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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. 

From left are Joann O’Bryant, Kelly Jordon, Nancy Schnabel, Micheal Rogge, Diane Nemecek, Garry Schnabel, Chuck Roy, Jeff Stone, Brian Dick and Nancy Roy
Chuck Roy

"Promise Kept" by Chuck Roy

More than a year ago, a small group of interested residents listened intently to an idea. An idea that was different. An idea that would support our local economies and utilize our area’s natural resources to establish an event unique in scope and focus.

Larry Weishuhn aka Mr. Whitetail
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke visits with his longtime friend, Larry Weishuhn, "Mr. Whitetail", Host of Trailing the Hunter's Moon on Pursuit Channel. The topic is predator hunting tournaments and why keeping predator numbers in check is so important. 

The Late Bob Hood with a javelina taken on Ranger Creek Ranch (www.rangercreekranch.com) a few years ago.
Luke Clayton

Javelina season in north Texas closed February 25 so there's still time to plan your hunt if you move quickly! Ranger Creek Ranch in Knox County (www.rangercreekranch.com) has a thriving population of Javelina. The ranch is situated a couple hours west of Ft. Worth.

Luke hunting coyotes
Luke Clayton

In today's show, Luke visits with Larry Large (www.huntingeasttexas.com) about hunting coyotes during one of the best times of the year, their breeding season. Coyotes are on the prowl looking for mates and the prey they hunt are getting more difficult to find during the dead of winter.

Trey Blocker
Trey Blocker

This week, Luke visits with Texas Agricultural Commissioner candidate Trey Blocker and discusses the upcoming state election. Luke wraps up the show with some tips on catching spawning white bass in the Sabine River and "dead or winter" hog hunting tips.

The pic is of hogs ready for processing at WIld Boar Meats www.wildboarmeats.com in Hubbard, Texas
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke visits with Will Herring, owner of Wild Boar Meats (www.wildboarmeats.com) in Hubbard Texas and discusses putting wild hog meat to good use. Herring's processing plant buys thousands of wild hogs each year and puts the meat to good use in the form of pet food.

Terry Tate (left) Deryl Markgraf (center)  Matthew Yates (right) show off a few rabbits taken on a recent hunt.
Luke Clayton

When you have been kicking around the outdoors for about 55 years, it's tough to find "something new". Luke discovered a new way of hunting rabbits this past week that he thoroughly enjoyed. Luke joined his friend Deryl Markgraf on his hunting least in north Texas along with Terry Tate and Matthew Yates. The group set up what they kiddiingly referred to as  their "mid winter rabbit camp".

In this week's show, Luke discusses the study currently underway to use sodium nitrite to control (kill) wild hogs.
Luke Clayton

In this week's show, Luke discusses the study currently underway to use sodium nitrite to control (kill) wild hogs. In preparation for an upcoming magazine article on the topic of controlling wild hog numbers, Luke has some insights into the study of the use of sodium nitrite, the preservative used in curing ham and bacon.

Kaylab Glasco (adult pictured) took his first buck in Hunt county a couple days ago. Kaylab is the son in law of noted outdoorsman/fishing guide David Hanson. Kaylab's son Rhyder is also pictured with his dad and his dad's first buck. A special time for a
David Hansen

David Hanson joins Luke this week and talks, of course, about the awesome fishing for trophy blue catfish now underway at Lake Tawakoni but David shares a bit more good news! His son in law, Kaylab Glasco took his first ever whitetail deer a few days ago. The buck sported a rack just over 20 inches inside spread. Not bad for a "first" deer.  Late season buck hunting can be very good because many of the doe fawn born back in late May and early June are coming in estrus the first time which is the reason for what many call the "second rut".

Rabbit!

Dec 22, 2017
Fried Rabbit
Luke Clayton

Wintertime is time to go after an often overlooked source of some great table fare; the cottontail or swamp rabbit. In this week's show, Luke talks rabbit hunting and shares a couple of his recipes cooking rabbit. 

Are wild hogs good to eat? This is a question Luke is asked often. His answer is YES but not every hog! The pork from younger boars can be transformed into tasty meals IF it's prepared and cooked properly.
Luke Clayton

In today's show, Luke discusses hunting and cooking wild hogs and... a few other topics that came to his mind during his weekly impromptu visits.

George Barnett, noted wildlife photographer is Luke's guest this week.
Luke Clayton

Most outdoor folks take photos of their catch/harvest so that they can recall that special time on the water or in the field. Luke's guest this week is noted wildlife photographer Geroge Barnett (www.georgebarnettphoto.com).

Lukes BBQ prepped and ready for the smoker.
Luke Clayton

Enjoy some one-on one time with Luke this week as he discusses some current trends in deer hunting. Luke stresses the point that we all need to be acceptable to each other's form of style of hunting, whether it be with a rifle, bow or whatever, just as long as the style of hunting is deemed legal by Texas Parks and WIldlife Department. 

Luke also gives his recipe for what he considers to be the very best tasting venison  BBQ he has eaten. It's an easy recipe and one you can do "just right" on your first try.

Mule Deer Chili
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke shares a recipe for making smoked venison chili  and discusses the process necessary to insure that the big buck or doe you harvest will be excellent eating. Luke also covers some fine points of meat processing and storage. 

Lake Tawakoni guide David Hanson shows off a catch.
Luke Clayton

Tune in this week and listen to a couple of old friends talk about everything from catching trophy blue catfish to the current stage of the white tail rut here in north east Texas. David Hanson is a regular on the show, most listeners know him and many have spent time on the water fishing with him. David has spent the past several days hunting deer and gives not only some catfish catching tips but some very current news concerning the whitetail rut.

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