Episode 94: I Sh*t Myself, with Nick Muche, Frank Schultz, and Johnny Klug

We kick off this episode with a couple of listener “Sh*t my pants stories,” meet fellow Fairbanks transplant Johnny Klug, and hear about Nick’s recent Kodiak deer hunt. Enjoy!

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Episode 93: Bunny Boots are Best with Matt Herkstroeter

In this episode, I’m joined by Matt Herkstroeter and we talk a little about his fall, but also start shifting towards winter activities. We talk about bunny boots, used snowmachines, and taking full advantage of winter. 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 74: Cold Weather Casualties

In this episode we talk about how things have been generally breaking down now that we have a real winter, Nick’s new-found love for fishing, the upcoming permit draws, and plenty of other stuff, featuring Frank Schultz, Nick Muche, and Temple Dillard

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thanks! -Tyler

Episode 70: Wear the Right Ruff, Trapping, Fur, and Other Late Season Happenings

In this episode, Temple Dillard, Frank Schultz, Nick Muche, and I catch up on everything from Temple’s sheep hunt to current trapline stuff, gang-setting wolves, fur sewing and more. Enjoy!

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Episode 37: Residency, Lynx Trapping, and about what you’d expect…

Hey Everyone, This episode may not be too polished, but it was a lot of fun. I was joined by Trevor Embry @teeterman, Nick Muche, Frank Schultz, and Matt Herkstroeter @steepndeep_outdoors. We had some great discussion on the whole spectrum of Alaska hunting topics, and these guys are a wealth of experience and knowledge. As implied, our conversation was about what you’d expect from 5 of us Alaskans drinking a little more than moderately and talking about our passions Enjoy!


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!

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Episode 6: Trapping from a Greenhorn’s Perspective

In this episode, Frank Schultz and I talk trapping. Frank is brand new to trapping this year, and it was great to hear his perspective on it. He is a very accomplished hunter, but trapping has opened up a whole new world for him, and he’s done pretty well for himself so far.

We talk a bit about some of the general perception and realities of trapping, albeit, not very eloquently, as well as what Frank has learned through this experience, and how any outdoorsperson can increase their knowledge of the world around them by getting involved in responsible trapping.

I appreciate your feedback, so any comments, questions, or grievances, shoot them over to podcast@tundratalkak.com

thanks, and hope you enjoy!


Episode 1: Alaska is a Different Place

Welcome to Tundra Talk! In this pilot episode, I sit down with my good friend Frank Schultz and discuss some of the dynamics of how Alaska is different than any other place, and why we love it. Alaska is a unique melting pot of people who are drawn here, and as far as the United States goes, it truly is The Last Frontier. I have been a contributing writer for Outdoor Life magazine for the past 7 years, and have been living and hunting in Alaska for 16 years. I want this podcast to inform and entertain you with interesting stories, people, and useful information, both for your adventures in Alaska, and stuff that you can apply where you are. Compared to much of my content working with Outdoor Life, this show should give us the chance to go in-depth into various topics, in a way that none of my other platforms can, and I’m very excited to share the experience with you. You’ll have to bear with me as I figure this whole thing out, but I’m looking forward to some great conversation and stories that lie ahead.

Have questions or comments? email podcast@tundratalkak.com

Along with sharing my own experiences, and the experiences of those who live here in Alaska, I also want to provide useful and valuable information, and in future episodes, will be able to address listener questions.


-Tyler Freel