Rundown for the Last Weekend in July

We wrap up the month with some great guests and information this week on Outdoor Magazine.

First, master taxidermist RJ Meyer of the Trophy Room Taxidermy studio in Allendale joins me.  RJ has great advice on preserving the memories of your Great Lakes fishing trips.

Then Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews says they’re rapidly filling up on vendor space for the upcoming Outdoor Weekend in September.

Hour two kicks off with Eric Lafollette of Jays Sporting Goods.  Eric is the manager of the archery department in Jay’s Clare store and he says it’s time to start getting ready for the season.

Next, Lt. Steve Burton from the Michigan dnr talks about the current class of recruits training to be conservation officers.

Carol Rose of the Michigan Wildlife Council wraps up the hour.  She has an update on the “Here For Generations” campaign (hereformioutdoors.org).

Veteran Great Lakes charter captain Ed Rutherford of Trout Scout Charters in Alpena is featured in the final hour of this week’s show.  Ed has been a fishing guide and charter captain for almost fifty years and has plenty of stories to tell about his time on the water.

We wrap it up with chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This time it’s an interesting catfish recipe.

I hope you like the show.

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Radio Rundown for July 22nd.

First, Eric Sherwood of Michigan based Whitetail Select Seed talks about planting late summer food plots.  He says August is a great time for that and describes the process and how to get the best results.

Then, Nick Grillo of Michigan Brand Meats announces the opening of their online store and talks about a new recipe in the works for their jerky.

Hour two kicks off with Brad Smyth of Detroit Outdoor Adventures fishing charters (iFishDetroit.com).  Brad talks about the tremendous fishery on Lake St. Clair.

Next Nick Green, mucc‘s new Public Information Officer joins me.  Nick describes his background of hunting and fishing in Northern Michigan, as well as his plans to update the Michigan Out-of-Doors Magazine.

The hour wraps up with Bryan Darland from Jays Sporting Goods.  Bryan was at the big ICAST show in Florida and he talks about the new fishing gear unveiled there.

Hour three features Jerry Wydner of the Hunter Safety System company.  HSS was the first company to come out with an easy to use, full body safety harness.  Over the years their products have continued to improve and evolve.  This year, they now offer scent control in some of their harnesses.

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

I hope you like the show.

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Radio Rundown for July 15/16

First, Jason Bittner of Customs and Border Protection (cbp.gov) has some great advice on crossing the border when hunting and fishing in Canada.

Then, Tom Campbell from Woods-n-Waternews provides details of their August edition and looks ahead to the big Outdoor Weekend in September.

Hour two kicks off with Drew YoungeDyke of the National Wildlife Federation (nwf.org).  He talks about the increasing threat of Asian Carp and the potential danger of a break in that oil pipeline at the straits.

Next, Michigan dnr Veterinarian Kelly Straka says TB is still a problem in the Michigan deer herd.

Matt Smith wraps up the hour.  ”Smitty” describes the process for buying hunting and outdoor recreation property.

Meteorologist Mark Torregrossa is featured in hour three of this week’s show.  Mark talks about the weather for the rest of the summer and into early fall.  You can see his forecasts at MLive.com and FarmerWeather.com.

Chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up, this time with a very interesting catfish recipe.

I hope you like the show.

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Radio Rundown for This Weekend (7/8)

First, Michigan dnr biologist Kevin Swanson joins me to talk about the cougar near Lansing.  Kevin says the DNR is hoping to hear from more Clinton County residents who have seen the animal.  You can report those sightings here mi.gov/eyesinthefield.

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Hour two kicks off with Shawn Nowicki from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (fws.gov).  She talks about the continuing program to battle lampreys in the Great Lakes.  Here’s the schedule for treating Michigan Rivers 

mucc Executive Director Dan Eichinger wraps up the hour.  Dan has details of their recent convention, including talk of Michigan dove and sandhill crane hunts.  He also expresses concern over the recent discovery of asian carp very near Lake Michigan.

In the final hour of this week’s show, I talk with retired Coast Guardsman Joe Marion.  Joe spent his entire lifetime on the water and now works as a charter captain out of Lundington on Rod Master Fishing charters.

Wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up.  This week Dave has another nice fish recipe.

I hope you like the show.

 

 

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Rundown for July 4th Weekend

We kick off this long  holiday weekend talking with Glenn Duncan of Duncans Outdoor Shop in Bay City.  Glenn says this is a good time to take a look at your hunting guns, get any needed work done and get them sighted in early.

Then, app designer Rob Milano talks about the updated Outdoor Magazine app.  That app is now available free in the iTunes Store and will be updated on Google Play very soon.

Hour two kicks off with Jim Felgenauer of the St. Clair Chapter of Sturgeon for Tomorrow (stclairsturgeon.org).  Jim talks about the fantastic walleye fishing in the St. Clair river right now and also the upcoming sturgeon season there.

