"I don't usually go out of my way to comment on anything by email, but ya'll have got the best hunting, fishing, turtle catching, sand-bar cooking, and pig sticking show I have ever seen!! Keep on making these shows the way you are! They remind me of how I grew up in Oconee/Pickens, South Carolina. Thanks!!"
"I love watching your show!! I only get to watch it on the internet. I was trying to find out where you got the turtle trap socks that you use in your traps and would like to find some for my traps. Thanks, Terry"
"Thanks for your interest in wanting or agreeing to cover our Jon-Boat Tournaments! I was asked by Blake Yarters if I was interested in having our State Championship Tournament filmed for television..."I would love too!" was my reply. I just wanted to thank you guys and ask what type of camera I need to film some weigh-ins and tournament action to send you guys. You may e-mail me or call me with the information. "
"Just wanted to take the time to thank you guys personally for your involvement with the outdoors. I fish with Lil Water Basin Jon-Boat Club. I have been doing this for many years. A great group of guys to create a fellowship. Heard about ya'll from Blake Yarters post on the GON. Truly exited about ya'lls decision to get involved with Jon-Boat Fishing. Sets some high goals for me this year to make the J-Bait, which is television coverage for Jon-Boaters. Man we are truly some High-Tech Red-Necks now! Once again, thanks to all for raising the standards in Jon-Boat Fishing. We all will help anyway we can. Thanks again and God Bless!"
"Hello to the Living Outdoors gang, I'm a big rabbit hunter and think that you should do another rabbit hunt with or without beagles. P.S...Hope to see one soon!!!"
"Hey guys...I haven't sent a photo in a while. I miss your guys show, I don't get it anymore here in Arizona! Here are my 2009 accomplishments so far: - Shot this Mule Deer January 2nd. Spot and stalk in Southern Arizona, 33 yard shot with my Bowtech Allegiance. - Shot this Javelina January 3rd. Spot and stalk about 1/4 mile from where I took the Mule Deer, 10 yard shot with my Bowtech Allegiance. Again, I really miss the show, wish I could watch it. Later guys!"
"Hi, I would just like to say that I have been watching your show on www.myoutdoortv.com and I really enjoy the variety of the show. I would like to see more of the rabbit hunting with hounds and any type of varmint hunting that you may get a chance to do. Keep up the good work on the show!"
"I just saw your rabbit hunting show today and wanted to say thank you for having something besides fishing, deer or turkey hunting all of the time. I like that kind of variety. I like that other stuff too, but not all the time, even that gets old. Shows like yours and The Average American Sportsman are what I prefer. Not having to watch the "same ole stuff." Thanks again!!!"
"Thanks for giving us something new and different, besides the same old shows. I like the frog giggin, or catching turtles. It`s a great show, keep it coming!"
"Thanks for the turtle hunt a few weeks back. I hunted and fished with my dad all the years growing up. Dad is gone now and your show brought back a lot of fond memories. Although I myself never got brave enough to put my hand in the mud after a finger-eater, Dad did it repeatedly. He had a metal rod about five feet long with a filed handle on one end. He would probe in the mud along small creeks in southern Ohio and listen for the sound of the rod "thumping" (as he called it) on the turtle's shell. Then without a sense of care in the world (at least it looked that way) he would slide his hand down the rod, feel the shell, grab the turtle by the tail and throw it out onto the bank. That supplied us with many a pot of turtle soup, fried turtle, and his favorite, hausenfeffer. Thanks for the memories!"
"I loved the dove hunting show!!!"
"I thought I would send a photo of "our" whitetail species out here in the Southwest, they are called "Coues Whitetail" and they live in some of the most rugged mountain terrain you could imagine! They are referred to as "Grey Ghosts" because of their ability to disappear into the landscape. I was fortunate enough this year to take this buck, he is a 3x3 + eye guards, or as you all call them...an 8 pointer. I shot him in his bed at 232 yards through the neck. I have about 40 trail-cam photos of this buck. He was taken in Southern Arizona about 10 miles from the Mexico border. He scores 108 B&C, I shot him on 11/9/07. It was a very tough hunt and it took me a solid 6 hours to get him out of that country and back to my truck! I am 43 years old today and hope to be hunting this rough country for at least another 30 years! Thanks for the great show!! "
"I really enjoy your show, it reminds me of my youth growing up in rural Virginia where hunting and fishing were a way of life. I don't hunt anymore, but fish about everyday. What makes your shows so remarkable and unique is that you don't have to be rich to enjoy the great outdoors. In my youth, I think I did about everything that I've seen on your program except trap crawfish and hunt alligators. Today's dove hunt with the kids and old folks is really what outdoor adventures should be!!! Keep up the good REAL outdoor shows!"
