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Issue: 2017-11-08, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Bear is a controversial meat. Unlike most other game, hunters aren’t forced to keep any of the meat and can hike out the pelt and skull leaving the rest of the animal in the woods for scavengers. There also seems to be some sort of stigma about... more

Nov 8, 2017 12:00 AM Recipes

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Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: Hoefs family collection

Yukon’s history – its time scale and events – is different from any other Canadian jurisdiction. The northern portion of the Territory was part of Beringia, an ice-free area that extended from the Yukon and Alaska across the Bering Land-bridge... more

Nov 1, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2017-10-11, PHOTO: Larsjuh - Flickr

The way to spoil a successful hunt is to cook your harvest in the same way as you would farm raised animals. A good idea is to have a qualified butcher cut the meat up properly and follow big game cooking procedures, not in the manner that... more

Oct 11, 2017 12:00 AM Recipes

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Sadly some human errors are fatal mistakes when bears are involved. Bears are somewhat predictable, but there are many exceptions to that rule. As a result, humans must always err on the side of caution when in bear country. more

Jul 26, 2017 1:19 AM Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2017-07-12, PHOTO: Els Lundgaard

Would you know what to do if you encountered a bear? Do you know how to avoid meeting a bear in the woods? Do you know how to keep yourself and your surroundings safe from a bear? I am a long time Yukoner and I was convinced I could confidently... more

Jul 12, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2017-06-28, PHOTO: Pixabay

Just two weeks ago – and many times over the past – I’ve heard people say they saw a grizzly bear along the road or out in the wilderness. In many cases I have asked why they were sure it was a grizzly bear and all too often the only reason is... more

Jun 28, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2017-05-31, PHOTO: Tammy Beese

It’s that time of the year again, the bears are out and we need a refresher on bear spray. It isn’t magic – and definitely not the solution to all bear problems – but with a little know-how it will keep you safe in most bear encounter situations... more

May 31, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2017-05-31, PHOTO: Faye Dobek

Courtney and Joel Wilkinson, co-owners of Bee Whyld Yukon, are proud to show off their bee yard located just outside the town of Watson Lake, Yukon. Sixty-two of Bee Whyld’s 64 honey bee hives sit on the edge of a hay field surrounded by an... more

May 31, 2017 12:00 AM Watson Lake

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Issue: 2017-03-08, PHOTO: Jackie Clancy

Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon wildlife. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on and what camera equipment you used to Editor@WhatsUpYukon.com more

Mar 8, 2017 12:00 AM Living With Wildlife

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Issue: 2016-09-22, PHOTO: Lori Garrison

“You just take a cup full of piss,” he says, “And then you throw it up high – like, splash it around on your roof, up in the trees, as high up as you can get it. Then, when the bear comes by, he'll smell it way, way up and be like 'holy crap, that... more

Sep 22, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

This is a story from many years ago, about the day I was followed by four bears - a close-call bear encounter kind of story. I was on a solstice hike up Kelvin Mountain with Allison Morham and Jane Vincent. Jane and I see each other regularly, but... more

Sep 22, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2016-08-04, PHOTO: by Jozien Keijzer

Yes, bear stories, undoubtedly a favourite topic in the Yukon and one that gets people talking. As I write here, there is a black bear poking around on our property. I have never had a true calamity involving a bear in my 30 years of hiking and... more

Aug 4, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife 1 Comments

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: Nicole Bauberger

Sandra Grace Storey’s Words Like Birds exhibit digs deep into all that we struggle to express. It finds a great tenderness there. Storey has created an exhibition of small, focussed sculptures for the solo show room at the Yukon Artists @ Work... more

Apr 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2015-09-17 PHOTO: Gabor Naby

Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon wildlife. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what's going on and what camera equipment you used to editor@whatsupyukon.com more

Sep 17, 2015 12:00 AM Living With Wildlife

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Issue: 2015-08-20 PHOTO: Winnifred Peterson

In the summer of 2002, a friend and I were travelling back from Haines, Alaska to Whitehorse. A few miles before Haines Junction we noticed several cars stopped on the highway. I thought there must be an animal by the road that had attracted ... more

Aug 20, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2015-07-23 PHOTO: kozzi.com

It is possible that some of the most serious recent bear encounters might have ended differently if bear spray had been at hand and had been used. Hindsight is always 20/20, but bear spray has been shown to be very effective if used as it was... more

Jul 23, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife

When you have 300-500 lbs of moose or bison in your freezer, you really need to have everyone in the family just love the first plateful that you serve them. If you prepare properly as set out below, you increase the chances of that first meal being more

Sep 13, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Hunting - Fishing

An annual rite of spring for many Yukoners, including me, is the hunt for a black bear. Grizzly bears are also active and available, but I am only interested in hunting something I can eat. Grizzly bear is not on my menu. more

May 3, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Hunting - Fishing

This is a long time ago tail about how Bear lost his tail. At first Bear's tail was long then Fox did something wrong. more

Nov 18, 2010 12:00 AM Old Crow