Episode 57 – Camping at Gilpin Lake (Colorado)

The Labor Day fishing bonanza at Gilpin Lake outside of Steamboat Springs, CO, was ruined thanks to me forgetting the flies in my girlfriend’s car. Good work. However, I do talk about the trail, flies that were recommended and the evening hatch in this short camping review podcast.

Episode 55 – Kings and bucks, crisis or just a dip?

Disconcerting days for locals regarding two resources – salmon and deer. I talk about the recent reduction of deer for non-qualified hunters in Unit 2 (Federal land only) and the time change of the salmon derby in Ketchikan because of Chinook returns. Concerns over the deer population in Unit 2 lead to the change from…

Summer Reading

Jeff Lund SITNEWS Ketchikan, Alaska – There’s a single hammer pounding on a roof around the cove. Every couple of hours a plane banks and lines up for final approach into the Klawock airport. The lone hemlock that stands in front of the yard sways with dignity unlike the alders and their dry leaves that…

Mountain Madness

Jeff Lund JUNEAU EMPIRE As I was leaning against a tree wondering how squirrel tastes since no deer were stepping in front of me, I wondered if I really loved hunting and fishing, or simply trained myself to tolerate it until something exciting happened. Four of us had hiked a mountain the previous morning to…

Episode 53 – Alpine deer recap

Three buddies from California and I recap their hunting trip to the Ketchikan area for Unit 1 Sitka Blacktail. Cody and I took bucks within two minutes of each other in the same bowl on a mountain…and how did Jake get 56 bug bites on one wrist?

Episode 52 – Hiking the Chilkoot Trail and kayaking Glacier Bay

I talk kayaking Glacier Bay, hiking the iconic Chilkoot Trail and Prince of Wales Island with four first-time visitors to Alaska (Abby Hoffman, Ian Hall, Jordan Kiler and Tanner Harms) and Klawock resident Tonya Busse. We cover trip planning, necessary gear and the importance of good people.