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

Episode 15: Spring Fever in Alaska

In this episode, I’m joined by two good buddies Jon Shurtz and Nick Muche. Nick just returned from a deployment to Europe and we are all itching to get out to hunt bears this spring. We talk about riverboats, boating mishaps, bears, and stickbows…as well as a few things on the topic of bear defense.

This was a bit more of a catching up session, but hope you enjoy it, things are just getting ready to kick off for the spring, and I’ll do my best to take you right along with us!

Any comments, questions, or feedback, email podcast@tundratalkak.com and leave a review on whatever platform you listen.

Thanks!

-Tyler

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!

 

If you have any questions, comments, or other feedback, email podcast@tundratalkak.com

 

thanks!

-Tyler

Episode 13: Springtime and Bear Baiting with Matt Herkstroeter

The snow is finally starting to melt here in interior AK, which means that spring bear season will be upon us shortly. In this episode, Matt Herkstroeter and I talk about some of the baiting experiences we have had, as well as some pointers for someone who may be wanting to try it for the first time. Enjoy!

 

Any comments or questions, email them to podcast@tundratalkak.com

thanks!

-Tyler

Episode 12: Ken and Anna Vorisek

In this episode, I was fortunate to track down Ken and Anna Vorisek, who live here in Fairbanks, and are very passionate and accomblished bowhunters. Amazingly enough, they have each completed the North American Super Slam with their bows.

We talk about bowhunting and the Super Slam (of course), hunting in Alaska, and Ken’s recent desert sheep hunt, but also about pursuing your passions, and how many of these things really are in reach for the “average person” if you set your mind to it.

It was great to catch up with Ken and Anna, and I hope you enjoy as well!

If you have any questions, comments, or other feedback, email podcast@tundratalkak.com

thanks!

-Tyler

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!

 

Questions or comments? email podcast@tundratalkak.com

thanks and enjoy!

-Tyler