KETR

Kevin Jefferies

Operations Manager & Tigers Color Commentary

As KETR Operations Manager, Kevin Jefferies is responsible for making sure you hear what you’re supposed to be hearing on FM 88.9 and ketr.org.  Since 1998, KETR listeners have heard Kevin in multiple roles.  Kevin also has many behind the scenes responsibilities, including the supervision of student broadcasters.  Kevin is a graduate of the Radio-Television program at Texas A&M University-Commerce.  A nearly lifelong resident of northeast Texas, Kevin is an alum of Ford High School in Quinlan.

Ways to Connect

Lake Tawakoni guide, Tony Pennebaker
Luke Clayton

Guide Tony Pennebaker (903-474-3078) joins Luke and gives a good update on fishing Lake Tawakoni during the falls. The cormorants are present in large numbers and fishing has been very good around the trees the birds use for roost sites.  

Bryan Sheets enjoying some bass fishing with Luke on a crisp fall day.
Luke Clayton

This week Luke visits with Mr. Arlan Sheets, owner of Cedar Cove Ranch (www.cedarcoveranch.com).  Luke spent the day scouting for deer and hogs and fishing here this past week and ranks the ranch an ELEVEN on a ten scale! Situated near Purtis Creek State Park, the ranch is truly a sportsman's paradise. 

CEDAR COVE RANCH- A SPORTSMAN’S DREAM

by Luke Clayton

Luke talks about trail cameras this week
https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/stealth-cam-fusion-wireless-trail-camera

This week, Luke visits with his buddy and discusses state of the art trail cameras that send the photo, real time directly to your cell phone. 

Whitetail season opens soon
Luke Clayton

The opener of the general whitetail season is right around the corner. This week, Luke's good friend Jeff Rice drops by to give a current northeast Texas whitetail update as well as some expert tips on videoing your next hunt. 

Coy Hirth of Slappy's Hog Trapping
Luke Clayton

This week Luke visits with Mr. Coy Hirth with Slappy's Hog Trapping. Coy has found a way to get the excellent meat from the wild hogs he traps to families that really need it. His 'model' works like this: He traps hogs that are tearing up farmers fields or the lawns of businesses, field dresses the animals and delivers them to Kuby's Game Processing in Dallas where for a nominal fee, the wild pork is processed. Hirth then arranges for the meat to go to families that need it.

Lindsay Thomas with QDMA (Quality Deer Managament Assoc.)
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke visits with Lindsay Thomas with QDMA ( Quality Deer Management Association - www.qdma.com). and gives a good overview of what the organization is all about. If you are a whitetail hunter, make sure and tune in to this weeks show.  

Luke talks cooking with charcoal this week
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke discusses a topic near and dear to many Texans...charcoal cooking.

Luke's good friend Jeff Rice putting the finishing touches on setting up a new Snap Lock Hunting Blind www.snaplockhuntingblinds.com.
Luke Clayton

In today's show, Luke talks about choosing a good hunting blind, give some bowhunting tips and talks about his newspaper outdoors column this past week, "WHY HIRE A GUIDE?".  

Jeremy Coe with Sea Ark Boats
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke talks boats with Jeremy Coe with Sea Ark Boats (www.seaarkboats.com). It's a discussion you don't want to miss. Jeremy and Luke give a good bit of history on exactly why the aluminum boat is still as popular today as ever. 

  

Dave Richards, co-author of Observing and Evaluating Whitetails
Dave Richards

This week, Luke visits with wildlife photographer Dave Richards and discusses Dave's Book, Observing and Evaluating Whitetails that was co-authored by Al Brothers.

The book is available in many book stores and through Dave's website, www.richardsoutdoorphotography.com

Tex Mex is a favorite camp food but can be time consuming to prepare. In this week’s column, Luke discusses some tasty and easy to make camp recipes.
Luke Clayton

I enjoyed a summer hog hunt with some great friends recently and, as is often the case, I volunteered to be the camp cook.

CAMP MEALS THE EASY WAY

by Luke Clayton

Two Lake Texoma fishing legends, Bill Carey and his son Chris, showing off what will become the centerpiece of many tasty fish dinners.
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke talks striper fishing with Bill Carey with Striper Express (www.striperexpress.com) up on Lake Texoma. Luke also shares some tips on keeping safe from insects during the summer months. 

TAKE PRECAUTIONS IN THE OUTDOORS

by Luke Clayton

Mark Balette taking aim with Luke's Airforce AIrguns 45 caliber "Texan" big bore air rifle.
Luke Clayton

In this weeks show, Luke visits with his longtime friend Mark Balette, with B & C Outfitters near Groveton Texas (www.easttexasexotics.com). Mark and Luke discuss the challenges and fun involved with summer hog hunting. 

Fly fishing at Gunnison Crested Butte
https://gunnisoncrestedbutte.com/isolated-with-a-fly-rod/

This week, Luke visits with fishing guide Andy Cochran (719-850-9789 - www.gsofishing.com)  and talks about fishing opportunities around Gunnison Colorado. 

Larry Weishuhn on his first hunt with his new Dragon Claw big bore air rifle loaded with an arrow and broadhead
Luke Clayton

Making the most of any outdoor outing equates to a positive attitude and the ability to remain flexible. After all, we don’t always catch a limit of fish or shoot a big whitetail buck but if we take the time to truly relish our time spent in the outdoors, we benefit by returning home rejuvenated and refreshed.  A couple days spent last week with two great friends, Jeff Rice and Larry Weishuhn aka. “Mr. Whitetail” is a good case in point.

