By Luke Clayton, Sports Editor Luke Clayton's new book, "Kill to Grill"In the course of my 27-year career as an outdoors writer, I have written a grand total of only two books! My first book was completed back in the mid-nineties and when it was finally … [Read more] about A Lot to Learn About Wild Hogs
By Luke Clayton, Outdoors Editor I like to keep our weekly visits lighthearted and hopefully share a bit of information and knowledge I’ve gleaned from kicking around in the outdoors the past half century. But occasionally I feel the need to … [Read more] about Helicopter Hog Hunts Doing Far More Harm Than Good
By Luke Clayton With the close of deer season, many sportsmen and women are going through their annual post deer season doldrums. But, cheer up, there is a great deal to do in the outdoors right now rather than mull through old outdoor magazines and watch … [Read more] about This Week in the Outdoors
By Luke Clayton, Outdoors Editor My goal has always been when “visiting” with you via this column each week, to impart a bit of knowledge and possibly entertainment. I usually try to skirt the controversial topics. A simple search on the Texas Parks and … [Read more] about Why Can’t We All Get Along?
By Luke Clayton Luke Clayton, Outdoors EditorFor the past 26 years, around the first week of December, I have compiled a list of sometimes hard to find but always very useful gifts for sportsmen/sportswomen. Those of us that enjoy the outdoors often use items … [Read more] about Christmas Gift Ideas for The Sportsman
By Luke Clayton I remember well the first time I hunted quail at Hidden Lakes Hunting Resort located near Lake Fork at Yantis when the shooting resort first opened about 7 years ago. Owner Billy Burnett invited me up to check out his operation. Before our … [Read more] about Hidden Lakes Hunting Resort- Where the quail are!
Printed in the October 2014 Issue of The Northeast Texan By Luke Clayton Luke Clayton, Outdoors EditorFor the past five years, my friend Larry Large and I have outfitted elk and bear hunts on a ranch located in northern Colorado, not far from Wyoming’s … [Read more] about Exciting Times in the Mountains
Printed in the September 2014 Issue of The Northeast Texan By Luke Clayton, Outdoors Editor I used to think the word hunt was inappropriate for describing the pursuit of dove. To my way of thinking, shoot was much better suited. After all, one … [Read more] about Season Opening for Dove
Printed in the August 2014 Issue of The Northeast Texan By Luke Clayton, Outdoors Editor The term “quality time” is used often these days. I know of no better way to connect with a kid than to spend time outdoors. Fishing is an especially good way … [Read more] about Making Fishing Fun For Kids
As Printed in the May 2014 Issue of The Northeast Texan. By Outdoors Editor, Luke Clayton Through my quarter century of outdoors writing and years prior to that as an avid sportsman, I’ve enjoyed some memorable meals while on hunting and fishing … [Read more] about Meals Afield