Episode 92 – Chasing likes and being legit

I recently checked my social media and podcast motives…am I in this for likes and money? If so, I need to check myself because if I need likes or sponsors to feel validated, I’m screwed. I also continue to try and put word to the need to the idea of making it easier for hunter…

Episode 91 – Being a good local with Matt Hamilton

“If I had one night left, what am I going to go eat, what am I going to go drink and who do I need to go talk to?” That’s Matt Hamilton’s motto and in this episode we talk about being a good guest, good local, and the real value of being a widely-known artist….

Episode 89 – Spring bear and escape philosophy

The idea of escaping reality is a tricky one because not only do you have to define escape but also reality. I touch on those as well as being alone on hunts and the coming invasion of summer tourists, of which I will be one myself this summer, so I can’t be judgmental. “The sense…

Episode 88 – Representing the cause

Enter arguments in good faith. Listen. Great points are often lost thanks to stupidity and anger. From the ethics of hunting contests to committing crimes in the name of human rights, there are always examples of extreme lengths to which some go when they believe they are wronged. The result, often times, is a loss…

Episode 86 – Commercial fishing and mentoring

Derek Meister has been punching his Alaska card since he moved to Ketchikan 7 years ago. In addition to all the typical camping, hiking, kayaking locals do, he has worked on commercial fishing boats. He is the school psychologist at Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District, so we talk the benefits of a community like Ketchikan…

Episode 85 – Science, facts, hunting and earning local status

For the past few months I’ve been listening to the Right to Roam Podcast by four guys from Wyoming. It’s not your typical hunting podcast as these guys have biology backgrounds so there’s science and facts, not just anecdote, when they get into things. We talk about being good guests, hunting ethics, social norms, earning…

Episode 84 – Routines and senior quote lifestyles

You know when people like quotes because it represents a lifestyle they wish they led, and then you think, ‘Wait a minute…is that me?’ and you immediately head to the woods or river? In this episode I talk about distraction vs. happiness, getting a specific adventure spot dialed in vs. seeing new territory, pondering the…

Episode 83 – Backcountry skiing in Wyoming

I hadn’t been on skis since I was a freshman in high school, but my first backcountry touring adventure in Wyomings Medicine Bow National Forest was a success. I learned that it’s nothing like anything I’ve done before, that I’m pretty bad at it, but I got better and really had a good time. I…