We start thing off by talking ducks, conservation, women in the outdoor industry and a whole lot more with DU TV Host Ainsley Beeman. This Southern Belle grew up in Monroe, Louisiana and has waterfowling in her blood. After winning the 2009 Miss LSU Pagent where she promoted her love for the outdoors and her faith, doors began to open up for Ainsley in the outdoor industry.

From bow hunting black bear in Alaska, to chasing mallards back home in the Louisiana swamp, Ainsley is right at home. Be sure to check out Ainsley and the latest from Ducks Unlimited by tuning into DU TV. The show airs on Pursuit Channel Wednesday nights at 5:30 PM CST and Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM CST. Set those DVR’s for a conservation based waterfowling show like none other!

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Coming up on this weekend’s show we also check in with Dallas Safari Club President Ben Carter. There is a certain level of concern over the way the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is looking into American hunters bringing back African lions harvested on the dark continent. The USFWS doesn’t exactly have a great track record (see their mismanagement with the Polar Bear embargo) so Ben will explain exactly what is going on regarding the lion and hunting opportunity in certain areas of Africa. Our hope is that science based harvest recommendations are used for both the lion and elephant. Of course, we also touch on the upcoming DSC Convention- ‘Traditions’ takes place January 15th-18th in Dallas,TX. For more info visit www.biggame.org.

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Then we check in with an average Joe hunter, probably much like you and me. Only difference is Corpus Christi native Buddie Gunter is the 2014 Big Time Texas Hunts Grand Slam Winner. What does that mean exactly? Well, Buddie put in for the draw hosted by Texas Parks and Wildlife and his name was randomly selected from over 68,000 applications. Buddie talks about winning the lottery and which hunt he is most excited about. The Grand Slam package includes: whitetail, mule deer, antelope and the coveted desert Big Horn Sheep tag! Congrats on winning the hunt of a lifetime Buddie.

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We wrap things up by talking late fall/early winter lunkers with our friend and guide Charles Whited of Barefoot Fishing Tours. With two Toyota Sharelunkers having come over the rail of his boat in the past two seasons, Charles’ name has become synonymous with big Texas bass! He tells us what baits he’s having success on as water temps drop and where to locate the big girls. This 9.08 was caught by one of Charles’ clients on Lady Bird this week.

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