This week we tackle listener questions — from gearing up for a 9-day elk-hunting trip, to why it can feel so dang hard asking for help. Got a question? Send us a note at artemis@nwf.org

  • 1:40 – Maggie’s 22-pound lake trout story + making the front page of the Sun Valley newspaper
  • 4:00 – Old-timers with handlebar mustaches are the best kind of trolling tutors
  • 4:30 – Mackinaw = lake trout, which aren’t really a trout… they’re a char species
  • 7:20 – Ain’t no party like a fence-pull party!
  • 13:00 – The Yellowstone firetruck fish tale
  • 14:00 – Range finder AND bino — OR — range-finding binos?
  • 16:30 – Vortex Furies – Marcia and Maggie’s range-finding binos
  • 19:00 – Why is it so hard to ask for help?
  • 24:00 – First-time 9-day backcountry elk hunting trip – what should a new hunter know?
  • 26:00 – Layering: hunting vs. backpacking
  • 27:00 – Let’s talk about traction for a minute
  • 28:00 – Butchering and pack-out: Revisit Episode 19: Butchery with Anna Borgman and EP 5: Packing Game Out with Sarah Keller
  • 31:00 – How to hang your food/game for bear safety – Great article from goHunt
  • 32:30 – Terrorizing bunny at camp, another reason to hang food
  • 34:00 – Fly-fishing: How do you bring your line in to mimic different bug movements? (Add ‘skittering’ to your vocabulary)
  • 37:30 – “So you think you want to fish?”
  • 42:00 – On keeping up with the Joneses, tricks for using your strength to your advantage (or phoning a friend when necessary)
  • 45:00 – Gear Review: Hiking and wading stilts
  • 52:00 – Episode 12 – Don’t Run with Kyla West
  • 53:00 – Montana Artemis Alliance
  • 55:00 – Artemis map