Episode 130 – Draw results, attitudes and need

Caleb Martin runs xplorealaska.org and is a hunting fanatic. He and I talk about the draw results, why it’s fair, what to do if you didn’t draw, the best types of meat, the need to justify and how important it is to represent your lifestyle well since there are plenty of people with political power…

Column: The biggest day next to Opening

I was reading an old issue of Gray’s Sporting Journal Sunday which got me thinking. First, I’ll explain “old.” Old not because 2002 is a long time ago, but there have been enough years between then and now for plenty of things to happen. In the case of the article, non-residents could still purchase over…

Episode 127 – Elk and quality of life

Cody Rich says buy experiences not gear. I’ve been taking his advice (for the most part) and saving money for new experiences. However, that doesn’t mean buying a Wyoming bull elk tag when I don’t know what I’m doing. In this episode I talk about why elk keep me up at night, focusing on disciplined…

Episode 124 – The Rich Outdoors

Cody Rich (Backcountry Fuel Box and The Rich Outdoors) and I talk entrepreneurship, how to not become self-absorbed, when DIY is not DIY and our dream hunts.

Column: Thankful for being overwhelmed

I grew up in southeast Alaska. I’ve circled Gustavus with a few teammates in a five-seater waiting for the weather to clear so we could land and play basketball games. I’ve slept in Yakutat’s gym, a math room in Kake, a wrestling room in Wrangell, got locked out of a hotel in Sitka, kicked out…

Episode 119 – Transition season

This is the time of year that New Year’s Resolutions fail because it’s eating season. From late October to the end of December it’s trashy Starbucks drinks, candy, pie, treats, and food in socially acceptable fits of over-eating. After 70 days of terrible eating, no wonder people only last a week in January. Anyway, I…

Episode 117 – Hunting Muskegs

It’s rut season for Sitka blacktail deer up here in Southeast Alaska so Ryan John and I talk about how to hunt southeast Alaska muskegs. We talk scouting muskegs, what Google Earth can’t show you, the importance of hunting the entire way to the muskeg not just the muskeg itself, how long to stay, being…

Column: Lucky? Good? Who cares

Right around noon I turned into a Snickers commercial. It’s one of the most predicable events in a Lund hunting trip in October. Pre-dawn enthusiasm and first light focus gives way to frustration. My steps go from calculated and quiet to sloppy. By noon, I’m dehydrated, hungry and wondering how long I’d make it after…