Fall Largemouth Bass Strategies, Catfish Tactics, Striped Bass Fishing and More with Guest Matt Williams

October 11th, 2018

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On this episode, Dustin sits down with Matt Williams, TF&G columnist and freshwater fishing expert. We talk about the fall and winter fishing season, the big shake-up between Bassmaster and Major League Fishing and pro-bass anglers, catfish rod-and-reel and jugline techniques and even striper fishing! Now go out there and have an awesome day in the outdoors!

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Read Matt’s Fishing Column Monthly in TF&G: http://www.fishgame.com 

About the Podcast: The Best of the Outdoors Podcast is optimized to bring listeners the best in hunting, fishing, shooting, bowfishing and other outdoor activities. The show is broadcast across a number of different audio platforms and serves as a source of education and inspiration for all things outdoors. Host Dustin Warncke is a critically-acclaimed author, outdoor writer for TF&G and other publications, video and audio producer, speaker and blogger who has excelled in many areas of outdoor media.

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Texas Fish & Game is the largest and most popular outdoor publication in the Lone Star State. No other publication matches our coverage of hunting, fishing, guns, gear, tackle, conservation, outdoor news, and wildlife subjects. Our editorial cadre includes the best outdoor writers in the Lone Star State—all experts in their respective fields. This is the sportsman’s one-stop resource for information and education on Texas’ outdoors.

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The Call of Fall and the Falling of the Veil with Guest Zach Byrd

September 27th, 2018

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On this week's episode, Dustin sits down with Zach Byrd, an avid YouTube channel host and and outdoor poet and videographer. Zach and Dustin talk about trends going on in our modern society, hunting traditions, and much more in this stimulating, outdoor life enriching podcast. Dustin features two of Zach's works in the beginning and end of the podcast, The Falling of the Veil and the Call of Fall which are short films from YouTube:

 

Connect with Zach:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008617751427

FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/348335505290195/ 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/byrddogJo613 

The Falling of The Veil: https://youtu.be/HZNEwl1BDaQ 

The Call of Fall: https://youtu.be/3KwEmdLT3aw 

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Text of The Falling of the Veil:

I was 24 when I realized the wild was dying. The epiphany came to me while deer hunting one October evening. Such epiphanies rarely seize a man of the morning time, I’ve found. There’s a frailty to morning light. It softens the hard edges of the world where the dew of night makes camp. Its angle radiates a white hue and illuminates the unnamed particles of vagabondage—the dregs of dreams—the frayed edges of night—both waltzing a final waltz. It glows like a lover’s breath and curls along each beam like baby-hair. During such moments, a poet can only sing. October is spring within the fall here in Georgia. A deciduous cacophony sweeps the hollows. The vibrant yellows of Mountain Ash, Bitternut Hickory and Black Walnut harmonize in splendor with the subtle bronze shield of the American Beech and Sweet Birch. Fiery clashes from the Northern Red Oak and American Sycamore erupt and seem to disperse red flickering embers of the Red Maple, Black Cherry and Flowering Dogwood. But evening light lands differently upon a man’s heart. The harsh angle does not bring with it a new day. Instead, it rides on a thin veil of dusk and as this veil drifts over the cacophony, the former colors begin to smear with one another in static noise. As night impedes, the observer is left looking at a muddy and mysterious scene, drained of its vibrancy. The wind through it whispers but two words: brevity and goodbye. It was during one of these October evenings that I heard a similar whisper in my heart. The words formed and lingered like a hybrid of mist and smog—a clumsy juxtaposition composed of forest noise and the hum of distant highway traffic. From my tree near the mountaintop, far away, I could see the pulse of the city. Brake lights flickered between invisible tree branches. Occasional horn honks shot outward into the forest like futuristic arrows. Faintly, when the wind blew just right, I could make out the golden arches of the burger joint below. As night arrived and I began gathering my equipment, I felt a weight inside me I’d not felt before. It was not tied to knowing I’d soon assume my position within the red pulse of civilization. No, I’d already come to terms with that epiphany at a younger age. This was different, subdued, like the impossible ideas that transcend the minds of children and twist them into adults or the gray and gritty smear between erosion lines. As I made my descent and the city was swallowed by the mountainside, I looked out across the drained lowlands of the Etowah River Valley and saw great running ghostly gray squares in the night that look barren and alien even from space. As I pulled my truck out onto the road, as my eyes squinted into the headlights of oncoming cars, I realized that these are the evening days of wildness. Although the deer still fear our silhouette and our scent and the squirrel continue to bark at the cadence of our footfalls over dry leaves, I know in my heart that these creatures are static noise. They are echoes of a day when wildness could not be tamed. And they are caught, just as I am caught, somewhere in a dusky hue, where history and the present moment tear apart and become strangers to one another. I still go to the woods. The wildest spot I find there is often in my mind, when I’m able to imagine the fleeting vision of how it all was before it all was not. Sometimes it’s a Cherokee in my periphery, kneeling near a log, his turkey feathers quietly shaking as he draws his bow. Other times it’s along the long lashes of a mother doe as her fawn nurses the last few drops from her before the leaves begin to change. I haven’t stopped killing deer but I don’t take as many as I once did. Nowadays, I like being near deer more than anything. I think it’s because we share a common awareness. For one of us, it’s conscious, for the other, a raw flame of instinct. But for each of us it acts as a compass needle. It keeps us alive. It tells us when to run, when to stop. It tells us when to eat and when to rest. The needle of the doe sends her away from me. And my needle sends me after her. Sometimes it’s to kill. But most times, it’s only to witness a brief, muddy glimpse before the falling of the veil.

