Monthly Archives: September 2010

Radio This Week (9/25)

We kick off this week’s show talking with Tom Schneider Heater Body Suit. Tom guarantees his suits will keep hunters warm on stand, or he’ll refund the purchase price. That’s pretty impressive.

Next, my friend Bill Pyles of Ohio Bowhunting Outfitters joins me to talk about deer hunting in Ohio, and his operation specifically. I’m heading to Ohio to hunt with Bill this weekend and I’m expecting some good action.

In the second hour Doug Deming of Fish Point Lodge discusses waterfowl hunting on Saginaw Bay. Doug is an expert duck and goose hunter who shares some great information.

Tony Hansen of Michigan United Conservation Clubs, wraps up the hour. This week Tony brings us up to speed on proposed gear restrictions on some Michigan rivers.

Captain Paul Schlafley kicks off our final hour. Paul is a Lake Michigan charter caption and river fishing guide though his Riverside Charters company. Paul talks about late season trolling on Lake Michigan, and also river fishing for kings salmon and steelhead.

The show wraps up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar, who this week has a very nice grouse recipe.

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This Week’s Radio Show (9/18-19)

The fall hunting seasons have kicked off in Michigan and that’s the topic of conversation on this week’s Outdoor Magazine radio show.

First, Conservation Officer Sgt. Tony Sovee of the Michigan DNRE joins me to talk about staying on the right side of the law this hunting season.

Then, Randy Jorgenson of Woods-n-Waternews wraps up the hour with a look back on their big outdoor weekend in Imlay City.

In the second hour with veteran outdoor writer and photographer Richard P. Smith joins me. Richard talks about the Michigan bear season and looks forward to deer hunting.

Our final hour continues with a whitetail theme as John Eberhart is my guest. In my opinion, John is one of Michigan’s best deer hunters and has learned how to hunt pressured whitetails. He shares some of that knowledge during his conversation.

The show wraps up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar. Dave brings us up to speed on the status of his soups and has a quick recipe as well.

Another busy show. I hope you enjoy it.

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Radio Show Rundown (9/11-12)

This week’s show kicks off with a young guy from the Grand Rapids area with a real passion for hunting Michigan whitetails. Calvin Beeke, and a group of friends, were frustrated with watching deer hunts from other states where hunters were passing up bucks that would be a trophy to Michigan hunters. As a result, they started a new group called Michigan Whitetail Pursuit. That group is producing a DVD that centers around the history and tradition of deer hunting in the Great Lakes State. I think this is a very refreshing perspective.

In our second hour veteran walleye angler Lance Valentine joins me. Lance is the guy who started the Walleye 101 concept. This time Lance and I talk about fall walleye fishing and how water temperature affects trophy walleye behavior. We also discuss the Saginaw Bay and Lake Erie specifically fisheries specifically.

Next, Tony Hansen of Michigan United Conservation Clubs helps me wrap up the hour. Tony tells me about the latest developments in the move to ban lead sinkers and ammo by the animal rights groups.

The final hour kicks off with Pat McKenna of the Ameristep company. Pat describes the growth in popularity of ground blinds and how his company has designed blinds to appeal to a wide range of hunters. We talk in depth about their new Crossbones crossbow blind.

The show wraps up with wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar who has another tasty recipe for us.

Another busy show, I hope you enjoy it.

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Radio for Labor Day Weekend

We celebrate the unofficial end of summer this week on Outdoor Magazine radio with a wide range of guests and topics.

First, Scott Young of Jay’s Sporting Goods joins me to talk about today’s choices in versatile guns. Scott recommends a shotgun, or one of the multi barrel platforms on the market today like CVA and Thomspon Center.

Then, Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews wraps up the hour with a preview of their big Outdoor Weekend coming up next week.

In the next hour David Balowski of St. Joe River Bows is my first guest. David is a traditional bowyer, that means he makes longbows and recurves. David tells me about the appeal of traditional archery and why that aspect of archery continues to grow.

Tony Hansen of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs is the second guest of the hour. This week Tony brings us up to speed on a proposal to ban lead shot and sinkers because of the perceived threat to the environment. Tony explains how the move is actually a thinly veiled attempt to end hunting and fishing.

The final hour kicks off with my old friend Tom Lounsbury. Tom is a veteran outdoor writer and expert hunter from Michigan’s Thumb. This time Tom talks about hunting geese in the early season and also the appeal of September squirrel season.

The show wraps up with Wild Game Chef Dixie Dave Minar. Dave announces he’s returning to the Outdoor Magazine TV show with weekly wild game cooking tips.

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

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