Episode 109: Spring Fever 2021

In this episode I’m joined by the crew, Dr. Frank Schultz, Nick Muche, and Temple Dillard. We’re all antsy and ready for spring and hit on a number of topics including (state-level) fish and game proposals, and just being wound-up and needing to make some new hunting stories.

I plan on following up with more detailed discussion on the current proposal to close caribou and moose hunting for non-locals in unit 23 and 26A, but below are links to the announcement (along with contact and meeting info), as well as to my article on outdoorlife.com discussing the issue (that also contains links to pertinent herd information).

Public hearing announced for Temporary Wildlife Special Action Request WSA21-01 regarding caribou and moose in Units 23 and 26A | U.S. Department of the Interior (doi.gov)

Caribou Hunts Are in Danger on Federal Land in Alaska | Outdoor Life

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 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 98: Bleats, Buck Packs and Busted Bodies, with Brett Evens and JT Morgan

In this episode I get to catch up with Brett Evens and JT Morgan and hear about their week-turned-month long Southeast AK deer hunt turned Covid quarantine, and of course we tell a couple sheep stories as well. Enjoy!

Comments or questions? email podcast@tundratalkak.com

thanks,

-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