland game birds.
Canadians may be exposed to avian-borne viruses when hunting or handling migratory birds and other wild game. Environment Canada recommends the following website, maintained by the Public Health Agency of Canada, for information about minimizing the risk of exposure: www.phac-aspc.gc.ca
Northern Yukon Territory: All that portion of the Yukon Territory lying north of latitude 66°
Central Yukon Territory: All that portion of the Yukon Territory lying between latitude 62° and 66°
Southern Yukon Territory: All that portion of the Yukon Territory lying south of latitude 62°
This table provides information on the open seasons in the Yukon Territory.
This table provides information on the daily bag and possession limits in the Yukon Territory.
|Limits||Ducks||Geese||Sandhill Cranes||Rails and coots||Snipe|
|Daily bag||8Footnote a||5Footnote b||2||0Footnote c||10|
|Possession||24Footnote a||15Footnote b||4||0Footnote c||30Footnote d|
- Footnote A
Except that in the Northern Yukon Territory, 17 additional ducks may be taken per day, with no possession limit.
- Footnote B
Except that in the Northern Yukon Territory, 10 additional geese may be taken per day, with no possession limit.
- Footnote C
Except that in the Central and Northern Yukon Territory, 25 rails and coots may be taken per day, with no possession limit.
- Footnote D
Except that in the Northern Yukon Territory, there is no possession limit.
No person shall hunt earlier than one hour before sunrise or later than one hour after sunset.
Call 1-800-327-BAND (2263) or go to: www.reportband.gov
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