This Week on Outdoor Magazine Radio

Retired DNR biologist and Michigan Wildlife Council member Jim Hammill is my first guest.  Jim talks about the “Here for Generations” campaign (hereformioutdoors.org) and the status of wolves in the UP today.

Then, Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews takes a look ahead to their April edition.

Hour two kicks off with outdoor writer Brian Miller.  Brian has great advice on bowhunting for turkeys and walleye fishing on the Maumee River.

Holly Vaughn of the Michigan dnr is up next with details on Michigan’s Wetland Wonders and why those areas are a great place to watch migrating birds in the springtime.

Michigan based Off Shore Tackle is featured in the final hour of this week’s Outdoor Magazine show as I talk with “Chairman of the Boards”, Bruce DeShano.  Bruce describes how the company got started and the evolution of their products over the years.

We wrap it up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.   This week Dave has a very nice turkey recipe.

Great guests and information this week.  I hope you like the show.

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Outdoor Magazine Radio for this Weekend

Charter Captain Mike Orr of Five Orrs Charters kicks off the show this week.  Mike was fishing southern Lake Michigan for salmon and trout but he’s moved his business to Lake Erie because the fishing there is so much better.H

Hour two features another professional fisherman, Paul Schlafley of River Side Charters out of Manistee.  Paul is talking to us from the Manistee River, where he says the steelhead action has been pretty good.

Next, mucc Executive Director Dan Eichinger joins me to talk about a variety of issues, including the plan to allow commercial fishermen to keep walleye and lake trout.  MUCC is against that proposal.

James Severance of Burt Watson  Chevrolet wraps up the hour.  James says they’re offering a new “Outdoorsman” Silverado, based on my truck.

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Veteran outdoor writer and expert hunter Tom Lounsbury is my guest in hour three.  Tom is always of wealth of information and stories about his outdoor experiences….and this time is no exception.

We wrap it up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar and another interesting wild game dinner.

I hope you like the show.

 

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Rundown for March 11/12

Chris Hamm of Wisconsin based HHA Sports is my first guest this week.  HHA is the leader in adjustable, single pin archery sight technology.  Chris talks about the history of their family owned company, the products they make and our new HHA Sports Podcast.

Then Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews joins me with details of their upcoming April edition.

Hour two starts out with Tom Goniea of the Michigan dnr.   Tom is the senior fisheries biologist for the department and the guy who overseas commercial fishing operations in the state.  He has some interesting comments about proposed changes in the commercial fishing regulations that could allow them to keep walleye and lake trout.

Then, Dupuie of Angler Qwest boats joins me.  Brad says demand for the big water trolling tritoon is strong and promotes their appearance at the big Ultimate Sport Show (showspan.com/USG/) coming up in Grand Rapids in a couple weeks.

Hannah Schauer of the Michigan dnr is up next.  Hannah talks about the growing number of coyote complaints from southern Michigan residents.

Fishing is the topic of discussion in hour number three of this week’s Outdoor Magazine show as I talk with Mark Romanack of Fishing 411 TV.  Mark is an expert angler, fishing educator and TV show host with lots of great information.

We wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This time Dave has an interesting muskrat recipe.

I hope you like the show.

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Radio Rundown for March 4/5

We kick off the new months with some great guests and interesting topics.

First, Eric Sherwood of Whitetail Select food plot seed joins me.  Eric is an agronomist and hunter who brings an interesting perspective to the food plot business.  He has great advice on starting a plot, where to put it, how big to make it and what seed to use.

Hour two kicks off with outdoor writer and fishing guide Dave Rose of  Wildfishing.com. Dave talks about late winter and early spring fishing opportunities in Northern Michigan.

Then, Drew YoungeDyke of mucc talks about their concern over possible changes in the Michigan commercial fishing laws that would allow those fishermen to keep walleye, salmon and trout.  CWD and asian carp are also topics of discussion.

We wrap up the hour with Kurt Ieuter of the Ieuter Insurance Group.  Kurt says it’s important to work with the right insurance company to protect our outdoor gear and equipment.

Guns and shooting are the topic in hour three of this week’s show as I talk with Glenn Duncan of Duncans Outdoor Shop in Bay City.  Glenn talks about the demand for guns today, how to maintain them and what to look for when buying a new gun.

We wrap it up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This week Dave and I talk about the recent wild game dinner and auction by my church, Trinity Monitor, and what it takes to cook for hundreds of people at an event like that.

I hope you like the show.

 

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Radio Rundown for Last Weekend in February

A slower paced show this week, but still filled with lots of news and information.

First, Michigan dnr biologist Chad Stewart joins me to talk about the CWD situation in Mecosta County.  Chad says there are still lots of questions to be answered regarding that incident.  We also talk about the Ann Arbor deer situation and look ahead to the future of deer hunting in Michigan.

Hour two kicks off with veteran turkey hunter Greg Abbas of A-Way Outdoors.   Greg says it’s a little too early to start patterning the birds, but the perfect time to start getting ready for the season.  Greg demonstrates some calls and talks about this strategy for targeting public land gobblers.

Caleb Putman of the DNR is up next.  Caleb describes a new partnership between the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Audubon Society.

We’re talking fishing in hour three of this week’s show as Lance Valentine of Walleye 101 joins me.  Lance explains how to jig for walleye in the Saginaw and Detroit Rivers.

We wrap it up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This week Dave has an interesting woodchuck recipe.

I hope you like the show.

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Radio Rundown for the Weekend of Feb 18/19

Michigan bears are the opening topic of discussion this week on Outdoor Magazine Radio. Michigan dnr wildlife biologist Kevin Swanson says the population is up slightly in the UP and dramatically in the northern Lower Peninsula.  As a result, hunters are likely to see more bear permits issued.

