Episode 76 – Steelhead, spring bear and fitness

Last week of January coming up, I can almost smell the spring black bear… but hold on, patience is necessary. The last two years southeast Alaska has had crazy snow storms in March and even into April, so as excited as I am for spring steelhead and spring bear, I have to resist the temptation…

Episode 41 – Bear recap and the beauty of rural life

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…

Episode 35 – Spring black bear

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.  

Back in black(s)

After 14 years of being around only in the summer, I forgot what it was like to be in Alaska during the fall. I have been terribly unproductive when it comes to writing, because after my long-term sub job ends after school, I drive to the river to catch and release really big, but really…

Black bear trapped in home

This is awesome because it didn’t happen to me, nor my mom. Apparently a bear snuck into a house in Ketchikan. “We hope it learned its lesson” Who, the bear or the home owner? http://www.adn.com/2012/10/21/2667428/black-bear-trapped-in-ketchikan.html

The Old Man and me

The Old Man second-guessed the gamble of sailing far out into the sea as he watched sharks dissect the biggest catch of his life — and first in 84-days — with carnivorous brutality. “I shouldn’t have gone out so far, fish. Neither for you nor for me. I’m sorry fish.” The Old Man arrived home…