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Migratory Birds Hunting Regulations, 2014–2015: Yukon Territory

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Summary

The information presented here is a summary of the law. If there is a discrepancy between the law and this summary, the law prevails. 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:

Environment Canada
Canadian Wildlife Service
91780 Alaska Highway
Whitehorse, Yukon  Y1A 5X7
Tel.: 867-393-6700
Toll free: 1-800-668-6767
enviroinfo@ec.gc.ca

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.

Consultation Process and Migratory Birds Regulatory Reports

The hunting provisions of the Migratory Birds Regulations are reviewed 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 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.

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Yukon Hunting Zones

Map of Yukon Hunting Zones

Map: Yukon Hunting Zones

Long Description for map of Yukon Hunting Zones

Map of the 3 Hunting Zones in the Yukon Territory which are Northern Yukon Territory, Central Yukon Territory and Southern Yukon Territory.

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°

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Open Seasons in the Yukon Territory
AreaDucksGeeseSandhill CranesRails and cootsSnipe
Northern Yukon TerritoryAugust 15 to Oct. 31, 2014, for residents of the Yukon Territory; September 1 to October 31, 2014, for non-residents of the Yukon TerritoryAugust 15 to October 31, 2014, for residents of the Yukon Territory; September 1 to October 31, 2014, for non-residents of the Yukon TerritoryNo open seasonAugust 15 to October 31, 2014, for residents of the Yukon Territory; September 1 to October 31, 2014, for non-residents of the Yukon TerritoryAugust 15 to October 31, 2014, for residents of the Yukon Territory;
September 1 to October 31, 2014, for non-residents of the Yukon Territory
Central Yukon TerritoryAugust 15 to October 31, 2014, for residents of the Yukon Territory;
Sept. 1 to October 31, 2014, for non-residents of the Yukon Territory
August 15 to October 31, 2014, for residents of the Yukon Territory;
September 1 to October 31, 2014, for non-residents of
the Yukon Territory
August 15 to October 31, 2014, for residents of the Yukon Territory; September 1 to October 31, 2014, for non-residents of the Yukon TerritoryAugust 15 to October 31, 2014, for residents of the Yukon Territory; September 1 to October 31, 2014, for non-residents of the Yukon TerritoryAugust 15 to October 31, 2014, for residents of the Yukon Territory; September 1 to October 31, 2014, for non-residents of the Yukon Territory
Southern Yukon TerritorySeptember 1 to October 31, 2014September 1 to October 31, 2014September 1 to October 31, 2014No open seasonSeptember 1 to October 31, 2014

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Bag and Possession Limits in the Yukon Territory
LimitsDucksGeeseSandhill CranesRails and cootsSnipe
Daily bag8Footnote(a)5Footnote(b)20Footnote(c)10
Possession24Footnote(a)15Footnote(b)40Footnote(c)30Footnote(d)

Footnotes

Footnote a

Except that in the Northern Yukon Territory, 17 additional ducks may be taken per day, with no possession limit.

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Footnote b

Except that in the Northern Yukon Territory, 10 additional geese may be taken per day, with no possession limit.

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Footnote c

Except that in the Central and Northern Yukon Territory, 25 rails and coots may be taken per day, with no possession limit.

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Footnote d

Except that in the Northern Yukon Territory, there is no possession limit.

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Note
No person shall hunt earlier than one hour before sunrise or later than one hour after sunset.

Report Your Migratory Bird Bands

Call 1-800-327-BAND (2263) or go to: www.reportband.gov