Episode 71 – Knudson Cove Marina

  Matt Burbank is the new owner of Knudson Cove Marina in Ketchikan. We talk about the behind the scenes, his adjustment to the career change, first impressions of the Ketchikan community and mule deer hunting.  

Column: Friend and Foe?

There was an article in the Bozeman Chronicle Sunday about fishing pressure on the Madison River (Montana), a river I can’t wait to visit this summer. You know, do the tourism thing, be another one of those out-of-staters crowding out the locals on their home water… Anyway, a 54-mile section of the river took 180,000…

Episode 70: Ketchikan’s local beer

Part 1: Bawden Street Brewing Co. owner Sean Heismann talks about his first summer and winter seasons in Ketchikan. He talks about how he got started, what he loves about the science of brewing and how welcomed he and his wife have been by Ketchikan. Part 2: Sean takes us through a tasting of the…

Column: Shopping spree self control

I went shopping for a Black Friday buck, but what if I just went to my email and bought everything that was offered? See column at: https://www.juneauempire.com/home/shopping-spree-self-control/

Episode 68 – Deer calling with the Drop Shot Calls guys

  I visited the Drop Shot Calls workbench to talk about how they got started, what makes a good call, when you should call, how long you should wait and what works for them. We also talk about the right tools for the job, rut tactics and the future of the resource. https://soundcloud.com/user-139657843/episode-68-calling-deer-with-the-drop-shot-calls-guys

Column: Is this really surprising?

I’ve been pretty surprised with how surprised I’ve been lately. First has been the early afternoon darkness after Daylight Savings. Despite growing up in Klawock and this being my sixth winter since moving back to Alaska, it’s apparently still shocking that it gets dark early. The worst part is that daylight will give to darkness…

Episode 66 – Home building, biomass energy and Ketchikan history

Ketchikan resident Larry Jackson and I talk about custom homes, Ketchikan history, biomass energy and how wood or pellets can be an effective alternative for schools, businesses and residential homes. Check out his video of a recent trip to Denmark where he saw how the country uses biomass and wind energy to meet energy needs…

Column: The thought doesn’t count

So, I’ve got the unit, tag I’ll need and area all set for a moose hunt next Fall. I’m stoked, maybe even a little exhausted. However, the truth is, plans suck. Sure, everything starts with an idea, and a plan, but I get the feeling that sometimes I feel so good about an idea, or…