Episode 34: Uncle Tracy

In this episode, I’m joined by my uncle, Tracy Freel. He’s one of those guys that has been there and done that, and has been a big influence on my passion for hunting since I was a kid. It’s always great to hear his stories and perspectives, and this was no exception. Enjoy!

If you have any questions or feedback, email podcast@tundratalkak.com

thanks!

-Tyler

Episode 33: Q & A

Hey Folks,

In this episode, I’m joined by Matt Herkstroeter for a special Q and A session. I’ve been getting quite a few awesome questions, so we did our best to try and stay on track and answer some of them. If you have any questions yourself, feel free to email them to podcast@tundratalkak.com

 

thanks, and enjoy!

-Tyler

Episode 32: Sitka Blacktails, Trad Bows, and the Bear Hunt That Wasn’t

Hey folks, in this episode, Jon Shurtz and Nick Muche give a recap on their recent trip to Kodiak to hunt brown bears and blacktails, We also talk a bit about trad bow shooting, hear some of Jon’s experience on the recent 40 mile caribou hunt discussed a couple episodes back, and hear about his mountain goat hunt that nearly killed him this fall. Enjoy!

I’m planning on doing a Q&A episode in the near future, so if you have questions you’d like to have answered on the podcast, please email podcast@tundratalkak.com

Thanks!

-Tyler

Episode 31: JR Pederson

In this episode, I’m joined by JR Pederson, a guy that I’ve been wanting to talk to for awhile. Since JR moved to Alaska in 1991,  he’s been a hunting, fishing, trapping, guiding, and photographing fool. We talk about everything from wolf trapping to sheep hunting and fur handling, and still barely scratched the surface of JR’s knowledge and experience. I hadn’t had the chance to visit with him in much too long, so it was great to catch up, and I hope you enjoy it too!

If you have comments or questions, email podcast@tundratalkak.com

thanks!

-Tyler

Episode 30: Goats, Gear, and Guiding with Mark Rowenhorst

In this episode, I get to catch up with my buddy Mark Rowenhorst on a mid-season break from guiding. He’s been out in the field guiding sheep, goats, and brown bears since august, so it was great to hear a few stories and catch up. We also hit on a few gear topics like tents and rifle calibers for goats, and just some of the dynamics of goat hunting in general. Enjoy!

If you have comments or questions, email podcast@tundratalkak.com

Thanks!

Tyler

Episode 29: Forty Mile

In this episode I’m joined by my brother-in-law Nate Minnema and we discuss the infamous 40 Mile caribou hunt. I say infamous, because often, the season is opened for only a day or two (with the goal of not over-killing the management quota), which typically results in a horrendous circus of hunters, jockeying for a chance to get their caribou and put meat in the freezer. The vast majority of folks are out there with the same goal in mind, and don’t like the situation, but there are still some issues. Nate and I talk about our recent participation in this “hunt,” and just how mind blowing it really is both as a safety and ethical issue.

 

Questions, comments, or feedback? email podcast@tundratalkak.com

 

-Tyler

Episode 28: Luke Moffat

In this episode, I’ve got Luke Moffat on the phone. Luke lives in Wasilla, is a contributor for Rokslide.com and spends as much time as just about anyone I know out in the field hunting, every chance he gets. We can hardly scratch the surface of his knowledge and experience in an hour, but we got the chance to hit on suppressors and hunting with them, putting the bullet in the right spot, and bringing your small children along in the field. It was great catching up with him, and I hope you enjoy our conversation!

Comments or questions? email podcast@tundratalkak.com

thanks,

-Tyler

Episode 27: Sheep, Wolves, and Bandsaws

In this episode, I’m joined by Nick Muche and Frank Schultz. The three of us hadn’t really gotten together since before moose season, so it was great catching up. We talked about Nick’s very successful sheep hunt, our unsuccessful moose hunts, and, of course, my inherited Butcher Boy bandsaw. We also chat a bit about arrow tuning, predator control, trapping, and email chain brown bears, including the one below, the infamous Alberta Grizzly…which Frank was present for. Anyway, hope you enjoy, and if you have any questions or comments, email podcast@tundratalkak.com and please leave a review on iTunes or whatever platform you listen on.

thanks!

-Tyler

https://www.outdoorlife.com/photos/gallery/hunting/2012/12/truth-behind-infamous-alberta-grizzly

 

Episode 26: Moose Hunt with Adam Weatherby

This episode is a recap and conversation with Adam Weatherby and Kevin Wilkerson, following our week-long moose hunt here in interior Alaska. We had plenty of challenges to deal with, but it was a great time exploring and hunting new country. Adam and Kevin are both great dudes, it was a pleasure being miserable together, and I look forward to sharing many more campfires with them. Enjoy.

For feedback or questions, email podcast@tundratalkak.com

 

thanks,

-Tyler

Episode 25: Sheep Stories with Jason and Erika Franklin

In this episode, I was able to sit down with Jason and Erika Franklin to talk sheep hunting. I met Jason last year, however had already seen his self-filmed first solo sheep hunt video on youtube (link below). This year, he and his wife had an awesome, intense sheep hunt, and I was very excited to hear all about it! It was a great conversation, and I hope you enjoy it!

If you have any comments or questions, you can email podcast@tundratalkak.com

-Tyler