We start off talking free range aoudad hunting in the Texas Hill Country with Zac Bents of Droptine Hunting. I had the pleasure of hunting these amazing animals with Zac this past week outside of Bandera, Texas. Aoudad sheep inhabit the most rugged and unforgiving regions Texas has to offer, the highest elevations in the Hill Country and they also thrive in the mountainous regions of West Texas. You’ll spend hours glassing rocky ridges and ledges looking for that shooter ram and then trying to get into a position to execute an ethical shot. So if Western big game style hunting interests you then I highly recommend chasing Texas aoudad. Zac and I talk all things aoudad hunting and also how and when the species arrived on the Texas landscape. Me with my nice Hill Country ram that Zac put me on:

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Next we talk some fishing with Bering Sea crabber Johnathon Hillstrand. You probably recognize him as the captain of the Time Bandit on Discovery Channel’s hit show Deadliest Catch which is now airing it’s 10th season! John gives us the best pranks the Time Bandit boys have ever played as well as the handful of times he’s truly been scared for his life while crabbing the Bering Sea.

Did the government shutdown really cost each boat in the crab fleet a significant amount of coin? What about John’s thoughts on the much anticipated return of the Cornelia Marie- captained by the late Phil Harris’ son Josh? John breaks it all down for us and then some so get ready for a good time with this bull and Harley riding crabber from the Bering Sea. Be sure to catch Deadliest Catch Tuesdays 8PM Central on Discovery.

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Then, if you haven’t heard by now Huntington, Texas native and Elite Series Pro Keith Combs recently obliterated just about every record relative to the common 3 day, 5 fish per day format of modern day professional bass fishing. While fishing the Toyota Texas Bass Classic on Lake Fork two weeks ago, Keith turned in a 110 plus pound 15 fish sack that bested the previous 3 day record (set in 2000 by Byron Velvick) by over 26 lbs!!!

Keith talks about his key’s to victory that saw him average 7.33 lbs per bass weighed in! We talk deep water cranking and also discuss the less known technique of “strolling” that helped Keith land a couple solid 8 plus pound toads. This marks his 3rd Toyota Texas Bass Classic title in the past 4 years and it netted him a nice $100,000 payday. Keith with a couple Lake Fork chunks from the tournament:

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We round things out by talking some fly fishing with the Texas Council of International Federation of Fly Fishers President Russell Husted. Not only do we pick this longtime fly fisherman’s brain on his favorite early summer flies for bass, but we also get into a one of a kind event coming to New Braunfels, Texas June 12th-14th. The Destination Texas Fly Fishing Expo will see expert guides, rod builders, fly tiers, and fly fisherman come together for a one of a kind expo celebrating fly fishing in the Lone Star State. Russell gives us the highlights and some of the big names from the industry who will be a part of this special weekend!

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