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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 Gearhead Archery, Airforce Airguns, Smokin Tex Electric Smokers, Nielsen Specialty Ammo and Texas Raised Hunting Products.   

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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  • Pull a stump up around the campfire and join and Larry Weishuhn for a bit of outdoor talk this morning. These two veterans of the woods talk about how popular the 30-30 caliber has been through the years and, as always their conversation drifts a bit to other subjects. Click to listen!Contact Luke via his website www.catfishradio.org
  • In this week's outdoors show, Luke visits with veteran guide Bill Carey with Striper Express (www.striperexpress.com) and discusses current striper fishing patterns at Lake Texoma. Some big fish are currently being landed on half ounce Roadrunner jigs using 9 inch white soft plastic trailers.
  • Luke's guest this week is Jeremiah Bennett and the subject is hunting giant mule deer in Sonora, Mexico. Jeremiah is a northeast Texas native and a man of many talents that include being one of the most sought after cameramen in the outdoor industry, artist on a LARGE scale, painting some impressing murals and hunting guide. Click to listen to this weeks show, a 'down home' visit with Luke and a very gifted individual that makes his living the the outdoors.
  • It's trophy blue catfish season in northeast Texas. Guide John Fleming (903-715-2767) gives some fish catching tips in today's show. John guides on Cooper Lake and gives some lake specific tips that will help you put the 'big uns' in the boat.
  • This week, Luke visits with taxidermist Eugene Pridgen (www.chisholmtrailtaxidermy.com) and discusses field care of deer and wild hogs in preparation for taxidermy.
  • Luke interviews Mr. Kenny Isringhausen with Fire N The Hole Broadheads (www.firenthehole.com) . Kenny is a self professed math and physics geek that has invented a couple of very innovative broadheads for both Crossbows and Compound bows that have proven very effective on big game. Kenny goes into detail on how he developed these broadheads and explains why they are so effective.
  • Luke's guest this week is Cooper Lake catfish guide John Fleming (903-715-2767) and the topic is catching trophy blue catfish during the winter months. John and clients have been catching some 'big uns' and in today's show, John gives some tips that are working on this 'close to home' northeast Texas Lake.
  • In today's show Luke gives some tips that greatly simplify making tamales. Rather than steam them, Luke puts them in a covered container in the oven and bakes them for a couple hours which saves a lot of time and effort. Luke also gives an update on deer hunting here in northeast Texas. It's trophy blue catfish season and Tawakoni is red hot right now.
  • In today's show, Luke tells about a recent afternoon hunt he enjoyed this week with good friends David Cotton and David's father Edgar. Luke was hunting with his new Mossberg Patriot rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor caliber, looking for a management buck. He and David watched plenty of deer but nothing that filled the bill for this hunt. Edgar was hunting another food plot that was covered up in deer. The evening was wrapped up around the campfire with a quick snack of hotdogs cooked over an open fire! All in all a wonderful few hours spent in the outdoors.Luke also gives some fishing tips from area lakes. For more of what Luke does, visit his website www.catfishradio.org
  • In today's show Luke talks about his many years of shooting and hunting with Mossberg firearms (www.mossberg.com) Luke's first gun was a little .Mossberg .410 way back in 1958. He used the little shotgun for small game and quail around the farmstead in northeast Texas where he grew up. He is now excited about scoping and sighting in his new Mossberg Patriot deer rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor.