Lifelong hunter Brittany Longoria joins the show this week. She recently made international headlines when this photo of her and a giant leopard surfaced after a recent trip to Namibia. The anti hunting community pounced and it wasn’t pretty. For some reason they can’t seem to grasp the fact that attractive young females also enjoy big game hunting. Brittany jumps on to discuss this phenomenon. We also dive into her thoughts on sustainable use hunting and how we choose to portray ourselves to the rest of the non hunting world. Unlike many of the female hunters we see become instantly famous after this type of ordeal, Brittany didn’t seek the attention, in fact she didn’t give SCI permission to share it publicly.
Then our old friend, author and wild game chef extraordinaire Hank Shaw drops in to discuss some fresh takes on dove and duck recipes. Cooking is one of those things where we always find inspiration from others, and Hank has inspired alot of the things I attempt in the kitchen. During this visit, we also discuss upland hunting and Hank’s quest for the North American small game slam. Hank’s latest creation: Chicken Friend dove breasts in tomato gravy!
We round out the broadcast by talking Panhandle Pronghorn and hunting Australia’s Outback with longtime outfitter Clay Pope of Pope Brothers Guide Service and Outfitting. Hunting pronghorn in agricultural regions like the Texas Panhandle is significantly different than chasing them out West. Clay talks about this style of hunting speedgoats on land that is flat for as far as the eye can see. Decoys, shot placement, caliber and bullet selection are all discussed. Plus we hear all about the month he spent hunting in Australia this past summer.