Sandbass on the Fly, Dude Perfect’s Tyler Toney and Spring Turkey With Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Jason Hardin
We start off by talking spawning sand bass with longtime guide and our good friend Carey Thorn. The creeks should be full for the next 6 weeks and Carey gives us all the details on how to catch them on both conventional tackle and a fly rod, although during this visit we really key in on how to catch them with the long rod. (First sandbass I caught on a fly rod with Carey circa 2012)
Then we are joined by Tyler Toney of DUDE PERFECT. The guys are currently filming for season 2 of their hit show. You probably know them as the kings of the Trick Shot and funny guy humor. Their youtube channel has 16 million subscribers and 2.7 billion views! We talk elk hunting, bass fishing and a whole lot more.
We wrap up the broadcast by talking all things turkey conservation, restoration and hunting with our Texas Parks and Wildlife Turkey Program Leader- Jason Hardin. We examine a day in the life of these crazy birds in hopes that if understand them, we might be able to put our tag on a mature tom this spring.
What A Warm Winter Means for Largemouth Spawn, Venison Roasts/Braised Jackrabbit/Chinese Duck Breasts with Hank Shaw and The New Vortex Fury Range Finding Bino
We start off by talking largemouth spawn and the upcoming BassMaster Classic with Elite Series Pro Alton Jones. He gives us his top 5 baits for early March as well has what an unseasonably warm winter means for spring fishing. Does it help or hurt? All that and much more with the 2008 Bassmaster Classic Champion.
Next we go through the deep freeze and pull out all kinds of wild game with award winning author, blogger and wild game chef Hank Shaw. Hank gives us some inspiration regarding select venison cuts. Plus, we thaw out those breasted out puddle ducks and even braise some jackrabbits!
We wrap things up by checking in with Vortex Optics Mark Boardman. The VP of Marketing will give us the details on the new FURY Rangefinding Bino. Something I believe will take the hunting community by storm.
Poison For Feral Hogs? A Predator Hunter’s Dream & A New World Record Desert Big Horn Sheep – Episode 369
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller jumps on with us to talk about his directive that will allow the use of poison as a means for farmers to help control feral hogs. This has been front and center on the minds of sportsmen and women alike since it was announced last week. What affect will the poison have on other wildlife that will undoubtedly consume the KAPUT wafers? How long does it take to kill a hog once it’s been ingested? What about scavengers and birds that eat the poisoned carcass? All that and much more with Commissioner Miller.
Next, we talk some predator hunting with Colten Gillum of Laramy, Wyoming. With over 200 coyotes called in and dispatched this fall/winter, Colten is an expert on the subject of calling song dogs. What nobody expected was for him to cut a lion track during a recent state championship coyote hunt and then go back to that area and call in the lion! Calling big cats isn’t a strategy that pays off very often. In fact, most of Colten’s buds called him crazy for even attempting it. But, he stuck to his guns and went back after the tournament and did in fact call in and harvest this Wyoming tomcat. He gives us the nitty, gritty details on this predator hunter’s hunt of a lifetime! What a feat.
We wrap things up by talking sheep hunting with bowhunter Tony Loop. Tony recently broke the world record for Desert Big Horn taken with archery equipment. He hunted this ram for 21 days before finally having an opportunity to put a stalk on the old warrior. At over 186 inches, the ram will smash the previous world record by over 10 inches! Tony talks about the 4 sheep he’s harvested in his career as bowhunter and goes into detail on what he has in the works for future. Hope I’m still traipsing through the mountains chasing big game at 59 years old!