Episode 38: Year of the Sheep with Steve Hallenbeck

Steve Hallenbeck is no stranger to the podcast, but I hadn’t seen much of him since early august, so it was great to catch up and hear about his hunting season. Steve ended up sheep hunting for nearly the entire season, and a mountain goat hunt on top of that. I hope talking sheep hunting isn’t getting old cause we hit a lot of it, as well as gun safety, and some of the hazards we deal with on a daily basis in the mountains. Enjoy!

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Thanks!

-Tyler

Episode 37: Residency, Lynx Trapping, and about what you’d expect…

Hey Everyone, This episode may not be too polished, but it was a lot of fun. I was joined by Trevor Embry @teeterman, Nick Muche, Frank Schultz, and Matt Herkstroeter @steepndeep_outdoors. We had some great discussion on the whole spectrum of Alaska hunting topics, and these guys are a wealth of experience and knowledge. As implied, our conversation was about what you’d expect from 5 of us Alaskans drinking a little more than moderately and talking about our passions Enjoy!

-Tyler

Episode 36: Sheep Season, Moose Strategy, and Ill-Advised commentary

In this episode, I get to catch up with Brett Evens. It’s been a long time since Brett has been on the podcast, so it was great to hear about his hunting seasons, talk some sheep and moose hunting, as well as get into some festivus grievances about the social media influencer/content creator world Enjoy, and if you have any comments or questions, email podcast@tundratalkak.com

thanks!

-Tyler

Episode 35: Bowhunting Archery Mechanics with Tom Clum and Andy Kohlhofer

This is a very special episode, where I had the unbelievable opportunity to sit down with two living legends of the traditional bowhunting world, Tom Clum and Andy Kohlhofer. Tom and his family own Rocky Mountain Specialty gear, one of the foremost traditional bow shops in the country, and Andy is the main man behind Selway Archery.  In short, I came to Colorado to get some coaching from Tom. I knew he would be able to help with my shot, but I was blown away. Even at my best, I had been unable to push past several barriers for years, and in one day, he tore them down. In this episode, we hit a lot of stuff, and dive deep into the shot, but also give advice that can help anybody, whether a brand new shooter, or someone stuck in a rut. If you are just a rifle hunter, a lot of this stuff may go over your head, but actually, a lot of the mental control principles in an archery shot are directly applicable to just about any type of shooting. I hope you enjoy this, and if you have any questions, please email podcast@tundratalkak.com 

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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