"I saw your show for the first time today on elk hunting in Colorado. It was nice to see a real life hunting show on TV for a change; not a $5,000 guided hunt by people that are staging their filming by jumping the camera to the front, rear, and sides of the shooter to try and make it more like a fake movie. I like to see a real life hunt over the shoulder from honest, realistic people like you and me. If I'm home on Sunday afternoons, not hunting or fishing, I'll take in your show! Great show guys!!"
"Enjoyed the rabbit show! We hunt rabbits all the time! It's good to see how other people hunt. We hunt with a six dog pack the whole season. You should come down here to Louisiana and hunt rabbit with us on the Flotoun."
"We see your show here in northern Indiana on local channel 69 called My Michiana. Love your shows! We especially like the one where you were taking the Snapper Turtles. Some of the guy's around here jug the swamps for turtles. One fella here caught a really big one, and when he cleaned it he found an arrowhead and a musket ball. It was caught on Lake Wawasee here in Indiana. There were pictures put in the newspaper here. Well anyway, you guys keep up the great shows!"
"I like what ya'll do on the show! It's just like the real thing, not some $5000 trip that no one can afford! This is what the viewers want to see! I can't wait to see some deer hunting action! Nice crawfish show, try baiting with chicken...that's what I use and they love it! Thanks!"
"Hello fellas, I enjoyed your show yesterday about crawfishing. I am from the deep heart of Cajun country in Louisiana. I thought I might be able to give ya'll some tips on crawfishing. I noticed ya'll were fishing in some small creeks. Well if you have any swamp with some current in it try putting your traps in that swamp, turn your openings, or we call them flu of your traps down current. The scent of the bait will move down current and the crawfish will move up current to the scent of the bait. As far as bait, if you can use the most oily fleshy fish like catfish heads, that's what works best. Also use dry corn on the cob with the catfish heads, it will give them something else to eat. I fish for crawfish commercially here in the Atchafalaya Swamp. These are not farm raised crawfish, they are wild crawfish from the flood waters of spring runoffs of snowmelt and spring rains from up north. The season lasts about 5 months. I fish about 500 traps a day and catch around 50 to 70 sacks (40 to 45lbs) a day. At about 20 to 40 dollars a sack on the commercial market, that's a pretty good pay day and also have a blast doing it. I look forward to seeing some more crawfishing and seeing some more of those giant Georgia white tails. I really enjoy watching your show! Keep up the good work and shows. Have a good day and great hunting and fishing to ya'll!"
"Watched your show on crawfish. Great show! I love that you showed the slow days along with the good ones. Most shows will film for a week to get 30 minutes. I wish you would have shown a cooking segment with more details since people north of Georgia do not know how to cook crawfish. Keep up the good work and hope the best for you!"
"I watched your show on catching crawfish in the streams and backwaters. Next time you bait the traps, use fresh bloody Melt.... it comes from a cow. Cut it into a strip about 4" thick and 6" long. Crawfish love the bloody scent and will follow the scent right too the trap. Crawfish love anything bloody...take it from an old boy from the south! When we bait a trap with Melt in the good old south, we will catch 20 to 30 in each trap, which equal to about 60 to 80lb. sacks per trip. I think you will see the difference, Please let me know how you make out. GOOD FISHING GUYS!"
"Great show! It's great that someone has finally developed a show that actually shows real people getting dirty."
"Hey guys! I just wanted to let you know about an upcoming event. SYC Ministries of Georgia is hosting it's 1st annual BBQ Cook-Off on August 25th and 26th at the Monroe Fairgrounds. We will have a two day BBQ Cook-Off, two bow competitions, craft exhibitors, hunting and fishing exhibitors, and much more! We are looking for vendors now! Booths are $100 and monies will go to benefit youth hunting and fishing programs. There will be more information in the August issue of the Georgia Outdoor News!"
"Hey ya'll! I have enjoyed watching your show. However, I never see any rabbit hunting!! Come on down to middle Georgia and come run a bunny or two with me. I have a hunting club with 1800 acres. The club is stacked with rabbits. Come bring the cameras and let's have some fun. We start running them after January at the club but we run some WMA's in November. God Bless!"
