We start off by talking bowhunting with Tim Wells. The legendary, free spirited outdoorsman made headlines last spring when he accidentally speared himself while hunting in South Africa. With no water, no radio and no help on the way, Tim was facing life and death as he struggled to control the bleeding. He relives that surreal experience with us and the aftermath of almost losing his leg to infection from the contaminated spear going through his thigh (he had previously speared gemsbok and warthogs with the spear without washing it off).
Then we take on the elephant in the room and find out exactly why Tim split with Mathews Archery after a 20 plus year relationship. As expected, he landed on his feet and even in a better fit with Oneida Archery, but what ultimatum was given to make Tim walk away? We get the nitty gritty truth from a real tell it like it is kind of guy.
Then we chase trophy alligator gar with Cody Soele of Extreme Bowfishing. The longtime guide talks about current bag limits and whether or not the alligator gar is truly threatened as far as population goes. Is one fish per angler, per day too many or not enough? Cody gives us his professional opinion based off of experience and what he says day in and day out on the water. Plus, we discuss the trophy alligator gar trip we are giving away this month! Be sure to send in your best hunting/fishing/outdoor photo for a chance to join me on a trophy alligator gar bowfishing trip this spring/summer.
We round out the show by checking in with Backcountry Hunters and Anglers CEO Land Tawney. The hunting/fishing community scored a major win this week with the defeat of House Bill HR 621 which was designed to sell off 3.3 million acres of public hunting land across 10 western states. Land also talks about his journey as a conservationist and how he ended up at Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. If you aren’t familiar with this organization then you need to tune in. Talk about taking a proactive stance instead of letting the game come to them. I’m a big fan of what they stand for and what they are doing on the front lines to protect our public lands.