Elk NetworkCiting Food Security Concerns, Hunting Interest Jumps in Remote Yukon

General | June 5, 2020

COVID-19 continues to have wide-ranging impacts on people around the globe, including those in the frigid Yukon where hunting applications jumped by 28 percent over a year ago.

“All you have to do is look at the mad run on toilet paper and other things to realize that our hunter-gatherer instinct kicks in big time,” Eric Schroff, Yukon Fish and Game Association director, told The Narwal. “People are sitting on their hands. There’s uncertainty around the fall time and they want to make sure they have something to do. They may choose to go on a hunting trip this year instead of going to Maui.”

Locals have the opportunity to hunt caribou, deer, elk, goat, moose and sheep.

(Photo source: Yukon Conservation Officer Services