Outdoors Show Podcast

OS 1144: Thankful for the Outdoors

The boys found themselves in the wake of Thanksgiving, thankful for everything they have, of course.  Jeff was so thankful he stayed in Georgia to enjoy it!  So, Moe’s Fishing Forecast co-host Capt. Scott Shank sat in with Capt. Kevin and Capt. Kirk to spin some yarns and have some fun.

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week: Milwaukee M18 Battery powered pole saw $399 at Home Depot.

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week: Supposed to get a hard freeze this coming week in Georgia. If you have hunting property there you need to make sure you are prepared. Cover pipes, maybe leave water running, etc.

Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc. cooking tip of the week:

Sweet Potato Soufflé 🍠
1-3 lbs sweet potatoes
1 stick of butter
3 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
3 tbs flour
1 tbs vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
Peel potatoes and cut into cubes. Steam till soft.
Blend in all ingredients in a mixer or cuisinart till creamy. Bake in a greased 9×9 in shallow dish @350 for 45 mins. Pecans and Marshmallows can be added if you like.


OS 1143: LIVE from Hagan Coastal Outfitters

To kick off Thanksgiving week, the boys were on the road, doing the show LIVE from Hagan Coastal Outfitters inside the brand new Hagan Ace Hardware in Yulee!

Early on, Jeff brought up his memories of his first trip to Toys’R’Us when he was a kid.  Well, that’s EXACTLY how everybody felt inside the new Hagan Ace!  All the best outdoor toys anywhere!

Of course, the show was filled with some great stories and calls – how could it not be?

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week: Thermoseat Heat-A-Seat seat cushions are fantastic. Obviously they keep you warm, but the added cushion is great for long sits!

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week: Come see us this morning at the new Hagan Coastal Outfitters inside Hagan Ace Hardware of Yulee! 85880 Miner Road.

Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc. cooking tip of the week: The best way to add some new twists to Thanksgiving is by working in a new recipe.  So this week, we want to do an Outdoors Show Thanksgiving Recipe Swap! Check our Facebook page to see everyone’s all-time favorite #1 Thanksgiving side dish recipe…


OS 1142: The Big Bucks of Hoosier Country

Capt. Kevin was FINALLY back in the studio after two weeks of OSR in Indiana, and boy, did he bring back a BUNCH of great stories.  Spectacular deer hunting stories, of course, but some cool stuff about the area and the history of the town, too.  Going into details here won’t do these stories justice…you’ve got to listen!

But he wasn’t the only one with stories.  Kirk was quick to talk about his son’s bear experience – and the power of prayer!  Jeff came to the table with a funny story of own about his Georgia hunting property and some “interesting” Jamaican fellows.  And our listeners decided they’d share some stories of their own, including Chris, who checked in with a great recap of his hunting trip out in Colorado.

Finally, we must tell you that the end of the show is 100% certified MUST LISTEN.  Capt. Kevin brought up CBs, and in the hilarious, side-splitting minutes that followed, the guys (and everyone else) learned something new about Capt. Kirk – he definitely had his ears on back in the day!

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week: Get you a slingshot with all the acorn ammo! https://www.walmart.com/ip/Daisy-F16-Slingshot/27671881

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week: These HME Trail Marking Tacks are great to use for trail markers – highly reflective and super easy to see!

Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc. cooking tip of the week! Jiffy cornbread mix plus two heaping spoonfuls of Palmetto Cheese mixed into the batter = a match made in heaven!


OS 1141: SUPERB Story Time

Capt. Kevin was out of the studio for today’s episode – he’s still doing some OSR in Indiana.  But Jeff was back from some OSR of his own, and boy, did he have some great stories to share.  After cooking in the stand for an hour before he got hit with some serious buck fever at the sight of a beautiful 8pt.  But he calmed down, the buck took his time and gave him a broadside look, and Jeff put him down.  Big, gorgeous, and tasty (well, that’s speculation, but whatever…)!

Jeff’s biggest – and best – story of the day wasn’t about his about his hunting prowess…it was about his love of being a father.  This one was about Taylor’s first hunt, and a whole lot more.  This story is AMAZING.  And bizarre…to give you a hint, it involves a dog named WalMart and his rather odd appetite.

Capt. Kirk had some stories of his own, including a beautiful trip to PA last week.  It may not have been a trip he wanted to take, but boy, was he glad he did.  It was a fabulous experience for Kirk, and he does a masterful job of taking us all there with him.  It’s not a tale to be missed, but it wasn’t Kirk’s only story.  The good captain also had a potential run-in with The Rocks…and one of the BIG freighters coming through.  That triggered some other memories of his, including one of the scariest Rocks experiences he’d ever seen.  What do you get when you mash up a guy who isn’t paying attention, a couple of REALLY bad decisions, and a trip to the hospital?  77 stitches and a lifelong cautionary tale…

And if that wasn’t enough, you’ll find out the origin of the term “namby-pamby”.  WHAT IN THE WIDE WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS IS-A GOIN’ ON HERE?

