Losing streak broken. For the first time in 13 years of trying, I finally had a fantastic day halibut fishing.
Hunting and Fishing Stories
Blue water fishing requires endurance, an acceptance of discomfort – and the possibility of getting skunked. This is what it’s like in search of tuna.
Hunting turkey in the Sierra Nevada in springtime can be frustrating, and, if you’re successful, rewarding. Turkey hunting on public land can be tough.
A sage grouse hunt these days is a ceremonial act. But that does not make it less important. We need to remain able to hunt these animals, and that means doing the hard work to conserve them.
In this episode of the Hunt Gather Talk podcast, I talk about silence — both of the mind and in nature — as vital to being able to truly enjoy the natural world. Maybe you don’t need to kill your cell phone, but putting it on airplane mode is a good start.
There is no form of fishing I am better at than bottom fishing in the ocean. And here in the West, that means rockfish (rock cod) and lingcod. Here’s how to catch more, from gear to technique, to little tricks and tips that have helped me over the years.
In this episode of Hunt Gather Talk, I talk about scouting. Yep, scouting for wild game, for places to fish, or to forage plants, sea creatures or mushrooms. It’s all about the spot. I have my spots, you have yours. How did we get them? By putting in miles.
Finding your equilibrium is a natural part of any endeavor, and hunting and fishing is no different. We all have that urge to fill the freezer, but what do you do once that freezer is full? My thoughts on finding balance in this pursuit of ours.