"I just watched the rabbit hunting show and it was nice to see guys hunt like we do here. I do have a little bit of field wisdom to share with you that was handed down to me by my elders. When you are rabbit hunting and the hunting coats starts to cut into your shoulders from the weight of all those rabbits, try "field dressing" the rabbits. It's quick and easy and you don't even need a knife. Take the rabbit and turn it upside down with it's head toward the ground. Start squeezing with your hands right behind its front legs. You can feel and see it's inside start to move as you squeeze them toward it's back legs. After awhile you will feel it 'pop'...after that just take it by the front legs and give it a sling...'out they all come'....and you have a field dressed rabbit and a lot less weight. Just make sure the coast is clear before you do the final sling....your buddy might not take to highly to that. Thanks for a GREAT SHOW!"
"I just got done watching your show, ya'll were rabbit hunting in Georgia. Just wanted to let ya'll know that was an awesome show. I sent in a picture of some swamp rabbits ( I think ya'll call them buck rabbits) me and my buddy's killed in Louisiana. We hunt with Field Champion dogs, that's why we have a lot of good days like this one. Feel free to write back and ya'll keep up the good work. Keep on hunting!"
"I have watched your show and I am very impressed with the different topics ya'll cover. It is good to finally watch a show with people that actually get out there and do it. Your show is not the everyday set up show. Ya'll are original in the things you do and I thank you for that. I just watched the show on crawfishing and ya'll might try salt pork, that's what we use. Again thanks for being original and keep up the good work!"
"How's it going guys? I love the show! Very cool website!"
"I was wondering if you could do a Carp fishing show. I fish a lot in Georgia and North Carolina and would like to see how Georgia folks go about catching the #1 trash fish. Thanks!"
"I've been watching your show for a few weeks now. I enjoy seeing what you do every week because it's always something different. Other shows stick to one of two things - fishing or hunting. That gets boring after a while. Thanks and keep the variety coming!"
"Love your show...very down to earth and fun to watch!"
"The show is down to earth with everyday people (family) doing the hunting. It was a real joy to watch! Most of the sportsman shows are mostly advertisements...but not this one! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!"
"I enjoy watching your show every week. It's different than other shows because it concentrates on what is important...family! Thanks for all your hard work and effort in putting together such a fun show!"
"I saw the show with turtle trapping. I loved that show! I had a question on the net entrance on the traps. It looked like basketball net. Was it and if it was did you just add more string to get the length? Thanks!"
"Loved your turtle show! Definitely keep up the how to shows. It's the simple things that make your show different and worth watching. I do need some help because your turtle trap is different from the ones I use. How are they made and what type of netting do you use or are they ordered. Thanks and keep up a great show! "We buy these traps from our local hardware store. We are not sure of the manufacturer.""
"My family loves your shows! I enjoy the fact that every show makes me think I'm watching a group of friends out having fun and taking a camera along with them. It reminds me of when I go hunting with my buddies, except you guys take the time to teach people how to do the things you do! Thanks and keep the shows coming!"
"Thank you for a down to earth show on hunting and fishing! Keep up the good work!"
"It's great to see a group of guys that get such enjoyment from entertaining people. I enjoy watching your show every week and I like the fact that you teach everyone how to do what you do! Thanks for putting together such a fun show and keep the fun times coming!"
"I just caught your crawfishing show. Have to give you all an "E" for effort. In Louisiana ya'll would have a blast crawfishing. When conditions are right, you can catch a 40 pound sack in a couple of hours. There are a couple of different nets we use. We have the pyramid net, with just a 21 inch square base. Then there is a deep water net, which is a crab net with a fine mesh. These type nets have to be checked every 15-20 minutes. We use beef melts for bait. I'm told melt is a cows stomach lining. It looks like liver, but it is a thin membrane with a very bloody tissue inside. Commercial fisherman use a wire trap made of chicken wire. The trap is circular and about three feet tall, with two cone funnels. They use river shad or a commercially sold pellet of plant matter. They check the traps daily or every other day. Next time you boil crawfish try a Zataran's crab boil mixture, mushrooms, garlic, corn, potatoes, smoked sausage and a good quantity of salt. After the cooking is done let them soak for 30 minutes."
"I really enjoyed your segment on trying to catch muddogs. It's nice to see different types of off-season activities. Here in NW Colorado in the off-season we hunt prairie dogs, coyotes, foxes and go fishing. Keep up the good work!"
"I really enjoy watching your show every week. The great thing is you guys do the things that we do around here. It's something I can sit down and watch with my kids. Thanks and keep up the good work and please tell me exactly how to cook a crawfish. "We use potatoes, corn on the cob, onions, salt & Zataran's crab boil. Boil until potatoes start to tender, add crawfish and return to boil for 5 minutes. Turn off heat, cover and let steep (soak) for 20 to 30 minutes. Pour out on clean surface and enjoy!""
"I love your show and it's about time there was a show about the average Joe and how he enjoys the outdoors. I would like for you to talk about your recipes for what you cook, like the crawfish. I think that would be an added plus to your show. Other than that, keep it up!"
"A very down to earth show! Hope to see all different kinds of shows. My first show was the show on catching crawfish. Keep up the down to earth shows!"
"You guys have one of the best shows on The Sportsman Channel. It's a show that everyone can relate to! One of the things that makes your show one of the best is the fact that you do stuff that everyone else can do. You don't have to book a hunt or a fishing trip to enjoy the outdoors and you guys show that by what you do. You never know what you are going to see next and that's what makes it a successful show. I saw a crappie show the other day on a trolling motor only lake. What kind of jigs were you guys using? I have made jigs for years and was curious as to what kind they were. Thanks for a great show and for putting something on television worth watching!!!!!!!! "We were using Jiffy Jigs made in Vidalia, Georgia.""
"I love your shows!"
"I really enjoyed your White Bass fishing this morning! Would it be possible for you to donate some fishing tackle or any other item to be awarded as a prize in the upcoming 5th Annual Bell County Sportsman's Club Crappie Tournament to be held on Belton Lake on May 12? We use the proceeds from this tournament to provide trophies and refreshments for our "Kid Fishing Event" on our fishing dock. Anything that you can provide will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!"
"I like your style of show! I am a guide on Grand Lake in Oklahoma and snag "Spoonbill Paddlefish," and would like to know if you would like to make a show to help promote my guide business? I am currently making film clips to send out to other outdoor shows. If you are interested please check out my website on www.grandfishingreport.com and click my picture and/or name. Let me know of any interest. Thank you!"
"I was watching your show tonight about hog hunts and at the commercial break you guys said you would show us regular guys hunting. What does this regular guy have to do in order to hunt with you guys?? I think you should allow a regular guy like me to hunt with you and show everybody that watches that it's true! Think about it, thanks for hearing me out!"
"My husband and I were watching your show today and we would like to know where in Arkansas the duck hunting land is located. We are from Arkansas. "This duck hunt was in January 2006 on a Federal Wildlife Refuge in Southeastern Arkansas. Thanks for watching!""
"I really enjoy watching your show, it's nice to see a show with real down to earth people. Keep up the good work guys! If you're ever down Arizona way and need any help just give me a call!!"
"Hey guys, I really like your show. I caught it this past week, the one on dove hunting and the preparation of the dove field. I really liked how you brought family into it!! That makes it fun hunting with family and it is nice to see a show that isn't afraid to show that having a good time doesn't always mean killing the biggest or most game. I also really liked the song that is on the intro to your show. I was looking on your website and was wondering if there is any way to get a copy of the song. I didn't see a copy of it on your merchandise page. Is there any way to add that to your merchandise page, or some other way to get a copy. Feel free to email me with ideas! Thanks again for producing a really cool show!!!"
"Hi there. I guess I made a mistake. I thought your programs were on nationwide on The Sportsman Channel. The times you show are eastern time. I'm in central time. So I tried 1 hour earlier. No luck for me. I am looking forward to getting the programs somehow. I found your show by accident and you had me hooked first thing. Please help me if you can. "Thanks for your interest in "Living Outdoors". Our show airs four times a week on The Sportsman Channel. Be sure to check out the times below. Also, you can watch clips of upcoming shows on our website www.livingoutdoors.org and go to the schedule page to find out how you can get The Sportsman Channel in your area! Sunday @ 4:00 p.m. est Tuesday @ 10:00 a.m. est Wednesday @ 5:30 p.m. est Friday @ 5:30 a.m. est""
"The Dove show was a great show! I really liked the way you showed how you made a dove field, took care of it through the summer, and hunted it on opening day. I watch a lot of hunting shows and all you see is the trophy animal taken on a private camp. Your show really showed the work that goes into good hunting and the reward of such hard work!"
"I watched your show on catching Snapping Turtles on January 7, 2007. My first cousin and I use to catch Snapping Turtles years ago. The turtles were sold to a soup company. I was disappointed at the end of the show, because I wanted to learn how to clean a turtle, and remove the meat from the shell. I have never cleaned a turtle, but I have eaten turtle meat in the past. The meat is very good and tasty. Could you please forward me some information as to removing the meat from the shell. Thanks!"
