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 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 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 100: The Flaming Bravo

We finally made it to 100 episodes, and this time I’m joined by Dr. Frank Schultz, Nick Muche, Temple Dillard, and Connor Owen. We get caught up on everything going on lately, from ice fishing, to coues deer hunting, to snowmachines catching on fire. Enjoy!

-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 90: Steve Stidham

In this episode I’m joined by fellow Fairbanksan and sheep hunter Steve Stidham. We (of course) talk sheep hunting, brown bear hunting, and aviation. Steve is a great guy, and I hope you enjoy the conversation!

Comments or questions? email podcast@tundratalkak.com

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thanks!

-Tyler