Migratory Birds Hunting Regulations, 2012–2013: Yukon Territory
Watch for this loon on blue signs marking National Wildlife Areas and Migratory Bird Sanctuaries.
- Helpful Tip
- Yukon Hunting Zones
- Open Seasons in the Yukon Territory
- Bag and Possession Limits in the Yukon Territory
- Report Your Migratory Bird Bands
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) on the Migratory Birds page in the Nature section, or you may contact:
Canadian Wildlife Service
91780 Alaska Highway
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 5X7
EC Inquiry Centre, toll-free number: 1-800-668-6767
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.
Non-toxic shot must be used in all areas of Canada to hunt migratory game birds, except for woodcock, Band-tailed Pigeons and Mourning Doves. Within National Wildlife Areas, the possession of lead shot is prohibited for all hunting, including the hunting of migratory birds and upland game birds. For those birds still hunted with lead shot, remove the lead shot before cooking whenever possible in order to reduce your exposure to contaminants. As well, remove the skin and fat from fish-eating birds before cooking them.
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
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(a) Except that in the Northern Yukon Territory 17 additional ducks may be taken per day, with no possession limit.
(b) Except that in the Northern Yukon Territory 10 additional geese may be taken per day, with no possession limit.
(c) Except that in the Central and Northern Yukon Territory, 25 rails and coots may be taken per day, with no possession limit.
(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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