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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Radio Rundown for the First Weekend in November

We kick off the new month with a wide range of topics this week.

First. Tom Beecher of Vanguard Outdoors (VanguardWorld.us) has details of a big discount program with Jays Sporting Goods.  You can get twenty percent off all Vanguard products at either Jay’s store if you use my name. “Avery”, at checkout.

Then Suzanne Miller-Allen from Blue Cross Blue Shield (bcbsm.com) talks about their “Novembeard” program.  Hunters can get a free health screening at Jay’s stores on November 8th from 9-2.  DNR personnel will also be there to answer questions.

Trophy musky fishing is the topic in the second hour as I talk with retired DNR fisheries tech and avid angler Don Barnard.  Don says this is the best time of year to target big muskies and he has great advice on finding those fish.

Michigan dnr veterinarian Dr. Kelly Straka is up next.  Kelly has the latest on CWD in Michigan.

In hour three we talk about preserving your outdoor memories with master taxidermist RJ Meyer of The Trophy Room Taxidermy Studio in Allendale.  RJ says a deer doesn’t have to be a record book animal to be worthy of putting on the wall.

Wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up.  First, he has advice on proper field preparation, then Dave has a very nice barbecue venison rib recipe.

I hope you like the show.

 

 

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Radio Rundown for the Last Weekend in October

This week’s show kicks off with a discussion about guns with Jeania Canel of Jays Sporting Goods.  Jeania is the manager of the gun department in their Clare store and she says hunters have a great deal of choices these days.

Then Allan Goetz from the Michigan Buck Pole (MiBuckPole.com) joins me to talk about some of the animals submitted to their online buck pole.

Hour two features a conversation with Michigan outdoor writer turned big game hunting guide, Denny Geurink (dgoa.com).  Denny started hunting in Russia almost thirty years ago.  These days his hunters take more trophy brown bears than any other outfitter in the world.

Nick Green from the Michigan United Conservation Clubs (mucc.org) wraps up the hour.  Nick describes the role of MUCC and talks about some of the projects their working on.

Charter Captain and fishing guide Lance Keene of Trout Scout charters joins me in the final hour of this week’s show.  We talk to Lance while he’s on the Big Manistee River fishing for steelhead.  In fact, one of his customers caught a nice fish during the conversation.

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We wrap it up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This week Dave has a very nice pheasant recipe.  I hope you like the show.

 

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Rundown For The Weekend of 10/21

First, Chad Stewart of the Michigan dnr has an update on CWD in Michigan, including the latest case in Montcalm County.

Then Jim Hammill from the Michigan Wildlife Council (HereforMiOutdoors.org) joins me to talk about that group and their “Here For Generations”  campaign.

Hour two features professional angler Lance Valentine of  Walleye 101.  Lance is getting ready to head down to Lake Erie to chase big walleye.   He has advice on trolling big water in the late season.

DNR biologist and avid upland bird hunter Al Stewart is up next.  Al has details of an upcoming woodcock symposium.

Pheasant hunting is the topic in the final hour of this week’s show as I talk with Tom Lounsbury.  Tom hasn’t missed an opening day of the Michigan pheasant season in six decades.  He says the birds have changed over the years and has advice on how to hunt them today.

We wrap it all up with wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar.  As always, Dave has a recipe that sounds great.

I hope you like the show.

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Radio Rundown for 10/14

First, Gary Morgan of East Lake Outfitters (WildGameDynasty.com) joins me to talk about  his bear season in the eastern UP.  We also talks about deer hunting in the Yoop and look ahead to next spring’s turkey season.

Then Tom Campbell from Woods-n-Waternews  joins me to talk about their November edition.

In hour two, audiologist and avid hunter Mike Stewart is my first guest.  Mike describes the damage gunshots can do to our hearing and has some great advice on how to prevent it.

Then, Captain Jeff Godi of The Michigan Experience talks about waterfowl hunting on Saginaw Bay and how the high water could affect hunters this season.

Outdoor writer and wildlife expert Richard P Smith is featured in the final hour of this week’s show.  Richard tells the story of his successful Michigan bear hunt and talks about bear and deer hunting in Michigan.

