Episode 46 – The Creative Hustle

A podcast months in the making with the Creative Hustler himself Matt Hamilton​. Great stuff about finding inspiration, work ethic, the value of boredom, tenacity and some Ketchikan history.

Episode 45 – Ketchikan hiking

On the way back down from scouting some deer territory, I talk bear protection on hikes, why it’s important to not totally rely on Google Earth and the best hiking trails in the Ketchikan area. And yes, I really did fall while recording.

Episode 43 – Alpine deer prep

Four things to consider for your southeast Alaska alpine deer hunt: crampons, trekking poles, water, stabilizers! Short episode about the things you might not think about for your blacktail hunt in August.      

Episode 42 – Forest Service cabins

Developed Recreation Manager Brad Schumaker and I talk about the Forest Service Cabins in the Ketchikan Area. We talk use, popularity, and the impact funding has had on upkeep of the cabins.  

Hunting with Thoreau

Sometimes it seems like I am off topic more than on. The mission is reading, but since I’m reading about fishing, I end up looking at the words but thinking about fishing and completely missing out on what’s happening on the page. This is probably part of the goal of an outdoors writer because the…

The brochure weekend

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska – Friday Preview – A student reminded me of that 81-degree day last spring. The rest of the class nodded half with the wonderment of that glorious afternoon, and half unsure, as if maybe it didn’t happen. Last summer was a Sasquatch, it showed up once in spring, then vanished leaving us all…

Episode 40 – Conservation and bear hunting

Recorded a conservation rant on my way to hunt bear this morning on how to survive wolf attacks, not actual wolves, people attacking those who hunt what hunts their food, then recapped the weekend of bear hunting near Ketchikan.

Episode 39 – Spring steelhead Part 3

Fly fishing guide Jack Carson and I talk about the accident that postponed college, how it feels to be a 19-year old guide, whether or not growing up on an island in Alaska was a detriment and how to get through the winters.  

The Grouse Chronicles

By JEFF LUND For the Capital City Weekly “Why’d you shoot the fork?” “Don, there were so many horns I just chose a body.” Thus, my first ever deer was a tall 2×2 rather than one of the three 4-point bucks that were in the same group. I saw horns and panicked. I’m glad it worked…

A day at the box

By Jeff Lund | For the Capital City Weekly It’s just after noon on Sunday at Ketchikan CrossFit. Bo Meredith yells at Jeff Williams from the rower. “C’mon man, fast singles.” Jeff lifts the 135-pound combination of bar and plates, lowers to a squat, then stands upright. One. Fourteen more squat cleans and he can get…