Humans have taken running shots at wild game since the dawn of time. Yet for some reason that skill set seems to be dying on the vine. I find that reality somewhat shocking due to the fact that modern technology has made taking a running shot more lethal than it ever has been.
Outdoor Life Shooting Editor John Snow jumps on the show this week to discuss this technique and whether or not it still has a place in the modern hunter’s skill set arsenal.
Then my old friend and singer/songwriter Zane Williams drops by the studio with a vintage 1937 Gibson guitar. We talk old guns and guitars, our latest failed turkey hunting outing, and hear some brand new tunes off Zane’s latest record “The Oak Tree and the Weed”.
Trail Camera technology has come along ways in recent years and Stealth Cam has long been at the forefront of pioneering those advancements. This week, I’m thrilled to have Stealth Cam and GSM Outdoors’ Taylor Black drop by the studio to discuss the latest and greatest from one of my favorite companies.
We discuss the latest in Wireless and WiFi cameras and the more affordable monthly plans now available through Stealth Cam’s relationships with AT&T and Verizon. Oh, and we’ll also give away a new Verizon Wireless (MSRP $299).
Next I’m joined by Trophy Scan founders Jeff Johnston and Clint Stewart. I am really excited about what Trophy Scan is doing to improve alot of things regarding the hunting industry.
You’ll have to tune in to find out more but seeing the 3D scanner in action and their patented software score a whitetail buck in a matter of minutes was pretty incredible. Replica Mounts, Scoring, Conservation and much more are in play with this multi purposed technology. Also be sure to enter Los Cazadores deer contest this fall as Trophy Scan is a big part of the 2019 contest!
(Clint scans and scores my Illinois 8 pt buck)
Hunting free range Nilgai Antelope in deep South Texas has long been a hunt near the top of my bucketlist. So when my friends at First Lite mentioned they wanted to come to Texas and test/photograph some of their new gear up against the unforgiving brush, I knew Nilgai was the obvious choice.
So I started searching for a reputable outfitter that could facilitate this adventure. After referencing with a few trusted friends who have hunted with Lendall Laxton, we made the decision to go with Lendall and his L&L Hunting Service.
First Lite’s new Community Manager Kevin Harlander and professional photographer Andrew Miller flew in from Idaho and Denver respectively and we met up with Lendall at the famous Yturria Ranch in Wallacy County, Texas.
To say that we were hunting in a target rich environment would be a gross understatement. But the thing that stood out was the vast herds of free ranging nilgai that inhabit the region. We discuss the history of this non native animals and how they ended up proliferating that stretch of Texas coast. Of course we also dive into the highs and lows of the hunt itself as it was chalk full of plenty of both.
(Taping the episode at the Willimar Lodge near Raymondville, Texas)
The prize after one hellacious day and team effort:
First Lite’s Kevin Harlander was able to take his first wild boars on this hunt. I heard the First Lite team enjoyed the backstraps at headquarters in Ketchum, Idaho: