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Gus' Wild Side

Wolf Pups on Shoe Lake Road by Travis Novitsky

Gus is a regular commentator on WTIP's Lake County Journal program. His "Wild Side" airs on Lake County Journal once a month on the fourth Thursday.


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Schoodic Point

Gus' Wild Side: An encounter at Schoodic Point

Acadia National Park is located along the coast of Maine. Gus worked at Acadia as a Park Ranger, and remembers a special story told by a visitor to this beautiful spot.

Gus’ Wild Side is a regular feature on WTIP. Gus writes about our connections to Nature as he explores wildness from the High Arctic to his own backyard along the North Shore of Lake Superior.

(Photo courtesy of Kim Carpenter on Flickr)

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Traveling by canoe with Maggie, the dog

Gus' Wild Side: Bugs, dogs and bears

Camping and traveling by canoe can have its own set of rewards...and challenges. We'll hear about Gus' wilderness experiences with bugs, dogs and bears.

Gus’ Wild Side is a regular feature on WTIP. Gus writes about our connections to Nature as he explores wildness from the High Arctic to his own backyard along the North Shore of Lake Superior.

(Photo courtesy of Gus)

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The Red Canoe by Winslow Homer

Gus' Wild Side: A solo canoe

Gus tells about buying and traveling in a new "used" solo canoe.

Gus’ Wild Side is a regular feature on WTIP. Gus writes about our connections to Nature as he explores wildness from the High Arctic to his own backyard along the North Shore of Lake Superior.

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Icy Bay, Alaska

Gus' Wild Side: Memorable camping

Gus recalls memorable camping trips in both Alaska and the midwest.

Gus’ Wild Side is a regular feature on WTIP. Gus writes about our connections to Nature as he explores wildness from the High Arctic to his own backyard along the North Shore of Lake Superior.

(Photo courtesy of Margaret Olson on Flickr)

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Gus' Wild Side: Mojave Desert tortoises and an unexpected encounter

Gus recalls his research on the Mojave Desert tortoise, along with an encounter with another resident of the desert.

Gus’ Wild Side is a regular feature on WTIP. Gus writes about our connections to Nature as he explores wildness from the High Arctic to his own backyard along the North Shore of Lake Superior.
 

(Slideshow photos courtesy of Gus)

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Gus' Wild Side: Wolves I've known

Gus relates several of his memorable encounters with wolves in this edition of Gus' Wild Side.

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Gus' Wild Side: Unruly Pond Hockey

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Gus remembers winter pond hockey played with friends and neighbors along the Drummond Grade in Lake County.

This feature is dedicated to Dr. Phil Cook (AKA "Super Sap") whose pond was the site of many seasons of hockey.

(Photo by Starfire on Flickr)


 

Gus' Wild Side: Walking on Water

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Take a walk on a frozen stream in mid winter with Gus and his dog, Maggie.

You can listen to Gus' Wild Side on Lake County Journal on the fourth Thursday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m., and again on the following Saturday from 6 to 7 a.m.

(Photo courtesy of Andy McLemore on Flickr)


 
John Dillinger

Gus' Wild Side: The Good Side of a Gangster

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Gus recalls his grandparents' story of a possible encounter with John Dillinger.

You can listen to Gus' Wild Side on Lake County Journal on the fourth Thursday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Boston Public Library archives)


 
Mt. Holmes

Gus' Wild Side: Life at the top of Mt. Holmes

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Gus has spent time working as a park ranger in Yellowstone National Park. Here he tells us about some of his experiences living remotely in a fire look-out cabin.

You can listen to Gus' Wild Side on the Lake County Journal on the fourth Thursday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m.