A podcast months in the making with the Creative Hustler himself Matt Hamilton. Great stuff about finding inspiration, work ethic, the value of boredom, tenacity and some Ketchikan history.
On the way back down from scouting some deer territory, I talk bear protection on hikes, why it’s important to not totally rely on Google Earth and the best hiking trails in the Ketchikan area. And yes, I really did fall while recording.
It’s normally called a “foul hook” but in some areas of Alaska, it is legal to snag salmon. It’s crazy, it’s exciting and it’s frowned upon by those who haven’t done it but it’s an efficient way to harvest meat from fish that won’t spawn.
Four things to consider for your southeast Alaska alpine deer hunt: crampons, trekking poles, water, stabilizers! Short episode about the things you might not think about for your blacktail hunt in August.
Developed Recreation Manager Brad Schumaker and I talk about the Forest Service Cabins in the Ketchikan Area. We talk use, popularity, and the impact funding has had on upkeep of the cabins.
I tell the maybe confusing story of taking a black bear on Saturday then dive into a rant about how suffocating life is without frequent adventure and how it’s important to do things that make you feel alive, even if you’re not good at first. Red = Stalk #1 (Friday) Yellow = Stalk #2 (Saturday…
Recorded a conservation rant on my way to hunt bear this morning on how to survive wolf attacks, not actual wolves, people attacking those who hunt what hunts their food, then recapped the weekend of bear hunting near Ketchikan.
Fly fishing guide Jack Carson and I talk about the accident that postponed college, how it feels to be a 19-year old guide, whether or not growing up on an island in Alaska was a detriment and how to get through the winters.
Troy Sharp and I discuss Juneau in summer, where to hike, where to have a beach bonfire, mountain goat hunting and a new inflatable jet boat.
My thoughts on quitting while in the forest by a stream on an yet another unsuccessful grouse hunt.
Steve Shannon returned from the Backcountry Hunters and Anglers Rendezvous and we talk epic stories, protecting resources, access, and getting involved so decisions made which impact us, are done with us in mind.
It’s spring black bear season in Southeast Alaska. In this solo episode I talk about locating, tracking and cooking black bear in Units 1 and 2.