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The Last Frontier

Episode 41: Austin Manelick

Episode 41: Austin Manelick

Joining us for the 3rd podcast in our Alaska series is native Alaskan, Founder of Mission_Alaska and Advisory Committee Member of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Austin Manelick. Austin's passion for the outdoors and conservation is very evident in everything that he does in his life. After growing up hunting with his father, Austin eventually went to Penn State but Alaska was always calling him home. He returned upon graduation and immediately found his path as an outdoor cameraman for many television shows. Austin shares some epic hunts, talks about the amazing role-models he has had in his life, and the importance of keeping Alaska the way we found it, as the Last Frontier.

Episode 40: Hillarie Putnam

Episode 40: Hillarie Putnam

This week is the 2nd podcast of our Alaska series and we are joined by Alaskan huntress and former contestant on The Hunt on the History Channel, Hillarie Putnam. Hillarie grew up hunting in some of the most amazing places with her father. She shares many stories including her first trip to the Sheenjek when she was 14, and the journey it took for her to get there traveling alone to meet her dad. She also talks about growing up with deaf siblings and learning ASL which inspired her to become a Deaf Education Interpreter working with children as well as her many years as an actress and model.