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:
Synopsis of Episode 28:
Baseball’s greatest power pitcher of all-time and current Ranger’s team president Nolan Ryan stops by to discuss his love for the outdoors. Specifically ranching and hunting. With the Rangers in first place I am sure we will mix in a few baseball questions as well.
But this week we are going to get know Nolan Ryan, the cowboy that was born in Refugio, Texas and has been ranching and entrenched in the outdoor lifestyle his entire life. We find out how the outdoors helped shape Nolan into the man he is today.
We also will visit with TPWD Alligator Program Biologist Monique Slaughter. Trying to get one of the 150 public alligator tags the state gives out can be tricky. But if you have the desire to harvest a gator there are other ways of going about it. Monique clues us in on how we can get a gator, where we can hunt them, legal means of harvest and much more.
And last but not least, our main man Kelly Jordon stops in to discuss next weeks Angler of the Year Championship. Although KJ failed to finish in the top 12 this year, he did fish the postseason last year and knows firsthand the pressure of fishing that final week. He gives us his take on who will come out on top and why and also dives into the controversy surrounding the post season point system.