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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. 

Wild hog processing
Luke Clayton

Luke's guest this week is Will Herring, founder and owner of Wild Boar Meat Company in Hubbard, Texas. Will and Luke discuss the recent ruling by the Texas Agricultural Commission to allow Warfarin to kill hogs in Texas. If the use of poison is allowed, companies that currently process wild hogs may have to close their doors. Hog trappers may also be put out of business as there will be no market for the hogs. 

One of the fishermen and a big black drum he caught with Capt. Mike Williams' team
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Luke's guest this week is noted fishing guide Capt. Mike Williams (www.galvestonfishingguides.com). Mike and Luke are talking about the annual black drum run which just so happens to occur during spring break. A trip to the coast is always fun and a great way to celebrate the coming of another spring! Tune in and listen, today's show might just solve your question of "What do we do for Spring Break"? 

Phil Zimmerman with a chunky, good eating Walleye caught from pristine waters in northern Saskatchewan while fishing with Luke and several other writers a couple years ago. Round two with the walleye, pike and lake trout is scheduled for June.
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Join Luke and his guest Josh Schwartz with Mepps Lures (www.mepps.com) this week and learn a bit about the history of Mepps Lures;  how to recycle squirrel tails and best baits for catching those hard fighting fish from northern waters as well as here at home! 

   

Matt Ashcraft talks about controling wild hog populations by helicopter
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This week, Luke's guest is Matt Ashcraft, helicopter pilot and owner of Freedom Helicopters. Matt gives a unique "insider's" prospective on controlling wild hog populations from the air. 

David Hanson (left) and Luke Clayton(right) showing off a catch.
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Listen to audio from an awesome trophy blue catfish trip earlier this week at Lake Tawakoni.

Jason Bearden from Duck Bang Radio is the special guest this week from Luke's country cabin retreat. These 2 seasoned outdoorsmen discuss some of their favorite campfire cooking techniques and duck hunting in Kaufman county.

Join Luke and his longtime friend Larry Large (www.huntingeasttexas.com) around the campfire for this weeks show. These veteran outdoorsmen have spent a lot of time together on the water and in the woods hunting. They share a few of their adventures in this weeks show.

Lake Tawakoni catfish guide David Hanson
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Catfish anglers will want to make sure and tune in this week. Lake Tawakoni guide David Hanson divulges a new pattern that is producing lots and lots of blue catfish  weighing between 2 and 6 pounds with the occasional larger fish. This pattern should hold steady until the onset of cooler weather when the trophy blue season begins.

You will also learn a couple of tasty camp recipes. 

Goose guide Rick Hrncir setting up a decoy spread.
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It's no longer necessary to drive for many hours to get in on some very good goose hunting. This week, Luke visits with Rick Hrncir with Family Affair Guide Service (www.familyaffairguideservice.com) and talks about hunting "close to home" geese!

This buck is trailing a doe and in the middle of the rut. There is not a better time to be out hunting than during the breeding season when the bucks are on the prowl.
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Luke travels out to far west Texas on a deer hunt with his friends Steven Ray and Larry Weishuhn. Steven invented the Rattling Forks (www.rattlingforks.com) and he puts them to use bringing in some big bucks this past week. The show is recorded from the deer camp and while hunting. Luke "takes you with him" this week.

Luke Discusses Chronic Wasting Disease in Texas deer this week with Texas Parks and Wildlife's John Silovsky
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This week, Luke is talking about hunting the whitetail rut. The second split of duck season also opens this weekend and there is a bit of duck hunting talk mixed in. Also, barn door size crappie are biting well at Lake O' The Pines and guide Seth Vanover (www.lakeforkcatandcrappie.com) has been hammering them. Luke is covering lots of bases this week but with some very current, useful information.

Luke Clayton with bow and turkey
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This week, Luke solo's without a guest and shares a comical muzzleloading story that occurred almost two decades ago.

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 his guest Billy Carter (www.spatterdock.com)  and learn all about the excellent hunting and fishing currently underway at Lake Caddo. 

A lot of fine eating upland birds taken recently at Burk's Quail Run (www.burksquailrun.com)  in Glimer, Tx.
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This week, Luke's guest is Kenneth Burk, owner of Burk's Quail Run (www.burksquailrun.com) near Gilmer, Texas. Luke and Kenneth talk about shooting upland birds behind well trained pointers.  

A deer Luke has been hunting
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Deer season opens today. Luke devotes today's show to deer hunting. Tune and enjoy some "campfire talk".

