Register for the Yukon hunter education course

Register for the Hunter Education and Ethics Development (HEED) course

  1. Complete the online part of the course.
  2. Complete at least 8 hours of online course material to get your online completion number. You'll use this number to sign up for the classroom session.
  3. Use the links we provide below or contact your local Department of Environment office to sign up for a classroom session. Make sure you have your online completion number handy.

Yukon hunters born after April 1, 1987, must complete this course to get a hunting licence. This free course will help you improve your hunting skills.

Classroom sessions

Whitehorse

Women's HEED course

Date: Thursday, January 26, 2023
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Location: Room C1530, C-Wing, Yukon University
Instructor: Maya Poirier
Register for this classroom session.

Youth-only HEED class (between the ages of 10 and 16 years)

Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Location: Room C1440, C-Wing, Yukon University
Instructor: Jim Welsh

Register for this classroom session.

Standard HEED courses

Date: Thursday, February 16, 2023
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Location: Room C1440, C-Wing, Yukon University
Instructor: Jim Welsh
Register for this classroom session.

Date: Thursday, April 20, 2023
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Location: Room C1440, C-Wing, Yukon University
Instructor: Jim Welsh
Register for this classroom session.

Dawson 

Standard HEED course

Date: Friday, February 3, 2023
Time:  6 to 9 pm
Location: Upstairs classroom, Yukon College
Instructor: Jim Welsh
Call Dawson City conservation officers to register: 867-993-5492

Other communities

For information about the Hunter Education and Ethics Development course in communities, email coservices@yukon.ca.

French language course

Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Location: Room C1530, C-Wing, Yukon University
Instructor: Maya Poirier
Register for this classroom session.

What you'll learn

  • How to be a responsible and ethical hunter
  • Hunting laws and regulations
  • Wildlife management
  • How to prepare for the outdoors
  • How to identify wildlife
  • Field techniques
  • Firearm safety

Additional training you may need

Canadian Firearms Safety Course 

Canadian residents 18 and over must pass this course to own or buy firearms and ammunition. You can take the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) through the Whitehorse Rifle and Pistol Club. Private contractors teach the course in communities.

Contact: 

For questions about registering for the Hunter Education and Ethics Development course email coservices@yukon.ca or phone 867-667-8005 or toll free in the Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 8005.