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Hunting Ethics

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Issue: 2018-12-19, PHOTO: Kylie Campbell

What should I wear? The annual Yukon Outfitters Association (YOA) ball was held Saturday 8 December at the Kwanlin Dűn Cultural Centre (KDCC). What do you wear to an outfitters ball? The two terms seem to be in contradiction to each other. I opted... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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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: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: Hoefs’ family collection

Gold-mining in the Yukon River watershed took place well before the Klondike discovery. It started in the Forty-Mile River in 1886 with 600 miners participating, and Lieutenant Frederick Schwatka (1892) described 100 to 200 miners working the... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2017-11-08, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Fish and Game Association

It has long been accepted that the tallest of tales reside in areas where fishing and hunting abound. It’s hard to say what exactly it is about the pristine waters of a prime fishing hole or a swamp at rut, but it seems that these climates, more... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2017-09-20, PHOTO: Murray Martin

Last week I met a husband and wife in a local grocery store. The kind lady said she liked my columns on kayaking and the outdoor ventures to some amazing places, but not about hunting and killing animals. “Why do you hunt animals?” she asked. Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2016-02-04, PHOTO: kozzi.com

People driving down the highway may see a few bison, and never realize that this animal was at one time on the very edge of extinction. The bison made some people extremely wealthy, others kept some people from starvation, some were shot for... Read more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2015-11-05 PHOTO: Robert Postma

Climate change in the North makes many changes to the growth of our plants, and confuses our animals with more wind, rain and fog. It also affects the river levels. They are constantly rising and dropping, resulting in fishnets needing to be taken... Read more

Old Crow

Respect is one of the most important ideas a hunter can learn and practice. Hunting is an activity where the participant is alone, there is no audience to observe or influence behaviour. With that in mind, it is vitally important that the hunter lea Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing