Bob goes quail hunting at Southern Woods Plantation in Sylvester, Georgia.
A very unique hunting show! Squirrel hunting with falcons! Bob visits with the SC Falconry Association. Watch what these amazing birds can do!
Bob looks back at the best moments from 2020. Come along as Bob recaps some of the best hunting and fishing destinations of this historic year.
- Segments featured in this episode:
- 1:40 North Carolina Smallmouth Fishing on Lake James, NC.
- 3:20 Charleston Big Bull Redfishing
- 5:10 Santee Catfishing
- 6:50 Summer Redfishing Georgetown, SC
- 8:10 Carolina Stripers, Lake Wateree, SC
- 12:38 Kansas Duck Hunting
- 13:45 South Georgia Quail, Southern Woods Plantation, Sylvester, Georgia
- 15:12 South Carolina Deer Hunt
Bob heads to Slyvester, Georgia and Southern Woods Plantation, one of the premiere South Georgia quail hunting outfitters. Bob will be joined by some special guests that have as big a passion for quail hunting as Bob does.
In this show Bob highlights some of his Top 16 Hunting Destinations and Guides.
The outfitters on this program include: Backwoods Quail Club, DeWitt’s Outdoor Sports, Rick Mitchell’s Shooting School, Southern Woods Plantation, Palmetto Shooting Complex and Rasawek Upland Game Preserve. See them all at Bob’s Top 16 list.
Bob takes you on two deer hunts on his property in South Carolina.
On this show, Bob takes you on a South Carolina deer hunt. Plus, he’ll show you some new products that may help in scouting and filming your next deer hunt.
Products mentioned on this show: (Affiliate links*)
The Firminator G-3
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[Narrator] On this weeks “Bob Redfern’s Outdoor Magazine”, Bob takes you on a South Carolina deer hunt. Plus, we’ll show you some new products that may help you in scouting and filming your next deer hunt. Also, on this weeks “Sportsman’s Table”, we head to Deck 383 in Murrells Inlet for a healthy South Carolina certified shrimp wrap recipe. All this, and a whole lot more! And it all begins right now!
Well folks, welcome to our show this week. Listen, we’re gonna do something a little bit different here on “Bob Redfern’s Outdoor Magazine”. You know, you all have watched our Facebook page and you’ve taken a look at all of the preparation that we do here for deer season on my own property. Well, this is the proof that it works. Okay, now, is this the biggest deer that you’ve ever seen? No, but, we had an opportunity yesterday afternoon. It’s November, it’s cold, where probably the rut is about a month behind where it normally is here, due to drought and all kinds of other things, you know. We all have excuses. I’m not gonna give you excuses today. I’ve got a deer down, but, I wanna tell ya, we’re getting ready to take this thing to the processor, but on our show this week, I’m gonna kinda do this in reverse. I wanna show you some of the preparation that we’ve done this year, I wanna show you some of the deer that we’ve been watching, and I wanna show you a special, well, it’s really something kinda special here that a lot of folks may or may not know about, but, with my Browning BAR MK3 308 and it’s mounted with an ATN Video Scope. And that’s what we’re gonna show you today, because I didn’t have the opportunity to have my videographer, my partner, with me in the stand today. It was raining till about three o’clock, deer started coming in, well, I’m gonna save the rest of it because again, I hope you enjoy the show this week. We’re getting ready to take this deer to the processor. Well folks, listen. Let’s take a look at our afternoon hunt. Hey, by my lonesome on my ATN Video Scope and my Browning BAR MK3. Well folks, listen, I tell you what. As I said earlier, I got in the stand, it’s been raining here all day long. We probably got about three or four inches, so I decided to get in the stand. About three o’clock the rain had quit. I was by myself. It’s just one of those days where I didn’t have my partner and my producer with me with an extra camera, so I was gonna rely on this ATN Video Scope. And, as you can see, all of a sudden at about 3:54 these bucks came out into the field in the far end, and they’re to my left. Nice eight-point shooter buck. And as I had done earlier, been hunting for probably two weeks. The rut here is probably about a month behind. We had severe drought in the Southeast, as most of you all know. Not a lot of rain. Had to replant the food plot twice. So we’ve been supplement feeding. These deer, got lots of deer and turkey, a lot of bucks coming in the field, but, you know, today I just was killing some time. And you know, as it always happens, you can see that, you know, out pops this shooter eight-point. Now, is he the biggest one that I’ve seen? No. There are some other bucks, younger ones, that I’m really surprised that these bigger mature bucks, or what appear to be mature bucks, are allowing these little ones to kinda hang around. But they are. And I’m thinking, okay this guy is underneath my feeder, down the back side. Am I ever gonna be able to get this thing to come out on the front side. Well, I’m sitting here, waiting and watching. These other bucks, now one comes in front of me and there’s another down to the far right down there. There’s some does in the field, but they’re off-camera, to the left, and of course, again, this Video Scope is 1080i, and it’s really good. And you can see I’m kinda bouncing it around a little bit, but there’s also part of the nervousness to this. But it doesn’t look like this buck is gonna come out from behind and so I’m gonna have to place a shot underneath the legs, and try and get this deer down. He is content to be right there. I’m about 54 yards from him. I look to my left. There’s that itty-bitty, ugly looking buck, a young one, and now I’m coming back, and it’s time. And I’m gonna take the shot. Temperatures are dropping, it’s getting cold here in South Carolina, but I hope you enjoyed the hunt. But when we come back I’m gonna show you some of the techniques and some of the toys that I added to my hunting box this year, and I hope you enjoy them. Stay tuned! When we come back, it’s gonna be more great stuff on this weeks deer hunt!
