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Murray Martin

Murray Martin

Eye On The Outdoors columnist Murray Martin is a former Ontario Conservation Officer and a long standing member of The Outdoor Writers of Canada.  Murray has a second column called My Mother's Kitchen where he share's recipes from his mother's cookbook.


Questions regarding his stories can be sent to editor@whatsupyukon.com.

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Issue: 2017-12-06, PHOTO: Lisa Martin

Art can be in the form of a pencil, paintbrush, or even a scroll saw. My husband and local artist, Murray Martin has been both an outdoor and political columnist for over half a century and his creations just keep getting bigger... more

Yukon Arts

Mosquito

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Mosquitoes, black flies, mites and just about every other insect alive are out there waiting for you. There are countless insect sprays, also out there for the customer to buy, that contain chemicals that can harm the skin or even worse. more

Yukon Outside

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Back in the early days of the 1940s and ’50s we made most of our desserts at home rather than buying something at the local corner store. That way we knew exactly what was in them and the lady folks experimented from there to enhance the home baked t more

Recipes

Murray shares some meat pie and quiche recipes

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When preparing to cook any wild game meat, try to remove as much of the fat as possible as this is where the game taste lingers. To reduce the game taste you can rub prepared mustard over the meat and leave it for a couple hours, then wash it off and more

Recipes

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Issue: 2018-08-01, PHOTO: Pixabay

One thing about chicken ... just about anywhere you travel, you can bet you will find a thousand different recipes to match just about any taste. Don’t pass the chance to try a different dish on the chicken menu. Of all the chicken recipes I have... more

Recipes

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Issue: 2018-07-25, PHOTO: Pixabay

What colour of bait is best? Most fishermen stand in front of fishing-tackle boards in the store and think, If I was a fish, I would go for that colour. Problem is, they may tell “fish tales,” but they don’t have fish vision. Fish have what is... more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing

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Issue: 2018-07-25, PHOTO: Pixabay

Trout and salmon Preparing trout for cookery: It is most important to prepare your trout royally before putting it in the pan. This is important, especially for lake trout, as they have a noticeable amount of fat along the abdomen as well as along... more

Recipes

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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: tvol on Foter.com

Light and moist ... but never overpowering Stuffing for fish, birds or game should never be overpowering. When preparing stuffing, make it moist and fragrant. Lean meats, such as predator fish, generally tend to be dry and therefore require moist... more

Recipes

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Issue: 2018-07-25, PHOTO: Pixabay

One of the best-tasting meats comes from game birds. Stripping the bird of all of its bones should be your first step … and the next step, after cooking, is to enjoy... more

Recipes

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Issue: 2018-07-25, PHOTO: Pixabay

Northern Pike On land we have voracious bears that will eat almost anything. In the rivers and lakes, without a doubt, the most voracious fish in North America is the northern pike. Pike are solitary fish that seldom travel with others of their... 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 … 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... more

Yukon Outside

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Issue: 2018-06-06, PHOTO: Murray Martin

Meet our dogs, they live for us, we live for them, the Yukon would not be the Yukon without Dog Culture. Send us photos of Yukon dogs and their people! more

Yukon Dog Culture

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Issue: 2018-05-30, PHOTO: Pixabay

TASTY CHOCOLATE SNOWBALLS ANGEL CAKE RAISIN  PECAN CAKE BANANA CAKE more

Recipes

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Issue: 2018-05-16, PHOTO: jeffreyw on Foter.com

Murray Martin shares recipes from the 1940s and ‘50s with us. more

Recipes

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Issue: 2018-04-25, PHOTO: Pixabay

Now that you have your moose or deer meat in the freezer, it’s time to get serious about cooking it the outdoors way, inside. more

Recipes

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Issue: 2018-02-28, PHOTO: Pixabay

One of the best ways to assure the very best taste of your fish is to kill it immediately after landing it. Throw away the fish chain and any containers that just hold water. Just don’t use them. Both of these sources will encourage the fish to... more

Recipes

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Issue: 2018-02-21, PHOTO: Pixabay

Travelling back into time to the 1950s you would see some great old cars, but we would like to bring the cherished food recipes from the ’50s forward to 2017. Here are some great old fashioned, tasty recipes. We hope you will try them and enjoy. more

Recipes

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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: Pixaby

When one walks along the rim of the autumn of one’s life, they can’t help but to look back to the yesterdays – the “good old days.” At the same time one questions if the “tomorrows” will also be filled with equal memories, when they too become the... more

Yukon Hunting - Fishing