Tyler Freel is the Staff Writer for Outdoor Life. He has lived in Alaska since 2002, where he worked in the construction industry and earned a degree in mechanical engineering. But the outdoors has always been his passion. He is a seasoned Alaskan hunter with the most expertise in hunting Dall sheep, moose, and bears, as well as trapping furbearers, fur handling, and taxidermy prep. Freel is also an accomplished competitive shooter, with a background in USPSA and traditional 3D archery. He has earned the Distinguished Rifleman Badge in Service Rifle, and a reputation for wrangling social media trolls.