Bob Redfern’s Outdoor Magazine is being brought to you today by Chevrolet, the official vehicle of Bob Redfern’s Outdoor Magazine. By the South Carolina Agriculture Department. It’s a matter of taste. By Browning. Browning, the best there is. By South Carolina Embroidery and Screenprinting. And by the Wacca Wache Marina and Deck 383. Located on the Waccamaw River in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina.
Well folks, on this segment I wanna show you some of the toys, some of things that all of us spend a lot of money for in order to deer hunt. When I showed you the deer hunt up front, I thought it was important this week because, first of all, I wanna make sure that folks understand what it takes to hunt deer, especially here in the Southeastern United States. Again, we’re not in Illinois, we’re not in Michigan, we’re not in Kansas, we’re not in Iowa, we’re not in Nebraska, we’re not in shooting deer in a pen, okay. And that’s okay, if that’s what you do. But that’s not what we do here. So, I do it on my property, and for that matter, I know a lot of the other average hunters out there are doing exactly what we did, so. I wanna show you in reverse exactly from the start to the finish for this season this year exactly what we did in order to get at least a buck on camera. Again, when you’re by yourself, and that seems to be the fad, you’ve got some toys of the trade. At least, I do, and these things, beside my BAR MK3 308 that I normally use when I’m hunting. I’ve got two things here that I wanna show you again. The ATN Bino. These things are in HD Video. They’re a great tool to have, especially when you’re hunting by yourself. You can take that HD Video shot, and with the HD Scope, of course it’s mounted on there as you saw earlier today. Again, and this is the setup. Now, basically what we’ve got here is I’m right next to the food plot, I’m in the middle of about a five acre plot, I’ve got the feeder on my left, and as you see what I see this week, that’s when I’m looking down the scope and I’ve got on. I’m looking at the feeder at which that big buck came out in. Okay? I also have another feeder off to my right that’s on the other end of the food plot with actually another stand. Now, this stand that I’m sitting in, last year I kinda had it about a hundred yards over to my left rear, but it really wasn’t in a good spot. And so, before the season began this year, I moved it. And so, all of the techniques, when you, again, when you’re hunting by yourself, I took a chance. I came up here, the rain stopped about three o’clock in the afternoon and I decided, well, I’ve got some time to kill, I’m just gonna sit here. Well, low and behold, I had those four doe that came out. Then, all of a sudden, at about a quarter to four, here come these bucks. And I’m a tell you, you know, it always happens. When your producer and your videographer’s not with you, and that’s okay. Again, that’s why I have these other toys and trinkets. Well folks, listen, this is about a five acre food plot. Now, what I had to do this year is because here in the Southeastern part of the United States, I had to replant this thing twice. Now, I’ve showed you on Facebook, we’ve done segments in the past, last year I came across a great food plot planting machine called the Firminator G-3, made by Ranew’s Outdoor Equipment down in Milner, Georgia. You’ve seen me talk about that thing before, well, the problem is, I put the food plots in, taking a gamble and a guess, for the past 20 years I’ve guessed right. I’ve always put my food plots in that time of year about Labor Day weekend, okay. Now, all the prep that comes up to it, you spray it, you turn it, you keep down, and then you get it all prepped, you till it up, you get the fertilizer in it, and I did something different this year, I actually put the seed in first, and then I brought the fertilizer over top, as opposed to tilling it, then putting the fertilizer down, and then coming back and using the Firminator to put the seed in. So, it did help. I got it up, it came up about a week after Labor Day weekend, then all of a sudden the spigot went off. No rain. No rain for the month of September, and almost of October. No rain. So I had to come back and I had to replant this thing twice. And so, what you see out here now, is a growth, not normally what I get. Normally, the mix that I use, I use winter wheat, I use deer greens, which is a combination of radishes and turnips. I also put in there some brassica. Also in there is a kind of a blend mix of clover trio and