Synopsis of Episode 22:
Well, if you don’t know who Bill Dance is, you have either been living under a rock for the past 40 years or you are just getting into the outdoors. If it’s the latter, then welcome aboard. If it’s the former…well then welcome back I guess. Anyway, it’s not everyday that a living legend joins the show so be sure to check out the podcast as Bill talks about the good old days.
With 3 B.A.S.S. AOY titles to his credit, does Bill ever regret leaving the tournament life so early? Who is his all time fantasy fishing team? Why does he always have on that University of Texas hat??? And so much more!
Also, If you grew up a pro baseball fan in the late 1970’s – early 1980’s then you know who Jim “The Amazing Emu” Kern is. He made three MLB All Star teams as a reliever including ’79 with our Texas Rangers in a season which he posted 29 saves, 13 wins and a 1.57 ERA…how the heck???
Well, the Amazing Emu has been outfitting and guiding for the past 23 years from Texas, to Alaska, Africa, South America and as Roger Creager puts it “back home to Texas again”. Emu Outfitters is based outta Fort Worth and we talk a little baseball and a lot of hunting with Ranger great Jim Kern!
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!