Monthly Archives: November 2009

Outdoor Magazine Radio (11/28)

This week on the show I talk with Michigan’s most famous walleye angler, Mark Martin.. Mark won the first PWT Championship about twenty years ago and he’s been a force in the world of professional walleye fishing ever since. Martin is also an avid whitetail hunter too, and we talked about deer hunting in Michigan’s UP, as well as fall walleye fishing.

The first hour of the show wraps up with Randy Jorgenson of Woods-n-Waternews. Randy talks about his deer season and the current edition of the magazine.

At the top of the next hour I give some gift suggestions for the hunter or angler on your Christmas list. Since times are tough for many families these days, my suggestions are geared toward low priced items that provide the best value.

Next, Tim Hart of The Big Buck Pole joins me. Tim has a great program that takes the traditional concept of a local big buck pole, into a statewide event that uses broadcast outlets and the web to maximize promotion.

We wrap up the hour with Mark Romanack of Fishing 411 and Precision Angling. Mark also has some gift suggestions, as well as tips on fall walleye fishing.

The final hour kicks off with one of my favorite guests….Richard P. Smith of Marquette. Richard is very knowledgeable about deer and bears, and he shares the story of his recent whitetail adventure in Sasketchewan.

We wrap up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar who has another great wild game recipe.

Another busy and informative show. I hope you enjoy it.

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Outdoor Magazine Radio This Weekend (11/20)

We kick off the show this weekend by announcing a new partnership.

In 2010 Carbon Express will be the official arrow and broadhead sponsor of Outdoor Magazine. I’m very excited about this relationship for many reasons. Carbon Express is a leader in the industry, they’re based right here in Michigan and my history with the company goes back many years.

Joe Syring of Carbon Express joins me to talk about some of the new products coming out for next year.

Next, Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews talks about the Michigan firearm deer season opener, and how the hunting was at their camp.

In the second hour I’m joined by Ted Harpham of Darton Archery. Darton is getting ready to kick of their 60th anniversary in the archery industry. Ted gives us a look at some of their new models, but kept just enough information back to pique my curiosity.

Then, I talk with Mark Romanack of Fishing 411 and Precision Angling. We discuss the great fall walleye fishing on Lake Erie and Saginaw Bay. Mark also has an update on how deer season is going in the Romanack house.

Our final hour kicks off with an old friend of mine, Greg Abbas of A-Way Outdoors. Greg shot a beautiful ten point in Southern Michigan the morning of our conversation. He told me the details of that harves, and we talked about Michigan deer hunting in general. Greg is a expert when it comes to managing property for whitetails, and he had some great tips.

This week’s show wraps up with wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar. In honor of Thanksgiving, Dave has a tasty wild turkey recipe.

A busy show this week filled with lots of great information. I hope you enjoy it.

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WSGW Scheduled Maintenance

If you listen to the Outdoor Magazine Radio show on WSGW AM 790 Sunday mornings, please be advised that station might be off the air this week for maintenance.

The good news is you can hear the show on their sister station, WSGW-FM (100.9) Saturday morning at 9.

This is probably the last weekend for the interruption. Next week we’ll go back to the regular schedule of Saturday morning on the FM side and Sunday on AM.

WSGW is a powerhouse in Michigan’s Tri City area. I consider them to be my flagship station and encourage you to check out their programming during the week as well.

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This Weekend on Outdoor Magazine Radio (11/14)

We celebrate deer season this weekend on Outdoor Magazine Radio.

First, I describe my recent bowhunting adventure in Kansas. Warm weather and a full moon worked against me, but I still had a great trip.

Then RJ Meyer of the Trophy Room Taxidermy Studio joins me to talk about field preparation of animals for the taxidermist.

Then Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews wraps up the hour talking with a discussion on the history and tradition of deer hunting in Michigan.

The second hour kicks off with Terry Eby of CVA muzzleloaders. Once known as an entry level gun, CVA has gained a reputation these days for producing quality muzzleloaders. Terry describes the different models available.

Mark Romanack wraps up the hour talking about his deer hunting trips in Michigan so far this season. We also discuss fall walleye fishing on the Saginaw River and Bay.

The third hour kicks off with the “Motor City Madman”, Ted Nugent. Ted is a hard core hunter and shooter, who has some very strong opinions about wildlife management issues. In fact, he says the Michigan DNR used “junk science” to ban baiting for deer in this state. You can hear more of my conversation with Ted by clicking here.

We wrap up the show with Chef Dixie Dave Minar. As you might expect on the opening weekend of deer season, Dave has a tasty venison recipe.

Another busy show….I hope you enjoy it.

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A Talk With Uncle Ted

I’ve known Ted Nugent for a long time. I first met him back in 1985 at Bear Archery’s Grousehaven hunting camp in Michigan. Over the years we’ve worked on a few projects together, and at one point I even considered leaving my TV news job and going to work with the Motor City Madman.

Lately though, I haven’t had much contact with Nugent. Sure, I’d seen his Spirit of the Wild TV show and watched him on interviews with the major news operations, but we hadn’t talked directly for a few years.

That’s why I was a little surprised when I got an email from one of Ted’s people offering him up for an interview on my syndicated Outdoor Magazine Radio show. At first I was a little hesitant. I’d seen Ted try to dominate a conversation and take over an interview before, and I didn’t want to use my show as a forum to promote his business activities.

I knew my listeners would be interested in what the veteran rocker and hunting activist had to say though, so we scheduled the interview.

From the minute Nugent hit the air with me my concerns were gone. This was not the loud, over the top, self promoter I’d seen before. I had the pleasure of talking with Ted Nugent the thoughtful, articulate and passionate man who has become a spokesman for hunting and shooting.

We talked about several topics, including why he moved from Michigan to Texas, and his thoughts about the Great Lakes State today.

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The topic of dove hunting also came up and we agreed hunters are to blame for losing that recreational opportunity here in Michigan.

As you might expect this time of year, whitetails were a topic of discussion as well. It seems Ted and I agree that quality deer management is good in some cases, but shouldn’t be mandated to Michigan deer hunters.

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to that part of the conversation.

Finally, Nugent told me that even though he now lives in Texas, he spends the fall back here in Michigan. He also keeps a close eye on Michigan politics and what’s going on inside the Department of Natural Resources. Ted is a very outspoken opponent of the DNR, especially when it comes to whitetail management and law enforcement issues.

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By the end of our conversation I was reminded why Ted Nugent is such a prominent and effective spokesman for the hunting and shooting industry. He has the experience, knowledge and intelligence to get the message out in a very effective manor. He also has access to something most others don’t….the national media.

I’m not sure Nugent sought out the role he’s now playing, but I don’t believe anyone else who could do it as well.

After spending a few minutes with him the other night I don’t hesitate to say he’s welcome on my show any time.

You can hear the entire conversation this weekend on the Outdoor Magazine radio show, or online here starting next week.

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Iowa Pro Staff Bucks

Outdoor Magazine Pro Staffer Scott DeVuyst and his buddy Joe Newton took these to buck bowhunting in Missouri. Good job guys.
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What A Story!

This came to me via email from Steven Kling of Benton Harbor, Michigan…..pretty interesting story.

MIKE: RECENTLY PURCHASED A BARNETT QUAD 400 CROSSBOW FROM MY BROTHER IN TENNESSEE. PURCHASED SOME EASTON ARROWS AND BROADHEADS. SHOT THE CROSSBOW 4 TIMES TO CHECK ACCURACY OF SCOPE AND IT WAS RIGHT ON.

LOOKED OUT MY PICTURE WINDOW AND SAW 3 DOES IN MY BACK YARD, CRANKED UP THE BOW, LOADED A BROADHEAD AND WENT OUTSIDE. THE DEER RAN OFF AND I WENT BACK INTO THE HOUSE TO GET A TARGET ARROW TO RELEASE THE BOW STRING. WENT OUTSIDE AND THE DEER WERE AT THE SIDE OF MY HOUSE.

BACK INTO THE HOUSE GRABBED THE BROADHEAD, WENT OUTSIDE AND A DOE WAS RIGHT NEXT TO MY DRIVEWAY. I PUT THE SCOPE CROSSHAIR ON THE FRONT OF THE DEER AND FIRED. I HEAD A THUD AND KNEW THAT I HAD HIT THE DEER HARD. PUT THE BOW BACK IN THE HOUSE AND WENT TO LOOK FOR THE DEER.

AT FIRST I COULDN’T LOCATE IT, SEARCHING FOR IT AND WALKED THE TRAIL NEXT TO THE RAVINE WHERE I SAW A DEER AT THE BOTTOM OF THE HILL. WALKED DOWN AND THE DEER WAS DEAD WITH MY ARROW EXTENDING FROM THE BEHIND THE FRONT SHOULDER. I THOUGHT THAT WAS STRANGE BECAUSE THE ARROW WAS FROM THE OPPOSITE ANGLE THAT I SHOT AT IT. I REMOVED THE ARROW FROM THE DEER AND SAW THAT THERE WAS BLOOD ON THE FLETCHING WHICH SHOULDN’T BE. CALLED MY HUNTING BUDDY AND TOLD HIM ABOUT IT AND HIS RESPONSE WAS THAT I HAD HIT 2 DEER WITH THE SAME ARROW. I SAID IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE, WENT BACK AND LOOKED SOME MORE. I FOUND THE FIRST DEER AROUND 50 FT. FROM THE SECOND DEER.

I CALLED THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES GAME WARDEN THE NEXT MORNING AND TOLD HIM OF THE INCIDENT.

I HAD SHOT THE FIRST DEER IN THE VITALS AND IT WENT THROUGH AND HIT THE SECOND DEER IN THE SPINE WITH THE SAME ARROW.

WHAT ARE THE ODDS ? KILLING TWO DEER WITH THE SAME ARROW. THE 150 LB. BARNETT IS ONE LETHAL KILLER. THIS WAS ONE HECK OF AN EXPERIENCE THAT I WIIL NEVER FORGET.

STEVEN L. KLING

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Gus Congemi CT Buck

Here’s a nice Connecticut buck from pro staffer Gus Congemi of New York state.
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Jamie McCallister Indiana Buck

16 inch 8 point….
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More Ohio Bucks….

These from Bill Pyles and his son Neal of Ohio Bowhunting Outfitters
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