Synopsis of Episode 21:
Our TPWD Game Warden’s do a lot to protect and preserve the animals and resources that we outdoor enthusiasts care about so passionately. Sometimes, they pay the ultimate sacrifice like Justin Hurst did in March 2007.
This week we visit with a couple Game Wardens from opposite ends of the state. Refugio County Game Warden Raul “Pinky” Gonzalez almost paid that ultimate sacrifice when he got tangled up with an 8 foot alligator. He ended up with a mangaled hand, a concussion, some broken teeth and a broken jaw, but had he not reacted quickly he could have been the latest in a long line of Texas Game Wardens who have died while on duty. Pinky tells his scary story this weekend.
Also, Kaufman County Game Warden Eric Minter addresses the naysayers about where and how his 2009 Kaufman Co. buck was harvested. He came to me after reading lots of negative comments on line regarding the 31 point monster that he took down last archery season. It was the 4th highest scoring non-typical archery whitetail ever taken in Texas.
I take my hat off to all of our TPWD Game Wardens and look foward to honoring their service this week.
Synopsis of Episode 20:
Dallas Cowboy defensive end and avid outdoorsman Marcus Spears talks about his passion for hunting and fishing. Marcus sees a future for himself in the outdoor industry as a professional hunter and advocate for getting the African American community interested in the Great Outdoors. A crazed outdoorsman on my favorite football team? I’m gonna have to get a #96 jersey for next season!
Also, Willie Robertson – President of both the Duck Commander and Buck Commander gangs joins the show. Willie will also be out at the DU Sporting Expo talking to outdoorsmen from all over the Lone Star State. What was it like growing up in a family obsessed with chasing ducks?
How did he fall in with a bunch of current and former Major League ball players resulting in the formation of Buck Commander? Also, I think that former MLB pitcher and Buck Commander Matt Duff will sit in on the interview with Willie- Good Times No Doubt!
Synopsis of Episode 19:
It’s going to be a good one! We talk striper fishing with Brian Pritchard of Stripers Inc. Then Curtis Bishop of Lane Aviation stops by. Why have Curtis on you may ask??? Because he gets paid to gun down feral hogs out of a helicopter!!! That is bad to the bone- I know I want to try it. How many hogs has he killed in one day? Were going to find out for sure.
And we also visit with one of the industry’s most respected gun dog trainers- Tom Dokken. He has owned and operated his own kennel for over 35 years and is also the inventor of the Deadfowl Trainer. If you have a retriever- chances are you have a Deadfowl. It’s the foam bodied dummy with the realistic head and feet. I know my lab won’t go to the lake without his.
It’s gonna be a lot of fun!