This week we kick things off by covering a myriad of topics with Texas Trophy Hunter Association Vice President of Operations Josh Kinser. Not only is Josh the producer of Trophy Hunter TV which airs on Outdoor Channel but he also has a host of other responsibilities. One of them is helping with a new partnership with Texas Parks & Wildlife who has enlisted TTHA and Josh to help promote TPWD”s public hunting opportunities. Of course we also talk about the upcoming TTHA show schedule with hunting Extravaganza’s coming to Houston (Aug 1-3), Ft. Worth (Aug 15-17) and San Antonio (Aug 22-24). Josh also recaps a couple of amazing hunts he’s been on recently, like the Trophy Hunter TV trip to New Zealand where he harvested this beautiful tahr.
With September 1st only weeks away, dove is on my mind and likely on many of yours as well. So we talk mourning dove and white wings with Beau Saucier of DFW’s renown dove outfit- Dove Blasters. I have hunted with Dove Blasters the past two years and they run a first class operation. Preliminary releases from Texas Parks and Wildlife predict that this will be a great year for over 1 million Texas dove hunters who take to the field this season. Beau gives us some tips on hunting the late season as well some insight an old timer once shared with him that will turn a chunk of crop less black dirt into a dove hunting honey hole!
Most Texans don’t own their own piece of dove hunting paradise. So a season or day lease is the next best option. There are reputable outfits like Dove Blasters throughout the state. Just find a reputable outfitter in your area to get plugged in with and enjoy what should be a great season. Lets see if Texas dove hunters can top the 4.8 million dove we harvested last season!
We then change things and get into our 2 week mini series on field medicine and wilderness survival tips with Dr. Joe Alton- AKA ‘Dr. Bones’. His book ‘The Survival Medicine Handbook’ has been a number one seller on Amazon. As hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts we often find ourselves in remote situations where help is sometimes hours, maybe even days away. It’s no secret that sometimes accidents happen, often resulting from things that are out of our control. In Part 1 of our 2 week mini series with Dr. Bones, we go over remote care for snake bites, spider bites and various other stings. We also go over open wound care. How should you clean an open wound? How should you dress it? What about stitching it up and closing the wound altogether? Dr. Bones breaks it all down for us.
We round this week’s show out by talking trout and redfish with our good buddy Captain Len Girard who joins us live from the Upper Laguna Madre for our coastal fishing report. The late and somewhat brutal winter has the trout spawning later than normal- good news for Texas anglers this summer as big trout and good numbers can be found up and down the coast. Captain Len tells us where to find ’em and what they biting. We also hit on redfish, black drum and those delicious mangrove snapper as well!