Outdoor Explorer: New book examines how hunting and being outdoors with your dog can nurture the human spirt

Authors Christine Cunningham and Steve Meyer’s new book “The Land We Share” examines how hunting on public lands nurtures the human spirit.

Fall in Alaska is hunting season. Throughout the state Alaskans pursue moose, caribou and waterfowl, stocking up their freezers while enjoying the outdoors. That relationship to the natural world is the focus of Steve Meyer and Christine Cunningham’s new book “The Land We Share.” Steve and Christine are avid hunters, primarily of game birds working with their retrievers and Labrador working dogs. On this Outdoor Explorer Steve and Christine talk with host Paul Twardock about their holistic approach hunting and being in the outdoors with their dogs.

HOST: Paul Twardock

GUESTS: Steve Meyer and Christine Cunningham, authors of “The Land We Share”

The Land We Share: A love affair told in hunting stories – Alaska Geographic

BROADCAST: Thursday, October 26th, 2023. 10:00 am – 11:00 a.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST: Thursday, October 26th, 2023. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

Paul Twardock is a Professor of Outdoor Studies at Alaska Pacific University, where he has worked since 1988. He is the author of Kayaking and Camping in Prince William Sound and help found the Alaska Sea Kayaking Symposium/Paddle Sport Fun Day. At APU he teaches a variety of undergraduate classes included Sea Kayaking, Recreation Program Design, Nordic Skiing, The Business of Recreation, and Wildland Ecosystems and Human Impacts.  Paul received his BS in Outdoor Recreation from Western Illinois University, went to work instructing for NOLS in Alaska, then received his MBA from APU.  Paul’s  research includes monitoring of campsites in Prince William Sound and Chugach State Park for human impact, trail use in Chugach State Park, and the Alaska Recreational Boating Safety Incident Database. His passions include sea kayaking, river boating of all sorts, hiking, mountain running, climbing, skiing of any kind, and birding.  One of his last adventures involved a mule ride.

Paul is one of several hosts for Outdoor Explorer

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