In 2013, the Fortymile caribou herd entered into the Yukon in large numbers for the first time in decades. That fall, TH and Yukon Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding and created a Harvest Management Committee to plan responsible hunting of Fortymile caribou by TH citizens and licensed hunters. A draft harvest strategy is currently being developed. TH councils and citizens will have opportunities to review and comment on the strategy before it is completed.
Current Porcupine caribou numbers are healthy.
The Yukon River Chinook (King) salmon runs have been in steady decline for over a decade. To give the stocks a chance to recover, the Chinook salmon subsistence harvest is currently closed. Please contact the Fish and Wildlife department if you have any questions or require further details.
Bull-Only Moose Hunting Policy
The Fish and Wildlife branch asks TH citizens not to harvest cow moose.
Citizens of other First Nations who want to hunt in TH Traditional Territory must get written consent from the Fish and Wildlife branch. TH will not give consent for the harvest of cow moose, or of any species where a Total Allowable Harvest or Total Allowable Catch is in place.
Licensed hunters must get TH consent to harvest big game on Category A lands.
Please visit or contact the Fish and Wildlife branch at 993-7100 ext. 115 for more information.