Never in my life have I been more proud to call myself a hunter and angler than last week. The overwhelming response by outdoorsmen who rushed to the Texas coast and Houston areas to rescue those in need was nothing short of spectacular. Duck boats, bass boats, john boats, mud moters and bowfishing rigs are all you see in the photos and that my friends is because hunters and anglers are the salt of this earth.
We visit with one of those first responders in our long time friend Beau Saucier of Outlaw Outfitters. Beau talks about what it was like arriving in a disaster area with little to no direction as to where to go and how to help. Mass chaos aside, his boat was able to rescue nearly 80 people and clear 7 neighborhoods on Monday and Tuesday. He describes the sights and sounds of that experience and the sheer panic on the faces of so many flood victims. (Beau pulling up to the front porch of a victim in an affluent Houston neighborhood.
Then we check in with Dallas Safari Club incoming Executive Director Corey Mason. He assumes his new post on Sept 6th. The longtime Texas Parks and Wildlife employee talks about this career change and what excites him most about leading the world’s premiere conservation organization going forward. Corey and I have a long history of discussion from his time with TPWD- always great checking in with an old friend.
We wrap up the broadcast by spending a couple segments with former U.S. Army Ranger Sniper and New York Times Best Selling Author Ryan Cleckner. We discuss his off season shooting tips to become a better rifle hunter. Shooting off a bench and zeroing your rifle at 100 yards is great, but it’s hardly good practice for real life hunting situations. Ryan walks us through some real life hunting positions and tips that might help you harvest big boy this fall.