Episode 165 – Telling stories

Telling a story is easy. Telling a good story isn’t. You’re trying to convey an experience to someone who wasn’t there and a lot of times they end up being dry and detail lacking, too big on trying to make it epic or over-the top ego strokes. In this solo episode I talk about what…

Episode 155 – Hiking, Habits and Cheetos

Well it’s August, which means all previous routines have been disrupted by the delightful cycle of fishing and hunting trips. But that can make it difficult to keep up with previous positive habits when new habits are formed. Habits like bringing Cheetos as a snack.

Episode 145 – Boat ownership and travel

I extended my range by buying a 2008 North River in November. Since then I’ve been learning as I go and sharing what limited knowledge I have about shopping, boats and the fears of catastrophe with friends who are in the market.  

Episode 131 – Feels like spring…and that we’re doomed?

According to yesterday’s weather, spring is getting close and with it the chance to catch steelhead, camp, hike and hunt bear and grouse. According to the Internet, however, we are doomed. President Trump or socialism, or authoritarian governments, or climate change, or coronavirus, or guns, or not having guns will lead to our demise if…

Episode 123 – Focal points, social media and resolutions

I don’t really have goals for 2020, just my eye on a couple focus words to keep me from being one of those types whose only purposes are killing, catching and posting. I do all three, but that can’t be it, because there aren’t enough steelhead, a big enough buck or enough likes to compensate…

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.

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…

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…