Episode 102 – The Heart of Hunting

Steve Frith from The Heart of Hunting and I talk filming hunts, how to get started and why a good eye beats expensive gear. Steve recently released the short film of Harrison Gottschling’s Dall sheep hunt. Harrison told the story of his hunt on Episode 58 of this podcast.

Episode 101 – From Trout Fest to the Alpine Obsession

After fishing 7 rivers in 4 states over the last 15 days, Trout Fest 2019 is over and it’s time to get into the alpine for blacktail bucks. In this short episode I talk about the importance of always having something to look forward to, and why it’s impossible to say one is better than…

Episode 94 -Betting on yourself in life and hunting

From a tiny town on an island in southeast Alaska to graduating from medical school from the University of Washington. My buddy Stephen Ellison had plenty of excuses at his disposal. However, he refused to listen to any of them. He weekend warrior hunts Dall sheep, moose and took me to his special blacktail deer…

Column: Don’t be afraid to fail

I try to talk myself out of a lot of things. One might mistake it for being cautious or safe, but I know that’s not always true. My childhood memories on the ocean are always synonymous with some level of disaster. My brother and I look back and laugh, but I wonder how Dad felt….

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…

Column: Nap time

I had abandoned the posture of a hunter and was now sprawled out on the beach using a jacket as a pillow. I contemplated a nap, thought, “Why not?” and took one. It was one of those sleeps that undulates in depth. On one end, you’re conscious of what’s going on around you, like the…

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…

Column: Waste of a good point

The worst thing on social media is when someone you don’t like has a great point. You had this whole little topic figured out. You felt really good about yourself because you had planted your flag on a side and there were plenty of others around you so you felt really welcomed and validated. Then…

Column: Get to, not away from

A student asked me why people want to go to Mars. I said for the same reason people saw a map of a flat earth with sea dragons at the edge and decided to hoist the sails and go anyway…For the same reason people wanted to head west to the new (but already inhabited) new…