Big Fish, and Big Deer is what we are gettin’ into this week. We start things off with one fortunate Texas hunter who recently smoked the whitetail of a lifetime! Lewisville, TX native Buddy Singletary was drawn for the Lake Grapevine Corps of Egineers hunt and on November 14th he made it count when he arrowed this 17 pt Collin County monster that grossed a whoppin’ 196 inches!!! Buddy drops in to tell us about the experience and describe the hunt detail. Congrats on the public land bruiser Buddy!
Then we visit with Houston native Carl Riley who in October landed the fish of a lifetime when he landed this 800 lb blue marlin during the Bisbee Black and Blue Marlin Tournament in Los Cabos, Mexico. Anyway, after a 5 hour fight the fish was finally aboard but Carl and Team Great Escape were 10 minutes late getting to port for the weigh in. It ended up costing Team Great Escape anywhere from $650,000 to 1.2 million in prize money!!! So while that is a heartbreaker, Carl still ended up catching the fish of a lifetime. Carl talks about the fight and the experience of arriving just late to weigh in.
Then we go urban on ya with Texas Parks and Wildlife Urban Deer Biologist Richard Heilbrun. Many Midwestern states already have urban whitetail archery seasons and you may be suprised to know that Richard and TPWD want to see these kinds of programs implemented in Texas communities with large urban whitetail populations. Property destruction and deer/automobile collisions are on the rise across the board and urban archery is a viable option to help control these deer herds…very interesting stuff!