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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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Outdoor Magazine Radio Rundown for 9/9

First, Rob Miller talks about using dogs to recover deer.  Rob was one of the first trackers in Michigan and says dogs can find many whitetails that hunters have given up on.  You can learn more on his Facebook page….facebook.com/syprisandsargentdeertracking.

Then, Chad Merrihew of Security Credit Union  has details on their “Outdoor Adventure” card to finance all aspects of your next Outdoor Adventure.

Hour two kicks off with Chad Stearns of Jays Sporting Goods.  Chad recently returned from a dall sheep hunt in the mountains of Alaska.  He tells the story of that hunt, including when he was charged by a sow grizzly.

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Then, Holly Vaughn of the Michigan dnr talks about new regulations facing waterfowl hunters this season.

Karl Ieuter of the Ieuter  Insurance Group wraps up the hour with great advice on protecting our expensive hunting and fishing gear.

Tim Roller of Whitetail Journey is featured in our final hour this week.  Tim talks about fall  fishing and chasing trophy whitetails.

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

I hope you like the show.

 

 

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Rundown for Labor Day Weekend

First, Michigan dnr biologist Chad Stewart joins me to talk about new regulations for deer, elk and moose hunters heading out of state.

Then Emily Mallory of the Forward Corporation has details on their September give away programs…including a new Darton crossbow.

Ted Harpham of Darton Archery wraps up the hour.  He talks about the popularity of their new Maverick compound and Toxin 100 crossbow.

Hour two kicks off with biologist Jennifer Kleitch.  She talks about the early Michigan elk hunt and the status of our state’s elk herd.

Nick Green from mucc  is up next with details of their OTG program plus the latest edition of their magazine.

Meteorologist Mark Torregrossa of MLive wraps up the hour.  He says it’s going to be an early fall and winter.

Biologist and avid upland bird hunter Al Stewart kicks off hour number three this week.  Al says Michigan is one of the top states in the country for grouse and woodcock hunting.

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

I hope you like the show.

 

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Outdoor Magazine Radio Rundown for this Weekend

I start out by telling my story of a close encounter with a brown colored black bear while hunting in Ontario with Ron St. Louis of Northern Wilderness Bear Outfitters.

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Then Paul Phillips of the US Rifle Team joins me to talk about extreme long range shooting at distances of more than a mile.

The hour wraps up with Tom Campbell from Woods-n-Waternews talking about their upcoming Outdoor Weekend.

Jeff Poet of Jays Sporting Goods kicks off the second hour of this week’s show.  Jeff describes  the world of outdoor retailing today.  He then switches hats to talk about the Michigan Wildlife Council and their “Here for Generations” campaign (HereforMiOutdoors.org).

Professor Patty Janes from Grand Valley State University is up next.  She describes their “Michigan Cares for Tourism” program and how folks can get involved.

Hunting dogs are the topic of hour three this week.  Mike Thorman of the Michigan Hunting Dog Federation (facebook.com/theMHDF).  He talks about the negative attitudes toward hunters who run coyotes and bears with dogs

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

I hope you like the show.

 

 

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Rundown for August 19-20

First, Jimmy Gretzinger of Michigan Out of Doors TV joins me to talk about continuing that long running television show and what goes on behind the scenes each week.

Then, Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews has a preview of their big Outdoor Weekend coming up after Labor Day.

Hour two kicks off with fishing guide and outdoor writer Dave Rose (WildFishing.com).  Dave has an on the water report while smallmouth fishing on Grand Traverse Bay.

Next, Bob Ransom (the guy who started Ameristep) talks about his new tree stand company called Primal Treestands.

The final hour features veteran outdoorsman Tom Lounsbury.  Tom talks about getting ready for the hunting season and some of his favorite types of hunting.

Wild Game Chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up with another great recipe.

I hope you like the show.

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Radio Rundown for August 12-13

First, Brad Dupuie of Michigan made Angler Qwest boats joins me to talk about their lineup for 2018.  They made some big improvements in existing models and added a couple of new versions for southern anglers.

Then, whitetail expert John Eberhart (deer-john.net) talks about scouting hunting properties and his new consulting business to help Michigan hunters.

Next, Katie Keen from the Michigan dnr reminds us small game season opens September 15th and has details of their GEMS program for grouse hunters.

Hour three features outdoor writer and wildlife expert Richard P Smith.  Richard talks about bear and deer hunting, as well as his new book on tracking wounded whitetails.

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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