Scott Whitcomb of the Michigan dnr is up next.  Scott describes a project to map all trails and two tracks in our state forests.  You can get more details here…(michigan.gov/forestroads).

Veteran whitetail guide and outfitter Bill Pyles of Ohio Bowhunting Outfitters (bowoutfitters.com) is featured in hour three.  Bill talks about his operation and has great advice on what hunters can do now to get ready for the upcoming season.

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

I hope you like the show.

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Radio Show for the First Weekend of Summer

We kickoff the show talking about a couple of great fishing outings I had this past week.  One, with the “Church Ladies” of Trinity Monitor….

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And the other, three great guys in the Walleye for Warriors event….

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Then, Ron St. Louis of Northern Wilderness Bear Outfitters joins me to talk about bear hunting in White River Ontario.

The hour wraps up with Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews  and a big award he received from the Michigan Outdoor Writer’s Association.

Hour two starts out with Gary Morgan of East Lake Outfitters (WildGameDynasty.com).  Gary describes his Michigan outfitting business for turkeys, bear and deer.  He also talks about his first upcoming season in Missouri for whitetails.

Next, Jim Hammill of the Michigan Wildlife Council (HereforMiOutdoors.com) talks about the progress of the “Here, for Generations” campaign.

Jared Groth of Vanguard Outdoors is up next with details of their new RaiseYourGlassPodcast, including a video version of that program.

Michigan’s “Mr. Walleye”,  Mark Martin is featured in hour three.  Mark talks about the finer points of trolling for walleye, including the use of a stern planer to catch bonus fish.

Wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up.  This time he has another great fish recipe.

I hope you like the show.

 

 

 

 

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Rundown for Father’s Day Weekend.

First, Michigan dnr biologist Chad Stewart talks about the Michigan moose herd.  Moose were re-introduced to the state more than thirty years ago, but the population hasn’t grown as originally expected.

Then, Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews talks about their July edition and the upcoming Outdoor Weekend in September.

Hour two kicks off with Darton Archery  staff shooter Al Burk.  Al describes how target shooter can make you a better bowhunter…especially 3D shoots.

Kevin Frawley of the DNR is up next.   He has details on the recent survey of Michigan deer hunters.  Highlights of that report include the number of hunters continues to decline, but their success rate is up slightly.  Kevin also says support for baiting and antler point restrictions is on the rise.

Hour three features Eric Lafollette of Jays Sporting Goods.  Eric has great advice on the new wireless trail cam systems and how to use them.

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

I hope you like the show.

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Show Rundown for June 10/11

Charter Captain John Roby of Chain Tail Charters (charterfishingmackinaw.com) is my first guest this week.  John talks about fishing lake trout and salmon in the straits.  He says the fishing off Mackinac Island and under the Big Mac bridge can be very good.

We continue the fishing theme in hour two with Brad Dupuie of Angler Qwest Boats.  Brad talks about the growth and evolution of that Michigan made fishing tritoon.  He also has some tips  on trolling spoons for open water walleye.

Shane Rubyonis of DreamWeaver Lures is up next.  Shane talks about the history of his company and how they continue to come up with spoons and colors that consistently catch fish.

In hour three veteran outdoor writer and outdoorsman Tom Lounsbury is featured.  Tom describes his recent turkey hunting trip where he called in a nice bird for a first time lady turkey hunter.

Wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it up once again.  This time Dave has a nice fish recipe.

I hope you like the show.

 

 

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June Kickoff Rundown

We start the new month talking with Ted Harpham of Darton Archery.  Ted talks about their new Toxin 100 crossbow and Darton’s new bow fishing rig.

Hour two kicks off with Don Miller of Millers-Sportfishing Charters on Lake St. Clair.  Don is a veteran musky fisherman on that lake and his clients have boated many trophy fish over the years.

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Then Elyse Walter of the Michigan dnr reminds us about the Free Fishing Weekend next week and has details of their Master Angler program.

Veteran outdoor writer Steve Griffin is featured in hour three.  Steve talks about  bluegill fishing and chasing Lake Michigan salmon from a kayak.

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

I hope you like the show.

 

 

 

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Rundown for Memorial Weekend

Veteran Lake Superior charter captain Dave Kimar of Kimars Charters on Shelter Bay joins me first on this week’s show.  Dave talks about running fifty miles off shore to fish for giant lake trout on Stannard Rock.

Extreme long range shooter Paul Phillips kicks off hour two.  Paul is with the US Rifle Team and recently has been working to extend his shooting ability.  Paul and his fellow shooters are shooting accurately at nearly two miles and are looking to extend their range even farther.

Then, Dan Eichinger of mucc  joins me to talk about challenges facing his organization and the hunters and anglers in Michigan today.

Outdoor writer and fishing guide Dave Rose of WildFishing.com is featured in the final hour.  Dave talks about fishing opportunities in Northern Michigan.

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

I hope you like the show.

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