that then ensures that I get a pretty much of a good coverage throughout the whole fall season and into the spring, because, again, I’m not just hunting deer. I’ve got turkeys to worry with as well out here. As you can see, turkeys are coming in and out of here. We had hunted about three or four times over the course of prior to the hunt. And, again, when you get a chance to sit down and you see a lot of good bucks that are coming in, that one day the buck came in, I don’t know what spooked him, we heard a deer blow across the side of the field from us, and boom, off he went. That’s why, in the hunt, I was kind of afraid because that was a tricky shot through there, okay. It’s not because I made it, it was just, I was hoping he was gonna come out from underneath the legs of that feeder. Now, the feeders that I use, and we’re gonna go talk about those here, but I’ve got Boss Buck up on top. I do exactly what I thought I was gonna do when first owned, or bought, this property, was to come out here and put feeders up on top in this main food plot because I’m surrounded by timber property here. And so, the good thing is, there’s not developments, there’s not a lot of whole folks that actually live around here, and so I have the best of both worlds. Well folks, listen. As you can see, from the angle of which that deer was standing, when you look at the video again, prior, he was standing right here, okay? So, I’ve got, still got blood here on the corn and the supplemental feed. This stand just happens to be high. Again, these are Boss Buck feeders. I’ve got the varmint cage around them. It’s automatically timed. One thing that I would advise you all to do, that worked for me, is I used to have these feeders go off first morning light, and the last evening light of an evening, okay. Well, what I found was the deer love to come out, but with the corn was on the ground, they would only come after dark. So what I did was, I started letting them go off about 12:05 in the middle of the day. And so I get corn on the ground, and then that kinda changes the patterns of when the does come. So when the does come to eat, the bucks are sure to follow. That ain’t rocket science, but it works very very well, so when I’m out here hunting in the afternoon, or coming in the morning, they’re now coming during the daylight hours, which makes hunting a lot easier, okay. Now, one of the other things that I wanna talk about is something that I added to my hunting kit this year, and it’s a game camera from Spypoint. The great thing that I like about this little LINK-S LTE, and it’s on the Verizon network, this one has the little solar panel on top. There’s one thing that I hate, is having to come out here and change out all these AA batteries all the time, because A, that gets expensive, but that little solar panel up there keeps that thing charged all the time. I can plug in on my Verizon cell phone. Every time that thing goes off I get a notification on my phone, and again, this is nothing new to the guys out there that deer hunt, but I just kinda wanted to take this time to show you that that kinda changed my scouting for deer this year. Because I was able to not have to sit there for hours and hours and hours, I can then track them via this game camera right on my phone, and then I can pick up the pattern so I know when to come up here and sit. Well folks, listen. Enough lessons from the field. Stay tuned. When we come back, we’re gonna have a great recipe on the Sportsman’s Table this week.
[Narrator] The Sportsman’s Table is brought to you by the South Carolina Department of Agriculture. Whether you live in South Carolina, or out of state, be sure to buy South Carolina grown meats, vegetables, and fruits. Make sure your food is South Carolina certified. It’s a matter of taste.
Welcome to this weeks edition of the Sportsman’s Table, folks. We’re back here at Deck 383 on the beautiful Waccamaw River. Come on down. Eat with them. Enjoy this wonderful view. Come and even fish! But, joining me today is Jermaine Alston. He’s all about Deck 383, okay, the main guy down here. And I will tell you, Jermaine, I am really looking forward to this recipe. Tell the folks what you got for us today.
I do a little something special every now and then. This is a good special that we run. You know, people just love it in the summertime.
You can never go wrong with a good wrap.
We’re gonna do our Deck Shrimp Wrap.
Ah, there you go. Okay.
It’s not much to it, you know. We’re gonna, first we’re gonna just take our fresh prawns right here.
