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 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 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 97: First times, Freezer fillers, and False Narratives, with Jeremy Highfill and Frank Schultz

In this episode I’m joined by Frank Schultz and my buddy and new hunter Jeremy Highfill. We talk about Jeremy’s experiences hunting this year, goat hunting, ice fishing, as well as some discussion of some outdoor companies and personalities’ opposition to possible oil production in area 1002 of ANWR. Enjoy!

-Tyler

Episode 96: Pissed Off Cats, Trapper’s Revenge, and Different Times, with Tracy Freel and Temple Dillard

In this episode, I’m joined by my uncle Tracy Freel and Temple Dillard. We talk a little trapping, hunting, and get to hear plenty of stories from a different era. Enjoy!

Comments or questions? email podcast@tundratalkak.com

-Tyler

Episode 95: Skookum

Skookum, Adjective: “Marked by excellent quality: First Rate”

This episode includes Frank Schultz, Nick Muche, and Johnny Klug. After the previous episode, we set aside some time to answer Johnny’s questions about getting started in bowhunting and archery in general. We also talk about the uniqueness of “deer camp” down in the midwest and northeast, and have a few thoughts about how wildlife organizations could better help Alaska.

Comments or questions? email podcast@tundratalkak.com

-Tyler

Episode 94: I Sh*t Myself, with Nick Muche, Frank Schultz, and Johnny Klug

We kick off this episode with a couple of listener “Sh*t my pants stories,” meet fellow Fairbanks transplant Johnny Klug, and hear about Nick’s recent Kodiak deer hunt. Enjoy!

Comments, questions, or want to submit your own SYP story? email podcast@tundratalkak.com

Enjoy!

-Tyler

Episode 93: Bunny Boots are Best with Matt Herkstroeter

In this episode, I’m joined by Matt Herkstroeter and we talk a little about his fall, but also start shifting towards winter activities. We talk about bunny boots, used snowmachines, and taking full advantage of winter. Enjoy!

Comments or questions? email podcast@tundratalkak.com

thanks!

-Tyler

Episode 92: Sheep Gear 2004 vs. 2020

In this solo episode, I go over all of the gear (that I can remember) that I used on my first sheep hunt in 2004, and compare it to the equivalent that I use now, and why I’ve made the changes I have. Enjoy!

comments or questions? email podcast@tundratalkak.com

thanks!

-Tyler