Come adventure with the Wildman

I provide a consulting service for clients who need information and knowledge in general, as well as very specific areas.

I pride myself in having pursued growth for my entire life; I’ve reinvented myself many times as it relates to my career and hobbies – learning to do more and more things.

The following is a list of areas that I specialize in. I have broken it down into these five areas:

  • The Great Outdoors
  • All Things Alaska
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Health and Chronic Illness
  • Education, Arts and Creativity

These areas are explained at length below. Make sure and look thoroughly as the list is long, and you may be surprised (it’s not all about the outdoors) – but rest assured that I have extensive knowledge in most all of these areas. If I don’t include the area that you are interested in, at the minimum, I may be able to point you in the right direction at no charge. Interested parties should write me on the “contact us” page with their inquiries.

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The Great Outdoors

My first degree was in Wildlife Biology, but after having spent four decades doing all of the below, I might have something of a doctorate (if only there was such a thing)! These are areas where I feel very confident that I can help anyone from the newbie, to the average individual, to the hard-core.

Big Game Hunting – Whitetail Deer, Mule Deer, Blacktail Deer, Elk, Moose, Caribou, Mountain Goat, Black Bear, Brown Bear, Wild Turkey. Knowledge of the species. Places to hunt them. How to go about doing it. All gear for the above, including specific rifles, handguns, shotguns, cartridges, archery equipment, accessories. Scouting. Stand placement. Surveillance. Small Game Hunting – Ruffed, Sharptail and Spruce Grouse, Ringneck Pheasant, Hungarian and Chukar Partridge, Gambel’s, Scaled, Bobwhite, and Mearns Quail, Most Duck Species, Canada and Snow Goose, American Woodcock, Squirrel, Rabbit and Hare. Knowledge of the species. Places to hunt them. How to go about doing it. All gear for the above including specific shotguns, loads and accessories.

Freshwater Fishing – Musky, Walleye, Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Crappie, Perch, Catfish, Lake Sturgeon, Carp, Bigmouth Buffalo. Knowledge of the species. Places to fish them. How to go about doing it. All gear for the above, including rods, reels, bows, tackle, boats, engines, and most accessories. Open water, ice fishing and spearing. Saltwater Fishing and Wildlife – Halibut, All Five Species of Salmon, Rockfish, Ling Cod. Where to find Whales, Sea Otter, Orca, Harbor Seals, Stellar’s Sea Lions, Puffins, and more. Trapping – Beaver, Muskrat, Mink, Weasel, Red and Gray Fox, Coyote, Bobcat, Lynx, Wolverine, Marten, Fisher, Timber Wolf. Knowledge of the species. Places to trap them. How to go about doing it. All gear for the above including traps, tools, scents, and accessories. Camping – All gear for short term, and long-term trips into the wilderness including packs, clothing, boots, outer wear, cooking gear, food, survival gear, canoes, kayaks, trailers, campers, tents, and more. Places to do it, and how to go about it.

Non-game Species – Almost all wildlife, habits, where to find, how to approach, enjoy, study, photograph. How to attract them to your yard or property. Mammals. Birds. Reptiles. Amphibians. Fish. Biology. Physiology.

Butchering and Cooking – All big game, small game, and fish. Equipment including knives, sharpeners, boards, grinders, etc. Skinning, fleshing, stretching, tanning, and selling hides. Researching – Hunting and fishing locales across the states and provinces. Usage of the internet, maps, county GIS, phone apps, lake maps and sonar, GPS, satellite safety equipment, phone apps. Acquiring permission on private land. Making the most of public land opportunities. Dogs (Some Hunting Breeds) – Dog training. Breeders. Trainers. E-Collars. Feeding. Nutrition. Exercise. Books and resources.

All Things Minnesota – I’ve lived here for going on four decades! If I can help you with anything having to do with enjoying, exploring, experiencing, traveling, or pursuing hobbies in the state, please ask!

All Things Alaska

After spending upwards of a decade living in Alaska, and pursuing all of the fun that there is to do up there. I believe I am more than able to assist with planning after having helping thousands of people fulfill their wishes. My experience spans most of the state, but especially the Kenai Peninsula. 

Areas you could consult with me on include:

  • Fishing Halibut and Salmon and Charter Information
  • Hunting Big and Small Game
  • Bear Viewing
  • Charters
  • Flights – The Road System – Car Rental
  • Specific Lodging – Specific Restaurants – Specific Points of Interest
  • State Parks – State Park Rentals
  • Flight Seeing – Fishing the Kenai River – Dog Sledding
  • Trapping – Licensing – Specific Stores
  • Anchorage – Seward and Homer – Glaciers
  • Northern Lights – ATVing and off-roading – Berry Picking
  • Trail Systems – Wildlife Locales – Seldovia and Soldotna

I’m considering putting together a ten-day tour for the summer of 2024, where I would be the tour guide, and help my “crew” to experience and enjoy much of the above. If you have interest, please contact me.

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Mental Health

In my 40’s, I went back for a second degree in the field of Psychology, and currently work parttime in the specific field of Marriage and Family Therapy. I have extensive experience working in the following areas, and enjoy helping people to overcome personal issues, and be the best version of themselves. This would be akin to “private pay” consulting and help; I do not bill insurance. I invite you to consider inquiring about any of the areas below.

  • Anxiety disorders -Anger -Depression/Mood disorders
  • Conflict -Divorce -Substance Abuse and addiction
  • Grief/Loss -Trauma -Abuse
  • Parenting -Communication -Emotional Regulation Skills
  • Adjustment Disorders -Medication Management -Holistic Approaches
  • Elder Care -Sexual Concerns -Spiritual Concerns
  • Sleep Issues -Chronic Pain -Chronic Health Issues
  • Phase of Life Issues -Assessments -Diagnosis and referrals
  • Post Pandemic Issues -Smart Phone Addiction -CBT, DBT and EMDR
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Physical Health and Chronic Illness

Unfortunately, I’ve personally experienced all of the issues I’ve listed below. Keeping a quality of life means keeping on top of things medically… holistically too, having a good attitude, some tenacity, a good support system, and being an overcomer rather than a victim of unfortunate circumstances. If you, or one of your loved ones struggles with one of these issues, I may be able to help:

  • Bowel Disease, specifically Ulcerative Colitis, Chron’s Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Colectomy, Ostomy, Ileostomy, Supplies, Skin-care.
  • Bowel Obstruction and Incarcerated Bowel
  • MRSA
  • Autoimmune Disease – specifically Rheumatoid, Osteo and Inflammatory Arthritis.
  • Joint Replacement
  • Back Fusion
  • Menangitis
  • Kidney Stone
  • Carpal Tunnel, Cubital Tunnel
  • Hernia and Hernia Mesh
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC – Liver Disease).
  • Surgery on many of the above
  • Short and Long-term Recovery
  • Disability
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Fishing Guide Minnesota

Education, Arts, Creativity

More than once, I’ve had to reinvent myself. In many areas, I’m also self-taught. You might find that I can help you if you wish to pursue any of the below topics.

  • Biology and Physiology
  • Psychology
  • Returning to the University as a Non-Traditional Student
  • Study Habits
  • Papers and Presentations
  • Writing, Editing and Publishing
  • Blogging
  • Photography and composition
  • You-Tubing
  • Buying and selling items
  • Researching
  • Self Help
  • Web Design – Navigation, Text and Photos
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