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Fast MOOSE Facts From Yukon Government Website


  • Height 2 m
  • Weight 500 kg
  • Lifespan 10-20 years
  • Predators Wolves, bears, humans
  • Yukon population estimate:  70,000
  • Largest member of the deer family
  • Dark brown/black coloration (males tend to be darker than females)
  • Long legs, hump in between shoulders
  • Long, large nose and mule-like ears
  • Males have shovel-like antlers
  • Both sexes have a ‘bell’ or beard hanging from the throat but it tends to be larger in males

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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: 2018-02-14, PHOTO: Pixabay

I received a question on just how long you should extend the freezing time of wild, big game meat. There are lengths of time that wild meat should be in the freezer. Big game such as moose, deer, caribou and elk should be kept in freezer for no... more

Recipes

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Issue: 2018-02-07, PHOTO: Pixabay

Tenderloin and backstraps (striploin) get all the hype regarding being the most tender cuts off any wild game animal. They have a good reputation as they usually are tender unless they aren’t cooked properly – which is very often as many people... more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2018-02-07, PHOTO: Herbert C. Arnold

Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon wildlife. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on and what camera equipment you used to Editor@WhatsUpYukon.com more

Living With Wildlife

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Issue: 2018-01-24, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

This weekend the Yukon Fish and Game Association (YFGA) is hosting their annual Wild Game Banquet at the High Country Inn. The event will include the usual camaraderie as well as the awards from the Big Bull Night, which took place in November, a... more

, Yukon Food & Drink

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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: 2017-11-01, 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

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Issue: 2017-10-25, PHOTO: Wyatt Biggart, Biggart Photography

Hello Everybody, We invite you to share your photos of Yukon wildlife. Email your high-resolution images with a description of what’s going on and what camera equipment you used to Editor@WhatsUpYukon.com more

Living With Wildlife

P7 - Moose Heart Tacos

Sydney Oland

If you aren’t lucky enough to have a fresh (or frozen) moose heart on hand you can still try this recipe out using any sort of sliced steak. more

Wild Harvest

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Issue: 2017-06-21, PHOTO: Sydney Oland

One of my favourite things about living in the Yukon is being able to eat wild game. Like, a lot of wild game. And I know that many of you are in the same glorious position – so here is my attempt to give some of the hunters out there some recipes... more

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Issue: 2016-12-07, PHOTO: Paul Rath

In our exploration of colourful collective nouns used to describe groups of animals, we have learned that many of these terms have come to us from the Late Middle Ages, more than 500 years ago. Some of these quaint words were collected in the Book... more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2016-10-12, PHOTO: by Halin de Repentigny

Artistic genius runs in the de Repentigny family. Halin de Repentigny agrees. Over the phone, he said his dad loved to draw – he was always drawing something. De Repentigny’s mom loved music. Today the genius continues with Halin de Repentigny... more

Yukon Arts

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: Gillian Martin

What am I doing? It is -45 C and I am starting to feel trapped. I haven’t left the house - unless you count visits to the outhouse or to grab more wood, which at these temperatures are so quick that they hardly bear mentioning. I haven’t left the.. more

Yukon Families

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Issue: 2016-03-24, Photo: Nellie Dale

Well, that is not a 2016 clue, but one from a past Egg-stravaganza event at Yukon Wildlife Preserve. Lindsay Caskenette, Manager of Visitor Services, is busy getting ready for the 2016 Egg-stravaganza event, scheduled for Easter Monday, March 28, ... more

Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2016-02-04, PHOTO: The Bekar Family

2016 marks one of the most significant changes in my life. Over the years my hunting partner and I have sat around for days goose hunting, destroyed our boat moose hunting and had adventures that all the money in the world could never pay for. more

Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2015-12-24, Cartoon: Allan Benjamin

THEY EAT WILLOW LEAVES IN THE AUTUMN AN’ ONLY RABBIT EATS AT THE BOTTOM. MOOSE AND RABBIT MADE A DEAL SO THAT THEY’LL BOTH HAVE A MEAL. more

Old Crow

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Issue: 2015-04-30 PHOTO: kozzi.com

As they approached Faro, the dismal little houses with their grey rooftops and tiny square windows gradually came into view. Smoke billowed out of their chimneys and formed a thin veil across the darkening sky. more

Literature

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Issue: 2015-04-23 PHOTO: kozzi.com

The title is a misnomer. Perhaps it is ironic, but I’m not literary enough to remember the nuances of such terms. At any rate, it is inaccurate. The moose ribs I cooked up last week were anything but fast food, and that’s one of the reasons they... more

Wild Harvest

I’ve got a moose stew I usually throw together in the winter for a party. I get it going on the stove, and when it's done I set it on the fireplace with a ladle and some bowls laying around for people to tie into it whenever they feel like it. more

My father has hunted for as long as I can remember. This year he retired after 38 years as a fire fighter, so my husband and I were excited to organize his first fly-in hunting trip. We have enjoyed fresh moose meat for the last three winters, so we more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing