Ep 43: Adam Gall on Timber to Table & Guiding Hunts

Adventure Made Podcast Episode 43
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Adam Gall shares his work in the outdoor industry, from working with wolves in the wild to managing client expectations when guiding hunts. He also shares some of his favorite gear brands and books that have significantly impacted him.

Adam grew up in Caledonia, MI. When he was 20 years old, he moved to Idaho, where he fought fire for USFS. He was hired as a wolf biologist in Idaho with the Nez Perce Tribe for about five seasons.

Adam is the owner of Timber to Table Guide Service and Dark Timber Outfitters in Hotchkiss, Colorado, which he started with his wife, Anastacia, in 2015. In 2017 they expanded with Dark Timber Outfitters. Hired as a public high school science teacher in Hotchkiss, CO, Adam resigned from teaching and began guiding fishing and hunting trips. He is involved in numerous state wildlife and conservation efforts with Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. Adam and his wife have two daughters, Penelope and Olympia, ages 9 and 5.


"Anybody that hunts is going to get humbled over and over and over again."

Topics Discussed:

  • The origins of Timber to Table 
  • Balancing hunting and guiding 
  • Building the business
  • Food education
  • The varying attitudes of hunting by region
  • The importance of being in nature
  • Challenges to conservation management 
  • Global changes to the environment
  • Memorable hunts 
  • Tackling a wolf 
  • Wolf re-introduction controversy
  • Gear to carry
  • Favorite books

Resources Mentioned:

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