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Evan Swensen

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Evan Swensen

The Customer is Always Right—Sometimes

Long before box stores and national chains came to Anchorage, Alaska, Homer Sparkman was the proprietor of a small equipment rental and engine repair service …

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Charlie’s Christmas Tree

Charlie’s Christmas Tree by Blake Swensen When I was growing up, we always trimmed our Christmas tree on my birthday. Living in Alaska, with a …

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Readers and Writers Book Club is Good for Your Mental and Physical Health

I think you’ll be surprised at the amount of time you spend reading. I didn’t say reading books—I said reading: billboards, labels on cans and …

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Pike On A Fly

We were filming a segment for Alaska Outdoors television show when I accomplished three, “I’ve never done before” things on one pike in a Southwest …

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Group Rights v.s Individual Rights

When Martin Luther King said, “I have a dream that … children will … live in a nation where they will not be judged by …

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For Kids Only

This is for kids only. If you want to go fishing more next summer begin planning right now. Maybe you could ask for a fishing …

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Prince or Pauper — Fishing Southwest Alaska is the Ultimate

Charlie’s pilot made a trip to Southwest Alaska in the old 1948 Stinson Voyager, 857 Charlie. Charlie’s pilot’s daughter, her friend, and her friend’s father …

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Three Kinds Of People

Some have said: There are three kinds of people. Those who wonder what happened. Those who watch what happened. And, those who make things happen …

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The Night Ed Almost Shot Me

Ed and I were hunting from a lodge located on a lake at the base of Mt. Susitna. The lodge, in its first year of …

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Hunting Is More Than Shooting

Fishing or hunting trips seldom go exactly as scheduled nor do they always end up with a full freezer. As an example, my daughter, Diane, and …

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What’s Alaska Fishing Really Like Anyway

Sportfishing is Alaska’s number one sport and outdoor recreation activity. More people participate in fishing than all other Alaska leisure activities combined. Alaskans spend their vacations, …

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It’s Best To Park Your Car Above The High Tide Mark

Prior to the Great Alaska Earthquake the land along the shore of Turnagain Arm was as much as 8 feet higher. The earthquake slipped the …

Podcasts

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Alone with Bears

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Catch Um Again for the First Time

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DeerHair Mouse

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Devil’s Canyon

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George Inlet

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Horses Around Denali

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Silver Salmon Derby

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The Kijik Experience

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The Wrong Reasons

Evan, who lives in Anchorage, has 9 children, 25 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. As a pilot, he has logged more than 4,000 hours of flight time in Alaska, in both wheel and float planes. He is a serious recreation hunter and fisherman, equally comfortable casting a flyrod or using bait, or lures. He has been published in many national magazines and is the author of four books.

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