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Issue: 2018-06-06, PHOTO: Matthias Liniger

My name is Raven. I am completely black. Who would have guessed that, eh? My owner has really shown some creativity in giving me that name. Raven, like those birds who make that terrible noise all the time and are always trying to steal my food... more

Pawsitive Tails

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Issue: 2018-06-06, PHOTO: Faye Cable

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

Living With Wildlife

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Issue: 2018-05-30, PHOTO: Scott Gilbert

On the Canada Day long weekend in 2012, the Congdon Creek Campground, located on the shore of Kluane Lake near Burwash Landing, played host to a furry teenaged visitor. A medium-sized grizzly found its way into the campground and proceeded to... more

Yukon Education

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Issue: 2018-05-09, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

Welcome. Here are some tips and tricks to starting out in Whitehorse as a Cheechako (which is the name for being new to the north of 60th parallel). 1. Long summer days and the outdoors Sunsets at midnight can make it difficult to know when to... more

Yukon Summer

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Issue: 2018-04-11, PHOTO: Pixabay

Sadly, black bears have an undeserved reputation of not being very good to eat. A number of Yukon hunters, including me, will dispute that thought as black bear is just as delicious any other animal hunted for meat in the Yukon. As with any hunted... more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2018-01-24, PHOTO: Pixabay

This past summer was frenzy of unwanted bear behaviour. Western/northern Canada and Alaska saw a high number of maulings and close encounters with both black and grizzly bears. In many bear encounters the likely cause can be traced back to... more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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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

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

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

Recipes

Grizzly Bear

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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

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

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

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

Watson Lake

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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

Yukon Wildlife

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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

Living With Wildlife

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

Yukon 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

Yukon Summer

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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

Yukon Wildlife

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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

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2015-09-17 PHOTO: Gabor Naby

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Living With Wildlife