Meteorologist Mark Torregrossa wraps up the hour talking about the mild weather this winter.  He says that trend is likely to continue for a while.

Dale Hendershot of the Michigan Trappers and Predator Callers Association (mtpca.com) is up next.  Fur prices are up slightly but Dale says most trappers don’t do it for the money.

Next, I talk with Drew YoungeDyke from mucc.  Drew talks about the upcoming edition of their Michigan Out of Doors Magazine and we discuss the new Michigan Out of Doors Podcast.

Randy Stec from the Michigan Wildlife Council (HereforMIOutdoors) is the final guest of the hour.  Randy updates us on the status of that campaign to educate Michigan’s non hunters and anglers.

Springtime steelheading is the opening topic of discussion of the final hour of this week’s show as I talk with Tim Roller of Whitetail Journey TV.  Tim was a fishing guide on West Michigan rivers for many years and he describes how to use water temp, flow and color to catch fish.

Wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up.  This time it’s possum.

I hope you like the show.

 

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Rundown for the Weekend of 2/11-12

My first guest the week is Michigan dnr Fisheries Chief Jim Dexter.  Jim talks about the Lake Michigan salmon fishery and responds to charges he should be fired for decisions on stocking lake trout.

Then Tom Campbell from Woods-n-Waternews  joins me with details on their March edition.

Hour two kicks of with Blaine Bailer of Jays Sporting Goods.  Blaine is an avid predator hunter and has advice on coyote hunting during the breeding season.

Elyse Walters from the DNR is up next.  She talks about the upcoming free fishing weekend and their weekly fishing reports for anglers.

Dan Davis of Burt Watson Chevrolet wraps up the hour.  Dan has worked at that dealership for more than thirty years and says leasing is the way to go these days.

We’re talking Angler Qwest in the final hour of this week’s show.  Boat designer Brad Dupuie joins me to discuss changes in the boat design for 2017.  He also shares some tips on trolling spoons for open water walleye.

Wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up.  This time Dave has an interesting beaver recipe.

Great guests and information this week.  I hope you like the show.

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Radio Rundown for First Weekend in February

We kick off the new month this week on Outdoor Magazine Radio with some interesting guests and topics.

First, MUCC President Tom Heritier talks about the idea of a sandhill crane season in Michigan.  He says there’s growing momentum for such a hunt and thinks it could be a great opportunity for Michigan hunters.

Then Chris Charlton of Auto Interior Decorators talks about the process of installing camouflage Katzkin leather seats in a vehicle.  I put them in my Burt Watson Silverado and love the way they look.

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Hour two kicks off with Michigan dnr biologist Brian Mastenbrook.    Brian has details on the latest winter survey of the Michigan elk herd.

Next, Drew YoungeDyke from mucc talks about a plan to sell off federal land.  That proposed legislation has since been withdrawn, but similar bills are still out there.

Tom Beecher from Vanguard wraps up the hour.   Tom describes their new line of hunting scopes and some promotional programs at upcoming outdoor shows in Michigan.

Eric Lafollette from Jays Sporting Goods is featured in the final hour of this week’s show.   Eric  describes how to train your dog to find shed whitetail antlers.  He also talks about the   newest wireless trail cameras and how to use them.

Then we had a nice surprise this week as Wild Game Chef Extraordinaire Dixie Dave Minar stopped by the studio to visit in person and give us an interesting recipe.

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I hope you like the show.

 

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Show Rundown for the end of January

We wrap up the month talking about a wide variety of topics this week.

First, Michigan dnr fisheries biologist Jim Baker talks about the Saginaw Bay walleye fishery and the role ciscos/herring could play in the future.

Then “Sturgeon General” Brenda Archambo of Sturgeon for Tomorrow joins me with details on the upcoming Sturgeon Shivaree on Black Lake.

Hour two kicks off with outdoor writer Richard P Smith.  Richard says bear predation on UP whitetails is a bigger problem than most people realize.  He also talks about the effective of mandatory antler point restrictions.

Adam Bump from the DNR  is up next.  Adam reminds us that squirrel and rabbit seasons are still open.  He says with poor ice conditions across the southern part of the state, small game hunting is a good option.

Professional angler and fishing educator Lance Valentine of Walleye 101 is featured in hour three.  Lance talks about chasing trophy wintertime walleye on Lake Erie and looks ahead to the springtime fishery on the Detroit River.

Wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up with another great recipe.

I hope you enjoy the show.

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Rundown for the Weekend of January 21st

We kick off the show talking about the Ann Arbor deer situation with Chad Stewart of the Michigan dnr.  Chad was involved in the decision to allow sterilization of deer there as an alternative to hunting.

Then Chad Merrihew from Security Credit Union (SecurityCU.org) joins me to talk about his initiation into the sport of predator hunting.  Let’s just say Chad is now hooked on coyote hunting.

Hour two kicks off with an interesting conversation with Capt. Glen Buehner of the Great Lakes Salmon Initiative (GreatLakeSalmon.org).  Glen says it’s the DNR’s goal to completely stop stocking chinook salmon in Lake Michigan.

Drew YoungeDyke of mucc  is up next.  Drew has some additional thoughts on the whitetail situation in Ann Arbor.  He also outlines federal legislation that could take wolves off the endangered species list.

We’re talking ice fishing in the final hour of this week’s show.  Joe Cook from Jays Sporting Goods has great advice on using tip ups for pike.

Chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up, this time with an unusual bobcat recipe.

Great guests and lots of information this week.  I hope you like the show.

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