Luke Clayton invites you to his camp to talk about the great outdoors.
Every Saturday morning at 7:35 a.m. CT during Weekend Edition, he'll be telling hunting and fishing stories, and a whole lot more. You'll learn how to make sausage, cook over a campfire, get some wild game recipes, as well as inside tips on how you can become a more successful outdoorsman.
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 in his 20s 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 also 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.
Support for High Plains Outdoors comes from the following sponsors:
- Butcher Packer Supply. Everything for the outdoor cook, including a wide range of cures and seasonings for making sausage and jerky.
- AirForce Airguns. Airguns designed to meet a variety of needs. Online at: AirForce.com
- Smokin Tex Electric Smokers. Smoke meat the easy way. Their website is: smokintex.com
- Sitemark. Photon XT scopes for night hunting. Online at www.sightmark.com
- Pyramyd Air. Pyramid Air is a one-stop shop for everything airgun-related.
- Striper Express on Lake Texoma.
- Texas Raised Hunting Products.
- Mill Creek Ranch Resort, Canton, Texas. Private cabins, RV spots and fishing lakes.
- Signature Properties, Your one stop shop for real estate in North East Texas.
- Texas Best BBQ Sauce. Luke considers this the gourmet of all BBQ sauces!
- SeaArk Boats. Built for a lifetime.
- B&B Charcoal.
- Hogman Outdoors
I love striper fishing at Texoma during the dead of winter, using oversized jigs to entice greedily feeding stripers that drive bait to the surface and eat like there is no tomorrow...
This past week I joined my friend catfish guide Tony Pennebaker at Lake Tawakoni for a couple hours of intense catching over a hole that he keeps baited with grain and cattle cubes...
I’m sure most readers of my column are well aware of my take on catch and release. I’m all about the conservation of our fish and game but have absolutely no problem with the practice of releasing the fish I need for dinner into a hot cast iron skillet filled with cooking oil...
Through my years as an outdoors writer, I have known several fishing guides that centered their careers around putting their clients on white bass. Guide Omar Cotter “Luke O The Irish Guide Service” chose white bass as his primary species to target a couple decades ago and his business has grown to the point that he now needs several guides to help him keep up with the demand to take folks fishing for this popular species.
This week, Luke gives a current update on Striper fishing at lake Texoma...
Click and listen as Luke explains how to make a delicious summer dessert.
This week, Luke 'walks' you through a very simple recipe for making tasty fried pies from fresh blackberries.Blueberries, strawberries or your favorite berry can be used but Luke says his blueberry vines are loaded and he's putting the berries to good use.Luke use fresh, soft flour tortillas for dough in this recipe and the entire process takes very little time.Click above to listen to Luke give you step by step instructions.
Click and listen to Luke talk a bit about hunting with big bore air rifles, a sport that is becoming more popular each year.
In this week's show, Luke covers all the bases, everything from a current striper update on Lake Texoma from the folks at www.striperexpress.com, to an…
This week, Luke devotes a little time talking about his career as an outdoors writer and gives some tips on how to make the best use of fishing…