We’re in South Dakota for the spring snow goose season and testing out some SITKA waterfowling gear in the mud. Late night, after sous vide elk roast and some whiskey, Hal falls into conversation with SITKA’s Corey Piersol. Corey is the perfect match for the world’s leading hunting gear company (and Podcast & Blast sponsor): a hunter with both bow and rifle, angler with whatever gear is at hand, obsessed rock and ice climber, ski mountaineer and wanderer of the high places from the Adirondacks of New York state to the wildest and most windswept of the wild Rockies. Corey talks about how surviving in Montana led him to one of the toughest and most quintessential Western jobs: setting chokers, or “hooking” for a logging crew where the real value of bombproof, four-season gear became utterly clear to him.
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