Bag A Big Tom This Spring, The WWII Liberator .45 Pistol, Kudu 101- South Africa’s Most Sought After Trophy and Pro Bass Fisherman Greg Hackney on Potty Protocol on the Water
We start off by chasing Eastern Greater Kudu with longtime PH Ross ‘Stix’ Hoole of John X Safaris. Perhaps the most sought after trophy of all of Africa’s spiral horns, the Kudu is as majestic as they come. Stix talks about the terrain we will hunt this animal in, plus he gives us his thoughts on caliber and bullet selection for hunting some of Africa’s medium big game. (Keep in mind at 660 lbs a Kudu is a medium sized African animal)
Next, we’re joined by longtime vintage weapon dealer Ed Raye. We discuss the FP Liberator .45 Single Shot pistol that General Motors manufactured for the U.S. Army in 1942. It was designed to be dropped behind occupied Europe but the plan never really came to fruition.
Then, it’s the P’s and Q’s of 1’s and 2’s on the water with our old friend and 2014 Bassmaster Elite Series Angler of the Year Greg Hackney. We caught up with Greg a couple weeks ago at the Bassmaster Classic on Lake Conroe, TX and he gave us the do’s and don’ts of bathroom protocol while out fishing a tournament. We appreciate him being a good sport!
We wrap up the show with 6 Spring Turkey Tips that I have learned over the years. Trial and error, success and failure- that is the only way to learn and I will share some of each with you during this segment in hopes that one piece of it sticks with you long enough to put your tag on a big ‘ol tom this spring!
Genetics vs Nutrition- Which One Means Bigger Deer and Bigger Antlers? How the Kid Won the Bassmaster Classic & Spring Crappie Spawn With Greg Pavur
We start off by checking in with 25 year old Jordan Lee who last week won the 2017 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Conroe outside of Houston. He gives is the low down on how he brought 27 lbs to the scale on the final day to earn the most coveted trophy in fishing and a nice $300,000 check! Jordan also talks about the collegiate bass fishing circuit and how it was instrumental in his evolution as a tournament angler. Great advice and insight for any young aspiring anglers out there.
Then we switch gears and discuss how to understand deer movement and behavior in the South Texas Brush Country with Dr. Bronson Strickland of the Mississippi State Deer Lab, Dr. Strickland spent quite a bit of time studying deer in South Texas prior to becoming the co director of the famed Mississippi State Deer Lab.
Then we take a look at a 10 year study conducted by Dr. Strickland and his peers at the Mississippi State Deer Lab. This study analyzed whether nutrition or genetics (in a controlled setting) are the deciding factor for big racks and big bodies in whitetail deer. The findings were somewhat shocking to say the least!
We wrap up the broadcast by checking in with longtime crappie guide Greg Pavur. The spawn is on and Greg tells us where to find them, how to catch them and how to cook them!
Fun with Alton Jones Jr., Muzzle Breaks and the 6.5 Creedmoor with Horizon Firearms and What Happened to Real Country Music with 2015 Bassmaster Classic Champ Casey Ashley
We start off by visiting with pro bass angler Alton Jones Jr. I caught up with Alton at the Bassmaster Classic media day in Houston this week. We’ll deviate from the normal script here as I ask Alton some off the wall questions and try to keep him on his toes as he gears up for his first Bassmaster Classic appearance.
Next we discuss the 6.5 Creedmoor caliber in detail with Horizon Firearm’s Derrick Ratliff. This caliber has taken the hunting/shooting community by storm in the past two years and Derrick tells us why he thinks it’s the most versatile caliber available.
Then we get Derrick’s take on muzzle breaks. Should you have one on your hunting rifle? He gives us the pros and cons.
We round out the show by checking in with 2015 Bassmaster Classic Champ Casey Ashley. He gives us his thoughts on how Conroe will fish for this weekend’s tournament. Surprisingly, a very warm winter has the majority of the field scrambling to figure out what pattern the bass are in. Casey also gives us his take on tying baits directly to braided line. Does he do it? Under what circumstances? All that, plus we talk Nashville and the ruination of country music with the recording artist turned angler.