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. 

Luke discusses hunting predators this week
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke visits with Gary Robertson, owner of Burnham Brothers Game Calls and host of the CARNIVORE Outdoor TV show on the Pursuit Channel. Gary gives some tips on calling predators during the dead of winter, possibly the best time to hunt them. 

Stubby Stubblefield
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke visits with Stubby Stubblefield, Lake Fork catfish guide and maker of Stubby's Catfish Bait. Wintertime produces some of the biggest channel catfish of the year at Lake fork.In today's show, Stubby will give you some tips that will hopefully result in a big wintertime catfish fry! 

Luke with doe he took .45 caliber Airforce AIrguns "Texan". This is Luke's first game animal to harvest with an airgun in Texas.
Luke Clayton

This week Luke re-caps a big bore airgun  hunt earlier this week at Ranger Creek Ranch ( up in Knox County with his friend Kenneth Shepard. Luke has hunted at Ranger Creek for well over 20 years and loves the rugged Cedar Break Country and the plentiful game.

Luke and David enjoying a little range time shooting the Texan Big Bore airgun  in .45 caliber.
Luke Clayton

In today's show, Luke visits with his friend David Williams from New Mexcio. David and his wife Regina own Hunters Supply ( and make millions of bullets each year. Today's topic is the venerable old 30-30.

Jeff Rice with a hog he killed with the Dragon Claw air rifle by Pyramyd Air shooting an arrow.
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke visit visits with his friend Jeff Rice, owner of the Buck and Bass Ranch  near Lake Fork. Jeff loves hunting but he also enjoys the challenge of filming his hunts. In today's show, Jeff and Luke discuss filming and editing outdoor videos. If you are interested in creating your own outdoor films, today's show is just for you.

David Williams showing off a 1,200 yard group he shot with his Ruger Hawkeye Long Range Hunter in 300 Win. Magnum caliber.
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke visits with David Williams, owner of Hunters Supply ( David is a life long gunsmith and gives some tips on making a factory rifle shoot better groups. 

Luke Discusses Chronic Wasting Disease in Texas deer this week with Texas Parks and Wildlife's John Silovsky
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Luke's guest this week is John Silovsky, Wildlife Division Leader for Texas Parks and WIldlife Dept.  Silovsky discusses Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in the deer herd in Texas and ways the hunter can have harvested animals tested.

Guide Bradley Doyle
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke visits with Bradley Doyle ( 936-524-6768) who guides for catfish on Lake Conroe. Bradley recently fished the Possum KIngdom Catmasters Tournament which paid out $60,000 dollars to the winners. This is one of the largest if not the largest catfish tournaments in the country and draws anglers from many states. 

This weeks Luke visits with Nathan Mrnak with Base Camp Leasing ( and discusses a great program for connecting hunters looking for a hunting lease with landowners. 

James Lynch (pictured) joins Luke this week to discuss hog trapping
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke Visits with James Lynch, a veteran wild hog trapper that implements the latest trapping methods. Tune in and learn about the very best methods of keeping wild hog numbers under control. 

Luke discusses the possibility of expanding crossbow hunting
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke visits with John Silovsky,  TPWD District Wildlife Division Leader and discusses the possibility of allowing crossbows in several places where they are currently not allowed. Silovsky gives some insights into why the whitetail bucks in the counties around Grayson County are noted for such heavy antlers.

Lake Tawakoni catfish guide David Hanson
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke gives a very 'close to home' blue catfish update for Lake Tawakoni guide David Hanson. Tune in to learn the best techniques for catching lots of good size "eater" fish for the next fish fry. Luke and David even time to give a local deer hunting report.

Guide Mike Houston
Luke Clayton

Luke's guest this week is guide Mike Houston who targets blue catfish on Lakes Whitney and Aquilla. Many fishermen are well aware of the awesome catfishing at Whitney but for many, Lake Aquilla is a 'sleeper' lake. Tune in today's show and learn why this catfish pro considers Aquilla his favorite big fish hotspot. To connect with Guide Mike Houston on Facebook, "like" HOUSTON GUIDE SERVICE or call 817-487-7121.

Camp Cookin'

Sep 21, 2018
Luke talks outdoor cooking this week
Luke Clayton

In another life, Luke was a food writer for a major Texas newspaper. Part of his job was to visit restaurants that served game and fish. Certainly no chef, Luke does consider himself a pretty fair camp cook. This week, he shares a method of stir fry in which he uses game meat such as venison wild pork or quail or pheasant. Luke describes his method of preparing his stir fry at home or mid day BEFORE the afternoon hunt. I't not complicated but very tasty. Click and listen!

