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 159 – Brad Brooks

Brad Brooks is the founder of Argali, maker of top-tier hunting content and gear. In this episode he and I talk about his recent trip to Kodiak, how to be a good hunting guest, entrepreneurship, making good content and keeping your ego in check. Check out Argali Outdoors for advice, videos and order yourself a…

Episode 157 – Trolling for salmon and alpine prep

There’s a silver salmon derby this weekend, but I’ll be up on a mountain looking for a goat or buck. In this episode I talk personal preference when it comes to trolling up salmon, seeing alpine terrain for the first time, and all the chores around the house – dehydrating salmon, cooking venison leftovers, bleaching…

Episode 156 – Early season recap

Photo by Jess Johnson Jaden Bales (the Wyoming correspondent) and I talk the benefits of technology and how technology has also ruined hunts. Without it I wouldn’t have made it through the fog and up the mountain to the alpine where I shot my second buck of the year and proposed to my girlfriend Abby….

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 153 – Opening day errors

“Keep Hammering” is the battle cry for those embracing a tough hunt. However, sometimes I hear, “Get a burger” because I’m mentally weak or the miles and failing stalks are adding up. In this episode I discuss three mistakes from my opening day hunting trip. I didn’t miss out on a huge buck or do…

Column: The best month according to my truth

In a non-scientific study intended to deliver the results I desired, I discovered that August is the most desired month in Southeast Alaska. I collected a staggering amount of data that supported my hypothesis and ignored anything that might prevent me from reaching my desired conclusion. I made diligent observations in my head over a…