High Plains Outdoors http://hppr.org en The salami-making Beast http://hppr.org/post/salami-making-beast <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: normal;">Most readers of the outdoor press have read newspapers and magazine articles written by Bob Hood. Bob was a very active outdoors writer for close to half a century. He was one of my best friends and we hunted and fished together often and shared story ideas, pictures and the experiences of spending time together in the outdoors from the brush country of Mexico to the Rocky Mountains.</span></p> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 05:01:01 +0000 Luke Clayton 36156 at http://hppr.org The salami-making Beast Summer deer hunt in Texas Hill Country http://hppr.org/post/summer-deer-hunt-texas-hill-country <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Folks, this week, I'm hunting for Axis deer in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. &nbsp;Back in the 1930's, Axis deer were stocked on ranches in the Hill Country and parts of South Texas. &nbsp;Today, there are thousands of Axis roaming the region. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">I used a .45 caliber big bore air rifle on a hunt for free ranging deer just outside a small town near San Antonio. &nbsp;</span></p> Sat, 16 Aug 2014 05:00:02 +0000 Luke Clayton 35859 at http://hppr.org Summer deer hunt in Texas Hill Country One last outing for the Clayton family before school starts http://hppr.org/post/one-last-outing-clayton-family-school-starts <p></p><p></p><p>Howdy Folks!</p><p>This week I'm making it short and sweet. &nbsp;I'm working on a story about shark fishing in the Gulf of Mexico with our old friend, Captain Mike, and I've made the trip into one last family vacation before school starts. &nbsp;I'm sending pictures for you to enjoy of my grandson, Jack, catching a shark from the pier, and a big one he landed with the help of Captain Mike.</p> Sat, 09 Aug 2014 05:00:02 +0000 Luke Clayton 35670 at http://hppr.org One last outing for the Clayton family before school starts Long and slow is the key to good barbeque http://hppr.org/post/long-and-slow-key-good-barbeque <p></p><p>I’m sure that most of you that have been listening to me for any length of time understand that I dearly love the entire outdoor lifestyle, everything from the actual hunting or fishing trip to transforming the fish/game meats into tasty meals.</p><p> Sat, 02 Aug 2014 05:00:01 +0000 Luke Clayton 35154 at http://hppr.org Long and slow is the key to good barbeque Is high-fenced hunting sporting? http://hppr.org/post/high-fenced-hunting-sporting <p></p><p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); margin-bottom: 20px; line-height: normal;"><font face="Arial" size="3">With the outdoor hunting shows coming up in a few weeks and many hunters making plans for their fall hunting trips, I though it might be interesting this week to discuss hunting on high fences ranches. This is a ‘hot button’ topic for many hunters.</font></p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:01 +0000 Luke Clayton 34944 at http://hppr.org Is high-fenced hunting sporting? Bring home the fish, but leave the mussels http://hppr.org/post/bring-home-fish-leave-mussels <p></p><p><font face="Arial" size="3" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: normal;">The spread of Zebra mussels in Texas lakes has caused for new regulations that all fishermen/boaters should be aware of. Beginning July 1, boaters must drain all water from their boat and on-board receptacles before leaving or approaching&nbsp; a body of fresh water anywhere in Texas.</font></p><p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:00:01 +0000 Luke Clayton 34435 at http://hppr.org Bring home the fish, but leave the mussels Watch out Wylie, Luke's on the porch! http://hppr.org/post/watch-out-wylie-lukes-porch <p></p><p>My son spotted coyotes on two occasions late at night close to the house during the past&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">week. Most of these sightings occurred around midnight or later, long after I am in bed&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">sound asleep. After another cat came up missing 2 nights ago, I decided to devise a plan to&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">remove Ole Wiley from the equation!