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 112 – Wyoming hunting buffet

First time hunting mule deer, antelope and lower 48 elk for my girlfriend Abby and me. Trekked 64.7 miles in the hills, mountains and on the prairie. Had some great stalks, a couple good chances but couldn’t get one down. Probably did a lot of stuff wrong but it was still some of the most…

Column: The big “What if…”

A good river is productive enough to make you happy yet still challenging enough to frustrate you. Though this applies to even my favorite steelhead rivers in southeast, the frustration is different when you travel because it burrows like a warble fly you can’t reach since it’s not your home river and your time is…

Episode 98 – Favorite Flies and Legendary Rivers

In the last three weeks I’ve been able to camp on the banks of some excellent rivers in Wyoming and Colorado. I talk about my favorite trout flies, why catching “the fish” each river isn’t always a good thing and why meeting locals makes the experience better.

Episode 85 – Science, facts, hunting and earning local status

For the past few months I’ve been listening to the Right to Roam Podcast by four guys from Wyoming. It’s not your typical hunting podcast as these guys have biology backgrounds so there’s science and facts, not just anecdote, when they get into things. We talk about being good guests, hunting ethics, social norms, earning…

Column: There’s no place like home

Every once in a while, I count the months and discover it’s been months since I went into the world. Went Outside. Flew to the Lower 48. Whatever you want to call it. It’s Thursday night, a week before this will be printed, and I’m preparing myself. The plan is a few days in Laramie,…

Episode 83 – Backcountry skiing in Wyoming

I hadn’t been on skis since I was a freshman in high school, but my first backcountry touring adventure in Wyomings Medicine Bow National Forest was a success. I learned that it’s nothing like anything I’ve done before, that I’m pretty bad at it, but I got better and really had a good time. I…