Hey everybody, welcome to the show. On today’s episode, I bring on the behind the scenes guy down there at GoHunt, Mr. Trail Keitzer. Trail might be one of the only people who can give Brady Miller a run for his money when it comes to being a gear freak. Trail is in charge of picking out and testing a lot of the gear that goes onto the gear shop page. So in this episode, we definitely dive into some gear questions, but I mainly brought him on so we could talk about some of his Kodiak Island Sitka blacktail hunts. With Alaskan draw tags due in December, I figure it would be smart to have someone with a bit more knowledge than myself join me on the show, so we could discuss some of the things that make Alaska different than the rest of the states when it comes to draws. Trail gives lots of information on different ways to travel, how to pack, what to expect as far as delays, and tons more that anyone who’s wanting to do an AK trip will definitely want to hear. Thanks guys for listening!
* Interview starts (8:30)
* The best wool socks (10:00)
* Trail before bowhunting (17:15)
* Preferable backpacks (19:45)
* Alaska draw tags (21:45)
* Holding back on an Alaskan moose/caribou hunt (26:00)
* Sitka blacktail hunting (27:00)
* Traveling by boat or by plane (30:00)
* How to plan a Sitka hunt (33:30)
* How many tags to buy (39:45)
* How many days to hunt (42:45)
* Timeframe (43:30)
* Whats in the pack on Kodiak (47:45)
* Bear aware (51:00)
* The amount of experience needed to do a hunt on Kodiak (52:30)
* Researching these hunts (54:00)
* Putting in for Alaska draw tags (55:00)
* Goat hunting in Alaska (59:30)
* GoHunts gear shop (1:07:30)
* Christmas shopping at GoHunt (1:11:15)
Live Show Details
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