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Last Minute Prep for Deer Season, Dove Hunting and Other Outdoor Adventures with Guest Roy Crush

September 13th, 2018

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On this episode, Dustin sits down with Roy Crush from Texas Boys Outdoors, a TV show outdoor organization, and talk about opening weekend of dove season, last minute prep for deer hunting season and other outdoor adventures. Roy is one of the favorite guests of the show and we have a great time together. 

Connect with Roy!

https://www.texasboysoutdoors.org/

https://www.facebook.com/Texas-Boys-Outdoors-440789635942571/

https://www.facebook.com/royboy42 

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Mentioned in the Show:

Frio Ice Chests: https://www.frioicechests.com/ 

Stationary Dove Decoys: https://amzn.to/2wMATXK

Mojo Dove Decoys: https://amzn.to/2NwOIEt

Vapor Trail Scents: http://vaportrailscents.com

Big & J: https://bigandj.com/ 

Hunter's Specialities: http://hunterspec.com/  

 

About the Podcast: The Best of the Outdoors Podcast is optimized to bring listeners the best in hunting, fishing, shooting, bowfishing and other outdoor activities. The show is broadcast across a number of different audio platforms and serves as a source of education and inspiration for all things outdoors. Host Dustin Warncke is a critically-acclaimed author, outdoor writer for TF&G and other publications, video and audio producer, speaker and blogger who has excelled in many areas of outdoor media.

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Texas Fish & Game is the largest and most popular outdoor publication in the Lone Star State. No other publication matches our coverage of hunting, fishing, guns, gear, tackle, conservation, outdoor news, and wildlife subjects. Our editorial cadre includes the best outdoor writers in the Lone Star State—all experts in their respective fields. This is the sportsman’s one-stop resource for information and education on Texas’ outdoors.

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Saltwater Fishing Series: Hardcore Bay Fishing on the South Texas Coast with Guest Cal Gonzales

August 30th, 2018

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In this continuation of the TF&G saltwater fishing series, Dustin sits down with Cal Gonzales, Texas Fish & Game saltwater fishing editor and Texas coastal hotspot focus columnist. We talk about all kinds of things from catching mangrove snapper, Yo-Zuri lures, top water fishing action and fishing tactics for the lower Texas coast. Thank you so much for listening and please remember to subscribe and leave us a review on iTunes or where ever else you heard this show!

