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Fast MOOSE Facts From Yukon Government Website


  • Height 2 m
  • Weight 500 kg
  • Lifespan 10-20 years
  • Predators Wolves, bears, humans
  • Yukon population estimate:  70,000
  • Largest member of the deer family
  • Dark brown/black coloration (males tend to be darker than females)
  • Long legs, hump in between shoulders
  • Long, large nose and mule-like ears
  • Males have shovel-like antlers
  • Both sexes have a ‘bell’ or beard hanging from the throat but it tends to be larger in males

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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 Recipes 1 Comments

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Issue: 2016-12-07, PHOTO: Paul Rath

In our exploration of colourful collective nouns used to describe groups of animals, we have learned that many of these terms have come to us from the Late Middle Ages, more than 500 years ago. Some of these quaint words were collected in the Book... more

Dec 7, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2016-10-12, PHOTO: by Halin de Repentigny

Artistic genius runs in the de Repentigny family. Halin de Repentigny agrees. Over the phone, he said his dad loved to draw – he was always drawing something. De Repentigny’s mom loved music. Today the genius continues with Halin de Repentigny... more

Oct 12, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: Gillian Martin

What am I doing? It is -45 C and I am starting to feel trapped. I haven’t left the house - unless you count visits to the outhouse or to grab more wood, which at these temperatures are so quick that they hardly bear mentioning. I haven’t left the.. more

Apr 21, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Families

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Issue: 2016-03-24, Photo: Nellie Dale

Well, that is not a 2016 clue, but one from a past Egg-stravaganza event at Yukon Wildlife Preserve. Lindsay Caskenette, Manager of Visitor Services, is busy getting ready for the 2016 Egg-stravaganza event, scheduled for Easter Monday, March 28, ... more

Mar 24, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2016-02-04, PHOTO: The Bekar Family

2016 marks one of the most significant changes in my life. Over the years my hunting partner and I have sat around for days goose hunting, destroyed our boat moose hunting and had adventures that all the money in the world could never pay for. more

Feb 4, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2015-12-24, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

THEY EAT WILLOW LEAVES IN THE AUTUMN AN’ ONLY RABBIT EATS AT THE BOTTOM. MOOSE AND RABBIT MADE A DEAL SO THAT THEY’LL BOTH HAVE A MEAL. more

Dec 24, 2015 12:00 AM Old Crow

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Issue: 2015-04-30 PHOTO: kozzi.com

As they approached Faro, the dismal little houses with their grey rooftops and tiny square windows gradually came into view. Smoke billowed out of their chimneys and formed a thin veil across the darkening sky. more

Apr 30, 2015 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2015-04-23 PHOTO: kozzi.com

The title is a misnomer. Perhaps it is ironic, but I’m not literary enough to remember the nuances of such terms. At any rate, it is inaccurate. The moose ribs I cooked up last week were anything but fast food, and that’s one of the reasons they... more

Apr 23, 2015 12:00 AM Wild Harvest

I’ve got a moose stew I usually throw together in the winter for a party. I get it going on the stove, and when it's done I set it on the fireplace with a ladle and some bowls laying around for people to tie into it whenever they feel like it. more

Dec 17, 2014 12:00 AM Recipes

My father has hunted for as long as I can remember. This year he retired after 38 years as a fire fighter, so my husband and I were excited to organize his first fly-in hunting trip. We have enjoyed fresh moose meat for the last three winters, so we more

Dec 10, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Hunting - Fishing

It’s been the toughest year to get motivated for hunting season. I’ve spent about 80 days over the last three years hunting moose and we've broken the Rhino, the truck, and the boat several times, trying to fill the freezer. more

Nov 5, 2014 12:00 AM Yukon Hunting - Fishing

Hunting For Wildlife: Darcy Laliberty

PHOTO: Jamie Pike

I cow-called from the deck of the family cabin on Fox Lake late Friday evening and promptly went to bed. The next morning I woke to my newfie brother-in-law’s thick accent exclaiming, “There’s a moose in da pond b’ye!” more

Nov 7, 2013 6:18 PM Hunting For Wildlife

For much of this week the smell of hanging meat has been lingering in my nostrils, and my hands are abnormally soft. That'll be because it's butchering time. While I have never harvested a moose myself, I like getting up close and personal with my fo more

Oct 24, 2013 12:00 AM Recipes

In 2010, I was privileged to hunt with my 12-year-old daughter on our second successful moose hunt. We were able to get a shot at a large 64" Alaska/Yukon bull resting in the willows, but due to the hard walking, Hayley was unable to manoeuvre throu more

Sep 18, 2013 12:00 AM Yukon Hunting - Fishing

This is a moose hunt from 2010 with my daughter Jenna, which we took at McQuesten Lake near Keno. It was Jenna's first moose hunt. It took us two days to finally see a bull. Shore lunches and lots of calling, which she did lots of. It paid off. more

Sep 5, 2013 12:00 AM Hunting For Wildlife

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Living With Wildlife: Tammy Beese

This is a momma and baby moose on the Atlin Road. On this trip we had seen seven moose, three of which were babies. This was also the trip where we needed to stop the vehicle as a momma and baby were running like mad across the highway. more

Jul 4, 2013 12:00 AM Living With Wildlife

Some pretty cute babies have been born at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve this spring. There are several sheep lambs, four lynx kittens, a mule deer fawn and a caribou calf. more

Jun 27, 2013 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife

They say that with a big bull bison even the gravy is tough. If you are in possession of such an animal you may have 900 pounds of very tough meat. Some moose are just as tough. more

Feb 14, 2013 12:00 AM Yukon Hunting - Fishing

Often it is done from a well set-up base camp with most of the creature comforts. The hunters return to base at the end of each day and it is one of the hunts that the whole family can be part of and enjoy more

Aug 30, 2012 12:00 AM Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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