The Lands and Resources Department has a responsibility to Teslin Tlingit Council (TTC) Citizens to manage renewable resources within the Traditional Territory. A major part of wildlife management is harvest management. The Lands and Resources Department aims to manage harvest to ensure that wildlife populations are healthy for future generations, while, at the same time, making sure that the needs of Citizens are met today.
All TTC Citizens are required to carry Proof of Enrollment when hunting, as well as their Wildlife Harvest Permit. For information on how to obtain a permit, visit our Wildlife Harvest Permit service page. For more information about TTC’s harvest regulations, see our FAQ page, TTC’s Fish and Wildlife Act (PDF), and our informational pamphlets: Hunting for Subsistence in the Teslin Tlingit Traditional Territory (PDF), and Hunting for Subsistence in the Yukon outside the Teslin Tlingit Traditional Territory (PDF).
For information on Yukon Territory regulations, see the Yukon Government Hunting Regulations (PDF) and for information on regulations in Northern British Columbia, see the BC Region 6 Hunting Regulations (PDF).
Monitoring harvests has many critical benefits, including the early detection of pressured populations and over-harvest, and the communication of the unique and valuable knowledge of Citizens who are active on the land. Given the stresses on our salmon (T’á) and moose (Dzísk’w) populations, the cooperation of Citizens with the Lands and Resources Department is an important and necessary contribution to the sustainable management of these species, which are essential for the continued health of Tlingit culture.
Citizens are to report all harvests within one week to the Lands and Resources Office, the Renewable Resources Coordinator (390-2532 ext 376) or one of the Game Guardians on patrol. This information helps the Lands and Resources Department to manage resources more effectively and ensure that we have a sustainable harvest for future generations.
Training and Education
The Lands and Resources Department promotes sustainable harvest practices through the ongoing training and education of Citizens. Informal discussions, pamphlets, meetings and community training sessions are all used to ensure Citizens understand their rights and responsibilities regarding renewable resources. Helping Citizens navigate the requirements of Yukon Government and TTC legislation is important for the well-being of the wildlife we are managing, and to reduce conflict and problems for Citizens.
View our Fish and Wildlife Rights and Responsibilities pamphlet.