Trip Preparations

We've put together this page in order to outline our deposits guideline, and to help you prepare for your trip with Yukon Big Game Outfitters.

Planning Your Trip

There are two airlines that fly to Whitehorse, Yukon; the first is Air North, which connects in Edmonton, Alta, as well as Calgary, Alta and Vancouver, B. C. The second is Air Canada, which connects in Vancouver. Upon arrival in Whitehorse, our expediter will meet you at the airport and make sure that you get to your hotel and on your way to base camp.

We advise our clients to book their hotel room shortly after booking a hunt with us. Also, you can make arrangements with the hotels for you to leave your hard case and street clothes along with anything else you will not need in the field. We will provide a list of recommended hotel contacts in downtown Whitehorse. These hotels are located close to gifts shops, fine restaurants, and a sporting goods store.

We recommend you arrive two days prior to your trip with us to ensure your entire luggage and hunting gear arrives on time so you can make the scheduled bush flight we will have prearranged into our camp.

We understand some clients have busy schedules and cannot afford the time to arrive 2 days before the trip.

We will book and organize all chartered bush flights for scheduled hunt dates with a 8:00 am departure, weather permitting. In some cases, we will have noon departures into the hunting camps. All hunts booked with YBGO will have pre-scheduled bush flights into and out of camp on the start and end of the scheduled hunt days. In the event that a client wishes to come and go on different days not noted on their hunt agreement with us, we will organize and book a separate plane charter for the client at the client’s expense.

We have several base camps with 4 to 6 cabins at each site. We also have smaller single camps with one or two cabins on selected lakes and rivers. While we are opening new hunting ground, wall tents will be used.

All our tents come with with wood heaters, and are equipped with lights and stoves for cooking. Camps consist of log and frame buildings, generators, and a boat & motor for fishing at most sites. We also have first aid equipment and satellite phones for your safety and our business communication. Hunters wishing to have a satellite phone for their own use should contact us in writing with the final payment of their hunt.

Equipment List

You may wish to bring a pair of sneakers or light boots for wearing around camp. All your gear should not weigh more than 60 pounds and should be packed in your day pack or a small duffel bag. Hard cases for rifles that are required by commercial airlines will not be transported to hunting camp, they can be stored at your hotel or with our expediter. It is recommended to bring a soft rifle case.

Required Equipment
Hiking BootsSleeping BagRain GearRubber Boots
Day PackJacketBinocularsSpotting Scope (optional)
PantsShirtUnderwearSocks
GlovesSweaterPolarFleece
Small FlashlightPersonal Toiletries (towel, Soap, Etc.)

Communication & Safety 

 

Our guides will carry satellite phones or DeLorme inReach satellite texting device for emergency use and organization. Clients wishing to have a phone to call home will need to bring their own or call us to reserves one for a rental price ($35/day and $2/minute). Damage deposit will be required.

Deposits

We accept a 30% deposit, but will require a 50% deposit 1 year from the hunt date. It is required to secure the hunt dates and the balance of the hunt is to be paid prior to April 1st of the scheduled hunt year. Final payment, charter costs, and license fees are due prior to April 1st of the hunting year.

The final payment must be cash, traveler’s check, or certified bank draft. Upon payment of the deposit, the hunter will be provided with a contract for signing.

Trophy Fees

Non-Resident Trophy Fees Payable to Government of Yukon After Harvest (Canadian Funds)

Trophy Fees
Wolverine
Moose
Sheep
Wolf
$ 75.00
$150.00
$250.00
$75.00
Grizzly Bear (Female)
Grizzly Bear (Male)
Black Bear
Caribou
$750.00
$500.00
$ 75.00
$150.00

Hotel Rooms and Meals are all hunters' expense.
Above prices are plus 5% Goods and Services Tax.