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Luke Clayton

'Outdoors' Host

Outdoors writer/radio host/book author Luke Clayton has been addicted to everything outdoors related since his childhood when he grew up hunting and fishing in rural northeast Texas. Luke pens a weekly newspaper column that appears in 34 Texas newspapers and is Editor at Large for Extreme Hog Hunter Magazine, Bowhunting Adventures and East Texas Outdoors Magazine and field editor for Dallas Safari Club "Camp Talk" publication.  Luke is on the pro staff of Mathews Bows, Smokin' Tex Electric Smokers, and GhostBlind. Follow his columns and listen to his weekly radio show throughout the year and you'll surely get exposed to many facets of the outdoor life. 

Luke saw some awesome whitetail bucks on his short one day hunt, including this monster that appeared to be in the early stages of the rut, hot on the trail of a doe.
Luke Clayton

In today's show, Luke takes you with him on a bowhunt for whitetail at "Next Trip Whitetails", an awesome hunting operation up in Lamar County north of Blossom. This was Luke's first time to hunt the ranch and spend time with owners Alan Walker and Justin Bolen. After spending the day bowhunting, Luke rates the ranch an eleven on the ten scale. To learn more about the deer hunting opportunities here, visit with Walker at  214-407-3533  or "like" Next Trip Whitetails on Facebook. 

Game cameras make monitoring game movements much easier but nothing takes the place of the old time art of reading sign in the woods. Luke depends upon this Mirage Lightsout camera by Wildgame Innovations to monitor a well used deer trail.
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke tells of a recent nighttime wild hog hunt and the equipment that helped make the hunt a success.  He also discusses just how he will be putting the wild pork to use.

Luke discusses deer hunting spots close to home this week. This deer was seen at Next Trip Whitetails ranch in Blossom.
Luke Clayton

This week, Mr. Alan Walker with Next Trip Whitetails (214-407-3533) visits with Luke about whitetail hunting opportunities close to home in northeast Texas. Alan gives some insights as to where the deer herd is in relation to the rut and tells about a bruiser buck that was harvested on the ranch during opening weekend. 

Bow season opens Saturday, September 30th
Luke Clayton

Today, Sept. 30 is the opener of archery whitetail season. Luke is joined today by his long time friend Tawakoni fishing guide David Hanson. The two old buddies cover a variety of topics that include deer hunting, a bit of comical relief as they describe a recent feral pigeon shoot and, of course Hanson ( 903-268-7391) gives some current information on the current red hot blue catfish bite that is underway.

Ben Wheeler Wild Hog Bus
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke visits with Holly Stamps, the executive director for the Ben Wheeler Arts and Historical Foundation (www.benwheelertx.com). Tune in and learn all about the upcoming Ben Wheeler Wild Hog Festival that takes place on October 28.

Luke speaks with the president of the Dallas Safari Club Foundation
Dallas Safari Club Foundation

This week, Luke's guest is Richard Cheatham, past president of The Dallas Safari Club and president of DSC Foundation (www.dscf.org).

In today's show, Richard and Luke discuss the "We Hunt for Life " Campaign. Tune in and learn about all the good things that hunting does on a local and world-wide level. 

This bear was Luke's first encounter with an agressive sow bear with cubs in New Mexico nearly 20 years ago
Luke Clayton

(This episode originally aired Saturday, August 26th)

About right now, Luke is guiding elk hunters in northern Colorado but he recorded this week's show the day before he left. Luke talks about some encounter he has had with bear while hunting the mountain country. The photo with this week's show was actually Luke's first encounter with an aggressive sow bear with cubs in New Mexico almost two decades ago. Since the shutter fell on this image, Luke has had many encounters with bear, some a bit scary and some down right funny.  

Luke discusses cooking on the trail and basic navigational tools
Luke Clayton

Cooper Lake guide Tony Parker and friend Deryl Markgraf show off a hybrid striper catch
Luke Clayton

Luke is keeping things local this week. Looking for a red hot fishing spot to catch easy limits of white bass (sandbass) with some big hybrid stripers mixed in? Look no farther than COOPER LAKE!  Luke fished with veteran guide Tony Parker (903-348-1619) earlier this week with friend Deryl Markgraf. In less than a couple hours enough fish for a mega fish fry were landed as well as a few hybrids to frill on the half shell. If you are looking for a close to home spot to catch the makings of your own fish fry, Cooper Lake should fill the fill nicely! 

Daryl Markgraf
Luke Clayton

In today's show, Luke visits with Deryl Markgraf and discusses the different optics available for night hunting wild hogs and predators. Markgraf is an expert in hunting at night with thermal and has used all types of night hunting gear through the years. Tune in and listen, today's show might just "enlighten" you a bit on hunting at night!  

Guide Seth Vanover and Jack ZImmerman with one of many chunky Lake Fork Channel Catfish landed on an trip last week.
Luke Clayton

Join Luke and his friend guide Seth Vanover (www.lakeforkcatandcrappie.com) this week for a good ole "down home" discussion of hunting and fishing. These two veteran outdoorsmen share some of their thoughts on spending time in the great outdoors. 

Jeff Rice
Luke Clayton

Jeff Rice, owner of The Buck and Bass Ranch near Lake Fork, joins Luke this week and discusses the process necessary to successfully film and edit a hunt. Jeff has several excellent hunting videos posted on buckandbassranch.com. Tune in and learn how easy it is to create your own "outdoor shows". 

Dancing with an aquarium diver at Moody gardens. This aquarium is a converted oil rig. Open the slideshow to see the entire display as it towers towards a windowed roof.
Luke Clayton

In this week's show, Luke visits with Ashley Tompkins, PR Coordinator for Moody Gardens in Galveston. Ashley discusses all the attractions available at one of Luke's favorite destinations. Moody Gardens, a non-profit organization, does a great deal to educate and entertain families traveling to Galveston and Luke includes it on his "must do" list every year. 

Lake Tawakoni guide David Hanson (903-268-7391)  with a big "mess" of catfish caught with Luke's daughter Ashley and two of her youngsters, Anna and Conner.
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke visits with Lake Tawakoni catfish guide David Hanson (903-268-7391) and discusses a recent trip with Luke, his daughter Ashley and her two children Anna and Conner. Today's theme is introducing youngsters to the sport of fishing. Tune in and learn the do's and dont's of getting kids "hooked" on fishing. 

Catfish guide David Hanson with a good eating channel catfish.
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke visits with Lake Tawakoni catfish guide David Hanson (903-268-7391) and discusses catching channel catfish over holes baited with soured grain. Fishing "baited holes" is a sure fire way of concentration channel catfish during the summer months on any lake with a healthy population of catfish.

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