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

Luke visits with his friend Larry Weishuhn this week and discusses everything from determining the accurate weight of wild hogs in the field where scales are not available to the upcoming opener of whitetail deer season. To learn more about Luke, check out his website

Texas Dove Hunters Association logo
Texas Dove Hunters Association

This week, Luke visits with Bob Thornton with the Texas Dove Hunters Association ( and discusses everything dove. This awesome origination has done a great deal to further the conservation of dove and dove hunting. If you are a dove hunter, don't miss this one.  

Luke Clayton

This week, Luke visits with Lake Tawakoni striper guide Trent Miller with Stripaholic Guide Service (903-530-1710). Tune in and learn some of the veteran guides fish catching tricks. 

Luke Clayton, Texas Trophy Catfish Association

Join Luke this week as he visits with Bradley Doyle and discusses an awesome association devoted to tracking and preserving trophy class catfish. TEXAS TROPHY CATFISH ASSOCIATION supplies training and tags to members so that trophy class catfish may be tagged and tracked in upcoming years. This association gives  the average angler an opportunity to be part of a program devoted to insuring our children and grandchildren can experience the thrill of catching a giant catfish.

Luke with a Walleye
Luke Clayton

In today's show, Luke visits one-on-one with us and discusses all sorts of outdoor subjects with everything from upcoming outdoor events to some tips on dove hunts and the upcoming archery whitetail season. There is also a bit of fishing talk mixed in for good measure. For more outdoor news from Luke, visit his website at

Jerry Hancock of Hancock's Guide Service
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke visits with crappie pro/guide Jerry Hancock. Jerry has guided for years and specializes in catching crappie at lakes Lavon and Fork. Jerry is on the pro staff of Mr. Crappie (

This week, Luke visits with Katie Birk who's in charge of the Ben Wheeler Feral Hog Festival coming up in October.  Luke and his team BOARDACIOUS will be competing at the cooking competition, preparing BBQ wild pork, beans and wild pork chili. This is a fun event that Luke has attended the past couple of years. Mark your calendar and come out and have some fun this October!

Glenn Guess (the Hog Zombie) and his wife Michelle
Luke Clayton

Glenn Guess, the Hog Zombie is my guest again this week. Glenn is an expert in calling wild hogs within rifle or bow range and in today's show divulges more of his techniques.

Luke talks fishing with Larry Large this week
Luke Clayton; Larry Large

Luke's guest this week is Lake Fork fishing guide Larry Large. Large has guided on Fork for almost 3 decades and in today's show, he divulges some tips on night fishing. 

Guide Billy Carter (shown with a fresh yellow bass catch) joins Luke this week to talk hunting & fishing on Lake Caddo.
Luke Clayton

This week's show is a visit with Lake Caddo guide Billy Carter (, talking everything Caddo. 

Glenn Guess (the Hog Zombie) and his wife Michelle
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke visits with Glen Guess, THE HOG ZOMBIE and discusses calling wild hogs within rifle or bow range. Glenn develops and records specific sounds that bring the porkers in on the run. While nothing is fool proof and works every time in the outdoors, Glenn has proven that calling hogs using his app and THE BULLET, an electric caller by Convergence Hunting Systems, is a tool every hog hunters should have in his or her arsenal.  Check out the THE HOG ZOMBIES videos on YouTube or "Like" them on Facebook.

Luke with a 40 inch pike
Luke Clayton

Luke just returned from a 5 day fishing trip at Iskwatikan Lake Lodge (  up in northern Saskatchewan, Canada where he landed this 40 inch Northern Pike and many other pike and walleye.

Fishing Guide Seth Vanover showing off a catch.
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke visits with fishing guru Seth Vanover ( and discusses summer patterns for catching crappie.

Luke, Stubby, and crew showing off their catch for the day
Luke Clayton

Lake Fork- Round up a foursome of still very active old guys, all a few months away from their 68th birthday and chances are pretty good they have some “stories”. After all, there is just under 300 combined years of living amongst this group, plenty of time to amass untold life experiences, many of which are just down right funny! Put this aforementioned foursome together in a catfishing boat for several hours with steady action on channel catfish and chances are also good many of these “stories” will come to light!

Junior Angler Lake Tawakoni Record: Noah Brown (caught with Striperaholic Guide Service)
Trent Miller, Striperaholic Guide Service

This week, Luke visits with Lake Tawakoni striper guide Trent Miller of Striperholic Guide Serice (903-530-1710) and learns some of the guides techniques for boating big stripers and hybrid stripers.  Shad are currently stacking up around lower and mid lake humps and a mixture stripers, hybrids and white bass are going on a feeding frenzy.

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

Join Luke this week as he hits the trail on a hog hunt with Jeff Rice and other members of the Rice family.