14 Foot Hammerhead Causes Public Outcry, The Lone Star Tick Responsible For Red Meat Allergies in Human Victims & Namibian Prime Minister Attempts To Ban Trophy Photos
Ray “Poco” Cedillo has been targeting big sharks for the better part of 2 decades. His recent hookup with this 14 foot greater hammerhead made national headlines when the fish died. Poco jumps on to set the record straight regarding land based shark fishing and it’s role in conservation and research. These guys are as passionate a group as you’ll find and often get an unfair bad rap. You won’t want to miss out on hearing the tale of this catch of a lifetime!
Then, if you haven’t heard of the Lone Star Tick and the potential health risks it poses, well you need to know. Texas A&M Professor Dr. Maria Esteve-Gasent has made it her life’s work to study ticks and the diseases they can carry. We discuss the red meat allergy that the Lone Star Tick can cause in human beings. Dr. Maria Esteve-Gasent also sheds some light on other parasites and diseases caused by the bites of certain insects.
Next, Dallas Safari Club Executive Director Corey Mason discusses the recent mandate from Namibia’s Minister of Environment and Tourism. A mandate that hunters and safari companies refrain from posting any trophy photos of animals they harvested (while hunting in Namibia) on their social media accounts. Corey gives his take on whether this type of ban is a good or bad thing for the hunting community in general. Also, what recourse does the Namibian Professional Hunters Association have moving forward?
Jim Shockey on Cougar Attack and the Hand of Man Museum, Is Lab Grown Meat A Threat to Hunting? And Telling A Story From Behind the Lens With GTS Productions
Memphis Meats is one of a handful of companies whose scientists are growing meat in petri dishes. They are backed by Bill Gates and Tyson Foods to name a few investors. Why should you and I be afraid as hunters, anglers and ranchers for that matter? For me it’s easy to see the writing on the wall. Why should people kill and eat animals when they have a lab grown alternative available for you to purchase at the grocery store? Make no mistake, this is about money. I give my thoughts on the state of affairs.
Then our old friend Jim Shockey jumps on. We spend some time talking about his new ‘Hand of Man Museum’ which recently opened in British Columbia. The museum is essentially Jim’s life work as a collector. Both from a hunting and cultural perspective. The interactive museum (narrated by Jim) is open to the public and free, certainly something to put on the short list of things worth visiting.
Then, we dive into the recent events that took place on Vancouver Island when an adult male cougar attacked Jim and his cameraman. Had Jim not have been chambered and reacted so instinctively, he might have been killed that day. He breaks down the chain of events that lead to the attack and why this cougar was emaciated and desperate enough to try to attack a human. You might be surprised to hear the role wolves play in the equation. (Clip for the actual attack)
(Jim with the cougar after having dispatched it during a close call)
We wrap things up by discussing story telling from behind the camera lens. This art form is something I think we aspire to be better at as hunters and anglers. My friend Pierre “Ozzie” Pins has been my camera man for 2 safaris to South Africa. We discuss what goes into capturing the essence of a hunt as well as the trophy photo itself. Thanks to John X Safaris and GTS Productions for the amazing memories they’ve captured on film.
(Ozzie doing what he does best)
Veganism/Vegetarianism Could Lead to Mental Health Issues, When Crappie Attack & the Latest Innovation From Elite Archery and Slick Trick Broadheads
If it’s not one thing it’s another for outfitter/fishing gudie and my longtime friend Greg Pavur. You might recall our interview last summer after Greg was tagged by a 10 inch rattlesnake. Fast forward to this summer and he was back in the hospital for multiple surgeries after getting a crappie fin (spine) stuck in his leg! Lots of laughs during this discussion between old friends.
Next we spend a couple segments with Dr. Georgia Ede. The nutritional psychiatrist joins the conversation to discuss animal protein and it’s affect on our mental health. Fascinating stuff! I truly do feel sorry for vegans and vegetarians who are starving their brains of necessary vitamins and nutrients found in meat and animal fats.
We then check in with Larry McCoy of Elite Archery and Slick Trick Broadheads. If you haven’t shot the new Elite Ritual, I highly recommend it! Larry also breaks down the latest from Slick Trick and discusses his plans for the upcoming fall hunting season.