YUKON OUTFITTERS ASSOCIATION CODE OF ETHICAL STANDARDS
Big game outfitting in the Yukon operates under an exclusive concession system that is highly regulated by the government. The association recognizes that high standards of ethical behaviour, both on an individual and industry basis, must be maintained.
A member must hold a valid outfitting licence in the Yukon Territory.
A member must be familiar with the Yukon Wildlife Act and other related statutes, as well as all laws & regulations enacted there under. A member shall advise both employees and customers of their rights and responsibilities within his outfitting concession.
A member shall not cause, encourage, or condone any violation of the Yukon Wildlife Act and/or related statutes and of the regulations passed there under.
A member shall practice sound wildlife conservation and promote and encourage its practice by others within his concession.
A member is required to provide and maintain stock, equipment, food supply and related facilities which are commensurate with those he has advertised to the public.
A member shall maintain a high standard of public safety for both workers and clients.
A member shall have particular regard to the provision of clean, sanitary accommodation and should promote the highest standards possible in the preparation of food.
A member contravenes the code of standards if they give false or misleading information to prospective customers. In particular, false or misleading information relating to accommodation, available game species, outfitting fees & expenses, hunting terrain, and equipment or livestock available.
A member shall be willing to make restitution in cash or in kind for wilful breach of contract between himself and the customer, where the customer is not at fault.
A member shall not trespass upon the rights of any other member.
A member shall maintain a degree of proficiency, responsibility, and professional standards that are satisfactory to the membership as a whole of the association.
Each outfitter, guide and hunter has a legal and moral obligation to ensure that all edible wild game meat from harvested animals is not wasted or left in the field. People hunt for a variety of reasons. Some hunt strictly to put wild meat on their table. Others hunt because it allows them to be closer to nature and justifies more quality time spent in the wilderness. Some individuals hunt because it is deeply rooted in the social fabric of their culture. Others hunt to bring home a trophy set and antlers. The reasons people hunt are varied, complex and often overlapping. However, the basic rule of modern hunting trips is that all edible meat from harvested animals should be eaten.