Okay. And those come out of Seven Seas over here at Murrells Inlet.
[Jermaine] Seven Seas. We use all of those guys over there.
[Bob] There you go.
[Jermaine] We try to show all of them a little bit of love.
[Bob] There you go.
[Jermaine] Just season that with a little salt and pepper.
[Bob] Now how long are you gonna sear these for?
[Jermaine] Less than a minute.
[Bob] Just when they start turning pink? I got you.
[Jermaine] Pink, just a little opaque.
[Jermaine] And you are good to go. Not gonna take long at all. This shrimp green. You really don’t wanna overcook shrimp. Have that pink color coming in there.
[Bob] There you go, it’s coming quick.
[Jermaine] Oh, yes sir buddy.
[Bob] And those are big ones, too.
[Jermaine] Yeah, these are 21/25 shrimp.
[Bob] Oh wow.
[Jermaine] And that’s 21 to 25 shrimp per pound.
[Bob] Well, and the great thing about here on the menu at Deck 383 it’s, you guys have got, you got just a slew, got a variety of food.
Yeah we do. Oh yeah.
And this is a, a light, whether a lunch or you can eat a light dinner.
We try to give everybody a little something on our menu, you know.
There you go! Okay, all right, what’s next?
All right, we gonna go to start plating.
That’s easy enough.
That’s easy. There they go, the shrimp are ready. Ready to go.
All right, Jermaine, our shrimp, man they look good.
Oh yes sir!
Are we ready to go?
Yes sir, we’re ready to go.
We’re gonna start rolling this wrap. We’re gonna take some fresh South Carolina southern-fried spinach.
[Jermaine] Put that in the middle right there.
[Bob] And you know, this is a quick recipe.
[Jermaine] Oh, it is. It’s simple.
[Bob] You know, you can come down here to the river, at Deck 383, you can get it served up, but you can also, something you can do quick at home.
[Jermaine] Quick at home. Quick at home. Just put your fresh diced tomatoes on there.
[Bob] But you know, most wives like to go out to eat.
[Jermaine] Oh yeah.
[Bob] Plus, look at the setting. Look at the river behind us.
[Jermaine] You can’t beat it.
[Bob] No sir.
[Jermaine] Throw your avocados on there.
[Bob] Avocado, yeah, there you go. Okay.
[Bob] And ‘maters. Good color.
[Jermaine] Good tomatoes. I’ll tell you what Lee’s Farm, man those guys have some real good produce over there.
Real good produce. We’re gonna take our shrimp,
[Jermaine] Put it on there.
[Bob] Hoo man. That’s almost like a po’boy but with wrap.
[Jermaine] Oh yeah, there you go.
[Bob] Hey, there you go.
[Jermaine] But with grilled shrimp and not fried.
[Bob] There you go, that’s true. I prefer these. Yeah.
[Jermaine] Gonna take our house Deck Sauce. Which is just a little spicy mayo.
[Jermaine] Drizzle that on there a little bit.
[Bob] Gotta have that. That puts your zing in your wrap, man.
[Jermaine] Zing in your zang.
[Bob] There you go.
[Jermaine] All right.
[Bob] All right. I’ll get this out of your way.
[Jermaine] Now you’re gonna go wrap this.
[Bob] Now the skill comes in.
[Jermaine] Now the skills. You gotta be real careful with this, so you don’t, what I try to do is go ahead and fold it underneath.
[Jermaine] And get a good tuck. And then you have to take your edges.
[Bob] Oh I got you.
[Jermaine] Fold your edges.
[Bob] And then roll it in.
[Jermaine] And then slowly roll.
[Bob] There you go. That’s almost like an art and a science all together.
Oh yes, you definitely don’t wanna rush this right here.
Okay. There you go.
You got your wrap right there, ready.
[Bob] And I got your toothpicks.
[Bob] All right Jermaine, you got him all tied up there now, what’s next?
[Jermaine] Got him all tied up. We gonna just cut this at a little angle right here.
[Bob] Okay. Oh yeah.
[Jermaine] Look at that just like this right here.
[Bob] Oh wow. Look at those shrimp.
[Jermaine] Look at that. Aww look at that. And put that like this right here.
[Bob] There you go.
[Jermaine] And we always serve this with fresh fruit, pasta salad, cole slaw, you can get french fries, whatever side you want with it.
[Bob] I got ya.
This is our Deck Shrimp Salad.
