Synopsis of Episode 83:
Well it’s finally here ya’ll! The North and Central Zone Dove Openers are this Thursday, September 1st. For many of us this signals the beginning of hunting season. But if you’re like me then you probably spent too much time fishing this summer and not enough time at the range finetuning those shotgunning skills. But, there is hope for us slackers out there. Our good buddy Paul Bradshaw of Texas Fish and Game Magazine joins us to help us out. Paul has some last minute tips to share that might just help us knock down a few more birds this fall. He’ll break down the 4 B’s among other things. Check out this great camera work on a good shot on this dove.
Hunting season not only means that hundreds of thousands of Texans will be flinging lead this fall, it also means that thousands of hunting dogs will once again be called on to perform in the field. However, danger goes hand in hand with the duties of all types of hunting dogs. In Texas, one of the most serious dangers is venemous snakes. Rattlers, moccasins, copperheads…you name it! If you hunt Texas- your dog will eventually come across one of ’em. But there are measures to take to ensure your dog has the knowledge to steer clear of snakes- most notably you can enter them into a snake avoidance clinic. So this week, the Snakebreaker himself, Wayne Lain joins us to talk about snake avoidance. He performs these valuable clinics all over the state, my dogs have gone thru it and I recommend yours do as well.
We round things out by checking in with our big bass authority- Lake Fork Guide Heath Hardwick. Fall is around the corner and even though it’s still hotter than hell, the fish know it’s time to once again start moving up in the shallows in search of food. Heath breaks down what you should be doing to pattern these fish and hopefully haul some of these toads into the boat. And for you waterfowlers- we will also get an early teal scouting report since Heath is on the water everyday. Heath with a recent catch.