"I said, ‘So you don’t know for 100% certainty that this bear is dead?’ He said no, and I told him we have a problem. All of the sudden, out of the corner of my eye, I see alders move, and out comes this wounded brown bear on a dead run, right for us."— Lyn Hoffman, Alaskan big game hunting guide
This show is crazy. We have bear charges. Golden eagle attacks. Tales of successful hunts, including moose, sheep, goats, bears, deer, pigs, coyotes, rabbits and god knows what else I’m forgetting. We hear about of hunting accidents, being stranded on a mountain for days after a bear attack, how Lacey motivated a gentlemen to seize the day in what would be his last mountain hunt ever. And we hear about Lyn and Lacey’s newest business, which gives you a chance to go experience Alaska and get these experiences first hand.
Lyn and his wife, Lacey, stopped by the GoWild office recently, and we hit the studio with no particular plans or direction for the conversation. What unfolded is a series of tales mostly from just a single hunting season that showcase why the Hoffman life might just be the best life.
If you’re not hyped to listen to this already, I don’t know what else to say to get you there. I won’t even try.
On a separate note, I don’t know why any time I do impressions of someone my voice is always a redneck dude. I guess it’s just what I know best. It’s pretty much my voice for all impressions, so don’t be offended.
After the interview I’m going to talk about a little something that gets revealed in this podcast, so stick around for my recap and rambling at the end. GoWild users will especially enjoy that.
This is a long one, so I’ll see ya on the other side in a few hours. Don’t worry, it’s worth it, and I guarantee you’ll end this show and want more stories from Lyn and Lacey, and I’m willing to bet you don’t even realize how much time has passed.
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Restless Native is Sponsored by Houston Safari Club Foundation
Restless Native is brought to you by Houston Safari Club Foundation. This organization is a great supporter of hunters and conservation, and I am proud to partner with them.
Hunting and conservation, what’s not to like, right? If you agree, great. Then I want you to come on to Houston, Texas with me to attend the Houston Safari Club Foundation’s Convention and Hunting Expo.
This is a great chance for a family trip or a break away with the buddies. The convention is a celebration of wildlife, wild places and the hunting lifestyle we all love. It has thousands of visitors and exhibitors coming from all over the globe for a three day exposition. Beyond the convention, you can experience some amazing entertainment, with performances from folks like Corey Morrow, Rickey Davis and Billboard chart-frequent flyer, Kevin Fowler.
There are banquets and luncheons, auctions and more stuff than I possibly have time to tell you about right now. And as Joe said in his most recent interview, Houston is a great place to spend a weekend and grub.
You know what the best part of all of this is? Your tickets and support of this expo help fulfill Houston Safari Club Foundation’s mission of preserving the sport of hunting through education, conservation and the promotion of our hunting heritage.
The show is January 25 through the 27th in Houston Texas. I will be wandering the floor on January 26. Please send me a direct message on GoWild if you’re going to be there and we’ll meetup.
Learn more at hscfdn.org/convention. Thank you to Houston Safari Club Foundation for all you do, and for sponsoring Restless Native.