Guns & Firearms


Issue: 2018-07-25, PHOTO: Pixabay

The first thing you should do after taking a hunter safety course is to go to the nearest shooting range and ask for help in getting to know your rifle. The rifle you choose for hunting is a debate that is never brought to a single conclusion … Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing


Issue: 2018-05-30, PHOTO: Pixabay

Even shooters in their 20s have had cartridges invented, failed to catch on, and disappeared in their lifetimes. Not so with the six I’ll mention in this short article. These cartridges are still quite popular throughout the world and that... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing


Issue: 2018-05-30, PHOTO: courtesy of 1 Canadian Ranger Patrol

Members of the Haines Junction Junior Canadian Rangers (JCR) attended the annual JCR National Marksmanship Championship in St. Catharines, Ontario, in early May. In total, 63 rangers from across the country competed in the event held at the... Read more

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Issue: 2018-02-14, PHOTO: Pixabay

The suggestions I make here also apply to a November Dempster Highway caribou hunt, but our big winter hunt is for wood bison and certain rifle care options should be considered for this hunt in extreme cold conditions. Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing


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... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

Photo Submitted By: David Johnny

Taken by an unknown hunter.

In early July, it was time to trail out the horses for the start of the hunting season in August. Gary Sam, Stanley Simon, Alec Johnny, and I were guides, and we trailed 16 horses out the road from Mayo to Mayo Lake with the outfitter, one dog, and Read more

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Issue: 2016-03-10, PHOTO:

Until the mid to late 1800s, all firearms were muzzle-loaders, which, as the name implies, had to be loaded singly by pushing the components - powder, patch and projectile - down the barrel from the muzzle. This loading process made them slow to... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing


Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: wikimedia commons

Have you ever wondered why bullet holes are all over the target; or, worse, why you had a good sight-picture but the animal was poorly hit and escaped wounded? The first thing to check is your rifle and sighting system. Look for loose sights or... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing


Issue: 2015-11-12 PHOTO: wikipedia commons

Traditionally rifles and shotguns were only made in one size to fit an average sized adult and were always too big for women and young people. Some new hunters adapted to the oversize guns, but many became disillusioned due to recoil, poor balance... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing


Issue: 2015-10-15 PHOTO: Jozien Keijzer

Why have I never written about hunting before? Maybe it’s because writing about an experience makes it more real. In the face of hunting, that is hard for me to accept. I do love my hunting partner, my husband Don, for it. He, too, is quite... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing


Issue: 2015-09-17 PHOTO: Joslyn Kilborn

When I move to the Yukon I begin fishing again for the first time since I was a girl. I buy a cheap rod and spend my time casting into whatever lake my friends are going to. My first catch is a pike that makes me feel uneasy, yet empowered, as I... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing


Issue: 2015-07-23 PHOTO:

In 2012, Environment Yukon issued a report on hunter satisfaction in the territory, based on a survey of over 810 licensed hunters. Participants were asked their opinions on a wide range of topics, including the permit hunt process, clarity of... Read more


It seems Whitehorse has an artistic genius in the making. Thirteen-year-old Ben Beese has turned paper into realistic replica gun models. For the whole month of November Northern Front Studio at Waterfront Station in Whitehorse will pay tribute to... Read more

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Like all tools, a firearm needs a little TLC so it doesn't let us down when we need it most. For most of the year, a routine cleaning leaving a thin film of oil, and perhaps a little grease or graphite lubricant is all that's needed to prevent rust a Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

When Natasha Peter walks into the coffee shop, she's grinning with excitement. "We were just down the street looking at rifles," she says of her "trip to town" with her boyfriend. "I'm stoked to get my own .22." A 21-year-old who knows how to skin a Read more

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