Murray Martin

Eye On The Outdoors columnist Murray Martin is a former Ontario Conservation Officer and a long standing member of The Outdoor Writers of Canada. Murray has a second column where he shares recipes from his mother's cookbook.

Knowing the Canadian beaver

Back in the 50s and 60s, before many of my readers were even born, as a conservation officer I had the pleasure of undertaking many studies on specific wildlife. The most interesting of all was the Canadian Beaver.

Looking back (way back)

My interest in ancient archaeology happened when I turned 62. True, it was a little late in life to go back to life studies, but I was digging in my garden back in north central Ontario when I came upon some old bone structure.

Christmas treats

I just can’t wait for Christmas to come around again and the kitchen abounds with the cooking smells of Christmas pudding.

Game on

One thing you know for sure about wild meat is that it hasn’t been loaded with chemicals and growth hormones to get it to market quickly. In general, it has feasted on wild plants and grasses. It’s about the most natural meat you could get. When hunting and harvesting wild game, you know the exact …

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Lest we forget

The poppy was originally worn by Americans. Madame Guerin convinced Canadian veterans to adopt the poppy in Canada.

Pancakes

I come from a time when tradition dictated that Friday was Pancake Friday. That meant we had pancakes for supper on Fridays. At the time, we didn’t make pancakes from a box of ready-made, store-bought mix. I’ve dug back into the 1930s, 40s and 50s to pass along some of those good old-fashioned recipes. To …

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