This Weekend’s Radio Show Rundown

We kick off this week’s show talking with Glenn Duncan of Duncans Outdoor Shop in Bay City.  Glenn talks about gun maintenance and recent trends in firearm sales.

Then Emil Rousseau of the Forward Corporation joins me to talk about Outdoor Expo coming up in West Branch on February 3rd.  You can learn more at MikeAveryExpo.com.

Hour two features Tom Miller of the North American Shed Hunters Club (ShedAntlers.org).  Tom  talks about the appeal of searching for shed whitetail antlers and has some tips on where to find them.

Then Al Stewart from the Michigan dnr reminds us that January is the time to apply for the limited quota springtime turkey hunts.

Ice fishing is the topic in hour three as Joe Cook from Jays Sporting Goods joins me.  Joe has great advice on targeting pike with tip ups.

We wrap it all up with chef Dixie Dave Minar and another great wild game recipe.

I hope you like the show.

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Radio Rundown for 1/6

First, professional angler and charter captain Lance Valentine of Walleye101 joins me to talks about the upcoming outdoor show season.  Lance will be speaking next weekend at the Ultimate Fishing Show in Novi and later at our outdoor expo in West Branch.  For details on that show check out this website.  MikeAveryExpo.com.

Next Ben Nielsen of Showspan previews their upcoming shows for this winter.

Hour two kicks off with veteran Lake St. Clair angler Jim Felgenauer.  Jim talks about perch fishing on the lake and also the time honored tradition of spearing perch on that body of water.

Michigan’s Meteorologist Mark Torregrossa of MLive joins me next.  Mark says this bitter cold weather pattern is likely to continue through the winter.

Angler Qwest‘s Brad Dupuie is up next.  Brad talks about his company’s presence at boat shows this season and also expansion of the Angler Qwest plant.

In hour three one of my favorite guests joins me.  Veteran outdoorsman and outdoor writer Tom Lounsbury talks about his fall hunting season and looks ahead to wintertime rabbit hunting.

We wrap it up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This time Dave has a very unusual bobcat recipe.

I hope you like the show.

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Radio Rundown for New Year’s Weekend

First  Bob Abbot of Dog Tired TV describes his role in the fight to allow centerfire rifles after dark for predator hunting.  He also talks about why hunting coyotes at night can be so productive.

Then Tom Campbell of  Woods-n-Waternews comments on some big outdoor related issues in 2017 and what we an look forward to next year.

We head to the Yoop in hour two as I talk with Tony Demboski, President of the  Upper Peninsula Sportsmens Alliance.  Tony talks about the long term project to save, and enhance, wintertime deer yards.

Katie Keen of the Michigan dnr is up next.  Katie has details on the new Michigan elk license plate and the Pure Michigan Hunt.

The final hour of this week’s show features Fishing Hall of Fame member Mark Martin.  Mark talks about his early days in the fishing industry and his upcoming ice fishing vacation schools.

We wrap it all up once again with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This time Dave has a very nice venison recipe using a crock pot.

I hope you like the show.

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Radio Rundown for Christmas Weekend

It’s a busy pre-holiday show this weekend on Outdoor Magazine Radio.

First, River Guide Paul Schlafley of Riverside Charrter in Manistee talks about wintertime steelheading on the Manistee River.

Then Scott Sczafranski from the Linwood Beach Marina on Saginaw Bay has a look ahead to the ice fishing season.

Hour two features Paul Phillips from the US Rifle Team.  Paul is one of the best long range shooters in the country.  He talks about what it takes to shoot accurately at distances of a mile or more.   Paul also explains his testing of the 450 Bushmaster and that he’s been able to reach out to six hundred yards with that cartridge.

Next, Nick Green from mucc discusses the late season deer hunts in the TB and CWD zones.

He’s followed by Glen Venner of Lure Lipstick.  Glen talks about that fish attractant, the growth of the company….and their new podcast that will kick off in January.

The “Deer Whisperer” John Eberhart (Deer-John.net) is featured in the final hour this week.  John has many bucks in the trophy books, but an experience this season has him re-evaluating his quest for trophy racks.

Chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up.  This time Dave has a coyote recipe.  Yep, I said coyote.

I hope you like the show.

 

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Radio Rundown for this Weekend (12/16)

Now that ice fishing season is here, we kick off this week’s show with advice on staying safe from retired Coast Guardsman Joe Marion.  Joe is also an avid ice angler and has some great suggestions for preventing an accident on the ice.

Then Karl Ieuter of the Ieuter  Insurance Group dispels the rumor that your vehicle isn’t covered while on the ice.

We continue the ice fishing theme in hour two as I talk with Mark Romanack of Fishing 411 TV.  Mark has some great advice for targeting panfish and other species on first ice.

Next, Brian Mastenbrook of the Michigan dnr has an update on the December elk hunt.   He says the department uses the hunt as a management tool to control the elk population, but for a lucky group of hunters, it can be the hunt of a lifetime.

The hour wraps up with Ed Roy of the Michigan Wildlife Council (HereForMiOutdoors.org).  Ed has an update on the “Here for Generations” campaign to promote hunting and fishing in Michigan.

Coyote hunting is the topic in the final hour of this weeks show as I talk with Blaine Bailer of Jays Sporting Goods.  Blaine is a veteran predator hunter and has great advice on getting started.

We wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This week the chef has a very nice rabbit recipe.

I hope you like the show.

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Radio Rundown for this weekend (12/9/17)

We start out this week’s Outdoor Magazine show with a conversation about the latest on CWD with Chad Stewart of the Michigan dnr.  More cases are being found and Chad says its important hunters continue to submit their deer for sampling through the rest of the season.

Then Randy Jorgenson of Woods-n-Waternews  talks about that publication and how they got started more than thirty years ago.

Hour two features veteran beagle man Corky Leque.  Corky talks about the appeal of running bunnies with beagles and describes the differences in hunting beagles.

Next, Amy Trotter from mucc has an update on her organization and what they’re doing to protect our natural resources and promote the outdoor lifestyle.

In hour number three I talk with veteran outdoor writer and hunting expert Richard P Smith.  Richard talks about his deer season so far, and deer hunting across the UP this year.

Remember, if you can’t hear the show on your local radio station, you can listen to the podcast.  The show is available on iTunes, the Mike Avery Outdoors website and the facebook page (facebook.com/outdoormagazine) as well.

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Radio Rundown to Kick Off December

First, Ted Harpham of Darton Archery joins me to unveil their 2018 lineup of bows and crossbows.

Then, Joe Grillo from Michigan Brand meats talks about their “Ham for the Holidays” program where we’ll give away a ham each week on my “Wednesday Night Live” segments.

Plus Mitch Mountney from Michigan Buck Pole talks about how the deer season is going so far.

Hour two kicks off with Dave Hildebrand from Jays Sporting Goods.  Dave is an expert when it comes to muzzleloaders and has great advice.

Then Michigan dnr‘s Caleb Putnam talks about wintertime birding and the big Christmas bird count.  We also discuss the large number of snowy owls and eagles in Michigan.

Predator hunting is the topic in hour three as I talk with Paul Cianciolo from Predator Hunter Outdoors.  Paul has great advice on coyote and fox hunting, especially after dark.

We wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This time Dave has a very interesting venison heart recipe.

I hope you like the show.

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Radio Rundown for the last Weekend in November

First, Michigan deer hunter John Wardynski tells the amazing story of how a black bear stole John’s buck…and he has the video to prove it.

Then Brad Smyth of Detroit Outdoor Adventures (iFishDetroit.com) talks about the late fall fishing opportunities in Southern Michigan.

Hour two kicks off with Jason Blitchok of the Michigan Darkhouse Angling Association.  Jason describes the time honored tradition of pike spearing and how to get started.

Bryan Darland from Jays Sporting Goods is up next.  Bryan is the manager of Jay’s Clare store and he has some great suggestions for the outdoor enthusiast on your Christmas list.

Fishing is the opening topic of discussion on hour three this week as I talk with outdoor writer and fishing guide Dave Rose (WildFishing.com).  Dave talks about the great fall fishing to be had across the state right now, and looks forward to ice fishing season.

Chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps the show up, this time with another great venison recipe.

I hope you like the show.

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Radio Show Rundown for 11/18

I start out this week’s show talking about the Michigan firearm deer season and why it’s such a big part of our outdoor heritage.

Then, Ted Harpham of Darton Archery has details on their deal to make bows for Martin Archery and he talks about their revolutionary new cam system and bow designs.

Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews discusses their upcoming December edition.

Hour two kicks off with Tim Roller of Whitetail Journey.  Tim has advice on hunting Michigan’s highly pressured deer during the gun season.

Nick Green from mucc is up next with details of their latest magazine and  some of the issues that group is working on.

Glen Venner of the Lure Lipstick Company leads off the final hour of this week’s show.  Glenn has enjoyed some excellent walleye fishing on the Saginaw River lately.  He has great advice on how to catch fall river walleye.

Chef Dixie Dave Minar is up next.  Dave discuss field prep of your deer and also has a nice venison recipe.

This week’s show wraps up with Michigan dnr Wildlife Chief Russ Mason.  Russ talks about the need for hunters in the CWD zones to shoot more deer and for all Michigan hunters to be on the lookout for the disease.

It’s a busy show this week.  I hope you like it.

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Radio Rundown for 11/11-11/12

First, Allan Goetz of the Michigan Buck Pole  joins me to talk about their daily hunting and fishing report.  He also has a checklist for opening day.

Then Carol Rose from the Michigan Wildlife Council (HereforMiOutdoors) has an update on their campaign to protect hunting, fishing and trapping.

Next, Emily Mallory with the details of their latest giveaway from the Forward Corporation.  It involves a $500 gift certificate from Jays Sporting Goods.

Hour two kicks off with Trevor Daley from the Michigan Trappers and Predator Callers Association (mtpca.com).  Trevor describes the trapping lifestyle and talks about the traps used today.

Drew YoungeDyke from the National Wildlife Federation (nwf.org) wraps up the hour talking about the issues his group is working on, including the latest on asian carp.

Rob Miller, the guy largely responsible for the popularity of deer tracking dogs in Michigan today, is featured in hour three.  Rob describes the increase in the use of tracking dogs and has advice to help hunters recover more deer.  You can learn more on his facebook page (facebook.com/SyprisandSargentdeertracking).

Wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up.  This time he has a very nice venison recipe.

A good show this week.  I hope you can join me.

 

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