This week we get the ball rolling by talking shotguns with our good friend and Field & Stream Shooting Editor – Phil Bourjaily. Specifically, we discuss the status of the pump shotgun. With duck hunters and wingshooters seemingly turning to semi autos with more frequency than ever, what does the future hold for the pump? We discuss the pros and cons of the reliable pump shotgun vs the fancy new semi autos paving the way in today’s market. Is the iconic pump scattergun truly becoming obsolete, or is there still a place for it in every hunter’s gun safe?
Next up we are joined by Predator Pursuit host Jeff Thomason. The native Texan and longtime professional predator hunter made national headlines last summer when he arrowed an 808 lb world record mako shark! One of the pioneers of bowfishing for huge sharks, Jeff talks about the gear and technique used for this style of fishing. How close do you have to get to the shark in order to have enough penetration to reel the fish in? We get all the details on this fish tale of a lifetime! Jeff with his world record mako. 11 feet long and 808 lbs!!!
We then shift gears as we continue visiting with Jeff Thomason, but in this segment we pick this longtime predator hunter’s brain on calling winter coyotes. With 4 DVD’s and 5 years experience filming Predator Pursuit for both Sportsman and Pursuit Channel, Jeff is about as an accomplished a coyote hunter as there is out there. He breaks down his favorite weather conditions, distress sounds, and calling tips for big, furred up winter song dogs.
We round out the broadcast by talking big cold water blue cats with our longtime friend and fishing guide Greg Pavur of Pavur Outdoors. November and December are prime months to catch huge blue catfish roaming shallow flats, even in as little as a foot of water. Greg explains why these monsters of the deep move shallow. He tells us what temps to look for, what geographic areas to target and what bait to use. Greg with a 48 lb blue caught in less than 5 feet of water on a recent trip!