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Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: Hoefs’ family collection

Gold-mining in the Yukon River watershed took place well before the Klondike discovery. It started in the Forty-Mile River in 1886 with 600 miners participating, and Lieutenant Frederick Schwatka (1892) described 100 to 200 miners working the... more

Dec 20, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: thepinkpeppercorn on Foter.com

After a few years of effort trying to put this plan together, the Yukon is now up and running with a “Hunters For The Hungry” type of meat sharing program. “Hunters For The Hungry” is in place in all 50 states in the United States and a similar... more

Dec 20, 2017 12:00 AM Wild Harvest

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Issue: 2017-11-22, PHOTO: Internet Archive Book Images via Foter.com

Due to knee, back and hip problems, I haven’t slept in a tent for four to five years. It was always a great experience, sleeping on the ground on ensolite pads in small tents in remote locations. Having good equipment and being worn out from a... more

Nov 22, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2017-11-15, PHOTO: Murray Martin

The late 1950s and ’60s were exciting years for this young 24-year-old Conservation Officer in Ontario. My first three winters in the eastern part of the province were spent doing a life study of a bird known as the Hungarian partridge... more

Nov 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukoners Pets

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Issue: 2017-11-08, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Fish and Game Association

It has long been accepted that the tallest of tales reside in areas where fishing and hunting abound. It’s hard to say what exactly it is about the pristine waters of a prime fishing hole or a swamp at rut, but it seems that these climates, more... more

Nov 8, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: courtesy of Murray Martin

Bringing up a family back in the 50s and 60s was much different than the modern rush to get through life of today, which is mostly controlled by computers and a lack of one-on-one, face-to-face communication. Being brought up in the 30s, during... more

Nov 1, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon History

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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: 2017-09-27, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

It happens to everyone who gets their meat several hundred pounds at a time: things get freezer burnt. And while it may not look appetizing, those unfortunate packs of meat are still very much edible and can still be delicious if you know how to... more

Sep 27, 2017 12:00 AM

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Issue: 2017-09-20, PHOTO: Murray Martin

Last week I met a husband and wife in a local grocery store. The kind lady said she liked my columns on kayaking and the outdoor ventures to some amazing places, but not about hunting and killing animals. “Why do you hunt animals?” she asked. more

Sep 20, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2017-09-06, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

Even from the isolation of our north of 60 towns, one is able to equip themselves without reaching onto internet shelving any more than necessary. With so many amazing, new, big-ticket items, some of the things that have really changed the way I... more

Sep 6, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2017-07-12, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

The saying in Yukon is you only truly experience the Yukon when you get out in the wilderness, and those words are accurate beyond belief.From incredible hikes, to a free boat ride, to some refreshing beers and a Sunday afternoon Canadian barbecue... more

Jul 12, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Summer 1 Comments

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Issue: 2017-06-21, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

One of my favourite things about living in the Yukon is being able to eat wild game. Like, a lot of wild game. And I know that many of you are in the same glorious position – so here is my attempt to give some of the hunters out there some recipes... more

Jun 21, 2017 12:00 AM 1 Comments

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Issue: 2017-05-10, PHOTO: Pixabay

Growing up in the 1930 and early 40s was tough times. First, there was the Great Depression, followed closely by the Second World War. For the average family, money was tough, far tougher than today and rabbits and hares often graced the supper... more

May 10, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2017-04-12, Photo: Courtesy of Environment Yukon

The first time I saw this sign, I had to stop and pull over on the side of the road to make sure I had read it correctly. It was early spring in 2012 and I was travelling up the Alaska Highway for the first of what would be uncountable times... more

Apr 12, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2017-04-05, Photo: courtesy of Ryan MacGillivray

Ryan MacGillivray has been sheep hunting for 10 years. Three years ago, he had the idea to start a boot camp for sheep hunters. He did this because he knew the participants in the camp would push him to train harder for the sheep hunting season. more

Apr 5, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2017-03-15, Photo: Pixabay

On a recent half-day ice-fishing adventure with our son, I got to experience some of the benefits of a portable burn barrel that he has been using for the past five or six years. He puts it to use throughout the year, but spring/autumn hunts and... more

Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2017-03-01, PHOTO: Lori Garrison

Sometimes when you're in the bush you need lots of calories, but you don't have lots of time (or energy) left at the end of the day. By prepping the first part of this three part recipe for dinner, you have yourself a hearty, quick breakfast, as... more

Mar 1, 2017 12:00 AM

Photo Submitted By: David Johnny

Taken by an unknown hunter.

In early July, it was time to trail out the horses for the start of the hunting season in August. Gary Sam, Stanley Simon, Alec Johnny, and I were guides, and we trailed 16 horses out the road from Mayo to Mayo Lake with the outfitter, one dog, and more

Jan 20, 2017 11:27 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2016-11-23, PHOTO: by Murray Martin

With the hunting season upon us, it’s time for some special big game recipes. First of all, there is just about no part of a moose that you can’t eat and enjoy. What better to start with than Baked Moose Tongue. more

Nov 23, 2016 12:00 AM

GORP, aka Good Old Reliable Protein, and fruit leather are can be bought. Quality varies depending on how much you pay. They’re both easy to make and satisfy hunger pangs. Kids can make them; it’s a good rainy day project. more

Sep 22, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Hunting - Fishing