Author: Luke Clayton

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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 while in his twenties and currently writes an outdoor newspaper column that runs weekly in 40 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 Hunting Editor. Radio is a fun endeavor for Luke and his shows are known for his relaxed and down home style WWW.CATFISHRADIO.ORG Luke is on the pro staff of Airforce Airguns, Smokin Tex Electric Smokers, and TRHP Outdoors. Luke and his long time friend Larry Weishuhn also produce a bi-weekly internet radio show titled HUNTING WIRE RADIO and Sporting Classics Radio on Sporting Classics Luke covered hunting for the Texas Almanac, one of the oldest and most revered publications in the state. With almost 38 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. Luke and friends Larry Weishuhn & Jeff Rice produce a weekly video series " A Sportsman's Life" for

Up Close, In The Dark Hunting wild boar and predators with a crossbow at night is a surefire way of getting your adrenaline level peaked to the max. When a toothy boar comes in so close you can smell him, there is zero room for error. You better not ruffle any leaves or make a sound; he will hear you and simply disappear like a ghost in the night. Luckily, hogs are often noisy critters, especially when coming into a corn feeder. It’s usually (but not always) possible to hear their approach. Wild hogs get smarter as they become older.…

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Pyramyd Air and Crossbow Magazine are hosting a drawing on March 1 for a Centerpoint Amped 425 Crossbow with a standard 4×32 scope (as pictured). Readers can sign up to enter the giveaway at this entry registration link. The Centerpoint Amped 425 is a fast-shooting crossbow that pushes arrows up to 425 feet per second with bone-crushing energy.  It weighs a mere 7.8 pounds and measures only 12 inches wide when cocked.  It includes a silent cranking device to cock it and a folding stirrup to provide a fully adjustable stock for accurate shooting. This particular crossbow comes ready to…

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