</span></p><p> Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:00:01 +0000 Luke Clayton 34100 at http://hppr.org Watch out Wylie, Luke's on the porch! The best smoked beans you'll ever taste http://hppr.org/post/best-smoked-beans-youll-ever-taste <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Howdy, Folks!</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today, I'm sharing one of my favorite outdoor recipes with you. &nbsp;Give it a try! &nbsp;You won't be sorry.</span></p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:00:01 +0000 Luke Clayton 33499 at http://hppr.org The best smoked beans you'll ever taste The life cycle of a hunter http://hppr.org/post/life-cycle-hunter <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Howdy, Folks!</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week Cindee asked me to talk about the way my hunting experience has changed with time. &nbsp;When I think about it, as a young man it was all about bagging the tags and having a bigger gun. &nbsp;Through the years, I was challenged by the skill bow hunting required, and moved that direction. &nbsp;Now, I'm experimenting with air rifles, and the different skill set they require. &nbsp;As I think about it, hunting at this time is about the experience.</span></p><p> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 05:00:01 +0000 Luke Clayton 33167 at http://hppr.org The life cycle of a hunter Axis deer are rutting in Texas http://hppr.org/post/axis-deer-are-rutting-texas <p>Howdy Folks!</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Axis deer are a big deal down here in Texas. They came to the area on exotic ranches. Some of those rascals got loose, and now they free range across the state. Sat, 31 May 2014 05:00:02 +0000 Luke Clayton 32555 at http://hppr.org Axis deer are rutting in Texas How to can pork http://hppr.org/post/how-can-pork <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Howdy, Folks!</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's your ole buddy, Luke, and today we're talking to Mike Pullen of Frisco Spices. &nbsp;He's walking us through the process of canned pork. &nbsp;Take a listen. &nbsp;If you have questions, Mike would love to talk you through the process.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Sat, 24 May 2014 05:00:02 +0000 Luke Clayton 32217 at http://hppr.org How to can pork Canned venison better than Grandma's http://hppr.org/post/canned-venison-better-grandmas <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Howdy Folks,&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's your ole buddy, Luke. &nbsp;</span>&nbsp; Today, I'm talking to Mike Pullen, the owner of Frisco Spices. &nbsp;</p><p> Sat, 17 May 2014 05:00:03 +0000 Luke Clayton 31915 at http://hppr.org Canned venison better than Grandma's Easy fajitas for your next camping trip http://hppr.org/post/easy-fajitas-your-next-camping-trip <p>Howdy, Folks!</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today, I'm going to share my secret recipe for making fajitas when I'm camping. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Sat, 10 May 2014 05:01:00 +0000 Luke Clayton 31539 at http://hppr.org Easy fajitas for your next camping trip Cleon P Carraway... the Hog Whisperer http://hppr.org/post/cleon-p-carraway-hog-whisperer <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: medium; line-height: 1.5;">There is a great deal of information available on most aspects of wild hog hunting but the art of using calls to attract porkers within shooting range is one that is often skirted around, probably because of lack of factual information. Through the years, I’ve had very limited success using calls to attract hogs. The lion’s share of my failures I attribute to lack of skill on my part and possibly the fault of the calls I used to perfectly duplicate the sounds made by wild hogs.</span></p><p> Sat, 03 May 2014 05:00:02 +0000 Luke Clayton 12639 at http://hppr.org Cleon P Carraway... the Hog Whisperer World record whitetail changed this Canadian's life http://hppr.org/post/world-record-whitetail-changed-canadians-life <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Howdy Folks!</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today, we wrap up our visit with Milo Hanson. &nbsp;Milo has the world record typical whitetail, and he's made the record book again with the rack shown in this picture. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The world record changed the lives of Milo and his family, and it also affected his community. &nbsp;At one point his wife said she'd "like to beat the record with a hammer."