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week: Captain Kirk loves this Jumbo hand warmer from Bass Pro Shops $17.99

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week: Always carry some rope, a knife and a lighter in your pack. So many uses… what are yours? Jeff made a quick deer drag for a doe this past week.

Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc. cooking tip of the week: Pepper Lovers (like Jeff) rejoice!! Courtesy of Alton Brown, you can build your own cordless drill pepper grinder… Say goodbye to those sore forearms trying to get pepper! Click the link to get all the info: altonbrown.com/pepper-drill/?fbclid=IwAR2DD1OU9qp5SMzBaaRiUR5VKoqjaoU2_rawWfX7zztRJBR6T-c10jYyrh8


OS 1140: Closing Out October in Grand Style

So what happens when Capt. Kirk and Jeff BOTH take off for some OSR?  The results could be SCARY (don’t worry, this is the only lame Halloween reference you’ll see here), but they weren’t.  In fact, it was pretty fun – Capt. Kevin brought along his Moe’s Southwest Grill Fishing Forecast co-host Capt. Scott, as well as their good buddy Capt. Chip Wingo!

The three captains talked fishing, of course, but since Kevin and Chip both have a bad case of buck fever, they talked deer hunting too.

Here’s your L. V. Hiers gear tip of the week: When you sit in a ground blind it really helps you if you wear black to conceal your position and remain better hidden. Wear a black sweatshirt, black facemask and a black hat.

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week: This time of year when bucks are really laying down scrapes it’s a great time to move some cameras over scrapes. Be careful and make sure you hide the camera as much as possible because you can spook a buck off!

Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc cooking tip of the week from Captain Kirk:

Since shrimp season is upon us: Shrimp Creole

3 lbs of headed shrimp
2 Vidalia onions
2 stalks of celery
3 tbs of garlic
3 tbs Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 tbs of tiger sauce
1 cup of Heinz sugarfree Ketchup
1/4 stick butter
1 tbs mustard
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
5 tbs candied jalapeños
Tbs lemon juice
1/4 tsp paprika
3 chopped tomatoes

Sauté the chopped onions and celery in a large sauté pan with tbs butter until done then add diced garlic and tomatoes with remaining butter for 5 minutes on low heat. Slowly add the rest of the ingredients on a low simmer stirring the ingredients. Simmer this on Low heat for 10 minutes to ensure a good blend. Then add the shrimp and stir frequently to ensure shrimp get cooked for approximately 10-15 minutes. Serve over Jasmine or white rice.


OS 1139: Deer…and Clowns, Werewolves, and DESTRUCTION!

As the guys settled in, the talk quickly turned back to Kirk’s story last week about the spooky clown his son found while out in the woods.  It was on after that – more scary clown talk, Bigfoot hunting camp pranks, and more.

Things got a little sideways when people started talking about seeing werewolves everywhere – not wolves, mind you, not coyotes, but little mini werewolves.  Yikes!!!

And then, an Outdoors Show first: Jeff decided to try out the Gear Tip of the Week – an electric chainsaw-style pruning saw – ON THE RADIO STATION STUDIO DESK!!!!!  This show is now in it’s 23rd year, but we’ll see if station management allows the show to reach Year 24…

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week: For late season quiet trimming on trees around your stand, you can’t go wrong with the Milwaukee M12 Fuel Electric pruning saw.  Works great on everything…including radio studio furniture!  smh

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week: If you’re hunting alone, and you bring down a deer, you’re facing with a big issue: how are you gonna get that thing into the back of your truck?  We have the answer – and whoever thought of this…they’re a genius!


Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc cooking tip of the week: Gordon is making the guys Country Fried Pork Chops for breakfast this morning.  The recipe is from Garden & Gun Magazine, and you can get it here:



OS 1138: Hear Hear! It’s Time for Deer!

We got two words for you: Gun Season.  Every hunter in GA is jumping for joy (when they’re not in their stands or blinds, of course).  And of course, every First Coast hunter who makes the trip north of the line is jumping, too!  So, as you can imagine, hunting talk dominated the day.

Kirk returned from South Dakota and another wonderful pheasant trip – he shared the details, and he also passed along this great video for you to check out:

But it wouldn’t be the Outdoors Show if the guys didn’t talk fishing, didn’t talk food, and didn’t let things go sideways…and this episode is no exception.  Complete from sharks and sheepshead, escargot and pheasant stew, to bomb threats at Home Depot – you gotta listen for that one.  lol

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week: Jeff has two MUST HAVES for your deer pack this season.  The Rambler 12oz bottle with the “HotShot” cap, and the Yeti Rambler 26oz Reusable Bottle with “Chug” cap.

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week: With gun season opening this weekend don’t forget wearing orange is required. Even if you prefer to bow hunt you still have to wear orange!

Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc cooking tip of the week: Gina Ficklins Pheasant Stew

Serves 4
1/2 box wild rice
2 Tablespoons Butter
1/4 cup of diced onion
1 teaspoon minced garlic
4 cups chicken broth
1 teaspoon thyme
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 bay leaves
1/4-1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
1 cup mushrooms (sliced, sautéed)
1/3 cup chopped carrots
3 Tablespoons cooking sherry
1 pint half&half or cream
4-5 pheasant breasts

Prepare wild rice according to package and set aside.
Melt butter in saucepan. Sauté onion and garlic. Salt and pepper pheasant.
Prepare pheasant in fry pan with olive oil.
Fry pheasant for 20 min or until done. Let cool.
Blend flour with broth and add to saucepan with onions. Stir constantly with whisk until mixture thickens slightly. Stir in cooked rice, herbs, carrots, salt, almonds, and cut up pheasant.
Simmer for about 5 minutes.
Blend in half&half and sherry.
Heat to serving temperature and garnish with parsley.


OS 1137: Pheasants, Arrowheads, Knives…and SPAM?

Capt. Kevin and Jeff held down the fort this week, as Kirk was out of the studio this week doing some OSR – his annual South Dakota pheasant hunting trip.  Kirk called in and shared all kinds of stories about the hunt, as well as the travel getting there.  This gave the guys an opportunity to talk about bird hunting, which always brings out some fun stories.

However, thanks to Chef Gordon’s gift of breakfast – a delicacy he calls the “McShulty,” consisting of fried SPAM and Palmetto Cheese wrapped in a crescent roll – we got going on SPAM, vienna sausage, potted meat, and more.  Yum.

As far as the fishing goes, things have really taken a turn.  The mullet run is over, the water’s tannic, but depending on where you go, when you go, and what you’re looking for, things are still decent.

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week: The guys never leave home without a great knife like this one. This, the Kershaw Link, model 1776, is their drop-point blade model. The 420HC stainless blade steel has higher amounts of carbon and chromium to boost hardenability and corrosion resistance. It is an excellent everyday steel: tough, corrosion resistant, easy to sharpen and takes a good edge. A stonewashed finish gives the blade surface a desirable roughened or scuffed look, and helps hide scratches and fingerprints. The handle is matte-finished glass-filled nylon for lightweight strength. The sculpted lines and texture of the handle provide for a comfortable and secure grip.

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week: Kyle Waltz found #3 While walking to and from deer stands. Look in ditches, roadways and sandy spots for arrowheads.

Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc. cooking tip of the week: Start your venison chili with this: Bush’s ChiliMagic. It really is pure magic…just ask Jeff!


OS1136: Happy Birthday…TO US!!!

It was a great day for the Outdoors Show, as we celebrated our 23rd birthday!!!  We are SO thankful to all of our listeners and sponsors – we couldn’t be here without YOU!

In addition to the birthday celebration, the guys took a little time to talk about regulation news regarding both snapper and flounder, interesting names (don’t ask…just listen), and interesting issues popping up over the years since the Outdoors Show began.

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week: Need some library reading material? Get a copy of ‘Favorite Fishing Quotations’ $12 on Amazon!

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week: When you turn 65 you get a free Florida fishing and hunting license. You just have to apply:


Here’s your Kirbyco Builders Inc. cooking tip of the week: Check out Aidell’s Pineapple & Bacon Smoked Chicken Sausage.   Dang good sausage for a change up!


OS 1135: Saluting a Friend and Sharing Stories

After a Thursday football broadcast, Jeff always gets the opportunity to head to the Georgia woods on the weekend.  That’s just what he did, so Capt. Kevin and Capt. Kirk held down the fort (until Jeff called in and hung around on the line for about an hour!).  There was A LOT to talk about…

As we all know, the First Coast’s fishing community is just that – a community.  And when a community tragically loses one of their own, we have to take time to pay our respects.  On this episode, we did just that in the wake of our dear friend Cleg’s unexpected passing.  We honored his memory with great stories and lots of laughs.  Rest in peace, brother!

Capt. Scott Shank called in with a SCARY story about his encounter with a 175-180 lb tarpon – you won’t believe it!  Put it this way – someone could have been seriously injured, and that is no exaggeration.

The guys also talked about a curious decision from Sea Fox to discontinue their most popular line of bay boats.  WHAT THE WHAT?!?!?

Here’s your L.V. Hiers gear tip of the week from Captain Kirk: When you buy an I Pilot trolling motor…bite the bullet and buy a 2nd remote.  Listen to the episode to find out why!

Here’s your Ring Power CAT tip of the week: With all the wind and high tides we’ve had recently there is a lot of debris in the water! Be careful!

Here’s your KirbyCo Builders Inc. Cooking tip of the week: Organize your freezer! With hunting season open now you need to take inventory of your products. Whether its fish or game you need take the time to see what is in your freezer!