Synopsis of Episode 54:
We kick off this week’s broadcast with some big bass talk with Lake Fork Guide Heath Hardwick. The big females are in their pre-spawn pattern and Heath breaks it down for us.
Then we are joined by Jim Debovsky- Central Flyway Represenative to The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Many Texas waterfowlers are seeing fewer birds with each passing season and we try to get to the bottom of this phenomenon. Is there anything to the theory of “short stopping” waterfowl? Are hunters/landowners in northern states such as Kansas and Nebraska really capable of altering the natural migration pattern of Central Flyway ducks and geese?
We also dive into the unfortunate reality that Texas Parks and Wildlife will once again have to make serious budget cuts as a result of Texas’ overall budget deficit. How will this affect the Texas outdoorsman like you and me? TPWD Deputy Executive Director of Administration Gene McCarty breaks down what areas of the department will be hit the hardest. Will some state parks have to be shut down? What accounts for most of TPWD’s revenue? We cover it all with Gene.