We start things off when Texas bowhunter E.J. Nacey drops in to talk about the bow hunt of a lifetime. He was deer hunting on his Sutton County lease this past November when the opportunity of a lifetime walked underneath his tree. A big ‘ol Texas mountain lion came to check E.J.’s feeder for deer. That was his undoing too because E.J. sent a broadhead right thru the big tom’s pump station. We are thrilled to have E.J. relive all the details of this amazing hunt with us on this week’s show. The proud hunter with the trophy of a lifetime, the tom weighed exactly 100 lbs:

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Then we have a special in studio guest when Texas Hunt for the Cure founder Stacy Stanberry stops by. Texas Hunt for The Cure is a non profit organization whose sole purpose is take kids with terminal or life threatening illnesses on their dream hunt. Sometimes the kids rebound from their situation and the harsh reality is sometimes they don’t. But through the efforts of Texas Hunt for the Cure at least they and their parents can make some special memories in the great outdoors. Stacy works closely with the oncology department at Children’s Hospital of Dallas. One of their recent kiddos with a beautiful Texas Dall Ram he harvested on his dream hunt. (Texas Hunt For The Cure Website)

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We then wrap up this week’s broadcast by covering the always controversial topic of Texas’ alligator gar fishery. Texas Parks and Wildlife Inland Fisheries Chief of Management and Research Dave Terre joins us to talk about some proposed regulation changes that would limit alligator gar harvest opportunity when the fish are spawning. Many other states have seen their alligator gar fisheries wiped out completely for one reason or another and Texas (and parts of Louisiana) are the last remaining legitimate trophy fisheries for the prehistoric giants. Dave talks about being pro active in protecting this valuable fishery and how TPWD plans to do this going forward. We also discuss some other proposed regulation changes for trout anglers who enjoy fishing the Guadalupe River below the Canyon Lake Dam. Dave understands that the alligator gar proposed changes might not be popular with many anglers and he would like feedback both good and bad. So contact your regional biologist and attend the public hearing meetings to voice your opinion. The schedule for those hearings can be found on TPWD’s website: (Public Hearing Meeting Schedule)

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