Episode 119 – Transition season

This is the time of year that New Year’s Resolutions fail because it’s eating season. From late October to the end of December it’s trashy Starbucks drinks, candy, pie, treats, and food in socially acceptable fits of over-eating. After 70 days of terrible eating, no wonder people only last a week in January. Anyway, I…

Episode 118 – Buck at 14 yards

Two straight weeks I took a buck, so I was looking to get my 4th and final blacktail, this time with my bow. I talk about what I’ve learned, the importance of reflection to improve rather than running the same program, and what happened with that buck at 14 yards.

Episode 117 – Hunting Muskegs

It’s rut season for Sitka blacktail deer up here in Southeast Alaska so Ryan John and I talk about how to hunt southeast Alaska muskegs. We talk scouting muskegs, what Google Earth can’t show you, the importance of hunting the entire way to the muskeg not just the muskeg itself, how long to stay, being…

Column: Lucky? Good? Who cares

Right around noon I turned into a Snickers commercial. It’s one of the most predicable events in a Lund hunting trip in October. Pre-dawn enthusiasm and first light focus gives way to frustration. My steps go from calculated and quiet to sloppy. By noon, I’m dehydrated, hungry and wondering how long I’d make it after…

Episode 116 – The Roadless Rule

I talk with Juneau resident Kayla Roys about the Roadless Rule. Kayla was born and raised in Juneau and works for Trout Unlimited. We talk features of the Tongass, the impact of logging, and how saving the forest does impact the economy of the region as logging is a way of life for many families…

Column: Mountain Man

By Jeff Lund For Caffeine and Kilos I was thinking about Danny’s trek up Mt. Whitney the other day and realized (not for the first time) that I’m not young anymore. I’m not old (I’m 38) but I’m in that transition period where I have to decide what type of 40-year old I’m going to…

Episode 115 – BONUS – Hunting ethics and success

Inspired by the dude who dropped off another dude into the cove in which we were anchored, I podcast from a secluded beach after taking a buck. I punched the tag at 8:45, so by the time I was back to the beach, I had four hours to kill before my buddies returned from their…

Episode 114 -Highs and lows

So halfway through another unsuccessful day hunting blacktail in the rut, I got a message and a picture from my girlfriend of her and her first ever big game animal, a 5×5 Wyoming elk. I also read part of an email I got from a listener and how perspective changes with success. https://soundcloud.com/user-139657843/episode-114-highs-and-lows

Column: Of books and social norms

Four nights into reading Roderick Haig-Brown’s classic Fisherman’s Fall, I realized I had already read it. It took me hours over four nights to realize this. Later I found an empty package of 6X leader near the end of the book – the bookmark that charted my progress. In my defense, I figured I read it a…

Episode 113 – The learning curve

After a day chasing ducks and deer (both unsuccessful) I recap the learning curve, attitude, and why realizing that no one really cares is the best medicine for stress management when things don’t go as planned.