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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. 

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.

Luke with a mule deer buck
Luke Clayton

Luke comes to us from northern New Mexico today where he harvested a fine mule deer buck while hunting with David and Regina Williams, owners of Hunters Supply (www.hunterssupply.com), maker of all types of lead bullets. Luke takes us with him in the hunt in today's show.

Alan Cain, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Whitetail Deer program leader, with a spike buck he took with Airforce Texas big bore air rifle
Eric Henderson with Adventures Afield

Luke's guest this week is Mr. Alan Cain, Whitetail deer program leader for Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. Alan and Ellis Powell, also with TPWD, recently used big bore air rifles to do a bit of research into the effectiveness of big bore air rifles for harvesting game.

Luke Clayton with wild hog he took with his .45 caliber Airforce Airguns Texan shooting a 350 grain Hunters Supply bullet.
Luke Clayton

Luke solos without a guest in today's show. He discusses the power of modern day PCP big bore air rifles and talks a bit about the possibility of Texas adopting a season for big game animals for air rifle shooters. Currently the only game animal that can legally be harvested with the power of air is squirrel. Of course, exotics and wild hogs, which are not considered game animals, are legal right now.

Luke also discusses making corned venison which tastes every bit as good as corned beef and can be used in the same recipes.

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. 

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