Synopsis of Episode 74:

This week should be another educational episode. Off the top Ray Faulkner joins us to talk about the June Photo of the Month Grand Prize which Texas Custom Camo and Imaging was kind enough to donate!

Then we’ll visit with Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Whitetail Program Leader Alan Cain. Much of Texas is mired in drought and that is not good for our whitetail herd. Decreased birth rates? Fawn mortality? Starvation? Disease? Antler growth? Alan breaks it all down for us.Prolonged drought can stunt cause deer to become emaciated and stunt antler growth.


Then we talk hunting lights with Rob Bresnehan of Magnalight. A Texas based company, Magnalight has been around for 40 years. Mostly making high end, high tech lighting products for our military. But over the past 5 or 6 years, they have become a major player among varmint, predator and hog hunters. They also manufacture the commercial fishing lights you see on shows such as Deadliest Catch If it has to do with outdoor lighting, Magnalight is sure to be in the middle of it so pull up a chair for our Outdoor Lighting 101 class!

Then Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Coastal Fisheries Director Robin Reichers joins us as the red snapper season has officially opened up along the Gulf Coast. It also happens to be the shortest snapper season on record which has both commercial and recreational anglers up in arms. The short season even prompted Governor Perry to write a letter to the Gulf Coast Fishery Management Council. So what’s up with the shortened season? Robin has the answers. He also has reason to believe that the two fish per day limit is the reason for larger snapper being caught over the past few years. Red Snapper… One of my favorites. See ya’ll at the coast, it’s offshore time!