Synopsis of Episode 33:

Education and Conservation are key this week. We start things off with Mark Cunningham Foundation President and CEO Dyron Bynum. The Mark Cunningham Foundation was founded in honor of Mark who passed after a long battle with cancer. The foundation formed in his honor now focuses on taking kids suffering from cancer into the outdoors. MCF has some great hunts planned for some special young people this fall, but they need your help locating more kids that deserve to go on these outdoor adventures. Dyron tells us how we can get involved and hopefully make a difference in a youngster’s life.

Then we sit down and talk whitetails with Ceasar Kleberg Wildlife Research Insititute Biologist Dave Hewitt. Dave is an expert in wildlife nutrition and was a source for the recent Lone Star Outdoor News article “What’s on the Inside Counts”. We dive into the stomach contents of whitetails and reasons why many hunters could benefit from examing the stomach of harvested deer. You might be suprised at what you’ll find, and it may even make you a more effective hunter.


Lastly, we visit with Lake Texoma striper guide John Brett. With over 40 years experience chasing striped bass, John has seen it all. Even landing a 67 lb salt water striper years ago. Why is Lake Texoma the nation’s premiere striper fishery? What does it have that other reservoirs don’t? When is the best time of the year for striper and tips on how to land ’em.

A happy angler with a nice haul of Texoma Stripers after fishing with Captain John Brett: