Synopsis of Episode 31:
With the Texas Dove Season right around the corner ( we are less than a month away from the North Zone opener ya’ll !), I thought it would be beneficial to visit with TPWD’s Dove Program Leader Corey Mason. How many dove hunters are there in the Lone Star State? How many dove are harvested annually and what percentage of those are resident vs migratory birds. How many whitewings do we harvest each season? What about the invasive Eurasian Collared Dove? We even dive into the state’s dove banding program. You don’t want to miss this interview!
Then we sit down with one of the most diverse musicians on the planet. His country roots are undeniable but he fronts a hard core rock band and dabbles in rockabilly as well. You may know him as the grandson of Hank, son of Hank Jr- but we affectionately just refer to him as Hank 3. He also has a new record out- Rebel Within – and is about to go on an extensive tour.
In addition to all that, Hank 3 is also an avid outdoorsman. He talks about growing up hunting with his dad and Waylon Jennings. His most memorable experience in the Outdoors, and what it’s like to have his own hunting buddy in his 17 year old son Coleman. Hunting in the Williams family is surely a family tradition.
Synopsis of Episode 30:
We start out the show by visiting with Dallas Cowboy TE John Phillips. John grew up in the Appalachain Mountains of Virginia. He could literally walk out his back door and be on a mountain trail. Hunting was a means of survival for the Phillips family and John talks in depth about his appreciation for the outdoors. With training camp well under way, we will talk a little football as well.
Then we sit down with ESPN Outdoors lead photographer James Overstreet. James has photographed every Elite Series event since it’s inception and just returned from covering the AOY Postseason in Alabama. We talk about the possible shake-up with the current points system and of course….we go into depth on ESPN’s recent sale of BASS to Jerry McKinnis and company. What does this mean for the future of the sport?
Then we cut up and have a little fun at PETA’s expense, you’ll have to tune in to find out for yourself.
Synopsis of Episode 29:
This week we have another great show planned for ya. We will visit with TPWD’s Mule Deer and Pronghorn Antelope Program Leader Shawn Gray. He answers all our questions regarding both species populations, regulations, harvest goals and much more. Think Antler Restrictions for mulies have been discussed by TPWD? We are gonna find out!
Then we visit with Predator University’s Tony Tebbe. Tony’s forte is hunting coyotes- but he has upped the anti by adding another element to the equation. His dog Gunner goes out and picks fights with yotes and then turns tail and lures them into rifle range for Tony and his clients. Coyote Decoy Dogs??? Yep, they are pretty cool and Gunner is the best of the best. We talk training, dangers associated with sending your best bud out to pick a fight with a deadly predator, and other advantages associated with hunting predators with a good dog.
Then we also visit with Team Catfish’s Cody Mullennix. Cody is the former World Record Holder and current Texas record holder for Blue Catfish on rod and reel. His 2004 Texoma blue cat tipped the scales and 121 lbs 8 oz !!! Now that is a monster! We talk about that day as well as catching big blues in the summertime heat. Here is Cody with the former world record blue cat after it was successfully transplanted to the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens: