Jul 22, 2021
Emilie Cram worked for an outfitter in Wyoming -- where her jobs included packing mules, quartering elk, and pretty much anything else needed on guided hunting trips. When she took up a rifle herself, she found that even after so much time in the field, there are STILL questions it helps to be able to phone a friend for. Emilie also made good on a lifelong infatuation with Maine's seafaring culture by learning to lobster... which is fascinating. Trust us on this one!
2:00 "Hoot-owl restrictions" vary by state... some states close rivers to fishing when the river temp stays high. Others rely on anglers' judgement.
7:00 Winter scallops for year-round eating, plus berries galore
9:30 Tip for keeping turkey feathers: Freeze them so the mites don't deteriorate the feather
13:00 Learning to hunt working at a family outfitting business out West, then bringing those skills back home to the Northeast
16:00 Becoming a lobsterwoman (+ lobster-bacon salads)
19:00 A lifelong crush on the state of Maine
20:00 The regulatory climate for Maine lobstering
25:00 A wee bit of lobster ecology
28:00 No keeping the monster lobsters... "keepers" are a function of lobster size (dimensions) and gender
33:00 A rule of thumb: If you get a pound of lobster per trap (about one keeper), you're in the black on your lobstering
36:00 Notching a lobster
40:00 Going from working for an outfitter to being the one who does everything on a personal hunt
43:00 The power of being able to phone a friend when an unforeseen hunting problem arises
45:00 Hunting East vs. West... dense private lands vs. open public lands
48:00 Density of deer versus density of hunters
51:00 The nuance of asking permission to hunt on private lands... and as a landowner, sometimes having to say 'no'
53:00 NWF Outdoors podcast
59:00 Turkey eggs
1:00:00 Pasta Grannies! If you missed it last week... now's the time to catch up
1:00:02 Fly FisHer Adventures in Helena, Mont.
Find Emilie on Insta @instahcram