13 year old Marshall Colvin has been hunting with his dad Trey from the time he was a toddler. He’s taken numerous deer, turkey, predators and other species in that time. He’s now old enough to be dropped off at the blind on his own. That’s exactly the scenario he found himself in this past November when he was bow hunting for javelina. After making a lethal shot on a mature boar javelina, Marshall got out of the blind to track down the animal. Unfortunately, the javelina was still alive and attacked the youngster, inflicting terrible damage and severe blood loss in his left arm. Luckily he had the wherewithal to fasten a torniquet from his belt and call his father.

That is where the story gets really dicey as Trey was a 1o minute ATV ride from his son. Then another 20 minute ride back to camp. The father and son recount the details of that harrowing experience and each explains what they could have done differently to prevent this from happening. Thank God there’s a happy ending here, because Trey wasn’t sure his son was going to pull through. Let it serve as a reminder to carry a torniquet in your hunting packs and make sure your kids are aware of how to apply them in an emergency.

Next, we check in with longtime listener and TPWD Inland Fisheries Isaiah Ringen. Isaiah gives us an overview of Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Rainbow Trout stocking program, going all the way back to it’s inception in 1966. Why do we choose rainbows? Where do we get them? How long will they survive if not caught and kept by anglers? Where are they stocked? All that and much more during our conversation.

Full list of stocking dates/sites: https://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/management/stocking/trout_stocking.phtml