Episode 103: Coke Wallace

In this episode I sit down with Master Guide Coke Wallace, of Midnight Sun Safaris. Coke has been at the game a long time and it was great to hear about Coke’s background and talk about hunting sheep and moose with horses, predator hunting and trapping in the Alaska Range. Enjoy!

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Episode 96: Pissed Off Cats, Trapper’s Revenge, and Different Times, with Tracy Freel and Temple Dillard

In this episode, I’m joined by my uncle Tracy Freel and Temple Dillard. We talk a little trapping, hunting, and get to hear plenty of stories from a different era. Enjoy!

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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 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!



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Episode 21: Temple Dillard and Frank Schultz

Hey Folks,

Sorry for going dark for a bit, but we are back at it. For this episode I’m joined by Temple Dillard and Frank Schultz. Temple is an awesome guy who has lived in Alaska his entire life, much of it in the bush. I had a great time getting to know Temple a little better and hearing his perspectives and experience hunting and trapping in Alaska. Temple grew up living a true subsistence lifestyle and still feeds his family almost entirely on the meat he brings home. Enjoy!

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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