Synopsis of Episode 73:
Yep, this week is an eclectic mix of stuff. We have a ton to get into starting with our Lake Texoma striper report with longtime guide Jimmy Bishop. The big gals are starting to turn on and Jimmy gives us the low down on where and how he is whackin ’em.
Then a real life hero joins the show. Less than one year ago, U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Trevor Baucom’s Black Hawk helicopter crashed on a night mission in Afghanistan. The accident left Trevor paralyzed from the waste down, but that hasn’t stopped the Texas native from joining Team Smith & Wesson’s competive pistol shooting squad. Trevor competing at the Bianchi Cup two weeks ago:
Then Texas State Rep. Gary Elkins, of Houston, drops in. Thanks to Rep. Elkins, noodling for catfish is no longer illegal in Texas. Rep. Elkins authored a bill that was just passed into law during the 2011 session in Austin. Look like fun?
Next weekend is the 2nd Annual Texas Game Warden’s Association Gulf Coast Tournament with all proceeds raised going back into getting Texas’ youth involved in hunting and fishing. Nueces County Game Warden Les Casterline joins us to talk about the tourny as well as the great music lineup that will headline Saturday’s festivities highlighted by Cody Johnson and Mark McKinney.
And last but not least we talk some wingshooting with TPWD Dove Program Leader Corey Mason. How is the current drought situation throughout much of the state going to affect the 2011 dove season? How was this year’s hatch? Will bags like the one below be a common site or will hunters be greeted with empty skies this September?