Episode 108: Freels in Alaska

In this episode, I’m joined by my dad Britt Freel, as well as my uncles Jerry and Tracy. I get to hear a bunch of stories about the old days, how we came to Alaska, and what it was like growing up in what was then a wilderness town of Fairbanks, as well as hunting moose and caribou, and what “the bus” was like as a hunting camp. Enjoy!

-Tyler

Episode 107: Connor, Christina, and Adam Owen

In this episode, I sit down with Connor, Christina, and Adam Owen to hear their stories from both of the hunts that Christina drew tags for last year, and her transition from southern California to full-blown Alaskan brown bear killer. Enjoy!

comments or questions? email podcast@tundratalkak.com

-Tyler

Episode 106: The Mediocre Alaskan

In this episode I’m joined by my friend Harrison Gottschling and Jeff Lund, Ketchikan resident, teacher, writer, and host of The Mediocre Alaskan Podcast, which has been around longer than Tundra Talk, and was one of the first Alaska podcasts I found. We chat about Jeff’s trip to get a taste of late winter in Fairbanks and do some caribou hunting. We talk about some of the differences between here and Southeast AK, learning curves, and experiencing new things. Enjoy!

Comments or questions? email podcast@tundratalkak.com

-Tyler

Episode 105: The Clinic. With Dr. Schultz, Seth Wietgrefe, Temple Dillard, and Connor Owen

In this episode, we recorded in Frank’s newly finished man cave and talk about everything from hunting with our kids, to mountain boot insoles, taking time to glass, and how we generally do NOT dress to impress in Alaska. Enjoy!

Comments or questions? email podcast@tundratalkak.com

-Tyler

Episode 104: Draw Day 2021

In this episode I’m joined by Dr. Frank Schultz and Nick Muche, and we discuss the ADF&G draw tag results for this year. Nick and Frank both had their phones off and look at their results for the first time, and we go from there. Enjoy!

comments or questions? email podcast@tundratalkak.com

-Tyler

Episode 103: Coke Wallace

In this episode I sit down with Master Guide Coke Wallace, of Midnight Sun Safaris. Coke has been at the game a long time and it was great to hear about Coke’s background and talk about hunting sheep and moose with horses, predator hunting and trapping in the Alaska Range. Enjoy!

Comments or questions? email podcast@tundratalkak.com

-Tyler

Episode 102: Dusty Spencer

In this episode I’m joined by Dusty Spencer. We talk about moving to Alaska at a young age and get to hear just a few of Dusty’s great stories as well as some issues surrounding game laws in Alaska. Enjoy!

Comments or questions? email podcast@tundratalkak.com

thanks!

-Tyler

Episode 100: The Flaming Bravo

We finally made it to 100 episodes, and this time I’m joined by Dr. Frank Schultz, Nick Muche, Temple Dillard, and Connor Owen. We get caught up on everything going on lately, from ice fishing, to coues deer hunting, to snowmachines catching on fire. Enjoy!

-Tyler

Episode 99: Robert Coker

In this episode I’m joined by Robert Coker, professor of biology, chemistry, and biochemistry at the University of Alaska and also a passionate outdoorsman. We talk about his background backpack hunting for whitetails in the Appalachians, coming to Alaska, some of his scientific studies, and what he’s learned living and hunting in the last frontier. Enjoy!

comments or questions? email podcast@tundratalkak.com

-Tyler