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…

Episode 166 – Mule Deer Recap

On Day 1, I was hoping for a 3 or maybe a 4-point buck because we had scouted an area and seen big bucks. By Day 4 I was ready to shoot a spike we called Chopstick. So much happened during the 6-day hunt in Wyoming it was difficult to get the days straight, but…

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.