</span></p><p>Take a listen. &nbsp;This man is a great story teller.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 26 Apr 2014 05:00:03 +0000 Luke Clayton 31004 at http://hppr.org World record whitetail changed this Canadian's life Tell me the story of the world record whitetail buck, ey? http://hppr.org/post/tell-me-story-world-record-whitetail-buck-ey <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Howdy Folks!</span></p><p>I tell you what, I have just had a conversation with Milo Hanson about the day he shot his world record whitetail buck. &nbsp;I feel like I've just been on the set of&nbsp;<em>The Red Green Show</em>.</p><p>Milo is from Biggar, Saskatchewan. &nbsp;He tells the story of that day better than any radio theater. &nbsp;Pour yourself a cup of coffee, lean back, and listen to Milo.</p> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:00:03 +0000 Luke Clayton 30651 at http://hppr.org Tell me the story of the world record whitetail buck, ey? A tale of turkey and hogs http://hppr.org/post/tale-turkey-and-hogs <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); margin-bottom: 20px; line-height: normal;"><font face="Arial" size="3">There are few things that I enjoy more than hunting turkeys in the spring when the landscape is coming to life in many hues of green and the sun’s warming rays once again informs Mother Nature that it’s time for all her creatures to go about the task of procreation.</font></p><p> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 05:00:02 +0000 Luke Clayton 30283 at http://hppr.org A tale of turkey and hogs Wiper fishing during the shad spawn http://hppr.org/post/wiper-fishing-during-shad-spawn <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Howdy Folks!</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you will take a few minutes and listen, Jason Barber will tell you the secrets of catching catfish and wipers now that spring has arrived and the water temperatures are warming up. &nbsp;The warmer temperatures also mean the shad are spawning, and that's key for a successful day!&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 05:00:03 +0000 Luke Clayton 29685 at http://hppr.org Wiper fishing during the shad spawn The secret to catfishing http://hppr.org/post/secret-catfishing <p></p><p>Howdy folks!</p><p>This week, I tell you what, we are going to discover the secret of reeling in those big cats! &nbsp;Jason Barber shares with us how&nbsp;cormorants are a key to unlocking the mystery.</p><p> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 05:00:02 +0000 Luke Clayton 29420 at http://hppr.org The secret to catfishing To catch a big bass this time of year, do some deadstickin http://hppr.org/post/catch-big-bass-time-year-do-some-deadstickin-0 <p></p><p>Deadsticking is a term used for fishing a bait, usually a soft plastic but not always, very slowly during the winter months when water temperatures are at their lowest. When the water is cold, fish become lethargic. They must eat but they prefer a meal that remains somewhat stationary rather than something they must chase down. Thus the reason that 1.5 inch soft plastic shad imitations held motionless near the top of big schools of white bass provided so much excitement at Cedar Creek Lake last week.</p><p> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 06:00:02 +0000 Luke Clayton 28808 at http://hppr.org To catch a big bass this time of year, do some deadstickin Campfire Cooking: One Skillet Breakfast http://hppr.org/post/campfire-cooking-one-skillet-breakfast <p></p><h1 itemprop="name" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 28px; vertical-align: baseline; clear: left; line-height: 30px; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp;</h1><p><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px; font-weight: inherit;">This breakfast is easy to make, and easy to clean up.&nbsp; The only pan you need is a cast iron skillet.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Sat, 01 Mar 2014 06:00:02 +0000 Luke Clayton 27606 at http://hppr.org Campfire Cooking: One Skillet Breakfast Recollections of varmint calling for the first time http://hppr.org/post/recollections-varmint-calling-first-time <p></p><p>Sometimes when Larry and I get together, our conversations head toward the past... and stories of our "firsts."