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Though many Alaskans -- either knowingly or unknowingly -- live within close proximity of moose, only some have ever actually heard a moose call.

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Pioneer spirit wins out over modern amenities for Talkeetna trapper

January 27, 2015 - 7:45pm -- benanderson
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Tim Buechle says he likes old things -- old planes, old cars and an old way of life. That includes tending his traplines north of Talkeetna, where he's in pursuit of muskrat, marten, wolverine, fox, river otter and beaver.

On his three trap lines, Tim Buechle takes muskrats, martin, wolverine, fox, coyote, river otter and beaver. 

Tara Young

“We're trying to catch tuna, mackerel, and other pelagics from the rocks and we’re constantly getting hammered by waves and hooking solid fish ... Basically our average days fishing were so much more exciting then a whole season of the best fishing shows on the telly, so a light just went off in our heads and we said we gotta make a fishing show.”

Tara Young
For a group of Aussies, battling waves, rocks and sizeable tuna, sharks and cobia in New South Wales makes fishing a little more extreme. Tara Young
Are Americans now so clueless they have to be told to put on warm clothes before going out the in the cold? Watching the media bloviate about the latest winter storm on the East Coast, one would think so.Craig Medred
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