Mule Deer Season Outlook, Cross Country Runner Clocked by A Deer, Late Fall Slabbin’ and CVA Muzzleloaders Chad Schearer
Texas Parks and Wildlife Mule Deer program leader Shawn Gray jumps on to give his thoughts on the upcoming Texas mule deer season and the overall vitality of both the Panhandle and Trans Pecos herds. Plus, we talk about CWD in Texas mule deer and the mandatory check zones for hunters how harvest bucks in those specific regions. How are range conditions and fawn recruitment recovering after the prolonged drought?
Then, collegiate cross country runner Justin DeLuzio drops by. He is the man who recently became a viral sensation after being annihilated by a whitetail deer in the middle of a college race! Luckily he escaped with minor injuries and has embraced his new celebrity status.
Then we talk late fall crappie with 8 time Crappie Anglers of Texas Angler of the Year Paul O’Beir. Our old buddy just won his 8th Crappie Anglers of Texas AOY title and is on the bite. So get ready for some late fall slabbin’ with one of the best.
We round out the broadcast by discussing modern muzzleloading technology and the increased hunting opportunity that black powder seasons provide hunters with CVA Muzzleloader’s Chad Schearer. The longtime professional hunter and outfitter is also the host of the hit show “Shoot Straight TV- with Chad and Marsha Schearer”. You can check out the family oriented hunting show on the Pursuit Channel.
Migratory Bird Conservation 100 Years Later, Handgunning Cape Buffalo With Razor Dobbs, Green Hunt for White Rhino and Humane Society Sues to Get Hunter’s Private Information from USFWS
We take an in depth look at the history of bird conservation in North America with Texas Parks and Wildlife Dove Program Leader- Shaun Oldenburger. His recent article “Under Our Wing” was featured in the latest TPWD Magazine and takes a look at the last 100 years of avian conservation. If the forefathers of conservation hadn’t realized a need to preserve migratory birds then we’d have many more species that would have shared the fate of the Passenger Pigeon and Carolina Parakeet. (Both long extinct, their imprint only survives through images and taxidermy)
Then we push the envelope with our old buddy Razor Dobbs from ‘Razor Dobbs Alive’. He recently became the first person to hunt cape buffalo with a 10mm pistol. We talk about it’s performance on a 2000 lb animal as well as his ‘Green Hunt’ for white rhino in South Africa. (No the rhino wasn’t killed)
We wrap up the show by discussing some infuriating news from the anti hunting faction. The Humane Society International recently sued the USFWS in order to obtain private records from hunters who have imported trophies into the US over the past 15 years. Why do the anti hunters want to build a database of trophy hunters? And what can we do to stop the Humane Society from obtaining our private information? Dallas Safari Club Executive Director Ben Carter drops by to tell us what recourse we have to keep our private info private.
The Instagram Edition: Back Country Bow Hunting w/ Zach Owens, Laying Down Feral Hogs w/ Anthony Amantine, Brown Trout on the Fly Rod w/ James Carpenter and Wild Game Chef Jeremiah Doughty
This week’s show is like none other. In The Instagram Edition, we deviate from the script to bring you real interviews from hunters/anglers much like yourself. These four individuals put out some of the best content on social media and I am a big fan of their Instagram pages for one reason or another. In this episode we visit with each of them regarding their area of expertise.
Few folks have a passion for back country bowhunting like Zach Owens. This guy lives and breathes it and his @Beyond_the_Backcountry page is proof of that. With over 26,000 followers, Zach routinely puts out great content for the Western bow hunter. We discuss the species he pursues in his home state of Idaho. Plus, I’ll get his take on the hunting community attacking itself from the inside out. Zach also gives us a first hand account of what wolves have done to Idaho’s elk herds. (Zach with a beautiful Idaho velvet mulie)
Next we check in with a longtime friend of mine who has a passion for hog hunting like no one I’ve ever met. Anthony Amantine didn’t get the nickname ‘TxKiller’ for nothing and everytime he takes down a hog, he does the landowner a great service. Only on Instagram for a year, his @a.amantine account has grown to over 7,500 followers. We discuss appropriate calibers and bullet selection for both day and night hunting scenarios. Is the .223 really a great round for feral hogs? Anthony breaks it down and much more.
Plus we also get into his passion for photography. Whether it’s a great trophy photo or one of his hundreds of gun photos, Anthony is a maestro behind the lens. Looking forward to having him share some of his photography tips. (Anthony with a morning’s work)
We then shift gears and break out the long rod when my favorite fly fishing page drops in. James Carpenter – AKA @DirtyNymper- joins us to talk all things fly fishing for big browns and rainbows. His 10,000 followers have come to expect great fly fishing information and amazing photos and James delivers on an almost daily basis. The South Dakota Fire fighter has been fly fishing for 30 plus years and has a wealth of knowledge on hunting trophy trout with a fly rod.
He gives us his favorite dry flies and nymphs for this time of year as well as the presentation technique that early winter trout are most likely to respond to. James also gives us his take on catch and release and if it bothers him when other anglers keep fish. You can also check out his ‘The Troutmen’ page on Facebook for more trout fishing insight. (James with a Black Hills brownie)
We wrap things up with some wild game discussion with Jeremiah Doughty of @FromFieldToPlate. This hunter turned wild game chef has amassed a following of over 18,000 folks for good reason. He simply creates some of the most original and delicious wild game dishes you’ll see. Jeremiah talks about the ‘From Field to Plate’ lifestyle his family lives everyday, having not purchased meat at a store in over 3 years.
He also gives us a couple of his favorite late fall/early winter dishes that are especially easy to create. You can find more of his culinary expertise on his website: www.fromfieldtoplate.com (Jeremiah collecting the precious bounty from a hard earned pronghorn)