EPISODE 400 – Adventures In Africa

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October 20, 2017 Comments (0) Conservation, Deer Hunting, Duck Hunting, Fishin, Huntin, Music, Outdoors, Photography, Uncategorized, Website

HECS Hunting Suit a Game Changer? How Tragedy Spawned a Life Saving Effort, Snook/Tarpon and the Latest from Costa Sunglasses & Coffee’s Place in Hunting Culture

We kick things off by taking a look at the HECS Stealth Screen and the technology behind this game changer. HECS President Mike Slinkard drops in to explain how the HECS system causes animals to think the human wearing it is an inanimate object. Sounds crazy, right? Well I’ve seen enough videos and heard enough testimony to want to give it a try. I mean if a hunting suit truly allows you to sit in the open and draw a bow with an animal looking at you less than 20 yards away, why wouldn’t you want it? (Bobcat less than 5 feet from hunters wearing their HECS Stealth Screen Suits)

Next we are joined by Peyton’s Project founder Tammy Reece. Back in 2010 her 23 month old niece Peyton Hood was killed by a 10 inch rattlesnake. Tammy’s response was to create this organization to help prevent other families from suffering the same tragedy. You might have listened to our recent episode with rattlesnake bite victim Greg Pavur – he is the one who told us about this great project that was responsible for making sure the rural hospital he went to had a supply of very expensive anti venom. Looking forward to visiting further on the topic with Tammy as she explains how Peyton’s Project has and continues to save lives of venomous snake bite victims.

Then we check in with our longtime friend Captain Mike Holliday of Costa Sunglasses. The longtime Florida saltwater fishing guide talks about Hurricane Harvey/Irma’s effects on their respective fisheries and marine ecosystems. We also get into some late fall snook and tarpon before wrapping up the discussion with the latest technology from Costa Sunglasses. If you haven’t looked through the Sunrise Silver Mirrors…I suggest you do!

We wrap up the broadcast when Randy and David Burt and Blake Branch drop by the studio. This trio of lifelong hunters have a new business venture in Texas State of Mind Coffee Company. We dive into coffee’s revered place among the hunting community. Also, what makes a good brew vs a bad one? We’ve all had that gas station cup of coffee that resulted in immediate heart burn- what causes that? What about different caffeine levels in different roasts? Be sure to check out the High Brass, Hail Call and Buck Fever blends on their website and save 15% on any order if you use the promo code LONESTAR15!

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