We kick things off by talking all things handgunning and pistols with STI’s longtime Technical Services Manager David Cupp. In 22 years with STI International, David has seen and done it all, joining the Austin, TX based pistol manufacturer when it had merely 8 employees – a far cry from the 100 plus today! Anyway, we discuss some tips on how to become a more accurate shooter. Plus, David breaks down what caliber is the most popular for both competitive shooting as well as concealed carry. What about bullet selection for both applications? We cover all that, much more and discuss the latest from STI!
Then our longtime friend Derrick Ratliff- CEO of Horizon Firearms drops in to talk calibers and bullet selection for the 3 most common mammals hunters come across in the Southern United States. Of course this is a little subjective, but Derrick has years of experience not only building guns for whitetail, hogs and coyotes but he also hunts each religiously. There is no right or wrong answer, but you can better your kill odds by selecting the ideal caliber and bullet for each.
Next we break down late fall/early winter bass patterns with 2016 Bassmaster Elite Series Angler of the Year Gerald Swindle. The Alabama native’s historic season was one for the ages as he claimed his second AOY crown (2004 being the other). Gerald dispels some common misconceptions about bass behavior during cold weather months. He also gives us some of his favorite baits and techniques to pull in healthy limits this time of year.
Elite Archery President Eric Griggs drops by to talk some archery tips and the latest and greatest from the most shootable bow manufacturer out there. We discuss the evolution of the archery industry and some new stuff from both Elite and Scott Releases with the longtime professional archer.
Mule Deer Season Outlook, Cross Country Runner Clocked by A Deer, Late Fall Slabbin’ and CVA Muzzleloaders Chad Schearer
Texas Parks and Wildlife Mule Deer program leader Shawn Gray jumps on to give his thoughts on the upcoming Texas mule deer season and the overall vitality of both the Panhandle and Trans Pecos herds. Plus, we talk about CWD in Texas mule deer and the mandatory check zones for hunters how harvest bucks in those specific regions. How are range conditions and fawn recruitment recovering after the prolonged drought?
Then, collegiate cross country runner Justin DeLuzio drops by. He is the man who recently became a viral sensation after being annihilated by a whitetail deer in the middle of a college race! Luckily he escaped with minor injuries and has embraced his new celebrity status.
Then we talk late fall crappie with 8 time Crappie Anglers of Texas Angler of the Year Paul O’Beir. Our old buddy just won his 8th Crappie Anglers of Texas AOY title and is on the bite. So get ready for some late fall slabbin’ with one of the best.
We round out the broadcast by discussing modern muzzleloading technology and the increased hunting opportunity that black powder seasons provide hunters with CVA Muzzleloader’s Chad Schearer. The longtime professional hunter and outfitter is also the host of the hit show “Shoot Straight TV- with Chad and Marsha Schearer”. You can check out the family oriented hunting show on the Pursuit Channel.
Migratory Bird Conservation 100 Years Later, Handgunning Cape Buffalo With Razor Dobbs, Green Hunt for White Rhino and Humane Society Sues to Get Hunter’s Private Information from USFWS
We take an in depth look at the history of bird conservation in North America with Texas Parks and Wildlife Dove Program Leader- Shaun Oldenburger. His recent article “Under Our Wing” was featured in the latest TPWD Magazine and takes a look at the last 100 years of avian conservation. If the forefathers of conservation hadn’t realized a need to preserve migratory birds then we’d have many more species that would have shared the fate of the Passenger Pigeon and Carolina Parakeet. (Both long extinct, their imprint only survives through images and taxidermy)
Then we push the envelope with our old buddy Razor Dobbs from ‘Razor Dobbs Alive’. He recently became the first person to hunt cape buffalo with a 10mm pistol. We talk about it’s performance on a 2000 lb animal as well as his ‘Green Hunt’ for white rhino in South Africa. (No the rhino wasn’t killed)
We wrap up the show by discussing some infuriating news from the anti hunting faction. The Humane Society International recently sued the USFWS in order to obtain private records from hunters who have imported trophies into the US over the past 15 years. Why do the anti hunters want to build a database of trophy hunters? And what can we do to stop the Humane Society from obtaining our private information? Dallas Safari Club Executive Director Ben Carter drops by to tell us what recourse we have to keep our private info private.