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Hunting

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Issue: 2019-06-19, Pixabay

was sitting on the back porch the other day, whittling myself a new pipe, when a rabbit popped out from under a garbage bin and shot across the alley. Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2019-05-08, PHOTO: Pixabay

The planning had been done for the 13 participants, six students, six adults (staff and parents) and Hunter Education Coordinator, Jim Welsh. The Porter Creek Secondary School group was part of the Hunter Education’s (HEED program) annual support... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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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: 2019-03-20, PHOTO: Pixabay

A little planning and preparation can save your day in many situations. The winter bison hunts and Dempster Highway caribou hunts are true examples of the extremes in planning and preparation when it comes to snowmobile travel. Some operators, who... Read more

Yukon Winter

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Issue: 2019-03-13, PHOTO: Pixabay

From pleasure rides to bison hunts, snowmobiles have revolutionized backcountry travel in the winter. Sadly, too many people are not at all prepared for the possibility of the many life-threatening situations that can arise. Already this season... Read more

Yukon Winter

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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: 2018-12-12, 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: 2018-11-21, PHOTO: Pixabay

It’s quite amazing how many people (if they admit it) have had a potentially near-death experience in the outdoors. It’s rarely a plane crash or a boat-sinking experience. Actually, these situations are often due to inadequate planning or mistakes... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2018-07-25, PHOTO: Brendan Preston

Take a drive about five minutes up the North Klondike Highway, turn left up to a nondescript building, walk through the creaking door and you may feel like you've walked into an episode of Ripley’s Believe It or Not. There are buckets of boiled... Read more

Yukon Local Business

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

You don’t have to be a big-game hunter to enjoy wild meat. As a youngster, back in the 1930s and ’40s, I looked forward to a dish of rabbit. Basically, we got our cottontails with the use of a ferrite, but by age 13 we had also been trained to... Read more

Recipes

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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

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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: 2018-07-11, PHOTO: Pixabay

So you think you can’t get lost ... Well, I know some experienced hunters who have spent years hunting in the backlands who have gotten lost. I have also found myself lost, but that was due to an injury and panic. You go afield without your... Read more

Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2018-06-20, PHOTO: courtesy of David Johnny

I grew up in the traditional way in and around Pelly Crossing, learning to hunt, fish and trap from my relatives and Elders. It wasn’t until I was 16 years old, though, in 1963, that I had my first real long hunting trip... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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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

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Issue: 2018-05-02, PHOTO: Pixabay

The classic and enduring scout motto applies everywhere in life, but especially out on the land. It is absolutely amazing how even a little preparation can get us through challenges that could be insurmountable without a bit of prep time... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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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... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2018-02-28, PHOTO: Pixabay

Ropes are the long standing traditional way to fasten or tie things down. These days, those ratchet devices with straps and hooks have replaced knots and loops. For some of us older people, ropes are still the logical tie-down tool. I have found... Read more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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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