Episode 84: Fall Season Kickoff: with Zach Kenner & the Boys

In this episode we have a full crew. Zach Kenner (@hardworkinghunter) joins the podcast for the first time, along with Frank Schultz, Nick Muche, Temple Dillard, and myself. We get to hear stories from Zach, as well as plenty of other stuff. Enjoy!

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Episode 83: Pete Buist

In this episode I’m very fortunate to sit down with retired Master Guide and wildland firefighter Pete Buist. Pete has been guiding, hunting, and trapping all over Alaska for decades, and it was very cool to get a taste of just some of his stories. I can’t wait to have Pete back on again, but for now, enjoy!


Episode 67: Louis Cusack

In this episode, Louis Cusack joins me again to give an update on his fall moose hunting and brown bear guiding. We talk about where to drop a moose, GPS’s, cooking grayling, and what’s going on with SCI AK this winter. Enjoy!

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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!

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Episode 14: Stickbows and Dall Sheep with Troy Graziadei

In this episode, we get to hear from one of the few guys I know who has killed multiple rams with his recurve. Troy is a great guy, and he had to learn sheep hunting the hard way, basically diving right into hunting them with a trad bow. We talk about what got him into shooting traditional bows, some of his guiding stories, and what he has learned to take the rams he has. Sit back and enjoy!


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Episode 11: Island Air Kodiak

In this episode, I had the chance to sit down with Eric Howard and Taj Shoemaker at the Island Air Service hanger in Kodiak. Island air is one of a handful of air charter operators on Kodiak Island, and if you are going hunting there, there’s a good chance that you’ll be hiring them to fly you out. Having flown with them and some of the other carriers over the years, I can say that they are a top-notch outfit.

Eric and Taj are two very experienced pilots, with a ton of knowledge of Kodiak. We sit down and talk about some of the dynamics and challenges of flying in Kodiak, as well as good things to know if you are planning on making the trip yourself.

You can follow their goings-on on Instagram (@islandair_adq) and Facebook (Island Air Kodiak). If you want to book a trip, just give them a call!


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thanks and enjoy!



Episode 7: Guiding to Live the Dream

In this episode, my guest is Mark Rowenhorst. Mark hasn’t lived here as long as many, but had the dream of moving to Alaska, and has used guiding to both facilitate that dream, and accelerate his learning curve. Because of that, he has experience beyond his years here.

We talk about how he came up here and what it was like starting out as a packer and moving on to being a licensed assistant guide, and how that is a very realistic option for folks who have always dreamed of living and hunting in Alaska. We also discuss some of the logistics of hunting Alaska, and touch on some of the things people forget to plan for. You’ll get to hear about some of Mark’s very first guiding experiences, and his first personal sheep and caribou hunt.

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thanks, and enjoy!


Episode 2: Guiding Stories

On this episode, I once again sit down with my buddy Frank Schultz, to talk about some of the things we have seen and experienced while guiding hunters in Alaska. If you spend much time guiding hunters, you will see the entire spectrum of types of hunters out there. Some will become lifelong friends, and others will leave you baffled and bewildered. Enjoy.

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-Tyler Freel