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Hunting

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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 … more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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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... 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... 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... more

Yukon Local Business

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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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. more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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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... more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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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... more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2017-12-20, PHOTO: thepinkpeppercorn on Foter.com

After a few years of effort trying to put this plan together, the Yukon is now up and running with a “Hunters For The Hungry” type of meat sharing program. “Hunters For The Hungry” is in place in all 50 states in the United States and a similar... more

Wild Harvest

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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... more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2017-11-22, PHOTO: Internet Archive Book Images via Foter.com

Due to knee, back and hip problems, I haven’t slept in a tent for four to five years. It was always a great experience, sleeping on the ground on ensolite pads in small tents in remote locations. Having good equipment and being worn out from a... more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2017-11-15, PHOTO: Murray Martin

The late 1950s and ’60s were exciting years for this young 24-year-old Conservation Officer in Ontario. My first three winters in the eastern part of the province were spent doing a life study of a bird known as the Hungarian partridge... more

Yukoners Pets

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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... more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: courtesy of Murray Martin

Bringing up a family back in the 50s and 60s was much different than the modern rush to get through life of today, which is mostly controlled by computers and a lack of one-on-one, face-to-face communication. Being brought up in the 30s, during... more

Yukon History

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Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: Hoefs family collection

Yukon’s history – its time scale and events – is different from any other Canadian jurisdiction. The northern portion of the Territory was part of Beringia, an ice-free area that extended from the Yukon and Alaska across the Bering Land-bridge... more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing