Episode 142 – Spring Bear 3 – Instagram

Jaden Bales works for the Wyoming Wildlife Federation and hosts Muley Monday for the Rich Outdoors Podcast. He and I talk mentorship, identity, what your Instagram post can and can’t say about you. We also talk about hunting bears and the gear we like.

Column: Accidents and negligence

“My bad” doesn’t always do the trick. I thought about this as I drove away from where I had struck a bear early in the morning on the way to work. Well, the first thing that occurred to me was that I was lucky the truck even drove and apparently had no damage outside of…

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…

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…