We get things going when an old friend drops in. Bone Collector Travis ‘T-Bone’ Turner joins us to talk all things archery. A former Outdoor 3-D World Champion Archer, T-Bone knows the semantics of bowhunting in and out. He breaks down how to find out the exact ideal draw weight for each individual hunter. Also, we talk about his favorite hunt from Season 5 of Bone Collector which airs on Outdoor Channel. Don’t forget that T-Bone will be at Cinnamon Creek Ranch on Saturday, June 21st for a day of shooting exhibitions and product demos followed by an awesome dinner event that evening. For more info on “T-Bones with T-Bone” visit the website:(Cinnamon Creek Ranch)
Then we check in with Bill Cox, owner of Montague and Jack County’s Cox Wildlife Ranch. Most of you are probably familiar with our monthly photo contest by now and Cox Wildlife Ranch is sponsoring our June contest. This month’s winner will join us on an overnight hog hunt. With six feeders set up with motion censored lights, our June winner should have ample opportunity to stack some pork!
Next we’re joined by Rockwall, TX noodler Eddie Drake. Just two weeks ago, Eddie smashed competitive noodling tournament records with a behemoth 81.25 lb flathead catfish. Not only was this the biggest fish ever weighed in at a tourney, Eddie and his partner also weighed in the heaviest stringer and were rewarded with a $5,525 payday- the biggest cash prize ever won at a noodling event. Eddie talks about wrestling this fish which sadly ended up with Eddie having to go to the hospital after cutting his leg on a jagged piece of rebar. Infection quickly set in and Eddie has been in the hospital for 2 weeks! Noodling is definitely not a sport for the faint of heart.
We wrap things up by visiting with veteran outdoor cameraman Chad Parker. Chad writes a blog for The Backwood’s Life and his recent entry should appeal to all of us out there who are interested in filming our own hunts. There are very affordable options out there and if you don’t have a decent camera set up, you can get in the game for around $500. We talk equipment, auto vs manual focus, fluid heads, camera arms and a whole lot more with Chad.