Gather on the front porch as dusk falls to share news and swap tales of Southern Woods and Waters.

Southern food so good if some gets on your head your tongue’ll slap your brains out trying to get it.

Hugh and his staff have the inside line on where, when, and what are they’re biting.

Meet Hugh McNaughtenFriends, neighbors, and outdoors enthusiasts across middle-Tennessee, northern Alabama and southern Kentucky welcome Southern Woods and Waters host Hugh A. McNaughten into their living rooms each week. They enjoy his good humor and the useful information his guests share as they sit and rock a spell on Hugh’s front porch.

Recipes from family and friends add spice to the show and variety to southern outdoorsmen’s dinner table and camp kitchens. When not in front of the camera, you’ll find Hugh either hunting or fishing, shooting arrows or building blinds and stands. His many years experience as a master electrician and carpenter make him in great demand to do Nashville-area home and business renovations, repairs, build-outs and expansions.


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Venison Kabobs

Venison Shishkabobs

Pepper jack cheese slices are a perfect complement to bacon-wrapped venison grilled on skewers with mushrooms, peppers, tomatoes and onion.

Banana and strawberry dessert

Banana and strawberry dessert

A chilled version of a Southern favorite, banana pudding, with just-picked strawberries…permission granted to lick bowl.

Each week Southern Woods and Waters guest are treated to another lip-smacking treat from the camp or home. We can’t share the tastes and aromas through your screen, but recipes are presented here so you can whip up a batch for yourself. Click back through earlier recipes and you’ll never run short of meal ideas to delight your family, fishing partner, and hunting buddies.

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