• Houston’s Illegal Seafood Market, Chasing the ‘Black Death’ With John X Safaris and Off Season Deer Habitat Improvements With Dr. Deer

    April 20, 2018 Comments (0) Conservation, Deer Hunting, Duck Hunting, Fishin, Huntin, Music, Outdoors, Photography, Uncategorized, Website

    We kick things off by checking in with Texas Game Warden Captain Josh Koenig. Captain Koenig recently headed up a multi-year sting operation focused on Houston Texas’ black market for game fish. His unit posed as fish merchants and tried to sell illegal fish to various seafood restaurants throughout the Houston area. What they uncovered is simply mind blowing. Nearly 50% of restaurants were willing to purchase fish illegally! This is a huge issue from both a conservation standpoint and health risk concern for the consumer.

    Then we head to South Africa and discuss hunting the “Black Death” with our friend and Professional Hunter Carl Van Zyl of John X Safaris. Cape Buffalo kill numerous hunters and guides every year. Carl talks about the severity of a cape buffalo hunt and how he has managed to keep himself and his clients safe over the years. Few animals hold such a revered place among hunters as the Cape Buffalo- affectionately called Black Death for a reason. I was able to tag along on my friend Glynn Underwood’s buffalo hunt last summer.

    Next we discuss off season whitetail habitat improvements and spring/summer food plots with our old friend Dr. James Kroll – AKA ‘Dr. Deer’. We dive into prescribed burns, roller chopping, what plants work best in both northern and southern climates and much more!

  • Waiting Out A Mountain Lion, River Kayaking For Lunkers and Getting Into The Latest Pulsar Night Vision and Thermal Optics

    April 13, 2018 Comments (0) Conservation, Deer Hunting, Duck Hunting, Fishin, Huntin, Music, Outdoors, Photography, Uncategorized, Website

    We start things off by heading to the underrated Brazos River with kayak guide Matt Scotch. Matt breaks down why that fishery produces big bass compared to other rivers. Also, what are the advantages to bass fishing out of kayaks? We recap our two recent outings together where we faced everything from rising water and fast currents to thunderstorms and a great top water bite! We cover it all, plus the increasing popularity of kayak fishing with Matt. (Matt with a double digit lunker he landed out of his kayak)

    Next, a mountain lion hunt for the ages with a longtime fan of the show Clark Thompson. When one attempts to hunt cougar in North America, it’s generally done with hounds. So when I heard Clark’s tale of how he took this big New Mexico cat, I knew we had to have him share! Get ready for a unique blend of modern technology and hard nosed, old fashioned woodsmanship as Clark recounts what truly was the hunt of a lifetime.

    We round out the broadcast by spending some time with our friend Kevin Reese of Pulsar Night Vision and Thermal Optics. We discuss a myriad of topics including the 6.5 Grendal as a reliable pig killing caliber. Of course we also dive into the night and thermal optics realm. Things have changed mightily in recent years. Consumers get much more than they did a decade ago, and for a lot less of an investment. Kevin breaks down the Pulsar Night Vision and Thermal line ups, price points for each as well as special functions unique to the Pulsar lines. (Incredible clarity can be expected from the new Pulsar thermals like this Helion monocular)

  • Gulf Coast States Set to Take Red Snapper Control from Feds? Talking Turkey with the Son of the South and Spawning Largemouth and the Latest on GoWild App With FLW Angler John Hunter

    April 5, 2018 Comments (0) Conservation, Deer Hunting, Duck Hunting, Fishin, Huntin, Music, Outdoors, Photography, Uncategorized, Website

    Over the years, few topics have been discussed on our show more than Red Snapper. Every year we see the recreational angler (you and I) rewarded with a ridiculously short federal water season. Last year, the season was a whopping 3 days! Why do the feds keep screwing over the recreational angler? Why is a non migratory snapper resource managed as an entire Gulf Coast population? Texas Parks and Wildlife Coastal Fisheries Director Robin Reichers makes his return to the show to discuss a possible light at the end of this long tunnel. With 42% of the Gulf Coast Snapper biomass off our Texas coast, we should have more control over the season dates in those waters. Robin breaks down the proposed resolution for what is a robust and thriving snapper population.

    Then our old friend and inspiration Josh Carney (AKA “The Son of the South”) drops in to talk turkeys. Paralyzed from the waste down at 13 years of age from a freak turkey hunting accident, Josh hasn’t let that define him. If anything he’s used it as motivation. You can’t talk to Josh and not feel positive vibes coming your way.

    Also, a by product of that hunting accident left Josh with vocal chords that never fully developed. As a result, he is able to mimic the vocalizations of a wide array of species, including turkeys. The seasoned turkey hunter talks strategy from decoys to topography, as well as what vocalizations he uses and when while in the turkey woods.

    We round out the show by visiting with FLW Pro Anlger John Hunter. John breaks down how to get that finicky female to strike while on her bed. Also, what are his top 3 post spawn baits? We talk some bass fishing before diving into the latest from GoWild App. The social media platform created for outdoorsmen and women by outdoorsmen. No more hate, no more negativity, just outdoor enthusiasts celebrating this great lifestyle on GoWild App – now available on Android and Iphone!