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.
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If you've considered fishing up in a remote fly in fishing camp in Saskatchewan, you don't want to miss listening to today's show. Luke''s guest is Mr. Barry Prall with Tazin Lake Lodge (www.tazinlake.com). Barry and his partner Trevor Montgomery are co owners of this awesome fly in fishing camp that Luke will be visiting this Summer. Planning a trip 'up north' is really not all that complicated, especially with a good outfitter to keep you pointed in the right direction.
This week, Luke discusses a few of his camp recipes including berry cobbler and fajitas. He has been busy preparing the meals for an upcoming summertime hog hunt up in Wood County. If you enjoy outdoor cooking, click and listen. You might learn a new trick or two. Email Luke through his website www.catfishradio.org
ake Fork guide Seth Vanover joins Luke to discuss a shallow water catfish trip they enjoyed on Lake Fork earlier in the week.
Luke's guest this week is Dusty Vickery, manager of the Choctaw Hunting Lodge in southeastern Oklahoma.
This week, veteran fishing guide Omar Cotter (Luck O The Irish -www.luckotheirish.net) joins Luke and discusses the awesome fishing underway at Lake Tawakoni. Tune in and learn some of the techniques Omar uses to consistently put clients on the lakes plentiful white bass and hybrid stripers.
This week, Luke recaps a fishing trip to Lake Lavon a couple days ago with Guide Brandon Sargent (Lead Slingers Guide Service 469-989-1010) and retired guide Billy Kilpatrick who guided crappie trips for almost a quarter century on Lake Lavon. In the remainder of the show, Luke gives some information about planning a trip to fish remote fly in lakes in Canada.
Now is prime time to manage the coyote population. Larry Weishuhn aka Mr. Whitetail, called in this big male coyote and Kenneth Shepard used his open sighted 375 Marlin to insure this old dog won't be killing any fawns or baby turkeys this spring.Click and listen to Luke and Larry Weishuhn tall about a recent coyote hunt.
Now is prime time for reducing the number of feral hogs and putting some great eating pork in the freezer in the process. Luke has thermal hog hunting expert Paul Tyson back this week to share more of his hunting on the use of thermal scopes. Learn more at (www.gearthehunt.com) or give Paul a call at 214 837 1994 if he can help you with question concerning night hunting.
Lake Caddo offers a smorgasbord of fishing opportunities and for many years Luke relied on his long time friend guide Billy Carter to keep him informed and to supply fuel for his articles in newspapers and magazines. Billy passed away a year or so ago and with his passing went a lifetime of fishing and hunting knowledge pertaining to this beautiful part of Texas. Luckily, Dottie Carter, Billy's wife, put Luke in contact with guide Chaz Warren who grew up on the lake fishing with older guides such as Carter and Henry Lewis. Chaz operates out of Johnson's Ranch Marina and like Billy Carter, fishes for white and yellow bass, catfish and crappie. Contact Chaz through the marina or call (903) 371-8087 for more info on fishing.