Outdoor commander

Published 12:37 am Sunday, November 11, 2007

NATCHEZ — Five years ago “Country Boy” Mark Porter brought his popular radio show “Solid Gold Saturday Night” to Natchez from Alexandria, La.

As that show flourished and his popularity soared, Porter saw the opportunity to bring another endeavor to the Natchez, “Miss-Lou Outdoors.”

“There was such an outdoors following here,” Porter said. “I wanted to do something never done before and feature live hunts on the radio.”

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Earlier this year, Porter teamed up with another well-known outdoor enthusiast, the “Duck Commander” Phil Robertson, to create a new broader show, “Commanding the Outdoors.”

“We wanted to do a show that concentrated on all hunting,” Porter said. “We go on deer hunts, duck hunts, rabbit hunts and squirrel hunts.”

Every Monday night at 6 on 95 Country, Porter along with Robertson, Robertson’s son Willie and champion hoot owl caller Tucker Crisp entertain and inform listeners while on an actural hunt.

“People can listen to us talk about different things like calling up ducks and get tips on how to do things,” Porter said.

“Commanding the Outdoors” is heard world wide on the Internet Porter said. Clips and archived shows can be heard at www.duckcommander.com, www.buckcommander.com and www.commandingtheoutdoors.com.

“There has been people from Australia and New Zealand that have heard our show,” Porter said. “People that don’t hunt enjoy the show.”

Porter said people would be able to see the show soon with a DVD series coming available in the future.

“We’re shooting footage for the DVDs right now,” Porter said. “Eventually we hope for a TV show.”

Porter said the main thing was to give people something to enjoy and gain helpful information.