Synopsis of Episode 48:
Great stuffed planned for this broadcast. Off the top we recap my weekend in the Texas Panhandle. We hunted pheasant and sandhill cranes hard. Was it a success? We’ll get into that. Then we are joined by Quatro B Bowhunting Ranch guide Carlos Flannery. A two day exotic doe, unlimited hog hunt with lodging is part of our grand prize package for our Photo of the Year Contest, so Carlos will talk about the ranch and the accomodations that our winner will enjoy.
Then, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever President and CEO Howard Vincent drops in talk anything and everything about pheasants. We find out how the organization is designed to specifically put money back into areas where money is raised. Also, I am really looking forward to picking Howard’s brain regarding the behavior of these birds. If we understand them better…we can but that knowledge into use out in the field and hopefully harvest more birds. Howard and his sons Marco and Ian after a day in the field:
We round out the show by visiting with TPWD’s Carl Kittel. Carl joins us to inform us about the Winter Trout Stocking Program. While trout are not native to Texas, this is a great opportunity for anglers all over the state to enjoy some great rainbow trout fishing. Over 100 lakes and ponds are stocked each winter and I am thrilled to have Carl tell us about this great program.
Big Fish, and Big Deer is what we are gettin’ into this week. We start things off with one fortunate Texas hunter who recently smoked the whitetail of a lifetime! Lewisville, TX native Buddy Singletary was drawn for the Lake Grapevine Corps of Egineers hunt and on November 14th he made it count when he arrowed this 17 pt Collin County monster that grossed a whoppin’ 196 inches!!! Buddy drops in to tell us about the experience and describe the hunt detail. Congrats on the public land bruiser Buddy!
Then we visit with Houston native Carl Riley who in October landed the fish of a lifetime when he landed this 800 lb blue marlin during the Bisbee Black and Blue Marlin Tournament in Los Cabos, Mexico. Anyway, after a 5 hour fight the fish was finally aboard but Carl and Team Great Escape were 10 minutes late getting to port for the weigh in. It ended up costing Team Great Escape anywhere from $650,000 to 1.2 million in prize money!!! So while that is a heartbreaker, Carl still ended up catching the fish of a lifetime. Carl talks about the fight and the experience of arriving just late to weigh in.
Then we go urban on ya with Texas Parks and Wildlife Urban Deer Biologist Richard Heilbrun. Many Midwestern states already have urban whitetail archery seasons and you may be suprised to know that Richard and TPWD want to see these kinds of programs implemented in Texas communities with large urban whitetail populations. Property destruction and deer/automobile collisions are on the rise across the board and urban archery is a viable option to help control these deer herds…very interesting stuff!
Mark your calenders for December 9-12 as Glock Days are headed to B&S Guns in Garland. Great deals on all Glock weapons and I will be out there next Thursday as we kick off this great event. Come say hey and check out some of the awesome Glocks at B&S!!! I will be there from Noon-1 pm and would love to shake your hand and trade huntin’ stories while you check out the most reliable pistols on the market.