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Outdoors with Luke Clayton
Saturday Morning at 5am

Luke was raised in very rural Red River County where he grew up hunting and fishing. He began amateurishly writing about his adventures at the age of 12, the accounts of his boyhood outings often filling several pages of his Big Chief tablets.  Luke began writing professionally while in his twenties and currently writes an outdoor newspaper column that runs weekly in 45 Texas newspapers. Luke is hunting/shooting columnist for Texas Wildlife Magazine and writes regular features for several other outdoor magazines including Airgun Hobbyist where he is Hunting Editor. Luke and his good buddy Jeff Rice film and produce a weekly outdoor show,  A Sportsman’s Life. Please go to YouTube and subscribe. Radio is a fun endeavor for Luke and his shows are known for his relaxed and ‘down home’ style.

Luke is on the pro staff of Smokin Tex Electric Smokers, Gearhead Archery, AGM Global Vision Thermals and Catch and Release Apparel.  

Luke covered hunting for the current Texas Almanac, one of the oldest and most revered publications in the state. With almost 30 years under his belt as an outdoors writer, Luke has no intention of slowing down anytime soon. He continues to love the lifestyle that has been so fulfilling throughout his life.

To best keep up with Luke's outdoor activities, visit his web site www.catfishradio.org.  

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  • "Mr. Whitetail" Larry Weishuhn joins Luke again this week and talks about a late season whitetail buck hunt on the Cotton Ranch in Kaufman County. the ranch is under TPWD managed lands plan and allows hunting through the end of February. David Cotton connected with a fine late season buck and Larry gives all the details.
  • Larry Weishuhn (www.larryweishuhn.net) aka "Mr. Whitetail" joins Luke this week and the two old friends discuss a recent deer hunt out in west Texas.
  • Join Luke and his friend Larry Weishuhn aka "Mr. Whitetail" (www.larryweishuhn.net) this week for some very late season deer hunting talk as well as a bit of camp cooking
  • Everyone knows deer love grapes. Luke's guest this week is Paul Moore with Vinyard Max Products (www.vineyardmax.net). Paul's company transforms the waste grape hulls from vineyards into an attractant deer can't resist. Click and learn all about this natural but effective attractant.
  • It's muzzleloader season for whitetail deer in Texas and Luke visits with Tony Smotherman with CVA Muzzleloaders www.cva.com. If you are a devout muzzleloader hunter if thinking about becoming one, Luke invites you to click and listen to todays show! Remember to catch Luke's hour long outdoor show on www.catfishradio.org.
  • Luke visits with Mr. Donny Lynch (903-930-8020) this week. Mr. Lynch lived down near Caddo Lake and has for years raised and trained squirrel dogs. In today's show, Luke and Donny talk about hunting squirrels with dogs, a great way to introduce youngsters to the outdoors.
  • Luke speaks with Lawrance Rice of LR3 Services (www.lr3services.com) this week to explore the use of drones to survey outdoors locations.
  • This week, Luke visits with Joe Parker, owner of All American Taxidermy in Quinlan, Texas - (214) 596-8171. The veteran taxidermist discusses some tips that will insure you get the very best finished product from your mount. Feel free to contact Joe with any questions pertaining to taxidermy.
  • Luke's friend Jeff Rice is guest this week. Luke and his buddy spent some time this past weekend on Jeff's Ranch near Lake Fork setting up a comfortable 4 ft by 8 ft "Freedom" blind that snaps and screws together and is shipped directly to one's door. The blind comes in easy to carry sections and provides a comfortable hunting blind that can be set up just about anywhere, even deep into the woods Luke and Jeff have previously assembled several Snap Lock blinds (www.snaplockhuntingblinds.com) on the property, some have been in use over a decade.Click and listen to Luke and his buddy explain how you can hunt comfortably even in those 'hard to get to' spots.
  • Luke solos this week and discusses what's going on in Northeast Texas. He talks about his quest for a 'management' buck on his friends Edgar and David Cotton's Ranch in Kaufman County and tells about a fun outdoor event coming up at Lake Fork on February 10th.