Help keep our moose and caribou populations happy and healthy!
The Yukon Winter Tick Monitoring Project is asking hunters to bring in a smaller sample of hide so they can carry out a winter tick check. Just a 20cm x 40cm sample, taken from the neck and shoulder region of the animal’s right side is needed for us to look for winter ticks.
Pick up your free hide sample kit at Environment Yukon which contains instructions and a hide sample template to cut around. If you want to keep your hide whole, they can still carry out a winter tick check and return it to you completely undamaged.
Note it’s unlikely you’ll be able to see winter tick larvae on your kill, as they are super tiny at this time of year (the size of a grain of sand, or a poppyseed)! But they have ways of looking for them in the lab – every sample helps.
And to say thank-you for helping with this research, for every moose or caribou hide or sample submitted you will receive your choice of a top quality thermos or 2 deluxe game bags.