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Connect with Cal!

https://www.facebook.com/calixto.gonzales

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Music by Adam J: @freestylefisherman

https://www.facebook.com/FreestyleFisherman/

Full Music Video: https://www.facebook.com/FreestyleFisherman/videos/483626495314606/

About the Podcast: The Best of the Outdoors Podcast is optimized to bring listeners the best in hunting, fishing, shooting, bowfishing and other outdoor activities. The show is broadcast across a number of different audio platforms and serves as a source of education and inspiration for all things outdoors. Host Dustin Warncke is a critically-acclaimed author, outdoor writer for TF&G and other publications, video and audio producer, speaker and blogger who has excelled in many areas of outdoor media.

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Texas Fish & Game is the largest and most popular outdoor publication in the Lone Star State. No other publication matches our coverage of hunting, fishing, guns, gear, tackle, conservation, outdoor news, and wildlife subjects. Our editorial cadre includes the best outdoor writers in the Lone Star State—all experts in their respective fields. This is the sportsman’s one-stop resource for information and education on Texas’ outdoors.

 

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CZ-USA Rifles, Deer Management and Big Game Hunting with Guest Chester Moore

August 16th, 2018

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On this special edition of The Best of the Outdoors podcast, Chester Moore joins Dustin Warncke to go over deer management and cover some of the fantastic rifle offerings from CZ-USA. This was a fun episode full of great information for deer hunters, land manages, firearms enthusiasts and more! Be sure to subscribe to our podcast through your favorite podcast player and give us a 5 star rating on iTunes! Thanks for listening!

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About the Podcast: The Best of the Outdoors Podcast is optimized to bring listeners the best in hunting, fishing, shooting, bowfishing and other outdoor activities. The show is broadcast across a number of different audio platforms and serves as a source of education and inspiration for all things outdoors. Host Dustin Warncke is a critically-acclaimed author, outdoor writer for TF&G and other publications, video and audio producer, speaker and blogger who has excelled in many areas of outdoor media.

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Texas Fish & Game is the largest and most popular outdoor publication in the Lone Star State. No other publication matches our coverage of hunting, fishing, guns, gear, tackle, conservation, outdoor news, and wildlife subjects. Our editorial cadre includes the best outdoor writers in the Lone Star State—all experts in their respective fields. This is the sportsman’s one-stop resource for information and education on Texas’ outdoors.

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Custom Rifles, Wild Hog Hunting, the Hog Poisoning Debate and High Fences with Guest Jeff Stewart

August 9th, 2018

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On this episode of the bi-weekly TF&G podcast, Dustin sits down with TF&G writer and blogger Jeff Stewart who lives in East Texas and is an avid outdoorsman and Second Amendment supporter. We talk about custom rifles and AR-15s, wild hog hunting, the wild hog poisoning debate and even high fences. Nothing like a little controversy to get the blood pumping!

Find Jeff on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/jeff.stewart.505

https://www.facebook.com/Alphadog-Blades-185251542245169/

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About the Podcast: The Best of the Outdoors Podcast is optimized to bring listeners the best in hunting, fishing, shooting, bowfishing and other outdoor activities. The show is broadcast across a number of different audio platforms and serves as a source of education and inspiration for all things outdoors. Host Dustin Warncke is a critically-acclaimed author, outdoor writer for TF&G and other publications, video and audio producer, speaker and blogger who has excelled in many areas of outdoor media.

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Texas Fish & Game is the largest and most popular outdoor publication in the Lone Star State. No other publication matches our coverage of hunting, fishing, guns, gear, tackle, conservation, outdoor news, and wildlife subjects. Our editorial cadre includes the best outdoor writers in the Lone Star State—all experts in their respective fields. This is the sportsman’s one-stop resource for information and education on Texas’ outdoors.

