Two Firsts: One Trip

Here’s some wild northwest caribou hunting from Ethos Tanner Conlon: Two Firsts : One Trip  Ever dream of a hunting trip where there was such an abundance you didn’t know which one to take? Well I have been fortunate enough to say this dream came true. My name is Tanner, born and raised Alaskan. On September 8, 2013, 5 friends and I boarded…

A Mother’s First Kill

Here’s one from my mother Beth Creviston about her first big game kill just a few days ago! I’ve been in Alaska for 34 years and have never hunted for anything bigger than a grouse!  I went caribou hunting with my son last year but I carried the camera and helped pack the meat home….

Alone and on Target

There are few things more thrilling than having a bear walk in on your bait while bear hunting. Unless that is, you are alone and your nearest back-up over an hour away at best. Hunting alone adds a whole new dimension to things. It is dangerous, you have no one to rely on, and no…

An Ethos Fan Shares His ‘Wild West’

A BLACK BEAR HUNT TO REMEMBER As most hunting trips start out, it starts with friends discussing, planning, and acting. This trip was no different. The friends meet, usually at a certain spot and the planning begins, once everyone knows their role that plan is put into action. The discussion is a played out role…

Muskrat bikini

Some people like to smell April showers and May flowers in the spring but not Jared and I.  We’d rather smell the scent glands of a double extra large muskrat!!  When the sun begins to pack a little heat and we can run line without facemasks and mittens we know it’s time to harvest some…

57’s

Last week we had the side of spike/fork, now it’s time for the 2 at 57”! A week and a half after Bill harvested the double fork my brother Jared and I took the jet ski down river to our wheelers and made the 18 mile mud trek into camp where Jacob and his dad…

2 at 57 Please

If only you could open up the moose menu in the first week of September and place your order, then head to the sticks and pick it up!  I’d like 2 at 57” and a spike/fork on the side!  It’s just not quite that easy but some years it comes close. Take 2011 for example…

Bobbing For Beavers

Have you ever wanted something real bad, bad enough to strip down naked and swim after it?!  My brother has and that something was beavers, nope, not that kind, I’m talking about the ones that live in ponds!  We found an area fairly close to us that allowed beavers to be taken with a rifle…

Left Behind

A friend of mine called me after he had been flying one March afternoon.  Flying north along the Tanana River he spotted a dead bull moose, said for only being able to see its right antler sticking out of the snow that it looked pretty nice.  He said it was on the west bank a…

Deer T-bones Truck

A friend of ours sent these pictures of his truck and a deer after it t-boned him full tilt while he was driving down the road.  Messed up his door pretty good and cracked the deer’s skull in several places, if only he had known that chevy was like a rock!  This guy seems to have…

A Fisherman’s Arcticman

That pretty much sums up dip netting at Chitna, the ruff and roudy crowd gettin the other half of the freezer full for winter. I remember being there when I was little, sitting on the rocks at the bottom of the cliff we all climbed down for the best fishing hole, life jacket on and…

Double Bagger

In early September my brother and I decided the 2013 moose season would be spent hunting the same drainage as last year, we had seen other nice bulls in there and wanted to give it another shot.  Figured the moose sign and activity would be a little better without that horrific south wind like in…

Blue Leads and Water Otters

So a couple weeks ago we were having trouble with at least one wolverine robbing our marten sets and we still have the problem today, just a little less of it! One of these two didn’t make it!  That’s right, we put the clamp down on a nice male wolverine in the northern reaches of…

Wolverine of a Weekend

It started at 5:30am on a Friday morning with the temperature close to -25.  Bundled up and sleds loaded Jared and I began the 80 mile trek to our cabin and would check traps along the way.  The previous week temps had been as high as 50 degrees causing the creeks and rivers to overflow…

Helicopter Drilling

The Adventures of Louis and Jared is about exploring, and who better to do that with than with an exploration company?!  In my mid 20’s I spent some time with 2 mineral exploration company’s drilling in Alaska, Utah, and Nevada.  I worked my way up from drill helper, wondering what all the gauges and noises…

Bears (close quarters) Part 2.

Back at it again 2 years later with my friend Jared another exciting Grizzly hunt this time north east of Kotzebue in May.  A couple weeks earlier Jared found a kill, either wolf or the bear had done it himself, either way there was 2 grizzly’s feeding on it so Jared kept a close eye….

Bears (close quarters) Part 1.

You have to be careful with bear hunting, it can become an addiction especially once you have had some close encounters and you’ve experienced that feeling of “being very alive just before the possibility of being eaten!” One such encounter happened while my friend Jared(not my brother Jared) and I were hunting a large tributary…

Fateful Moose

September 2012 was a record setting month for high wind speeds in Alaska’s interior from Big Delta east to Tok.  The south wind has been known to take out power, blow down trees into driveways and roads, and create a dust storm so thick the city street lights come in the middle of the day….

The Crows Nest

Other than hunting a lake shore or floating a river acquiring a good lookout point is crucial to moose hunting as it is highly unlikely to bump into one in the middle of a forest that you can’t see more than 70 ft in. One such lookout point has provided our friends and ourselves with…

Overflow 101

My brother and I started trapping together in 2007, before that I did a little with Jared Cummings and later with Jacob White learning a great deal of valuable skills passed on by their fathers and grandfathers. I think that first year we caught a couple cats, a couple marten, a fox and a coyote…