Love of wild places fuels hunting guide’s life work and art

Sandy Jamieson with his Cessna 170B (Charles Mason for USFWS)
Sandy Jamieson (right) with friends Frank and Marty crossing into Alaska. All three pursued lives in Alaska connected to wildlife through hunting and art. (Photo courtesy of S. Jamieson)
Jamieson shares pictures from his years guiding on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (Charles Mason for USFWS)
Listen to Jamieson speak about his appreciation for Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Jamieson shows the moose antler arch he created outside of the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center in downtown Fairbanks . Deb Hickok, President and CEO of Explore Fairbanks, says the arch “has become a popular spot for selfies, group shots and even weddings.” (Charles Mason for USFWS)
Recipes courtesy of Sandy and Melody Jamieson
Jamieson holding his “Wildlife Refuge” painting (Charles Mason for USFWS)
Inside the artist’s studio (Charles Mason for USFWS)
The full poem that accompanies Jamieson’s “Wild Ride” painting reads: Your Guide may look and smell like the survivor of more than one “goat rope”…just who you need for a wild ride through tough country, where the next fall of the river, as well as the company, can turn out to be unexpectedly hairy…And as a reminder, that when it comes to the need for truly wild places, we are all in the same boat. (Photo of Sandy Jamieson by Charles Mason for USFWS)

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Stories from Alaska by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

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Stories from Alaska by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

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