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Jul 1, 2021

Tia Shoemaker grew up in a remote Alaskan hunting lodge. Christine Cunningham didn't come to hunting until she was an adult. Both women found they had a passion for telling authentic stories from the hunt field, and together they launched the outdoor journal, "Traverse." The first issue is out now, and both women join us to talk about what makes for meaningful experience in the field. 

1:00 Growing up on a historic homestead in Alaska at a family-owned hunting/fishing lodge. Pilot's license = mandatory

4:00 Hunting ptarmigan with a bow as a five-year-old... also, playing "guide and client" with a sibling

7:00 Traverse - an outdoor journal focused on hunting ethos, edited by Tia Shoemaker and Christine Cunningham

12:00 Christine Cunningham's book "Women Hunting Alaska"

13:00 "Ready? Fire!! Aim?"

15:00 Recovering from a surgery can make you zero in on what you'd most like to be doing

17:00 Feeling more "awake" in the hunt field + crawling at cockroach speed

22:00 Traverse = "the cave paintings of our time"... storytelling at the nexus of connection and place

28:00 Do hunting stories where everything goes right paint an authentic picture of the sport? 

30:00 Celebrating experience as much as we celebrate success

32:00 First issue of Traverse is out now!

36:00 "Be fearless and available to the moment"

41:00 Tia on NWF's "Vanishing Seasons" podcast ... "Wealth isn't about how much we have, it's about how much we enjoy it."

43:00 Pebble Mine prospect in Bristol Bay... it's been a long fight

48:00 Submissions at Traverse mag

50:00 Artemis Book Club - our first read is "Braiding Sweetgrass," virtual book club chats are on the horizon

51:00 Other book recs: "The End of the Game" by Peter Beard (LINK); "The Living Mountain" by Nan Shepherd; "The Old Ways" by Robert MacFarland; "Heartsblood" by David Peterson

58:00 2021 Artemis Ambassadors... you're going to meet them soon!