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Eye on the Outdoors

Murray Martin

It may be hard to visualize, but there was a genus of beaver the size of a black bear (and some horses were as small as German shepherds). Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2018-01-24, PHOTO: Cathie Archbould

The Yukon Trappers Association and the Northern Renewable Resources council are teaming up in an effort to get Yukoners buying local fur. The Unfurled project is a series of events culminating in one full day of workshops, demonstrations, and a... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2017-12-13, PHOTO: Pixaby

Evolution is an amazing thing and for the beaver, it has taken millions of years. Once almost 8 feet long some thousans of years ago, now the beaver, even though it continues to grow all its life, it will be lucky if it reaches four feet in length... Read more

Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2017-11-29, PHOTO: Murray Martin

Picture this: an animal that lived in our waterways, here in Canada that was close to 8 feet long, big chisel teeth and could swim above and below the water line. Of course you would have had to live a few thousands of years ago. It was a beaver... Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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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... Read more

Recipes

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Issue: 2017-08-23, PHOTO: John Birmingham

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 Read more

Living With Wildlife

They work nonstop but they don’t chop. They don’t use a saw they use their jaw. A busy beaver Read more

Old Crow

This story is from a long time ago when Muskrat an' Beaver met at Old Crow. Beaver was swimming up the Porcupine River an' Muskrat was swimming down the river. Read more

Old Crow

Long guns they used to make, so more beaver pelts they would take. Beaver pelts were piled high, so that long guns they will buy. Hudson Bay traders, were fur graders. Read more

Old Crow

  • Eye on the Outdoors

    Murray Martin

    Eye on the Outdoors

    One of the two beavers on Twin Lakes Park Lake. Lisa Martin is in the foreground, kayaking