Deck 383. Well folks, listen, I will tell you what, come on down, Jermaine, thank you man
Thank you Bob. Thank you. Not a problem
We appreciate you being on the show today. And I will tell you folks again, check out certifiedscgrown.com, see what’s fresh on your menu, but also come on down to 383. I tell you what, here on the Waccamaw River, the folks at Deck 383 will put more great food in front of you, just like this. And, next week, we’ll be right back here again on another great recipe on the Sportsman’s Table.
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Bob Redfern’s Outdoor Magazine is being brought to you today by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Life’s just better outdoors. By Berkley. Catch more fish with Berkley fishing products. By Ranger Boats. Still building legends, one at a time. By Browning Ammunition. Browning, the best there is. And by Southern Woods Plantation. Voted as one of the top quail hunting destinations in America.
Well, folks, that’s our show this week. Just as a kind of a recap, kinda done it a little bit different. Probably haven’t seen the deer show where the bottom line was up front. We took down a nice eight point. It’s just beginning the season, I hope to have more. I tell you what, it has been a pleasure having you along this week, showing you my food plot, my property, and showing you some of the toys that I utilize to hunt alone, okay. That’s one of the key things, if you wanna capture your own hunt, and, again, I don’t have my videographer and my partner with me all the time, because sometimes I just go up into the stand, and it’s a great place to just to kinda think. But, you never know what’s gonna show up and as you saw this week, nice eight point, a lot of other deer came out. I’ve been tracking these bucks for, well, I guess for probably about two or three months, and finally one showed up. He’s not the biggest that I’ve got out there, but that’s okay, I’m proud of him just the same. As I always like to say, each and every week, the outdoors is our passion, I want it to be yours, too. Head on over to our website if you’d like to for products that you seen on this week’s show, they’ll be right there, as well as our Facebook page. We enjoy bringing it to you each and every week. We’ll see you again next week, right back here on another episode.
This week Bob is back down at Southern Woods Plantation in beautiful Sylvester, Georgia, one of his favorite bird-hunting locations.
Joining Bob as his wing man, is Kurt Neubrecht, the Field Marketing Manager for General Motors in the southeastern region.
Grab your shotgun and get ready for some action!
[Bob] Folks, welcome to our show this week. I’m back down at Southern Woods Plantation in beautiful Sylvester, Georgia, one of my favorite bird-hunting locations ever, and with me today, and my guest, and my wing man, is Kurt Neubrecht. He’s the field marketing manager for Chevrolet in the southeastern region, and I tell you what. You know, Kurt, it’s always a pleasure to have you just with a shotgun in your hand, but I also have to say, about a year ago we were doing this, okay? We had a little bit of different conditions.
We did, and I’m glad to be back. It’s a little bit better this time, but looking forward to it. It should be a great time.
Well, you know, one of the things that I love about bird hunting is this fellowship and that sort of thing. You know, it’s bird hunting and trucks, man, I’m telling you what. And, you know, we’re also gonna get a chance to talk about the new Silverado Platform, the 2019, okay? I’m excited to hear from you on that, and maybe a sneak preview on what’s coming here soon.
Yeah, we’ll talk about all that. Looking forward to it. Should be a great time.
All right, well, listen. On the buggy we’ll be, and folks? Stay tuned, ’cause I’m telling ya, there’s gonna be birds flying, and Kurt? Well, he’s gonna be stylin’ and profilin’ this morning. Beautiful right there. What I thought initially, he might have been a jay. Fish on. Double up, double up, there. This looks like a birdy spot. Mm.
[Newt] Don’t keep coming on past the dogs. Come here, Jake. Get the birds.
[Bob] Dix, he’ll find ’em. Dix, he’ll find ’em. There we go. Oh! Ah, very nice shot. Nice shot, Kurt. I had kind of safety in mind. I really don’t like taking them behind me, you know? It’s better to be safe than sorry sometimes. Hey, that’s a great shot. Hup, there they go. Woo!
Two for two.
Woo, man. Mm, mm, mm, mm. All right, let me get reloaded here.
[Kurt] What do you think about that, Bob?
[Bob] Ah, buddy, let me tell you something. All right, Dixie. Ah. Well, I just flat missed that one. I’m sorry. I tell you what, the tree this morning just kind of got me hammered.
[Newt] Check it out, Dix.
[Bob] There it goes, Kurt. Your bird. Hey, nice shot. Nicely done, man.
[Kurt] Thank you.
[Bob] Nicely done.
