We start things off by discussing the perfect all around caliber for Western big game hunting when Horizon Firearms President and longtime custom rifle maker Derrick Ratliff drops in. We are looking for a flat shooting round that can knock down a mule deer or 700 lb elk at 500 plus yards. Derrick gives us his top 3 caliber choices.
We also are excited to hear about the brand new product line up of innovative scope mounts and new Kremlin stocks from Iota Outdoors! Great design and practical stuff for hunters and shooters from Iota.
Then we talk largemouth bass spawn with Private Water Fishing owner Steve Alexander. His club offers anglers a unique opportunity to fish well managed, private water bodies for big bass. Now through the end of April is prime time to land that lunker largemouth. We also take an inside look at how Private Water Fishing manages their lakes for big bass, from electro shock surveys, to habitat improvement, vegetation spraying and much more. (Steve with a lunker of his own)
Next we discuss the plight of the iconic Lesser Prairie Chicken with Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Grassland Coordinator Bill Van Pelt. This beautiful game bird has fallen on such hard times that it was placed on the threatened species list in 2014, but due to a collaborative effort by Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico and Colorado, and some timely precipitation, the bird seems to be well on the way to recovery. As a hunter and conservationist, we want to make sure this beautiful bird remains a vital part of the Western prairies.
We wrap things up when 2005 Texas Longhorn National Champion and current Minnesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robison drops in. Brian is passionate about two things: destroying opposing quarterbacks and bass fishing! We discuss his new Reel Em In Foundation and it’s innagural non profit fishing tournament he is hosting on Lake Fork next weekend.