 

 

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Outdoor Gear Reviews and New Product Features with Host Dustin Warncke

July 26th, 2018

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On this episode, Dustin reviews a wide array of outdoor products and new products just coming on the market.
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Reeler's Shield Sunscreen: https://www.outdoortechwear.com/product/reelers-shield-spf30-sunscreen/ 

iBobber Bluetooth Scale: https://reelsonar.com/ 

Outdoor Edge Wild-Lite Knife Set: https://amzn.to/2uCFUSN 

Lansky Roadie 8-in-1 Keychain Sharpener: https://amzn.to/2LfGpMY 

Odepro KL52 Hunting Light: https://amzn.to/2mw9gh9 

Vapor Trail Scents Display LED Headlamp: http://vaportrailscents.com/page3/page5/ 

NULIPAM USB Rechargeable Camping Lantern Spotlight 350 Lum 2600 mAh LED Potable Searchlight Waterproof/Brightness Adjustable: https://amzn.to/2LdSh1V 

Twod Tactical Rifle Gun Case w/ Adjustable Shoulder Strap: https://amzn.to/2NkaMOy 

Twod Rifle Tactical 6-24X50mm AOEG Optics Hunting Rifle Scope: https://amzn.to/2NUA1rN 

Twod AR-15 Gun Cleaning Mat Large & Cleaning Kit/Cleaning Supplies with Accessories: https://amzn.to/2Le3jEb 

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About the Podcast: The Best of the Outdoors Podcast is optimized to bring listeners the best in hunting, fishing, shooting, bowfishing and other outdoor activities. The show is broadcast across a number of different audio platforms and serves as a source of education and inspiration for all things outdoors. Host Dustin Warncke is a critically-acclaimed author, outdoor writer for TF&G and other publications, video and audio producer, speaker and blogger who has excelled in many areas of outdoor media.

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Texas Fish & Game is the largest and most popular outdoor publication in the Lone Star State. No other publication matches our coverage of hunting, fishing, guns, gear, tackle, conservation, outdoor news, and wildlife subjects. Our editorial cadre includes the best outdoor writers in the Lone Star State—all experts in their respective fields. This is the sportsman’s one-stop resource for information and education on Texas’ outdoors.

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Total Chaos! Fishing Fun and More ICAST Fishing Show Coverage with Cal Gonzales, Dustin Warncke and Chester Moore

July 13th, 2018

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On this second special edition podcast with accompianing Facebook Live Stream, Dustin sits down with TF&G saltwater columnist Cal Gonzales and TF&G Editor in Chief Chester more for an awesomely fun time together.

We talk about what we saw at ICAST and emerging trends in the fishing industry with a lively spirit and fun discussion.

Thanks for listening, please give us a 5 star rating on your podcast player platform and have an awesome day in the outdoors! 

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ICAST Fishing Show Coverage with Dustin Warncke & Chester Moore

July 12th, 2018

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On this special edition of our podcast, Chester Moore and Dustin Warncke talk about what they found interesting at the ICAST show this week.

 

Be sure to check out our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TXFishGame/

Chester and Dustin have been posting unique Facebook Live videos from the exhibit hall floor and Chester even interviews a Florida largemouth bass!

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Summer Freshwater and Saltwater Bowfishing and Other Outdoor Adventures with Guest Marty McIntyre

July 5th, 2018

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In this show, Dustin talks about all of the fun things you can do in the summer months in the hunting and fishing world in Texas and beyond. He also talkes about the two Full Draw Film Tour fundrising events coming up from Backcountry Hunters & Anglers and how you can enter to win free tickets as well as details on these events. Then, Dustin sits down with Marty McIntyre from GARQUEST Bowfishing Adventures to talk about frieshwater and saltwater bowfishing adventures in the summer where you can beat the heat and help the ecosystem at the same time!

Garquest Bowfishing Adventures

www.GARQUEST.com

Call Marty: (254) 931-3474

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Dustin's Bowfishing Feature: http://dustinsprojects.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Coastal-Bowfishing-Texas-Fish-Game-1807.pdf 

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