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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Outdoor Magazine Radio Rundown for January 14/15

Jeff Poet of Jays Sporting Goods and the Michigan Wildlife Council (HereForMiOutdoors.org) is my first guest.  Jeff talks about the “Here, for Generations” campaign to educated Michigan’s non hunters and anglers about the benefits of hunting and fishing.

Tom Campbell from Woods-n-Waternews is up next.  Tom talks about the upcoming sport show season and their appearance at the Ultimate Fishing show in Novi this weekend.

Hour two features Drew YoungeDyke of mucc.  Drew describes the recent plan approved by the Michigan dnr to sterilize deer in Ann Arbor as a means of controlling the population.

Ed Shaw from the DNR is my next guest.  Ed talks about their outdoor skills academy.

Michigan’s “Mr. Walleye”, Mark Martin (MarkMartins.net) kicks off the final hour of this week’s show.  Mark talks to us from the frozen water of Houghton Lake during one of his “Fishing Vacation Schools”.  Mark says bite there is pretty good.  In fact, you can hear one of his clients catch this nice walleye during our conversation.

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We wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This time Dave has an unusual recipe….coyote.

Interesting guests with lots of good information on this week’s show.  I hope you like it.

 

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Show Rundown for Weekend of January 7

We kick off this weekend’s show talking with Al Stewart of the Michigan dnr.  Al talks about springtime turkey hunting in and reminds us now is the time to apply for a permit.

Then Ben Nielsen of Showspan joins me to talk about the Ultimate Fishing Show coming up next weekend in Novi.

Shed hunting is the opening conversation in hour two of this week’s show as I talk with Mark Miller of the North American Shed Hunter’s Club (ShedAntlers.org).  Mark says the bucks are dropping early this year and he has good advice on where to find them.

Drew YoungeDyke of mucc is up next.  Drew describes how the latest battle with anti hunting group HSUS and describes how the legislature got involved.

Hour three features veteran outdoorsman Jim Felgenauer.    Jim and I had planned to talk about perch spearing on Lake St. Clair, but there’s no good ice yet.  Instead, we shoot the breeze about a variety of outdoor related topics.

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

Great guests and information this week on Outdoor Magazine Radio.  I hope you enjoy the show.

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Radio Rundown for New Year’s Weekend

We’re talking about a wide range of topics this week on Outdoor Magazine Radio.

First, bear hunter Vance Gawel describes a trip to the UP when wolves killed and ate one of his dogs, then turned their attention to him.

Hour two kicks off with Jason Blitchok of the Michigan Darkouse Anglers Association (Mi-Darkhouse.org).  Jason says the new South East Michigan chapter of that group wants to promote the thrill of pike spearing in the southern part of the state.

Jake Putala is up next.  Jake is a high school student recently named to the DNR’s Youth Conservation Council.  He has some interesting ideas on what’s needed to keep young people involved in the outdoors.

Paul Cianciolo of Predator Hunter Outdoors is featured in hour three of the show.  Paul talks about hunting predators after dark with centerfire rifles and how his company’s line up of high power lights can help hunters be more successful.

We wrap it up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This time Dave doesn’t have a recipe though, the Chef talk about his recent elk hunting adventure in Michigan’s Pigeon River Forest Area.

Lots of great guests and information this week.  I hope you like the show.

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Radio Rundown for Christmas Weekend

We kick off this week’s show talking about predator hunting in Michigan with Jorden Susewitz of the Extreme Predator Hunt.  That statewide hunt has grown considerably over the past few years and Jorden has details on how to get involved.

Then, Allan Goetz from the Michigan Buck Pole (MiBuckPole.com) joins me to talk about their online community.  He says deer hunters are just part of their focus these days.

Hour two features outdoor writer and fishing guide Dave Rose (WildFishing.com).  Dave talks about fishing opportunities in northern Michigan and why first ice is one of the most productive times of year.

Drew YoungeDyke from mucc is up next.  Drew talks about refocusing their efforts on asian carp in 2017.

I talk with veteran outdoor writer and avid hunter Tom Lounsbury in the third hour of this week’s show.  Tom has some interesting thoughts on the late pheasant season and rabbit hunting with beagles as a great wintertime activity.

We wrap it all up with chef Dixie Dave Minar.  Once again, Dave has a very nice wild game recipe.

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

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