Just got my new Cadence Duck Call in the mail & I would be lying if I said it wasn’t hands down the best sounding call I have ever blown! The Closer produces a raspy and realistic mallard hen sound & I can’t wait to use this pearl next season. Used by guides and competion callers all over the country, Charles Smith makes Cadence Duck Calls right here in Texas. What a beauty!
Check out “The Closer” audio file and hear it for yourself!
Synopsis of Episode 56:
We start off the broadcast by visiting with El Campo, Texas’ Chad Waligura. Named the 2010 Pathfinder Award Winner by SCI, Chad is the owner/editor of Disabled Hunter Magazine. Paralyzed after an accident at 17, Chad has overcome the odds and has traveled the globe wingshooting and hunting some of the world’s most prized big game species. He also has invented numerous mechanisms designed to help the disabled hunter fire their weapon.
Next, Texas ASA Federation State Director Mike Smith stops by to tell us about the ASA. This great organization sets up 3D archery shoots all over the state. Participants range in age from 6 to 70 and there are two divisions archers can compete in. 3D is a great way to keep your skills sharp during the off season and there are tons of great folks already involved. I am looking forward to participating in my first ASA shoot this spring!
We round things out by chatting with Lone Star Outdoor News Associate Editor Connor Harrison. Connor’s recent front page piece focused on the fact that our state’s upland hunters really have no idea where their conservation dollars are going. Also, how does TPWD track how much funding should be allocated for our turkey, pheasant and quail? Connor did some digging and you may not like what he found out…
Spotted Sea Trout Reduced Bag Limit? Mr. Whitetail- Larry Weishuhn and Desert Big Horn Restoration Continues
Synopsis of Episode 55:
Spotted Sea Trout are always a hot topic along the Texas coast. This week was no exception as TPWD officials met to discuss whether or not to reduce the current 10 fish daily bag limit down to a 5 fish limit. Whether you are for it or against it- the decision was made to keep the limit at 10 fish per angler TPWD Coastal Fisheries Director Robin Reichers drops in to elaborate on why TPWD felt it best to leave the current regulations in place.
Another great Texas whitetail season has come and gone and few know Texas deer better than biologist and big game hunter Larry Weishuhn. We discuss management, antler restrictions, the potential impact of feral hogs on a deer herd, helicopter crashes and a whole lot more with ‘Mr. Whitetail’ himself.
We round things out with new TPWD Desert Bighorn Sheep Program Leader Froylan Hernandez. By the 1960s, the desert bighorn was completey wiped out of Texas. But the ensuing decades resulted in TPWD working hard to restore the desert bighorn to much of it’s historical range within our great state. Froylan talks about the history of the bighorn’s struggle and how it resulted in where we are today. There are over 1,000 animals currently in the Trans Pecos and less than 5 weeks ago, TPWD captured and relocated over 40 sheep to Big Bend Ranch State Park. It’s taken hard work and dedication but it’s awesome to see the desert bighorn sheep thriving in Texas once again!