Get compensation for crop, livestock and fence damage from wildlife

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The Yukon Wildlife Damage Compensation Program helps farmers recover revenue lost due to wildlife.

Eligible damage

Damage is eligible if you've tried to stop or mitigate damage by wildlife.

Eligible losses include damage to:

  • forage and crops currently in production;
  • improved pasture;
  • livestock due to predation;
  • livestock feed; and
  • fences.

Damage that isn't eligible

Assistance will not cover:

  • feed crops that could have been harvested but were not brought in from the field; or
  • crops that are stored in a manner where they can't be protected.

Crops that have been:

  • mowed;
  • swathed;
  • gathered in sheaves;
  • stooks or bales; and
  • crops stacked in fields.

Eligible recipients

  • Producers who have suffered crop or livestock losses caused by wildlife.
  • Recipients must show a firm commitment to preventing and/or reducing the amount of damage caused by wildlife.

Email agriculture@gov.yk.ca or phone 867-667-5838 for an assessment as soon as you notice damage.

Before you apply

Complete the:

While preparing your application, you can:

Email agriculture@gov.yk.ca or phone 867-667-5838 to set up an appointment.

Apply for funding

  1. Gather your completed documents.
  2. Submit your application. Applications are generally reviewed once a month. The submission deadline is the 1st Friday of the month.
    In person: Room 320 in the Elijah Smith Building at 300 Main Street in Whitehorse. Our office hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Email: agriculture@gov.yk.ca
    Mail:
    Government of Yukon
    Agriculture Branch (K-320A)
    Box 2703
    Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

Find out the decision

Most applications are reviewed by a Project Evaluation Committee that meets once a month. The program manager may review some. We will contact you once a decision has been made. This is usually within 2 weeks of the monthly deadline. If your project is approved, we can explain the next steps at this time or you can find them in the programming guide.

Evaluate your completed project

We will release your final payment once you submit:

  • the completed evaluation form;
  • an itemized list of expenses; and
  • copies of receipts.

If you host an event like a conference or workshop, include feedback from attendees.

We make project results, excluding financial details, available to the public.

Find more agriculture funding programs

This program is one of many available under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. See all of our agriculture funds.

About the Canadian Agricultural Partnership

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a 5-year, $3 billion investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen the agriculture and agri-food sector. It provides funding to help Yukon’s agriculture industry:

  • increase competitiveness, productivity or profitability;
  • increase environmental sustainability;
  • expand domestic and international markets; and
  • improve the anticipation, mitigation and response to risks.