Synopsis of Episode 81:
We start things off by checking in with Texas Parks and Wildlife Whitetail Program Leader Alan Cain. This drought is wearing us thin across the state, but it’s still our responsibility to manage the resources we do have- and everyone knows that whitetails are a precious resource in Texas. So Alan sheds some light on management philosophies folks should put into place during extreme drought conditions. Should you be shooting more does, which if any bucks should you target? Also, cattle ranching has long been king in Texas and deer and cows obviously share the same habitat- so what can you do to make sure both have the nutrition they need?
Then we are going to get into something that gets my blood boiling. If you are unaware, the Obama Administration recently implemented legislation that requires law abiding Texans to register shotguns and rifles used for hunting if you buy more than one in a five day period. This blatant violation of the constitution was not approved by Congress- instead it was shoehorned in thru the backdoor. Luckily, the NRA has filed a lawsuit against the adminstration and the ATF. NRA Director of Legislative Action Chris Cox joins us to breakdown the entire situation. Chris has some hot opinions and I am looking foward to hearing what he has to say. But the bottom line is that gun registration is unconstitutional and this administration has overstepped their bounds. Chris doing what he does best:
We then round out the broadcast with a very special guest, when Cleveland, TX native Joe Williams drops in to talk alligator gars with us. Joe has been pursuing these prehistoric freshwater beasts for decades and all that time on the water paid off big this year as he has landed two state record quality fish in a span over just a couple months. Here is Joe with the actual rod and reel state record catch and release fish. Measured over 7 ft 4 inches! And the best part? She’s still out there swimming around so that someone else might have the chance to catch her.