Government of Yukon

September 16, 2016

Statement from the premier regarding National Hunting, Trapping and Fishing Heritage Day

WHITEHORSE—In honour of National Hunting, Trapping and Fishing Heritage Day on September 17, Premier Darrell Pasloski issued the following statement:

“Hunting, trapping and fishing are a significant part of our past and an integral part of our future. Yukon, and indeed the entire country, finds its cultural and traditional roots in the pursuit of the outdoors and hunting, trapping, and fishing. It truly is part of the northern way of life.

“As a hunter and father, there is nothing more rewarding than taking your child on their first hunt, showing them survival skills and teaching them the importance of using the entire animal so they can provide food to their family for the winter. Hunters really are some of the best environmentalists – we understand how important it is to conserve healthy animal populations so that future generations can continue to hunt.

“This weekend, I encourage all Yukoners to get outside and enjoy what might be some of the last warm days of the year.”



Michael Edwards
Cabinet Communications


News Release #16-321