Synopsis of Episode 38:
Well, we’ve been around a little while now. So this week I thought I would take the opportunity to revisit some of my favorite interviews over the past 8 months. Maybe you have heard some of these, maybe all of them or maybe you haven’t heard any of them. Either way, I think you’ll enjoy hearing some of my favorite moments with Bill Dance, Phil Robertson and Ted Nugent. So pull up a chair around the campfire and take a load off with 3 of the most influential characters in the outdoor industry.
Synopsis of Episode 37:
Lots of great stuff planned for this week. We visit with TPWD’s Coastal Fisheries Program Director Robin Reichers regarding the reopening of the red snapper season in October. Rumor has it that the Gulf Coast Fishery Management Council will reopen the red snapper season- weekends only- for the month of October. The hope is to give fishing guides, hotels, restaurants and so many others who were devestated by the Deep Water Horizon explosion this summer, the chance to make up for some of the business they lost as a result of the catastrophe.
Then we sit down and talk with the epitome of an outdoor couple- Grapevine Texas’ own Cam and Sam Ketchersid- AKA Team Lonestar from the Campbell Outdoor Challenge which airs on Versus. Cam and Sam are in their 2nd year of filming their hunts and competing on this show. With feral hogs, Eastern Turkeys, antelope all already out of the way…Cam and Sam are in 2nd place heading into the final event- The Illinois Whitetail Challenge. With $50,000 on the line, we are pulling for them to bring the title back home to Texas. Anyway, we will pick their brains about everything having to do with filming a hunt.
Also, Army Bass Anglers founder- Major Cody Roberson– makes his return to the show to talk about some major news regarding Army Bass Anglers. A couple of new TV shows might just be in the works and I am looking foward to hearing all about it. You aren’t gonna want to miss it!
Synopsis of Episode 36:
When people think of bass fishing in Texas, one lake stands above the rest. Yep I am talking about Lake Fork here ya’ll. Other lakes (like O.H. Ivie last season) have enjoyed tempory success over the years. But none have stood the test of time like Fork. So this morning we’ll talk with my buddy and longtime Lake Fork Guide Heath Hardwick. Heath has been fishing Fork for 15 year and he will explain the biological reasons why Fork continually produces so many big fish. The stats don’t lie- Fork has produced 246 of the 504 registered sharelunkers caught in Texas! That is just under 50% !!! Heath also has the fish patterned to a science so you just may learn something if you are interested in fishing Lake Fork.
With the bow season opener only a couple weeks away, I thought we should probably talk with the president of an organization that is always working to protect our rights as Texas bowhunters. So I am thrilled that Lone Star Bowhunters Association President Jack Jetton will join the program. The LSBA has been protecting and advocating for our rights since the 1970’s. Who do ya think got us our archery only season? Yep it was the LSBA. With over 30 years of bowhunting experience we can learn a lot from Jack. He even serves on the Whitetail Advisory Council to TPWD. Needless to say I am thrilled to have Jack as a guest.
Last year’s buck Jack harvested with traditional equipment. A nice 9pt.
Hunters and outdoorsmen are always looking for ways to better hide themselves for their prey. So obviously camoflauge is very important to us and their are literally hundreds of brands and patterns to choose from out there. But only one was designed specifically for Texas hunters by a Texas hunter. Game Guard is entering their 9th hunting season and has gained a pretty loyal following. But how did this Texas based and family owned business get going? Game Guard’s founder/owner Craig Smith drops in to talk about why he formed this great company. What kind of obstacles did he face starting out in the cut throat camoflauge industry? We get to the bottom of all that and what seperates Game Guard from other camo patterns. I am proud to wear it when I am in the field.