FORMULA FOR FUN IN THE OUTDOORS

by Luke Clayton

Two Lake Texoma fishing legends, Bill Carey and his son Chris, showing off what will become the centerpiece of many tasty fish dinners.
Luke Clayton

Setting under the covered boathouse at Mill Creek Resort on Lake Texoma last week several boats loaded with anglers anxious to get out on the water for a morning of striper fishing were sipping coffee and making small talk. I was in one of these boats, along with my grandson Jackson Zimmerman and good friend Jeff Rice.  Rain was pounding on the metal roof above us and off in the distance, lightening was popping and thunder booming.

TEXOMA STRIPER FISHING, AS GOOD AS IT GETS 

by Luke Clayton

Stubby Stubblefield shows off a catch
Luke Clayton

In today's show, Luke visits with Stubby Stubbfield and talks summer catfishing. Luke also relates an exciting night 'gigging' trip for flounder. 

Fly fishing at Gunnison Crested Butte
https://gunnisoncrestedbutte.com/isolated-with-a-fly-rod/

This week, Luke speaks with John Norton of the Gunnison Crested Butte Tourism Department. Listen as they explore some great fishing spots out in Colorado.  Visit gunnisoncrestedbutte.com for more information.

A catch from Gunnison Colorado
https://gunnisoncrestedbutte.com/

This week, Luke visits with Andrew Sandstrom with Gunnison Crested Butte tourism (www.gunnisoncrestedbutte.com). There is much in the outdoors to enjoy in the Gunnison Valley, a destination Luke has enjoyed visiting for many years.

Luke and a buddy smoked and canned these salmon fillets last week.  They are ready for the pressure cooker.
Luke Clayton

Let’s face it, what’s tastier than a crispy fried fish fillet? A family fish fry is a time honored event with many of us and one that this old outdoors writer plans to keep going but, there are other very tasty ways to prepare the fish we enjoy catching so much!

HOW TO SMOKE A FISH 

by Luke Clayton

Guide Chris Watson aka. ‘The Catman’ is one of the top guides Luke has fished with during his 30 plus year career as an outdoors writer.
Luke Clayton

I am about to introduce many of you to Mr. Chris Watson, aka. “Catman”.  Many of you avid fishermen will know Chris who has guided at Richland Chambers Reservoir for many years. I hope we can all pull together and provide Chris and his family with a bit of help; he is going through some very tough health problems and will undergo a major surgery in a matter of days.

GUIDE CHRIS WATSON, AKA ‘THE CATMAN’ 

by Luke Clayton

Guide Chris Carey with Striper Express and Luke Zimmerman display one of many striped bass landed on topwaters this past week.
Luke Clayton

My grandson Luke Zimmerman, Jeff Rice and myself arrived at our cabin at Mill Creek Resort on Lake Texoma an hour or so before dark last week on the eve of a long anticipated top water striper fishing trip with my friends at Striper Express.  Bill Carey had been telling me all about the awesome top water action for the past couple weeks and we were chompin at the bit to get after them. There is something very addictive about watching a big striper attack a topwater plug.

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TEXOMA STRIPERS ON TOPWATERS

This week, a fishing update on Lake Texoma
Striper Express

This week, Luke is heading up to beautiful Lake Texoma to fish with his friends at Striper Express (www.striperexpress.com).

Lake Fork guide Seth Vanover shows off his Livescope and one of many crappie caught on a recent outing
Luke Clayton

LAKE FORK- Back in the day, the drill for a crappie fishing trip went something like this: Pull up to a tree with limbs above the water, secure the boat, drop minnows down through the limbs and either catch crappie or spend 30 minutes trying and then move on to the next likely spot.  Those days are long gone for Lake Fork guide Seth Vanover and other anglers savvy in the use of their “Livescope”, the latest innovation for seeing what’s below the surface of the water.

Luke's guest this week is Larry Weishuhn, Mr. Whitetail.
www.ghostblind.com

This week, Larry Weishuhn (aka Mr. Whitetail) joins Luke and the topic is hunting in far west Texas.

Luke talks west Texas hunting this week
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke travels far out to the Trans Pecos region of Texas to talk hunting and fishing with Austin Bollier (432-556-7287)  with the Double LL Double DD Ranch. Far west Texas offers myriad outdoor activities including hunting for mule deer, gamble quail, javelina, feral hogs (of course). Fishing and the scenery is awesome on the nearby Rio Grande River. Hopefully today's show will help you plan your hunt 'out west'. 

Luke "social distancing" from a remote creek above lake Fork.
Luke Clayton

I though during this time of sticking close to home, you might enjoy this little two-part tale of the life of a fictitious wild hog. Part One is below.

TUSKER: THE LIFE OF A WILD BOAR 

by Luke Clayton

Part one

Cameron Brinkerhoff with an airgun
Luke Clayton

In today's show, Cameron Brinkerhoff with Airforce Airguns (www.airforceairguns.com) joins Luke and discusses shooting modern day air rifles. Luke also shares some tips on traveling on hunting and fishing trips during the current restrictions created by the Coronavirus. 

Luke "social distancing" from a remote creek above lake Fork.
Luke Clayton

A campfire visit with Luke this week. We're talking about the white bass run in creeks  and rivers i the area as well as the upcoming turkey season.

http://www.huntcounty.net/

From the official website for Hunt County:

From: Hunt County Judge

Date:3/27/2020

Re: Second COVID-19 Positive Result in Hunt County

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