Outdoors with Luke Clayton

Saturday Morning at 5am

Luke writes a weekly outdoors column for over 30 Texas newspapers and is Hunting Editor for Airgun Hobbyist Magazine, Field Editor for the Dallas Safari Club and feature writer for several outdoor magazines. Luke is on the pro staff of Darton Archery, Airforce Airguns, Smokin Tex Electric Smokers and In Sights Nutrition. Luke also just released his second book, Kill to Grill which is devoted to hunting and cooking wild hogs! To best keep up with Luke's outdoor activities, visit his web site

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David Hanson (top right) joins Luke this week to talk about catfish.
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This week, Luke visits with a couple of catfish pro guides that give some tips to help you put together the making of a big catfish fish fry. At Fork, guide Seth Vanover is hammering the channel catfish in shallow water while over at Tawakoni, guide David Hanson is catching lots and lots of eater size blue catfish in the 3-6 pound range from shallow water.

BBQ champ Obie Obermark joins Luke this week.
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  This week, Luke visits with noted BBQ expert and spice maker Obie Obermark. Obie's spices ( ) have taken 3 different world championship titles. Obie not only explains how to make great tasting BBQ but goes into great detail explaining exact what is occurring during the cooking process.  

Joe Dunn and "The Beast" transforming wild hog into meals for the homeless.
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Joe Dunn and his wife Donna have used this smoker (nicknamed "The Beast") to feed many homeless folks through the years that would otherwise have little, if anything to eat. This week, Luke and Joe tell about how some wild pork was transformed into many tasty meals for folks that greatly appreciated the effort.   

A cabin at the Crockett Family Resort on Houston County Lake.
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This week Luke introduces you to one of his favorite fishing/camping getaways; Houston County Lake near Crockett, Texas.    

Luke explores concerns of the fate of the National Bison Range and American Bison such as these with writer Susan Campbell Reneau.

Noted outdoor writer Susan Campbell Reneau joins Luke this week to talk about the National Bison Range and concerns over how that land may be affected by potential changes in federal regulations.

Bob Wucher joins Luke this week to discuss tips for feeding fish in private ponds.
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This week, Luke visits with Bob Wucher with Purina Mills and discusses feeding fish in private ponds and small lakes. If you manage small waters for fishing, it will soon be time to begin your spring/summer feeding program. Wucher divulges some tips that will not only help your fish grow faster but save you money as well.    

David Hanson (top right) joins Luke this week to talk about catfish.
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Lake Tawakoni catfish guide David Hanson  is Luke's guest this week. Rising water has put the catfish in a big time biting mode. Tune in and listen to David and Luke discuss how to catch them.    

Larry Large shows off a catch.
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This week, Luke's guest is long time Lake Fork bass guide Larry Large. Larry says the largemouth bass spawn at Fork is still a couple weeks away but he is enjoying some great bass fishing at Lake Welsh, a 1,200 acre warm water reservoir where bass have had time to recover from the spawn and are currently on an aggressive bite. Tune in this week and learn how to catch them. Large's website is


Fishing Guide Seth Vanover showing off a catch.
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The crappie spawn is currently it's early stages, and Luke visits with fishing guide Seth Vanover to  discus catching the big ones while they are in shallow water. Vanover also shares some good news concerning the white bass spawning run on the Sabine River.

Outdoor cooking expert Ed Richer joins Luke this week
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This week Luke visits with his friend Ed Richer and discusses curing and smoking everything from wild goose breasts to pork loin. Richer is a veteran outdoor cook/event caterer with many years of experience. For more information on curing/smoking game and domestic meats, visit Richer's Facebook Page Eds Haus.

Luke speaks with Larry Sparks this week about catfish at Lake Texoma.
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This week Luke visits with his friend Larry Sparks with Sparkys Guide Service at Lake Texoma. Because of a lower than normal water temperature for this time of year, the striper bite has slowed but... catfishing is awesome! Sparks discusses how he rigs jug lines for big blues and catches bunches of good eating channel catfish on baited holes using punch bait.

Goose guide Rick Hrncir setting up a decoy spread.

This week, Luke's guest is waterfowl guide Rick Hrncir with Family Affair Guide Service (  Rick talks about hunting snow geese during the special Conservation season which is currently underway. Rick is currently hunting some large concentrations of snow geese on the farm country south of Corsicana.

David Hanson (top right) joins Luke this week to talk about catfish.
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This week, Luke visits with veteran Lake Tawakoni trophy blue catfish guide David Hanson ( Tune in and learns how Hanson consistently puts his clients on monster blue catfish.

Guide Billy Carter (shown with a fresh yellow bass catch) joins Luke this week to talk hunting & fishing on Lake Caddo.
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Join Luke and Lake Caddo guide Billy Carter at Johnson's Ranch Marina ( for a current update on the white and yellow bass spawn.

Luke visits with Texas Deer Association President Bob Price for an update on Chronic Wasting Disease in Texas.

This week Luke visits with Bob Price, president of Texas Deer Association. Tune in and learn what TDA is all about and hear  a very current update on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).