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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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Rundown for October 7/8

The topic of “automatic knives”, also known as “switchblades” is up first on this week’s show.  Those knives will soon be legal in Michigan and Bill Hahn of Jays Sporting Goods says there’s a lot of interest in them.

Then, Bob Ransom of Primal Treestands joins me to talk about that company and their products.

Hour two features UP hunting guide Dean Hulce.  Dean owns the Wilson Creek Hunt Club and has guided hunters across North America.  We talk about the UP whitetail herd and how Michigan deer hunting has changed over the years.

Next, John Darling from the Michigan dnr joins me to talk about hunting our state’s managed waterfowl areas.

Guns are the topic in hour number three this week as I talk with Glenn Duncan of Duncans Outdoor  Shop in Bay City.   Glenn describes the process of sighting in a rifle and the importance of using the right ammunition.  He also talks about some of the more popular rifle cartridges today.

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

I hope you like the show.

 

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Radio Rundown to Kick Off October

Allan Goetz from the Michigan Buck Pole is my first guest this week.  Allan describes how their “online buck pole” started and talks about their impressive growth.

Then Emily Mallory of the Forward Corporation  joins me to talk about another giveaway.  This time it’s a hunting blind from Slayer Blinds.

Speaking of Slayer Outdoor Products, Rob Trowbridge from that Michigan based company  wraps up the hour with details on their products.

Hour two kicks off with Mike Horswill of Jays Sporting Goods.  Mike is an expert meat processor and has great advice on field dressing, butchering and processing your deer.

Amy Trotter from mucc is up next.  Amy talks about their recent Great Lakes Day at the state capitol.  She also has updates on the Lake Erie algae bloom, aquaculture and asian carp.

Michigan’s “Mr. Walleye”,  Mark Martin is featured in hour three this week.  Mark has great advice  about fishing the fall and has a preview of his upcoming Fishing Vacation Schools.

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

I hope you like the show.

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Radio Rundown for the Weekend of 9/23

First, wildlife biologist Chad Stewart of the Michigan dnr joins me with a preview of what to expect from the upcoming deer season.  He also talks about the biological and social impact of the youth hunt and has an update on CWD and TB in the Michigan deer herd.

Hour two kicks off with Conservation Officer Lt. Jeremy Payne.  Jeremy says they’re looking for more officers and describes what it takes to be a modern day Game Warden.  He also has some advice on staying legal in the field this fall.

Paul Yauk is up next.  Paul has details on the Michigan trail system and the upcoming national trails week program.  You can learn more about the trail system at Michigan.gov/trailsweek.

We wrap up the hour talking about pheasant hunting in Michigan.  Ken Dalton is on a crusade to get the DNR to release pheasants on state land and the movement is getting some support.  You can follow the project at mphi.info.

Matt Pedigo is the featured guest in hour number three this week.  First, Matt talks about the Michigan Wildlife Council and their “Here for Generations” campaign (HereforMiOutdoors.org).  Then, Matt puts on his Michigan bear hunters hat to discuss the state’s bear population and the number of tags issued by the DNR.

Chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up.  This time Dave has a very nice squirrel recipe.

I hope you like the show.

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Show Rundown for September 16-17

First, Michigan’s “Deer Whisperer”, John Eberhart joins me to talk about some last minute  whitetail hunting tips.  By the way, John has one more workshop coming up next weekend.  You can learn more at EberhartsWhitetailWorkshop.com.

Then Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews has a wrap up of their big Outdoor Weekend, plus a preview of their October edition.

Hour two kicks off with Ryan Hobbs of the Michigan Squirrel Dog Association.  Ryan describes the appeal of hunting with dogs and has some great tips on getting started.

Next, mucc  Chief Information Officer Nick Green talks about their upcoming “Great Lakes  Day” at the capitol where you can discuss your concerns with the Michigan dnr and state legislators.

Expert whitetail hunter and outdoor product inventor Greg Abbas of Away Outdoors (AWayHunting.com) is featured in the final hour of this week’s show.  Greg talks about calling whitetails, mock scrapes and scent trails.

We wrap it all up with chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This time Dave has a very nice venison tenderloin recipe.

I hope you like the show.

 

 

 

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