Woo! Mm. What do you think, Dot? There more in there? Dot says I’m just faking you out. Okay. All right, man. But yeah, that’s awesome shooting over there.
He killed a double to start with.
Yeah, with the last one.
I didn’t see but one crawl. Were both on this side?
Two fell right here and then one right back.
Give me bump, buddy. You on your game this morning.
Yeah, I guess I am.
You know, wow. I knew there was a reason I asked you to come quail hunting.
[Kurt] I’m feeling it today.
Yeah, I’m telling you, you are feeling it. Dixie says there’s birds in here.
[Kurt] I see one. Right there.
They’re like Shake ‘N Bake, but I helped.
[Kurt] Man, I’m on fire today.
Yeah, I tell you, bud, you are. Man! I ought to call you Quick-Draw McGraw. Okay. There we go. Man!
I don’t fool around.
Hey, listen. Nicely done, bub. Nicely done.
You know what it is? It’s the no snow.
It must be, but the Georgia snow.
I tell you, folks. A year ago, it was snowing hub-deep to a Ferris wheel. Nine degrees. Matter of fact, neither one of us could hit a thing.
Yeah, I think we were too cold!
Oh, man. It does make a difference. Woo. Well, folks, stay tuned. We’re gonna have more great bird-hunting action from Sylvester, Georgia, Southern Woods Plantation, and tell you what. I’m shooing a Browning 725 .410 this morning with Browning 2 3/4 ammo. Ah, the best there is. I’ve got both combinations. Stay tuned, we’ll be right back.
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[Bob] All right, Kurt, get ready, brother.
[Kurt] I’m ready.
[Bob] Dixie’s reset.
[Newt] Get the bird.
[Bob] Maggie and Dot, mm.
[Bob] There we go.
The tree got me, man. I had to get him on the second. Oh. Awesome. Birds down. Mm. Now, Kurt, that’s the kind of snow I like, okay?
Not the white kind. I like Georgia snow.
Yeah, with feathers flying. Yeah, man. All right, Dixie’s got the bird. Look-it here. Mm-mm. All right. Wow. Mm. Well, listen, Kurt. Come over here, man. We gotta introduce our guide for the day. We got, folks, Newt Hughes. He’s from Nashville, Georgia. Been a guide, how many years you been a guide down here?
I don’t know. Been a while.
Well, listen, I tell you what. Here at Southern Woods, we really love coming down here, and, Newt, you know, it’s dogs like Dixie and Maggie and Dot and all the different dogs that you use, and I know you’re a dog trainer. You raise those dogs and so, that’s really what makes the hunt special for folks like us. So, I just got to give you a little bump out there, bro. But, I tell you what, man. It’s nice having you as a wing man, huh?
I appreciate it.
All right, let’s go get the next birds.
One off the bat.
Yeah, man. All right, Dixie. Come on, find them birds. Your brothers there and sisters are working hard. Hup! Nice.
[Kurt] One down.
[Bob] Welp, got him down.
Got bird down.
[Bob] Woo, nicely done. That’s a beautiful rise right there.
[Newt] Get down.
[Bob] Mine’s on the left over here. Oh, there may be more in there. Get ready, Kurt. Hup! Down, down, down, down, down, down. I saw it. Yep, there it went. Mm. Oh wow. Let me get reloaded, woo-hoo! Okay.
[Newt] Welp, whoa.
[Bob] Nope. Mm. Dell and Callie. Led by Dixie. What you thinking, Dixie? Now, let me get out from behind this tree. I’ve been behind trees all morning.
[Kurt] That your excuse?
[Bob] Yeah, I gotta stick to that one, too. All right, Callie’s whiffing them. She’s whiffing them. Whiffin’ ’em. Woo! Mm, one down. That’s all, I only got one shot. Man, that’s a pretty point, golly. Wow. All right, Kurt, you ready, brother?
[Kurt] Yes, sir.
[Bob] All right, man.
[Newt] Dix. Get the bird. Dix, come here, heel. Come here. Get a bird.
Dixie says I’m working at it, Dad. Hup! No bird on the back. I got one. Dixie’s got it.
Here we come. Get it, Dixie, thank you. Thank you. Gosh, I mean… You know, South Georgia quail hunting of the morning, huh?
[Kurt] Nothing better.
Now, I know you like snowmobiling, okay? And, you know, you being from Michigan originally, but I’d rather have this than snow any day. Come on up, Kurt, I’ll slide a little bit this way. There we go.
[Newt] Dix, heel. Heel. You want to get in the front, go and try and try to find them?