&nbsp; Larry's asking me about the first time I went out calling.&nbsp; Here's my story: Sat, 22 Feb 2014 06:00:03 +0000 Luke Clayton 27608 at http://hppr.org Recollections of varmint calling for the first time Embarrassing hunting moment: Trapped in a blind http://hppr.org/post/embarrassing-hunting-moment-trapped-blind <p></p> Sat, 08 Feb 2014 06:00:03 +0000 Luke Clayton 27610 at http://hppr.org Embarrassing hunting moment: Trapped in a blind Hog Hunting With Nikon Camera Gets Western http://hppr.org/post/hog-hunting-nikon-camera-gets-western <p></p><p>Howdy folks! &nbsp;You have got to listen to this week's show! &nbsp;I'm talking with big bore air rifle designer and builder Terry Tate. &nbsp;We had quite an adventure hog hunting, and I got my first big game with an air rifle.&nbsp;</p><p> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 06:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 27004 at http://hppr.org Hog Hunting With Nikon Camera Gets Western Talking with Terry Tate: Air Rifle Designer and Builder http://hppr.org/post/talking-terry-tate-air-rifle-designer-and-builder <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Howdy folks!</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week I have the pleasure of talking with Terry Tate. &nbsp;If you recall, he's a designer and builder of big bore </span>air rifles. &nbsp;He's been giving me lessons before we go out hunting with the air rifles for wild hogs.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">I can't wait!</span></p><p> Sat, 18 Jan 2014 06:00:02 +0000 Luke Clayton 26865 at http://hppr.org Talking with Terry Tate: Air Rifle Designer and Builder Home-cured Ham http://hppr.org/post/home-cured-ham <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Howdy Folks!</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week, I'm walking you through the steps to cure and then smoke ham. &nbsp;You can do it with ham you buy at the store, but the ham you see to the right is a wild boar I got a couple weeks ago. &nbsp;Take a listen. &nbsp;This is delicious!</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Until next time, enjoy the great outdoors!</span></p><p></p><p> Sat, 04 Jan 2014 06:01:06 +0000 Luke Clayton 25861 at http://hppr.org Home-cured Ham New Year's Resolution: Outdoor Ideas http://hppr.org/post/new-years-resolution-outdoor-ideas <p></p><p>Howdy Folks!</p><p>I have some great ideas of ways to spend time outdoors during the coming year. &nbsp;If you've been wanting to get out of that rocking chair, and into the fresh air, take a listen. &nbsp;You might hear an idea that appeals to you!</p><p>Until next time, enjoy the outdoors!</p><p> Sat, 28 Dec 2013 06:01:00 +0000 Luke Clayton 25857 at http://hppr.org New Year's Resolution: Outdoor Ideas Holiday Get Away Idea: Texas Hog Hunting http://hppr.org/post/holiday-get-away-idea-texas-hog-hunting <p></p><p>Howdy Folks!</p><p>If you have some extra time this holiday season, I have a great outdoor idea. &nbsp;Head on down to Texas, and go hog hunting. &nbsp;It's economical; most hunts are around $150 per day and that includes lodging.</p><p>The internet is a great place to arrange your trip. &nbsp;I do have a friend, Mark Ballette, at <a href="http://www.easttexasexotics.com/contact-us.html">East Texas Exotics</a>, and he'd be glad to help you out.</p><p>Until next time, enjoy the great outdoors!</p><p> Sat, 21 Dec 2013 06:00:03 +0000 Luke Clayton 25856 at http://hppr.org Holiday Get Away Idea: Texas Hog Hunting 1940: Christmas Camping in the Mountains of Texas http://hppr.org/post/1940-christmas-camping-mountains-texas <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Howdy Folks. &nbsp;I've got a special treat. &nbsp;My ole buddy, James "Dubb" Wallace, took some time to talk with me on the phone about spending his Christmas vacations camping in the mountains of the Texas/Mexico border.</span></p><p> Sat, 14 Dec 2013 06:00:04 +0000 Luke Clayton 25560 at http://hppr.org 1940: Christmas Camping in the Mountains of Texas Christmas Gift Ideas for the Outdoorsman on Your List http://hppr.org/post/christmas-gift-ideas-outdoorsman-your-list <p></p><p>Merry Christmas Folks!</p><p>Today I’ve got some unique gift ideas for the hunter on your list, and I guarantee you will not find these things in every store.&nbsp;</p><p> Sat, 07 Dec 2013 15:52:00 +0000 Luke Clayton 25227 at http://hppr.org Christmas Gift Ideas for the Outdoorsman on Your List