With the bow opener only a week out we get things started by talking whitetails with our old friend Dr. James Kroll, AKA “Dr. Deer”. When is the ideal time to get those fall/winter food plots planted? What percentage of your property should be devoted to food plots? Plus, we discuss in detail how important it is to have a sound doe management plan in place. When should you harvest most of your does? Of course everybody always wants to talk about buck age structure but Dr. Kroll insists that having a good doe age structure is equally important. He explains why on our quarterly visit.

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Then we change things up and talk about what to do once you’ve caught that fish of a lifetime. Proper care for that fish is paramount if you plan on getting a mount or replica done. Jon Wilson of New Braunfel, Texas’ Double Nickel Taxidermy drops by to give us some field care tips for that double digit bass, 40 inch redfish or 18 lb striper -in short the fish you will tell your buddies about until the day you die. There are do’s and don’ts for both skin and replica mounts and we discuss them all in depth.

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Then a real treat when United States Senator Ted Cruz (Republican – TX) drops in to discuss the current administrations blatant disregard for the U.S. Constitution and 2nd Amendment. Senator Cruz is a staunch supporter of our right to bear arms and he has become the face of opposition to the Obama administration regarding this topic. We also discuss the recent Executive Action regarding gun trusts and we find out the senator’s thoughts on whether Congress should be exempted from Obamacare. Senator Cruz was the keynote speaker at the 2013 NRA National Convention in Houston, TX.

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We round out the show with some positive and inspiring news coming from the small Texas town of Crawford (15 miles outside of Waco). With today’s youth becoming more and more detached from the Great Outdoors in general, it was great to hear a story where 65 kids from a town of just over 700 showed up to take a hunter education course with Crawford High School Ag teacher Art Hunter. Art joins us to talk about this feel good story that clearly shows that our hunting heritage is alive and well in rural Texas. The future seems a bit brighter today than it did yesterday. (Anyone hunter born on or after September 2, 1971 is required to take Hunter Education in the State of Texas)

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