Luke's mentor, Billy Wayne Joplin
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Billy Wayne Joplin, Luke's hunting mentor, just turned 80 years young. Luke tells about some of his early hunting experiences with Billy.

Luke also talks about what he considers to be the best value on the market. The Mossberg MVP Patrol Rifle in .223 topped with a Photon XT scope by Sightmark and a breakfast of eggs, potatoes and some fresh made sugar cured ham from a wild hog Luke recently harvested. The cure is available at www.butcher-packer.com

Fishing Guide Seth Vanover showing off a catch.
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Lake Fork guide Seth Vanover  (www.lakeforkcatandcrappie.com)  joins Luke this weeks and talks about the change in the crappie catching pattern and bow hunting deer. 

Luke cooking at the deer camp in Kansas
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Luke has been in Kansas hunting deer as bow season is underway and comes to us from the camp this week with Larry Large and some hunting and camp cooking tips.

Luke Clayton with bow and turkey
Luke Clayton

Luke is headed to Kansas for his annual archery deer hunt. Before the hunt, back at home, he prepared several tasty recipes to enjoy in his Kansas Camp. Tune in this week and learn how Luke saves cooking time when hunting!

Luke's guest this week is Larry Weishuhn, Mr. Whitetail.
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Join Luke and his guest Larry Weishuhn (Mr. Whitetail) as today is the opener of bow season for whitetail deer and these two veteran deer hunters talk about past hunts and what to expect this year in the whitetail woods.

Luke joins us from Colorada this week
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Luke comes to us from elk camp in northern Colorado this week. Luke and friends talk about hunting techniques and camp cooking.

Luke comes to us from the mountains this week
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Luke comes to us today from the mountains of northern Colorado. For the past six years he and Larry Large have outfitted elk and bear hunts here (www.huntingeasttexas.com).  Tune in and listen to Luke tell about life in elk camp. Luke also goes into detail describing some of the tasty meals that his camp manager/cook David Hanson prepares.

Larry Large talks "tea birds" with Luke this week
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This week, waterrfowl guide Larry Large (www.huntingeasttexas.com) joins Luke to discuss the upcoming teal season. Tune in and learn some tricks the experts use to trick those fast flying, good eating little "teal birds"! 

Luke's World

Aug 15, 2016
Luke Clayton with bow and turkey
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke solo's on the show and gives you some insights into what's going on in "Luke's World". Luke discusses an innovative new product he learned about at the Texas Trophy Hunter's show in Ft. Worth this past week called the "Ox Rack" ( www.theoxrack.com ) The unit attaches to the front of your ATV and is powered by an electric winch. Luke also tells about a great way to save money making breakfast sausage at home.  He recently made 35 pounds for an upcoming high country elk hunt.

Luke talks hunting Elk in the mountains this week
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It will soon be time to head to the Colorado high country for archery elk season. This week, Don Laubach with Elk Incorporated (www.elkinc.com)  joins Luke and talks about calling elk. Don brought the first commercial cow elk call on the market over 3 decades ago and his company continues to produce both cow elk calls and bull elk bugles. If you are an elk hunter or, aspire to become one, you won't want to miss today's show.

Seth Vanover with his "Stump Ring"
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Luke visits with a regular on the show, Lake Fork guide Seth Vanover (www.lakeforkcatandcrappie.com). Seth gives some tips on catching "dog days" crappie and shows us a neat invention for quickly anchoring boats to stumps. Luke also recaps his trip last week to Galveston and talks about all the attractions at Moody Gardens (www.moodygardens.com).  

Mike Williams shows off a shark catch
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Luke speaks with Galveston guide Captain Mike Williams about catching shark this week.  

Clients of Capt. David Dillman show off their Galveston Bay catch
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Luke takes us down to Galveston to visit with veteran trout guide David Dillman at Eagle Point Fishing Camp and also gives some tips on keeping fish fillets fresh during the heat of summer.

Luke Clayton with bow and turkey
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke discusses myriad outdoor topics including courtesy while afield or on the water, the upcoming Texas Trophy Hunters shows and how to inexpensively make your own sugar cured ham.

Lake Tawakoni guide David Hanson shows off a catch.
Luke Clayton

Join Luke this week and learn some catfish catching tips from Lake Tawakoni. Earlier this week Luke joined his longtime friend catfish guide David Hanson (903-268-7391) for a morning of fast action catfishing. Listen and learn how to catch lots of catifsh and remain cool..IN THE SHADE!

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