[Bob] There, we good.
[Newt] All right. Ready? Get the bird, Dix.
I got one. I really didn’t get the other one. Dixie’s got it. One down. Okay, looks like we may need to get reset, Kurt. How many you got down over there, brother?
Got two down. One down? Okay.
[Kurt] One down.
[Newt] Come here, dog.
[Bob] All right, Maggie says there’s more birds there. Now Dot’s getting reset. Is that pretty, Kurt, or what? Mm.
[Bob] Listen. You came in a Tahoe today.
[Bob] I think your wife would love, and the kids would love, to have a dog when you go home.
[Kurt] They would. Have you been talking to my wife?
[Bob] No, but I can.
[Newt] Dixie! Dixie, don’t do it.
I shouldn’t have done that. I knew I couldn’t catch up to that dog. Oh, there it goes. Folks, stay tuned. When we come back, we’re gonna have another great recipe on this week’s Sportsman’s Table.
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Welcome to Chive Blossom Café on The Sportsman’s Table this week, and joining me is my guest chef Andreann Geise with My Big Fat Greek Kitchen here in Myrtle Beach, and she’s got a great recipe for us. It’s got some fresh green tomatoes, certified SC-grown. Okay, Andreann. Well, I tell you what. I’m gonna let you tell everybody what you’re building here, okay? Because I love green tomatoes.
I’m baking a Greek dish called moussaka and I’m substituting the eggplant with green tomatoes. They’re a wonderful substitution for it, and they’re fresh, local tomatoes.
Oh, that’s great. Well, what’s the first step?
So, the first step in the dish is you’re gonna cook off some potatoes, and you’re gonna put them in a pan. They’re layered into a pan, and they’re just fork-tender.
[Bob] You want me to help you here a little bit?
Yeah, I’m gonna lay this over here. The green tomatoes were lightly floured and salted and sauteed up, and they’re just gonna be layered right on top of that.
So you’re basically just squeezing in there. The flour that I coated them with helps it make a nice sauce and thicken up while it cooks.
[Bob] And folks, if you want a copy of her recipe, just log onto bobredfern.com. Go to The Sportsman’s Table and it’ll be right there.
The next layer is gonna be meat sauce, and let me put this to the side. I browned some ground beef. You could do pork, you could do whatever, deer meat, if you want to. I browned it off, putting it back in a hot pan with a little bit of olive oil. Oops!
[Bob] There we go.
[Andreann] It’s decided to jump on me. There we go. Told you, everything’s so fresh, it’s alive here.
[Bob] Yeah, man, I’m helping you. I’m trying to get my certified flipping. Okay, there we go.
[Andreann] I’ve also sauteed some onions with a little bit of garlic, salt, and pepper.
[Bob] Am I shaking it right?
You’re shaking it right.
I’m gonna mix that up a little bit. And now this is my own spice blend that I’m putting in there.
It will be listed on your website, so I’m gonna give away my secrets.
Yeah, there you go.
And I like to make my own tomato sauce and I jar it, but you can buy whatever garden tomato sauce you like or your favorite tomato sauce, and that gets poured in.
Once the sauce has simmered a little bit and the flavors melded together, you pour the sauce on top, and you want a nice thick layer. The potatoes on the bottom are gonna drink a lot of this sauce. So you just pour it on there, get it pretty even. It doesn’t have to be exact.
[Bob] Oh yeah.
And we’re gonna press it down a little bit. We want it nice and flat because we have the last layer going on, which is a Béchamel sauce, but I wanted to add a little South to it, so I added some stone-ground grits to my Béchamel.
Oh, wow. Now, how long is this gonna have to cook for?
It’s gonna cook at 375 for about 35 to 40 minutes until you get a nice brown topping. Let me lay this over to the side here. And in this pan, I’ve got… Thank you.
I appreciate it.
I’m your sous chef today, how ’bout that?
Well, you’re a wonderful sous chef.
So, I’ve got the bechamel cooking. As you can see, it’s… It’s kind of like a real–
Yeah, it’s thin for grits but thick for a Béchamel, but it’s gonna bake and it’s gonna fluff up. Okay, so we pour that on top. And it’s not gonna puff too much, so you want it pretty much almost to the top of the pan, but not quite, and you just kinda spread it even.
[Bob] Okay, that’s easy.
Yeah, it’s a quick dish, and it’s all in one. You pretty much have everything you need in one dish. You got grits. You got potatoes, You got a nice meat sauce.
