We start things off with some archery tips from Trophy Archery Product Manager Jacob Thomason. The archery opener for whitetail hunters is merely weeks away and Jacob offers up some insightful info on how he fine tunes his craft leading up to the opener. We also discuss the REACT technology that Trophy Ridge uses in their line of bow sites.

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Then we head down to the South Texas coast with our fly rod in hand and talk tailing redfish with Captain Vince Ochoa. A longtime friend of our show, Captain Vince talks about different fly patterns for skinny water reds, as well as the appropriate fly rod/reel for this strong fighting fish. We discuss the stalk and the cast and even ideal weather conditions for successful hook ups while stalking the mangrove flats.

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Next we follow up on the USFWS’ (United States Fish & Wildlife Service) gross abuse of power that they exhibited on the State of Alaska and it’s wildlife earlier this month. This time however, we hear it from the horse’s mouth when Alaska Fish and Game Conservation Director Bruce Dale jumps on. He gives us his take on the unprecedented overreach by USFWS and what it means for every other state out there. (Alaska no longer has the power to control predator numbers on it’s state wildlife refuges- expect images like this moose being killed by wolves to become increasingly popular).

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We wrap things up with me recapping a bucketlist adventure/fishing trip that every outdoorsman and woman should consider taking. The Boundary Waters canoe trip is affordable and offers some of the most spectacular settings, wildlife and fishing one will find. I’ll tell you what you can expect to budget and outline the details of what to bring and what your outfitter will supply you. (My brother, dad and myself with a stringer of Ontario smallies caught in early August while on a recent canoe trip).

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