Episode 112 – Wyoming hunting buffet

First time hunting mule deer, antelope and lower 48 elk for my girlfriend Abby and me. Trekked 64.7 miles in the hills, mountains and on the prairie. Had some great stalks, a couple good chances but couldn’t get one down. Probably did a lot of stuff wrong but it was still some of the most…

Column: Accidents and negligence

“My bad” doesn’t always do the trick. I thought about this as I drove away from where I had struck a bear early in the morning on the way to work. Well, the first thing that occurred to me was that I was lucky the truck even drove and apparently had no damage outside of…

Rut Repost – Drop Shot Calls

Last year 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. So I’m…

Episode 110 – Climate change

I’m afraid that we will be totally aware, and not get anything done. Soundbites suck. The global climate strike on Friday was 4-million people deep. Awesome. People care, and there are millions of people who didn’t strike Friday who also care about earth. So now what? The how is the most important part of this and…

Column: Why I love September

Watching the bears play on Sunday made me realize that September is one of my favorite months. It’s not that I want summer to end or that I hate tourists (the local economy would be crippled without them) but it is nice to get our city back, so to speak. The pace of life slows….

Episode 109 – Fair game or bear theft?

Ryan and I were glassing for black bears and two dudes appeared. I went over to them, introduced myself and asked what their plan was so we wouldn’t be in the way of each other. They said they were heading to a different peak. We told them we were hunting the bowl in front of…

Episode 108 – Who is in charge?

Human history is filled with heart-felt good and unfathomable evil. Unfortunately, that will continue. As a whole, we will do evil to others and evil to ourselves. However, individually we can find ways to fight it. Plenty of people have found ways to live healthy, fulfilling lives. It is not impossible to be healthy and…

Dude…

I thought about Matt Hamilton’s “Dude” shirt as my buddy Ryan and I ambled up the mountain’s eroded path as the sun came up. It’s the best bargain hike around, by far. The name is all the social media captain you need and, in Matt’s usage, a reference to a movie that had a cult…

Column: Stuck in the chuck

JEFF LUND/Juneau Empire I tell my students two main lies. 1. I don’t know how to have a bad time. 2. Even my bad ideas start out good. The second one isn’t really a lie, and I justify both because obviously I have bad times, but the point is to be able to capture all…