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Issue: 2019-11-13, PHOTO: Murray Martin

In the autumn of one's life, one often sits back in the easy chair and rehashes all the good and the bad, the indifferent and some moments I don’t care to ever disclose. Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2019-11-06, PHOTO: Pixabay

Different knives are for different purposes, so peeling potatoes is not as easy with a Leatherman as it is with a paring knife. If your budget allows it, I think a person who hunts and fishes needs three knives. Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2019-08-28, PHOTO: Lauren Humble

The fall weather is coming in hot and so are the salmon. This August long weekend I took advantage of the extra day and headed to Haines, Alaska to check out the salmon run. It’s not quite Coho season yet, but the river is full of pinks and sockeyes. Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2019-06-19, Pixabay

Pike are very common, not difficult to catch and are a delicious mild-flavoured fish. Their one big negative is that they have more bones than other fish, with those “Y” bones in a line along the thickest part of the fillet. Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2019-06-19, Pixabay

Fish management is an ever-changing science. With climate change at hand, it will present many unanswered questions about the future of fishing. Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2019-06-05, PHOTO: Pixabay

Once you cut a tree down, you can count the number of years it has stood by counting the annual rings around the stump. It might surprise many that you can get a pretty good idea how old a fish is by counting the rings on a single scale... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2019-05-29, PHOTO: Pixabay

A number of years ago, while writing outdoor columns for some Ontario newspapers, I touched on the subject of the anatomy of the sensory parts of animals and fish. After the publication hit the newstands, I walked into a coffee shop where a... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2019-05-29, PHOTO: Sydney Keddy

Salmon trimmings are simply uneven cuts of filets that the fishmonger trims off larger pieces. They’re often the fattier pieces of the belly and they are inexpensive and delicious. Here are two ways to use up one little package of salmon trimmings... Read more

Recipes

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Issue: 2019-04-24, PHOTO: Pixabay

Many situations need a fire, right now! It could be an emergency situation in your group, or something you come upon as you travel on the land. It may not even be a real emergency or survival situation, but it will be real soon if you don’t do... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2019-04-17, PHOTO: Wilson Hui on Foter.com

We all know that Ziploc bags are unbeatable for packaging the individual parts of your lunch, but they are far more versatile than that. Except for needing scissors or a knife to open the package, vacuum-sealing is even better than Ziploc, though... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2019-03-27, PHOTO: Pixabay

Now that we’ve caught the fish, what do we do? Throw away the fish chain, remove the fish to a waterbox to keep the fish alive and replace it with an ice box. Keeping fish alive on a chain will cause deterioration and stress to the fish... Read more

Recipes

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Issue: 2018-12-12, PHOTO: Murray Martin

I will go out on a limb by saying that most people who are going into the backlands do not carry a GPS or a compass. I have written about how a wristwatch is also a compass, but lets say, regardless of these comments, that you do find yourself... Read more

Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2018-11-14, PHOTO: Pixabay

Most Yukoners like to eat fish, but sometimes people want a different taste sensation. Here are some fairly simple options to try: Read more

Recipes

Living with Wildlife: Adam Skrutkowski

Adam Skrutkowski

I captured this lake chub missing its attempt at catching a damselfly for a snack at Judas Lake. Read more

Living With Wildlife

Mosquito

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Mosquitoes, black flies, mites and just about every other insect alive are out there waiting for you. There are countless insect sprays, also out there for the customer to buy, that contain chemicals that can harm the skin or even worse. Read more

Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2018-07-25, PHOTO: courtesy of Kraken Charters

Captain Chad Clark has always been a fisherman, and it’s clear to see why (with his excitement and passion) as he takes you out on the beautiful waters outside of the Haines Small Boat Harbour. “This is the first time I have made a career out of... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2018-07-25, PHOTO: Pixabay

What colour of bait is best? Most fishermen stand in front of fishing-tackle boards in the store and think, If I was a fish, I would go for that colour. Problem is, they may tell “fish tales,” but they don’t have fish vision. Fish have what is... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2018-07-25, PHOTO: Pixabay

Northern Pike On land we have voracious bears that will eat almost anything. In the rivers and lakes, without a doubt, the most voracious fish in North America is the northern pike. Pike are solitary fish that seldom travel with others of their... Read more

Recipes

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Issue: 2018-07-25, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

The Yukon Fish and Game Association hosted the Yukon Outdoor Woman (YOW) Program, a weekend where 20 women participated in outdoor workshops, in the bush, to further develop skills and knowledge... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2018-07-25, PHOTO: tvol on Foter.com

Light and moist ... but never overpowering Stuffing for fish, birds or game should never be overpowering. When preparing stuffing, make it moist and fragrant. Lean meats, such as predator fish, generally tend to be dry and therefore require moist... Read more

Recipes