Episode 175 – Emperor geese and duck tips

Juneau resident Dallin Hanchett is back to talk about his trip to Cold Bay earlier this month for emperor geese. In this episode we talk conservation, a brief history of the emperor goose hunt and tips for diver ducks and puddle ducks.

Column: Ticket to paradise

Sheep. Goat. Caribou. Bison.Not necessarily in that order. In fact, I really don’t know what I would choose if I drew hunting permits for them all, but I’m not going to draw any of them, so I won’t have to worry.   As a side note, hunters get trapped into thinking they have to justify what…

Episode 171 – The Freelance life

Taylor Balkom is a talented, award-winning freelance photojournalist who used to work for the Ketchikan Daily News. In this episode we talk about getting started in the freelance world, valuable experience, imposter’s syndrome, honing the craft and how giving away good content for free undermines the value of good photos and words. https://open.spotify.com/episode/0vvWMILkw8IjcSzB1ts0MF?si=e7eFKw4ARuaT4X9ludhG3g

Episode 169 – Traveling hunters and local issues

I grew up watching Lower 48ers take Alaskan salmon back to their homes and in October I took a Wyoming mule deer back to mine. Traveling to someone else’s spot to live out a dream can be a complex issue and one that often leads to debate. For every angry local about meat leaving the…

Episode 167 – The Rut Part 1

The first weekend of Rut for Sitka Blacktail deer is behind us and I went 0/2 on shots (both clean misses) with my bow, but I was seeing deer and giving myself a chance. In this episode I talk about what has worked for me as far as hunting blacktail in muskegs in high traffic…

Column: Duck, duck, jalapeno popper

I have to resist the temptation sometimes to wish that I had started things earlier because that might imply that my life, to that point, may have been lacking. I didn’t really start deer hunting until I was 33 years old. I didn’t start duck hunting until last year, though I owned a shot gun for over…

Column: Over the next hill…

There’s always a fish or deer or quorum of wigeon that peck at you during the off season. If not, then it’s a lake, mountain or muskeg. This off-season was a bonus. Not only was it a flock of geese that flew too high for my 12-gauge to reach, but also that 4-point buck that…

Episode 160 – Alpine deer…still?

Heading up another mountain this weekend to look for a mountain goat or maybe even one last deer up top. In this episode I talk about the importance of your social media bubble, how late deer are in the alpine and why it’s important that someone has a little fun in 2020 so there’s some…