We kick things off by talking dove, dove and more dove with our Texas Parks and Wildlife Dove Program Leader Shawn Oldenburger. With the North/Central Zones opening up this week and the South Zone not too far behind, dove is on just about everyone’s mind these days. How did the extremely wet spring affect production? How many Texas hunters will take to the field this season and how many dove does Shawn expect us to harvest? With over 50 million mourning dove and 9 million ( a record high) whitewings calling Texas home, I guarantee the amount of birds Texans harvest is staggering! Shawn gives his Fearless Forecast and regional hotspots for the upcoming season.

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Heartland Bowhunter’s Michael Hunsucker then makes his first appearance on the Lone Star Outdoors Show. One of the founders and co-hosts of the hit bowhunting show ‘Heartland Bowhunter’ – we talk chasing big whitetails, giant mulies and bugling bulls with a stick and string. Heartland Bowhunter celebrates 8 seasons and it’s 100th Episode on Outdoor Channel this week and that my friends, is staying power in this industry.

We discuss the ins and outs of hunting on film. How many hunts have been blown or busted just by having a cameraman in tow at all times? To what does he attribute Heartland Bowhunter’s continued success? We cover it all and a whole lot more! Be sure to set your DVR for Heartland Bowhunter- incredible cinematography and great story telling week in and week out.

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Redfish, Trout, Flounder and Red Snapper are up next with our longtime friend Captain Len Girard. We find out where each species is staging and what Captain Len is catching them on. We also dive into the way Texas Parks and Wildlife has managed our inshore species and whether Captain Len believes their intended goals are being met. ( Right to Left – Myself, my dad and my buddy after a successful trip to Corpus Christi Bay last month)

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We round out the show with a special in studio guest when Texas honky tonker Matt Caldwell joins the broadcast. A native of North Texas, Matt spent over a decade writing songs in Nashville before moving back to Texas to chase his real dream. 3 years later he has released two records including the brand new “Dreams and Dust”. We hear some great new tunes and talk some hunting and fishing with Matt.

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