Episode 24: Ryan Avery

Hey Folks,

In this episode, I’m joined by my buddy Ryan Avery. Ryan played a huge part in helping me get this podcast off the ground. He is co-owner of the website Rokslide.com and also hosts his own podcast called Avery Adventures. Although he doesn’t live here in Alaska, he is a solid dude, and one who’s opinion I respect highly on many things, from rifles, to optics, to stickbows. We had a great time catching up, and hit on quite a few topics, and hope you enjoy it as well!

Thanks,

-Tyler

Questions or comments? Email podcast@tundratalkak.com

Episode 23: Solo Sheep

Hey Everyone,

In this episode, I’m joined by Frank Schultz and Nick Muche. We primarily talk about solo sheep hunting, as Frank and I each split up and went on our own solo sheep hunts this year. Every sheep hunter should go solo at least once in their life. It’s a very unique and challenging experience, and both Frank and I recap our hunts from this year, as well as catch up with Nick. Enjoy!

Any comments or questions, email podcast@tundratalkak.com, and leave a review on whatever platform you listen on!

 

thanks!

-Tyler

Episode 22: Sheep Hunting Gear and Meat/Trophy Care

I’m joined in this episode by Steve Hallenbeck. Steve was on a previous episode, and is a very experienced sheep hunter. Talking gear for hunting sheep or other extended backpack hunts can be a black hole, and it can be intimidating for someone who is just getting started. Steve and I walk through what we consider our most important gear and what we are currently using. We also discuss the importance and methods of caring for your meat and cape in the field.
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Thanks and enjoy!
-Tyler

Episode 21: Temple Dillard and Frank Schultz

Hey Folks,

Sorry for going dark for a bit, but we are back at it. For this episode I’m joined by Temple Dillard and Frank Schultz. Temple is an awesome guy who has lived in Alaska his entire life, much of it in the bush. I had a great time getting to know Temple a little better and hearing his perspectives and experience hunting and trapping in Alaska. Temple grew up living a true subsistence lifestyle and still feeds his family almost entirely on the meat he brings home. Enjoy!

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

thanks,

-Tyler

Episode 20: Bear Re-Cap with Frank Schultz and Nick Muche

In this episode, Frank Schultz, Nick Muche, and I catch up on the past couple weekends of bear hunting. We talk about Nick’s epic weekend with his wife where they were able to take 2 grizzlies with their bows, and this past weekend’s epic black bear trip. Frank talks about his struggles as a budding traditional bow hunter. We had a great time, and hope you all enjoy hearing about it!

Questions or comments? email podcast@tundratalkak.com

thanks!

-Tyler

Episode 19: Cast and (hopefully) Blast

Hey Folks,

This episode is with Frank Schultz and I as we are returning from an initial trip WAY upriver to set black bear baits. Most of what we had to talk about however, was the phenomenal pike and sheefish fishing we had on our overnight trip. I think for both of us, it was some of the best freshwater fishing we’ve encountered. We caught over 100 pike, around 30 sheefish, and nothing under 30″. We talk pike fishing quite a bit, then veer off into a little bit about what Fairbanks is like and some of the unique people that live here. Enjoy!

 

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

thanks,

-Tyler

Episode 18: Gary Colbath, Luck of the Draw

Hey Folks, in this episode, I sit down with Gary Colbath and Nick Muche. This was the first time I’d met Gary, as he was making a stop in Fairbanks on his way up north to hunt grizzlies. Gary is a great guy, with uncanny luck in drawing raffle hunts, and although he’s relatively new to Alaska, he’s a very accomplished bowhunter. Like many of us, he moved up here for hunting, but has hunted a lot in the lower 48 and elsewhere. We get to hear some of his awesome stories, from hunting muskox and caribou in Greenland, to stone sheep in British Columbia. This was a fun conversation, and I hope you enjoy!

oh…and Gary did get his grizzly this weekend!

 

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

thanks!

-Tyler

Episode 17: First Sit Part 2

In this episode, Nick Muche and I recap our first weekend of bear hunting this spring. It was a weekend with the highest highs, and lowest lows, but that’s how it goes sometimes. We hunted Friday night at Nick’s bait, then hunted one of my baits on Saturday. Enjoy!

 

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

Thanks,

-Tyler

The First Sit: Part 1 with Nick Muche

In this episode, Nick Muche and I talk bear baiting and the anticipation as we head out for our first sit of the year on Nick’s bait. It’s been a long year, and finally time to start hunting bears. Enjoy!

 

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

 

Thanks!

-Tyler

Episode 15: Spring Fever in Alaska

In this episode, I’m joined by two good buddies Jon Shurtz and Nick Muche. Nick just returned from a deployment to Europe and we are all itching to get out to hunt bears this spring. We talk about riverboats, boating mishaps, bears, and stickbows…as well as a few things on the topic of bear defense.

This was a bit more of a catching up session, but hope you enjoy it, things are just getting ready to kick off for the spring, and I’ll do my best to take you right along with us!

Any comments, questions, or feedback, email podcast@tundratalkak.com and leave a review on whatever platform you listen.

Thanks!

-Tyler