You do, here, let me help you with that.
Okay, put that to the side. So, this’ll go in the oven.
And we’ll put that in the oven and when it’s done, it’ll look like this.
[Bob] That is awesome. Look at that, mm. Got a little bit of salad on top there.
Yes, I do a little fresh salad. It’s got parsley, tomato, onions, a little bit of cucumber, and it gives it a little bit of color. It’s a little brightness to the dish.
There you go. Thank you so much for being our guest chef today.
I appreciate it.
Folks, listen, if you would like more great recipes just like you saw today on The Sportsman’s Table, you can also log on to certifiedscgrown.com and see what’s fresh on your menu, as well as the next time you’re in Myrtle Beach, come on down to The Chive Blossom Cafe, Pawleys Island, or contact My Big Fat Greek Kitchen and you could have Andreann, well, she could prepare a meal just for you at home. That’s all we got time for this week. We’ll be right back next week with another great recipe, right here on The Sportsman’s Table.
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[Bob] This one’s gonna be kind of tricky, Kurt. Hup!
I kinda had to let it clear the limbs.
[Kurt] Nice shot.
[Bob] Grab it up, girls.
[Kurt] Bird down. Oh.
[Bob] Dixie says maybe more. Maybe not.
Here she comes. Maggie’s got it. All right, dude, I’ve got to ask you. I know you’re older than me and you’ve been doing this stuff a long, long time, okay.
All right, talk to me.
Tell me how many years have you been guiding, how many years have you been raising dogs, ’cause you know, that’s a part of the sport that’s dying.
42, 42 years.
42 years, oh my goodness. Well, folks, our guide from Nashville, Georgia right here. Newt Hughes. He’s got some great dogs today. Southern Woods Plantation. It don’t get any better than that. Come on down. Log onto Bob’s Top 16. You too can come on down and book your bird hunt of a lifetime. Hey, great food, great place to stay, and great guides like this, okay? And dogs just like Dixie. All right, man, woo-hoo! Well, folks, before we go on our show this week, I’ve had some great bird hunting, and listen. This guy was just target-on with all of… I tell you, bird hunting, you making it all over today.
It was a great time.
Well, you know, and folks, I wanna take just one quick look at the new 2019 Silverado. The all-new Silverado. This one behind me happens to be mine, and these guys have put me in such a great ride. You see me in Chevvers all the time, and you have for over 18 years plus, and these guys never cease to amaze me and what Chevy and all the engineers, and, well, just everybody that goes into building these great trucks, what they do to these trucks to make them for us and the outdoors. Great, and you’ve got to talk about this new Platform. It’s all-new.
Yeah, all new from the ground up. Re-engineered. Basically, it’s the strongest, most advanced Silverado that we’ve ever made. They’re 450 pounds lighter than the previous generation. It’s got air Kurtains in the front for aerodynamic efficiency. It’s got a new trailering package integrated with the camera. LED headlights in the front and rear. Easy-lift locking and folding rear tailgate, so a lot of great features in this new truck.
[Bob] Plus, it is the first one that they’ve put a lift kit in.
It is. You are correct. This is the first Chevrolet Silverado with a factory two-inch lift. So, as you can see, it really makes that truck look good. It’s the Z71 package on top of that, so it’s a dynamite look on that truck.
Well, the Trail Boss, listen. I get great looks wherever it goes. Man, on the road, and I just can’t thank you guys enough for what you do for us here in the outdoors. Not only on our show, but what you do in the outdoors in general across this county, because everybody that drives a Chevy, everybody that proudly displays that bow tie, it’s a tribute to the folks at General Motors and Chevrolet.
It is. Thank you.
You’re wild, man.
We gotta do it again. This time, maybe it’s a rod and reel? Now that you’ve mastered the shotgun.
That’s right, on to the next sporting event.
Yeah, man, we’re gonna do it.
Well, folks, listen, that’s our show for this week. As we always like to say, the outdoors’ our passion. I want it to be yours, too. We’ll see you right back here again next week on another episode of Bob Redfern’s Outdoor Magazine. Man, I’m just telling you.
Bob is duck hunting in Ellerbe, North Carolina, at DeWitt’s Outdoor Sports. Joining Bob, will be the owner of DeWitt’s Outdoors, Chris DeWitt. Also, on The Sportsman’s Table, we will feature a South Carolina certified recipe featuring duck! This show is all for the duck hunter, from hunting, to preparing it!