As the hunting season in Yukon continues and in consideration of COVID-19 concerns, the Government of Yukon would like to remind Yukon hunters of the following information:
Licensed hunters do not require permission to hunt on non-Settlement Lands in any traditional territory.
Licensed hunters need written permission from First Nations:
- before hunting any big game or small game species on all Category A Settlement Lands; and
- before hunting wood bison and elk on Category A and B Settlement Lands.
Otherwise, the rules of general application apply.
When planning a hunt it is up to the hunter to determine whether their destination is on Settlement Land. Licensed hunters have a right to cross Category A and Category B Settlement Lands.
Licensed hunters must comply with the Wildlife Act and regulations while hunting on Category A and B Settlement Lands.
The Government of Yukon reminds all hunters to do so safely, responsibly and respectfully.