Duck Season Somewhere Podcast

MOJO’S Duck Season Somewhere Podcast

EP 404. Operation Stoned Duck (Part 2): “The Mouse”

Sam Necaise grew up deer hunting in south Mississippi with his dad. In many ways, his younger days remind me of my own. Maybe similar to yours, too. But big bucks were pretty tough to come by  where he grew up–unless you knew a place where few people hunted. Because it was posted.  And maybe folks willing to break a few little laws are willing to break bigger and more. Maybe the lines even start getting blurry. And maybe some folks even relish an outlaw reputation.   Until the hammer falls.  This is the second of a special 3-part series that you do not want to miss! Hang on, folks, this story might punch you in the gut on a few different levels.


Related Link:

The Poacher’s Nightmare: Stories of an Undercover Game Warden

EP 403. The Texas Sting, 1986

“It effects lives. Like tumbling dominoes, it affects relationships,” says Gene Campbell about the fateful event. Y’all know my friend, Gene Campbell of Oyster Bayou Hunting Club in southeastern Texas. From past episodes, y’all have come to know him as a since-forever duck hunter (personally and professionally), a staunch conservationist, avid birder, nature observer and self-taught waterfowl habitat expert. But on December 13, 1986, he was met by agents at the boat ramp, handcuffed in front of clients, and taken into federal custody as part of a sweeping, statewide dragnet. Today he tells that story.

EP 402. The Briscoe Kid

September road-tripping through Southeast Texas during teal season means bs’ing with my long-time friend and onliest non-bourbon-drinking buddy, call maker Joe Briscoe. Never knowing where it’ll go but plowing full steam ahead anyways, we catch up following a couple eventful days shooting blue-winged teal together!

EP 401. Operation Stoned Duck (Part 1): “The Cat”

Kennie Prince lurked deep beneath the surface, operating deep undercover, penetrating nefarious poaching rings that illegally ransacked wildlife resources–migratory game birds, paddle fish, furbearers, deer, you name it–for profit, usually, or just plain fun. For 15 years he was just another outlaw, somehow maintaining his cover despite numerous headline busts. Prince talks about growing up and getting into wildlife law enforcement, detailing some of the big stings leading up to “Operation Stoned Duck,” his final undercover case. This is the first of a special 3-part series that you do not want to miss! Hang on, folks, this series might punch you in the gut on a few different levels.


Related Link:

The Poacher’s Nightmare: Stories of an Undercover Game Warden

EP 400. SPECIAL: Participate in the New duckDNA Program

“It’s a true moment of discovery in waterfowl science,” says Michael Brasher, DU Senior Waterfowl Scientist. And the program relies on North American hunter-conservationist participation. Brasher and waterfowl geneticist Phil Lavretsky explain the purpose of the new duckDNA program, how to apply (see link below), and how the data is collected simply. Via leg band recoveries, hunter harvest reporting and parts collections, North American hunters have long participated in waterfowl conservation. Welcome to the future–where you become the scientist!


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EP 399. Mississippi Outdoor Hall of Famers

A sign reads, “Rule Number 1: No tales told on this islands shall be repeated on the mainland!” The Mississippi Wildlife Heritage Museum in Leland, Mississippi, is a huge repository of stories from throughout the state. The Mississippi Outdoors Hall of Fame is located there. You don’t have to be from Mississippi to recognize some of the legendary names represented. Billy Johnson explains why he thinks Mississippians have influenced the entire US hunting industry, and what makes folks candidates. Good stuff.

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Mississippi Wildlife Heritage Museum

EP 398. Texas Blue-winged Teal Hunting

It doesn’t happen by accident. A lot goes into making a successful, season-long blue-winged teal hunt like this reality. Today, Steve Biggers of Rocky Creek Retrievers Team Waterfowl explains the inner workings and introduces team members Marcus Lagrange, Tracey Andreas, Joey Hanks and Len Vaughn.  In describing the 16-day Texas blue-winged teal season from their varied perspectives, you’ll understand why so many hunters migrate to this destination to hunt blue-winged “rice rockets,” and what the experience entails.

EP 397. Who is Ramsey Russell?

“I want to interview you,” it was stated while we were elbow deep into world-class Memphis BBQ. Continuing he said, “On your podcast, I mean. Because maybe some listeners don’t know who you are, where you come from, what you really do.” And so it came to pass that waterfowl historian Dr. Wayne Capooth put Ramsey Russell in the hot seat usually reserved for our esteemed guests.

EP 396. Mississippi Teal Opener with My People

The Mississippi teal opener was lackluster except for the fact that I was joined by both sons, Forrest and Duncan, and our long-time Mr. Ian for the first time in several years. We’ve shared Mississippi blue-winged teal and duck openers for nearly 20 years, since before the boys could shoot. Together again at camp, we recall past times.

EP 395. SPECIAL: Proposed Traffic Jam at Favored Alabama WMA

To alleviate burgeoning traffic, 10 possible traffic routes have been proposed for a new Tennessee River bridge in Decatur, a northern Alabama town.  SIX proposed routes cut through Swan Creek WMA, favored by duck hunters for generations, directly and negatively impacting duck hunting in one of the only public properties available regionally. Regional Director Franz Schnabl, along with Alabama Delta Waterfowl volunteers James Moyer, Keaton Kenny, Connor Forteberry and Kylie Suchy explain the debacle and why it matters no matter where in the US you live and duck hunt! Sign the petition below!

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Petition–Support Swan Creek WMA

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