Episode 50: A Ram Worth the Wait with Seth Wietgrefe

In this episode, we’re sitting in the boat NOT catching fish, talking about springtime, and of course, sheep hunting. I’m joined by Frank Schultz, Nick Muche, and for the first time, Seth Wietgrefe, who’s stories I’ve heard second-hand for a few years now, and it was great to have him on the podcast! Enjoy!

Comments or questions? email podcast@tundratalkak.com

-Tyler

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 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 27: Sheep, Wolves, and Bandsaws

In this episode, I’m joined by Nick Muche and Frank Schultz. The three of us hadn’t really gotten together since before moose season, so it was great catching up. We talked about Nick’s very successful sheep hunt, our unsuccessful moose hunts, and, of course, my inherited Butcher Boy bandsaw. We also chat a bit about arrow tuning, predator control, trapping, and email chain brown bears, including the one below, the infamous Alberta Grizzly…which Frank was present for. Anyway, hope you enjoy, and if you have any questions or comments, email podcast@tundratalkak.com and please leave a review on iTunes or whatever platform you listen on.

thanks!

-Tyler

https://www.outdoorlife.com/photos/gallery/hunting/2012/12/truth-behind-infamous-alberta-grizzly

 

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 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