"On your turtle show you made the statement that the world record Snapping Turtle was 75 pounds. I hunt hogs on a ranch in Palestine, Texas. They have hade several Snapping Turtles in the 90+ range. The last time I was there they had one that was slightly over 100 pounds. They were catching them out of a creek and river area. Not so sure about the correctness of the world record of 75 pounds. "Thanks for watching Living Outdoors! We extensively researched the turtle records before making the statement about the 75lb Common Snapper. I am almost certain that the turtles you mentioned are Alligator Snappers, which grow much larger than the Common Snapper. (World Record is 219lb)Of course, records are broken everyday. We would love to see pictures of these turtles, as they are easy to distinguish from one another. Check out the links below to learn more about the differences. Again, thanks for watching!! Click HERE or HERE to view the record Turtle species caught in the state of Georgia and the rest of World!""
"I really enjoy the show and ya'll keep up the good work! It's good to see local people sharing their hunting and fishing pictures and stories."
"I really enjoy watching your show. My mommy says that it's all my dad and I watch. My favorite show is dove hunting because I enjoy watching Charlie's dog retrieve the birds. Keep up the good work, can't wait to see your next show."
"I just wanted you guys to know that you got my wife mad at me! The other night she said, "we've watched this deep sea fishing show 10 times already!" I told her it was funny and I liked the boat, so we're gonna watch it again! No kidding! It's a GREAT show and it's so nice to see people that truly love the outdoors and know how to have fun. I can't hunt much myself anymore, my kids have turned me into a full time guide, but it's a blast! Living Outdoors will do great because it's a fresh, fun, backyard hunting and fishing show. These guys may not be the biggest on television, but at least its not a "pay and kill." KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!"
"Hey, love your show! Do you ever plan on having a contest where the biggest buck or largest fish gets to go on a trip with you guys? How about a charity fishing tournament on one of the local lakes? I'm sure you would get a big response from the community. Keep the shows coming, I never miss'em!"
"Good talking with you Charlie - haven't seen the show yet but looking forward to it. Wish you the best of luck with this! If I can help in any way please let me know. I'm going to buy a camera today. Love the website!"
"Hey, I love your show! I fish twice a week and hunt on Saturday nights...mostly at local bars. If it wasn't for you showing me how to fish and hunt, my family of six would starve. There aren't many barracudas in the Oconee River though! Good luck in the future and I'll send in my deer pictures as soon as I shoot one or hit one with the truck!"
"I just want to say that Jay (my bro) and Charlie are actually stand-up comedians in disguise. We just finished a few days of elk hunting together and I've not stopped laughing since. I am so impressed with their sense of hunting and outdoor ethics, doing things right because they want to, not because it's the law or because someone's watching. I am a hunter too, and never knew it before this past week. It's a fine feeling to know you can get your food for yourself and not have to rely on anyone else. Well, actually, I had to rely on my brother and Charlie because I missed the shot, but they're family so it's ok!"
"I am so excited to see this program grow like it has. I know each one of these guys and know that they are true outdoorsmen. I've had the privilege to hunt with Jeff on occasion and hope to do so again sometime this season. I have worked with Ricky for a number of years and know the passion this man has for the sport of hunting and fishing. The desire you see in this show for the outdoors is contagious! I can't wait until I can watch ya'll on the outdoor channel. I live in High Shoals and don't get to see the show very often. Keep up the good work and I look forward to seeing some big deer with ya'll in a week or so. "
"I enjoy your shows. I love to watch the common man go out and become successful in the field. Finally there is a television show that demonstrates the common man's approach to the outdoors. Thank you so much for your advice and your show."
"Just a note to let everyone know how much I enjoyed the turtle supper. Ya'll did a great job putting everything together. Looking forward to the next time!! By the way, I have plenty of fish if you want to eat another time. Let me know if I can help."
"I just saw the crappie episode Saturday morning, August 12th. I fished at Lake Oconee last night, and we caught approximately 75. We kept 50, plus some small channel cats. We were fishing in 55 feet of water over timber, using minnows under lights. The fish were about the same size as the ones you guys caught at the reservoir. The fish usually bite better after about 11pm, and the size usually gets better. We will probably be able to catch fish until mid September in this same spot, with size increasing as the weather cools a little. The only reason I'll stop is bow season comes in then. Let me know and we will go some night."
"Awesome job guys! I look forward to each new show! I can't wait to see the new shows that are coming soon according to the webpage! I tell all of my friends about the program and they enjoy it as well. Hopefully I can get some good pictures this year to send in to the viewer pictures section!"
"I am a big fan of the show! I watch it every week when it comes on Comcast, that's the only way I get to see the show because I live in the edge of Gwinnett County. I think it's great to see local guys enjoying themselves and putting together a television program for everyone to see. I can honestly relate to what you guys do because I have an everyday job as well, and never get the opportunity to get out and enjoy being able to fish and hunt everyday. Thanks and keep up the hard work!"