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.

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The shrike commonly called “butcher bird’ has the appearance of a cute little songbird but in reality is a vicious predator that often impales his victims on thorns or barbed wire while he consumes them.
Ashley Clayton Zimmerman

Many folks share my inherent feelings about predators - we dislike them because of their nature but know they are an intricate part of the natural world. They are genetically programmed to kill to survive. 

PREDATOR AND PREY  

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

Join Luke and his guest Bill Carey with Striper Express (www.striperexpress.com) up on Lake Texoma this week for a discussion of the 'deadsticking' technique for catching stripers. Luke and Bill also give details on the winter Ron de Voux in Greenville coming up on March 6 on 4 wooded acres situated a few blocks north of downtown Greenville, next to CarQuest. 

Texas Fly Fishing and Brew Festival is February 27-28 at the Mesquite Convention Center
txflyfishingfestival.org

The 4th Annual Texas Fly Fishing & Brew Festival will be held on February 27-28, 2021, at the Mesquite Convention Center. Attendees can check out a myriad of fly fishing manufacturers, attend lectures on techniques and topics of interest to fly anglers of every stripe, and taste some of the Lone Star State’s best microbrewed beer.

Ron-de-Voux set for March 6th in Greenville
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke gives a great camp recipe for making goulash and spends some time talking about the upcoming outdoor Ren De Voux in Greenville on March 6.

Luke with a fine desert mule deer buck he took last week on the Eason Ranch in Pecos County.
Jeff Rice

Standing on the side of a mountain on the Eason Ranch, way out in Pecos County, I found myself somehow caught up in a time warp as I glanced across the vastness of distant mountains, just as the morning sun began to light them up.

ACROSS THE PECOS FOR MULE DEER

by Luke Clayton

Richland Chambers Reservoir guide Chris Moody with a blue catfish catch
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke is joined by Richland Chambers guide Chris Moody (www.garfishingaddiction.com) for a  discussion on the bounty of Richland Chambers Reservoir's blue catfish. Now is a great time to catch not only jumbo size trophy catfish but plenty of good eaters as well.

Luke discusses muzzleloader season this week
Luke Clayton

Join Luke this week as he discusses late season hunting opportunities. Muzzleloader season in open in many counties for the next week and waterfowl season is in full swing. Contact Luke via email at lukeclayton1950@gmail.com with any outdoor related questions you might have. His website is www.catfishradio.org

Judy Rhodes of DIVA Women Outdoors Worldwide joins Luke this week to talk about developing opportunities for women to learn about all aspects of outdoors life is a safe and welcoming environment for the past twenty years.
Luke Clayton

Judy Rhodes joins Luke this week to talk about the education and support of women learning about all aspects of an outdoors lifestyle.

Joe Henry, the executive director of Lake Of The Woods Tourism (www.lakeofthewoodsmn.com)
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke visits with Joe Henry, the executive director of Lake Of The Woods Tourism (www.lakeofthewoodsmn.com). Joe gives a great account of what it's like to enjoy winter ice fishing on one of the best walleye lakes in the world. Thinking of making plans for a fishing trip 'up north'?  Make sure and listen to this weeks show!

Randy Douglas, manager of Dale River Ranch www.daleriverranch.com  in Palo Pinto County
Luke Clayton

Luke gets a deer hunting update from his buddy Randy Douglas, manager of Dale River Ranch (www.daleriverranch.com) this week and recaps a hunt in far west Texas last week with Kenneth Tallent and Larry Weishuhn.

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

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