What A Warm Winter Means for Largemouth Spawn, Venison Roasts/Braised Jackrabbit/Chinese Duck Breasts with Hank Shaw and The New Vortex Fury Range Finding Bino
We start off by talking largemouth spawn and the upcoming BassMaster Classic with Elite Series Pro Alton Jones. He gives us his top 5 baits for early March as well has what an unseasonably warm winter means for spring fishing. Does it help or hurt? All that and much more with the 2008 Bassmaster Classic Champion.
Next we go through the deep freeze and pull out all kinds of wild game with award winning author, blogger and wild game chef Hank Shaw. Hank gives us some inspiration regarding select venison cuts. Plus, we thaw out those breasted out puddle ducks and even braise some jackrabbits!
We wrap things up by checking in with Vortex Optics Mark Boardman. The VP of Marketing will give us the details on the new FURY Rangefinding Bino. Something I believe will take the hunting community by storm.
Poison For Feral Hogs? A Predator Hunter’s Dream & A New World Record Desert Big Horn Sheep – Episode 369
Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller jumps on with us to talk about his directive that will allow the use of poison as a means for farmers to help control feral hogs. This has been front and center on the minds of sportsmen and women alike since it was announced last week. What affect will the poison have on other wildlife that will undoubtedly consume the KAPUT wafers? How long does it take to kill a hog once it’s been ingested? What about scavengers and birds that eat the poisoned carcass? All that and much more with Commissioner Miller.
Next, we talk some predator hunting with Colten Gillum of Laramy, Wyoming. With over 200 coyotes called in and dispatched this fall/winter, Colten is an expert on the subject of calling song dogs. What nobody expected was for him to cut a lion track during a recent state championship coyote hunt and then go back to that area and call in the lion! Calling big cats isn’t a strategy that pays off very often. In fact, most of Colten’s buds called him crazy for even attempting it. But, he stuck to his guns and went back after the tournament and did in fact call in and harvest this Wyoming tomcat. He gives us the nitty, gritty details on this predator hunter’s hunt of a lifetime! What a feat.
We wrap things up by talking sheep hunting with bowhunter Tony Loop. Tony recently broke the world record for Desert Big Horn taken with archery equipment. He hunted this ram for 21 days before finally having an opportunity to put a stalk on the old warrior. At over 186 inches, the ram will smash the previous world record by over 10 inches! Tony talks about the 4 sheep he’s harvested in his career as bowhunter and goes into detail on what he has in the works for future. Hope I’m still traipsing through the mountains chasing big game at 59 years old!
Long Range Shooting w/ GeoBallistics, Captain Len on Reds/Trout, Off Season Whitetail Management w/ Dr. Deer and Snow Geese w/ A Living Legend
We get things going this week by checking in with Joe Baker of GeoBallistics and the BallisticsArc Calculator. If long range shooting is something that intrigues you then you won’t want to miss out on Joe’s expertise on the subject. We not only talk about what goes into dialing up a long range shot, but also what things a shooter needs to consider in a long range caliber. Be sure to check out the BallisticsArc App – it might sound intimidating, but if Cable can do it so can you! (I was hitting steel with ease at 700 yards after a few minutes with the GeoBallistics crew).
Then we check back in with Captain Len Girard who is finally back on his feet after a serious accident. Nearly two months ago, Captain Len fell and suffered a ruptured spleen that nearly killed him! So we are certainly glad he’s on the road to recovery and are thrilled to be talking bay fishing with everybody’s favorite captain once again.
Next, we talk off season whitetail management with our old friend Dr James Kroll – AKA Dr. Deer. Prescribed burns, spring planting, timber harvest are just a few of things we get into. Also, 31 states have experienced a decline in whitetail population since 2000. We get Dr. Deer’s take on that alarming trend as well. Plus we’ll discuss the upcoming 13th Annual Dr Deer Field Day in March.
We wrap up the show by talking snow geese hunting and conservation season with waterfowling legend Duck G. The 3rd Generation owner of G&H Decoys has been around for 82 seasons and has witnessed the evolution of the sport like neither you or I can claim. Duck talks about the good old days on the Katy Prairie, the changes in decoys and camo, lead vs steel shot and much more. Never a dull moment with the salty old duck hunter.