Synopsis of Episode 43:
I don’t know how in the world we are going to fit all this into an hour but will give it our best shot… First off, November means alot of things for hunters, but its also good times for many fisherman and the striper bite is on fire at the Legendary Lake Texoma. Longtime Striper Guide Capt. John Brett drops by to give us the lowdown.
Then, with quail season underway we will check in with Texas Parks and Wildlife Upland Game Bird Program Leader Robert Perez. With the 2 year drought that plagued much of the state officially over, quail numbers should be on the rebound. Robert gives his 2010-2011 season fearless forecast and also breaks things down regionally from South Texas to the Trans Pecos and over to the Rolling Plains. Also, is there any truth to the claim that quail have multiple hatches on good years?
Lastly, perhaps the outdoor industry’s biggest personality drops in when we get down to business with the Bone Collector himself- Michael Waddell. Michael will be on for two whole segments and I have a million questions to ask him. This good ‘ol boy is crazy about smokin’ monster whitetails and we cover a variety of topics including: bow hunting ethics, high fence hunting, whats the best deer camp prank he ever pulled, his decision to leave Realtree, and how he got his start in the outdoor industry (among other things). I promise ya one thing- you will like this guy and he is entertaining as heck.
It’s gonna be a good one!
Synopsis of Episode 42:
Off the top we’ll visit with our favorite angler- Mineola’s own Kelly Jordon. Kelly is gearing up for the Bassmaster Classic and upcoming Elite Series but he still found some time to head to the Panhandle and harvest a trophy pronghorn! We will talk about that experience as well as the Louisiana Delta and how Kelly thinks the fishing will be at the 2011 Classic. Also, BASS announced a few changes in the qualifying structure for the Elite Series and the Classic, so Kelly gives us his take on that as well.
Then one of our state’s most respected outdoorsman- Gary Roberson– drops in to talk predator hunting. Gary has decades worth of experience and his article The Bobcat: Texas Most Secretive Predator was featured in the July/August edition of Texas Trophy Hunter Magazine. I want a nice bobcat mount for my study and so I’ve asked Gary to share his knowledge on calling and hunting cats with us. What should I look for when deciding where to make a call? How long should I wait before moving locations? What are his favorite sounds for bobcats? Electronic vs mouth calls…all that and a whole lot more.
Then Ducks Unlimited Senior Regional Director Jim Lillis stops by…but we aren’t talking ducks! In 2007, Jim was drawn for one of the Hagerman Wildlife Refuge archery hunts in Grayson County. On that day he experienced the whitetail hunt that most of us can only dream about- harvesting a then state record typical whitetail that grossed over 180 and scored 175 2/8 inches!!! His Boone and Crockett beast is still number 1 in the LSBA record books and I am thrilled to have Jim tell his tale during the show.
Talkin’ Redfish, String “Jumping”, Fall Bass Fishing and Whackin’ Hogs with the Commissioner Of Agriculture
Synopsis of Episode 41:
We are covering a lot of ground this week. Off the top we will get into some serious redfish talk with longtime Coastal Bend fishing guide Pat Hunt. Pat is a Vietnam Veteran, who has been fishing Corpus Christi Bay and the surrounding area since the 1950’s. The bull reds are running and we are going to find out their current pattern.
Then we are joined by Texas Commissioner of Agriculture Todd Staples. Commissioner Staples, a native of Palestine, TX grew up in a farming/ranching family where hunting and fishing were just a way of life. Always looking out for the Texas farmer and rancher- Commissioner Staples declared October “Get the Hog Outta Texas” month. Feral Hogs cause 400 million dollars in damage to Texans annually and Commissioner Staples has challenged us all to do our part and smoke as many hogs as we can. Lets see some more pictures like this one!
Then we will check in with American Hunter Magazine field editor Bill Winke. Bill recently conducted a study regarding whitetail deer “jumping” the sound of a bow string. His article “The Science of String Jumping”, dives headfirst into where you should place your shot on an alert deer and at what distance. Being a first year bowhunter myself, I found the article very informative and I am looking foward to finding out what his research concluded. Bill with a trophy bow kill.
Lastly, angler Mike Kernan drops in to recap the first ever Lone Star Series season. He and his partner Chris Tilton captured the Lone Star Series Championship on Lake Lewisville last weekend and won a brand new Nissan Titan for their efforts. Mike is fishing the Central Open event on Texoma this weekend and if the chips fall perfectly he could end up with an invitation to fish the 2011 Bass Master Classic as well as fish the Elite Series. Mike fishes lakes all over Texas and gives us some insight on October bass patterns in the Lone Star State.