Episode 165 – Telling stories

Telling a story is easy. Telling a good story isn’t. You’re trying to convey an experience to someone who wasn’t there and a lot of times they end up being dry and detail lacking, too big on trying to make it epic or over-the top ego strokes. In this solo episode I talk about what…

Column: Duck, duck, jalapeno popper

I have to resist the temptation sometimes to wish that I had started things earlier because that might imply that my life, to that point, may have been lacking. I didn’t really start deer hunting until I was 33 years old. I didn’t start duck hunting until last year, though I owned a shot gun for over…

Episode 164 – The halfway point

All of a sudden it’s October and almost time for Wyoming mule deer. In this solo episode I talk about how fast things move, solo hunts, hoping I don’t chalk my mule deer hunt as a “learning experience”, prepping for the blacktail rut here in Alaska, duck hunting and why it’s important to have some…

Column: Over the next hill…

There’s always a fish or deer or quorum of wigeon that peck at you during the off season. If not, then it’s a lake, mountain or muskeg. This off-season was a bonus. Not only was it a flock of geese that flew too high for my 12-gauge to reach, but also that 4-point buck that…

Episode 161 – SE Alaska Duck Hunting 101

Dallin Hanchett is back to talk about duck hunting. In this episode we talk best loads for different ducks, indispensable gear, cooking sea ducks, watching the tides and what to look for when hunting waterfowl in southeast Alaska. Here are some of his recommendations for hunting ducks and geese in southeast Alaska:Shotgun – Remington 870…

Episode 160 – Alpine deer…still?

Heading up another mountain this weekend to look for a mountain goat or maybe even one last deer up top. In this episode I talk about the importance of your social media bubble, how late deer are in the alpine and why it’s important that someone has a little fun in 2020 so there’s some…

Episode 159 – Brad Brooks

Brad Brooks is the founder of Argali, maker of top-tier hunting content and gear. In this episode he and I talk about his recent trip to Kodiak, how to be a good hunting guest, entrepreneurship, making good content and keeping your ego in check. Check out Argali Outdoors for advice, videos and order yourself a…

Episode 158 – Nick Jans

Nick Jans is the author of the best-selling books The Grizzly Maze, A Wolf Called Romeo and is a prolific Alaskan writer. His column On the Edge appears monthly in Alaska Magazine. In this episode he and I talk about the writing process, confidence, editing and the importance of clarity and cadence when writing for…