Feb 18, 2023
This weeks Back Trails episode is chocked full of adventure and connections to history! Rick Snell grew up in Illinois, but spent over half of his life in Alaska. While there, Rick squeezed in a lot of bowhunting and along the way became the first bowhunter to take all of the big game species in Alaska including many grizzly bears, and he used recurves of his own making. Over the years, Rick also made lots of connections to some of the pioneers of modern bowhunting. Our friend Mike Mitten got us in touch with Rick to talk about all the bowhunting he'd done in the last frontier. But along the way we learned about his connections with Mel Johnson, Fred Bear, Glenn St.Charles, Jay Massey, Ed Bilderback and the Valiant Maid, just to name a few! This was a really fun episode to record and we thought it was only fitting to release this one as a Back Trails! Hope you enjoy it!