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Who Wants to Go Tent Camping?

Who Wants to Go Tent Camping?

I remember as a small child the excitement my sister Joanna and I shared while we waited for our father to return from checking traps. Romping back and forth on the river bank, we keep a close eye for dad’s head lamp. Though gone for four days, the tired dogs will...
On Hard Water

On Hard Water

As the temperatures drop in early October, the first slush comes floating downriver. If temperatures remain low, it won’t be long before the floe thickens into large panels of ice. Freeze-up on the river is a dynamic time of year. Temperatures and snow load during...
What Makes a Double-Shovel Outfitter’s Trip

What Makes a Double-Shovel Outfitter’s Trip

What makes a guided Alaskan trip a truly memorable experience? This is a question I asked myself when formulating an operations plan for my newly fledged guiding business. This has also been a question I have put to my clients over the past three seasons. I have...
Aviation

Aviation

Aviation has always been a large part of my life. I wanted to be a pilot before I really knew what a pilot was. Those airplane drivers that took to the sky in Cessnas, Super cubs and Heilo couriers were rock stars in my eyes. Bush flying was my biggest dream, I...
Never Without his Orange Ear Plugs

Never Without his Orange Ear Plugs

I have had the pleasure of guiding “Doc”, my friend and client, Brian for many seasons. We have spent days up on a mountain glassing sheep, and hiked many miles across the muskegs to reach the trails of the migrating caribou. We have spent hours in the...
An early success! 

An early success! 

 On a warm cloudy morning we set out behind camp. There is a drawl we will post up beside, from there we can glass the hill above us and the valley below. It’s one of those electric mornings, you can almost feel the game moving. Within minutes of settling down...
Sunlight

Sunlight

It’s there, maybe out of sight, nonetheless it’s there. It’s December 16th here on the trapline, well above the Arctic Circle. The sun has been hanging below the horizon for several weeks now but it’s clear today and I can see the orange smear...
The Last of The Last Alaskans

The Last of The Last Alaskans

As fall approaches I am reminded, as I always am at this time of the year, that a new season is arriving, and bringing with it, big changes. For myself this is a time of reflection, a time to enjoy the memories and experiences that I have been so blessed to have. One...

Alaskan Spring Bear Hunting 2019

As Fall’s hunting season gears up and with it, the preparation work, I’m a little late posting an update on 2019’s Spring Bear Hunts. Better late than never! The attached photo shows one of the bears we took this year. A big boar in early spring. We...