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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. 

This is the entrance to the famous YO RANCH  in Mountain Home, Texas
Luke Clayton

Join Luke this week and visit with Debbie Hagebusch, Director of Tourism for the famous Y.O. Ranch in Texas  (www.yoranchheadquarters.com) . 

The Y.O. Ranch was established in 1880 by Charles Schreiner and encompassed over one-half million acres. The Y.O. introduced exotic animals for hunting back around 1950 and now and Texas is "the" destination for hunting animals such as Axis and Fallow deer, blackbuck antelope and a host of other animals. 

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

Veteran Lake Fork guide Larry Large (www.huntingeasttexas.com) joins Luke today and discusses white bass fishing at Fork. A decade or so ago, white bass were extremely scarce at Lake Fork but in the past few years, these prolific spawners have gained a strong foothold. Savvy anglers like Large are still catching plenty of largemouth bass but now, there is an abundant "food fish" that is usually more than willing to bite! 

Clients of Capt. David Dillman show off their Galveston Bay catch
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This week Luke takes us to the upper Texas Coast, to Eagle Point Fishing Camp (www.eaglepointfishingcamp.com) to visit with long time speckled trout guide Capt. David Dillman. David was the first angler to make trout fishing using live croakers for bait popular. Today's show will most definitely help you plan your next fishing trip to Galveston Bay System.  

Luke Clayton
Luke Clayton

Join Luke this week as he discusses some current fishing tips, divulges his favorite Dutch Kettle cobbler recipe and.... talks a bit about a new trend in the outdoors, "Tiny Houses".

David Hanson (top right) joins Luke this week to talk about catfish.
Luke Clayton

This week, Lake Tawakoni catfish guide David Hanson (903-268-7391)  joins Luke and gives a current update on the red hot blue catfish bite currently underway at Lake Tawakoni. David and Luke, both long time outdoor cooks, divulge some of their favorite methods of making tasty BBQ from venison and wild hogs.

Lake Tawakoni catfish guide David Hanson
Luke Clayton

Lake Tawakoni catfish guide David Hanson (903-268-7391) joins Luke this week and tells how to fill the cooler with good eating blue catfish. 

There is little doubt that Charlie Goodnight and White Parker swam in this beautiful spot on Buck Creek, located on the White Ranch.
Luke Clayton

In this week's show, Luke visits with his longtime friend Guide Randy Routh (www.teamredneck.net). Luke hunted turkey with Randy last week on the White Ranch not far from Glenrose. Randy has worked cattle and hunted on this ranch for many years and has learned much about the ranch's history from the late Reese White.

David Hanson (top right) joins Luke this week to talk about catfish.
Luke Clayton

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.
Obie Obermark (www.obiecue.com)

  This week, Luke visits with noted BBQ expert and spice maker Obie Obermark. Obie's spices (www.obiecue.com ) 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.
Luke Clayton

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. www.crockettresort.com
Luke Clayton

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.
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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.
Luke Clayton

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.    

Larry Large shows off a catch.
Luke Clayton

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 www.huntingeasttexas.com

    

Fishing Guide Seth Vanover showing off a catch.
Luke Clayton

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
Luke Clayton

 

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.
Luke Clayton

 

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.
http://www.familyaffairguideservice.com/

This week, Luke's guest is waterfowl guide Rick Hrncir with Family Affair Guide Service (www.familyaffairguideservice.com.)  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.
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke visits with veteran Lake Tawakoni trophy blue catfish guide David Hanson (www.littledsguideservice.com). 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.
Luke Clayton

Join Luke and Lake Caddo guide Billy Carter at Johnson's Ranch Marina (www.johnsonsranchmarina.net) 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.
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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). 

Fishing Guide Seth Vanover showing off a catch.
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke gives details on an antler rattling contest at the upcoming Dallas Safari Club Convention and guide Seth Vanover stops with some winter fishing catching tips.

Cleon Carraway pictured with one of his elk bugles fashioned from a cow horn.
Luke Clayton

On this weeks show,  Luke visits with master game call maker Cleon Carroway www.wildgamecalls.com. Cleon divulges some of his predator calling techniques that he has spent a lifetime perfecting.

Outdoors writer Brad Fenson traveled from Alberta, Canada to hunt deer out in West Texas with Steven Ray and Luke. During the hunt, he harvested this unique piebald buck.
Luke Clayton

This week Luke travels out to far west Texas to hunt whitetail deer with his friend Steven Ray, maker of Rattling Forks (www.rattlingforks.com) and another great friend, Brad Fenson, a well known outdoors writer from Alberta. During the hunt, Steven rattled in many bucks and Brad was lucky enough to harvest a rare piebald buck (pictured). Luke is a happy camper also, he used his Darton Toxin Crossbow to take a heavy buck and doe. 

Goose guide Rick Hrncir setting up a decoy spread.
http://www.familyaffairguideservice.com/

Tune in to Outdoors with Luke Clayton this week and learn about some red hot, close-to-home goose hunting. Veteran goose guide Rick Hrncir with Family Affair Guide Service (www.familyaffairguideservice.com) gives some goose hunting tips.

Larry Large talks "tea birds" with Luke this week
Luke Clayton

Tune in this week and listen to Luke and veteran duck guide Larry Large talk what else? DUCK HUNTING

Wayne Hays joins Luke this week and gives some very effective pointers that will help reduce wild hog numbers and put some great tasting pork in the freezer.
Luke Clayton

Luke visitis with Wayne Hays this week and learns some tricks that will help not only reduce wild hog numbers but put some great tasting pork in the freezer! 

Happy Opener of Deer Season! In today's show, Luke visits with guide Seth Vanover about a red hot crappie bite underway at Lake Fork. There's also lots of deer hunting talk.
Seth Vanover, Luke Clayton

As Deer season begins in full this weekend, Luke speaks again with Lake Fork guide Seth Vanover to update last week's discussion about Crappie fishing (spoiler: the fishin' is good!).

Fishing Guide Seth Vanover showing off a catch.
Luke Clayton

Luke visits with guide Seth Vanover this week.

Kansas has some giant whitetail, both bucks and does. This good eating grain fed doe tips the scales at 160 pounds.
Luke Clayton

This week, Luke visits with hunting outfitter Larry Large, (www.huntingeasttexas.com) and talks about a recent bow hunt for Kansas whitetail. Larry gives some good information for hunters planning a trip to Kansas next year.

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