Monthly Archives: December 2010

Outdoor Magazine Radio for New Year’s Weekend

The show kicks off with a look back at the big outdoor stories and issues of 2010, and a look ahead to how those topics might develop in 2011.

Then, Pat McKenna of Ameristep joins me to talk about their new line of products to be unveiled next week at the Archery Trade Show. Pat also tells me about their fish shanties designed for ice anglers.

The hour wraps up with Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews. Tom also has some thoughts on the biggest outdoor news of the past year.

Hour two features Keith Huff of the Michigan Bear Hunters Association. Keith tells me about the history of his group and their efforts to protect bears in Michigan. We also talk about coyote hunting with hounds.

Tony Hansen of MUCC finishes out the hour. As always, Tony has some insightful and knowledgeable insight about outdoor issues in Michigan.

Our final hour kicks off with veteran walleye angler Mark Martin. Mark talks about how he got started in the world of professional angling, and has some big water ice fishing tips.

The show wraps up with wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar. This time Dave has a tasty venison recipe for us.

Another busy show. I hope you enjoy it.

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Outdoor Magazine Radio for Christmas Weekend

I kick off the show talking about my Ohio hunt last week. I didn’t see many deer, but had a good hunt anyway.

Next, Bryan Darland of Jay’s Sporting Goods joins me to talk about ice fishing gear. The ice fishing season is here and first ice can be very productive. Bryan has some great suggestions on getting started.

Tim Hart of Q1 Buckpole joins me next to discuss the latest entries in his big buck contest. Their awards banquets are just around the corner and Tim talks about those events as well.

The hour wraps up with Randy Jorgenson of Woods-n-Waternews. Randy talks about this past deer season and looks forward to next year.

Our second hour features a very interesting conversation with Mike Veine about wolves in Michigan. Mike is an outdoor writer who has spent a lot of time studying those predators. He says Michigan wolves have become habituated to dealing with people. As a result, he says they act differently than animals that are hunted.

Tony Hansen of Michigan United Conservation Clubs is on next. Tony and I continue the discussion about Michigan wolves and the plans to eventually have a hunt as soon as it’s allowed by the Feds. We also talk about Michigan Moose and proposed legislation to have a limited hunting season for them as well.

Outdoor writer and fishing guide Dave Rose kicks off the third hour, and again, our discussion turns back to ice fishing. Dave is an expert ice angler and he has some great advice.

The show wraps up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar. This week the Chef has a very nice perch recipe.

Another busy show. I hope you enjoy it.

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Radio for December 11th and 12th

This weekend on Outdoor Magazine radio I talk about the lies being told by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). They are running a TV commercial that makes them look like the saviors of injured and abandoned cats and dogs. In reality, they’re an anti hunting group.

Then, Jon LaCorte of Nikon Optics joins me. I think binoculars, rangefinders and rifle scopes are great Christmas gift ideas and Jon has some advice on choosing the right models.

Tim Hart of Q1 Buckpole also joins me in the first hour. Tim brings us up to speed on the latest entries in his contest.

The second hour features retired Coast Guardsman Joe Marion. Joe specialized in cold water safety and rescue techniques. As an avid angler joe has some practical advice on staying out of trouble on the ice.

Tony Hansen of MUCC wraps up the hour with an update on what’s coming out of Lansing, including upcoming changes in the Michigan DNR.

In our final hour we talk steelheading with Jim Chamberlain of Fish With Jim Outfitters. Jim concentrates on the very productive, but little known, rivers in northern Ohio that run into Lake Erie. He says the action there is second to none.

Dixie Dave Minar wraps it up for us with a tasty fish recipe.

Another busy show. I hope you enjoy it.

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Radio This Weekend (12/4-5)

The show kicks off with my rantings about outdoor radio and tv today. Eventually, I get around to the announcement that Outdoor Magazine TV is getting phased out so I can concentrate on the radio show.

Next, Dennis Piretra of Wenger North America joins me. Wenger is the original Swiss Army knife company. I think their knives and watches are great Christmas gift ideas for the hunter and angler on your list. Dennis talks about their gear and why it’s still quality after all these years.

Then, Tim Hart of the Q1 Buckpole contest talks about this week’s big bucks.

The hour wraps up with Randy Jorgenson of Woods-n-Waternews. Randy tells me his perception of this past gun season in Michigan.

The second hour features outdoor writer and pundit Dan Donarski of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Dan and I continue on the deer hunting theme. We both agree this season was spotty and less than spectacular.

Tony Hansen of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs is my next guest. Tony has lots to talk about concerning the new director of the Michigan DNR and the governor’s plan to split the DNR and Department of Environmental Quality again.

Scott DeVuyst kicks off the third hour from Texas where he’s hunting with Brian Scheiffer on the DeVuyst Game Ranch. Brian is there courtesy of the Casey Bauer Memorial. Brian is a veteran who’s limited to a wheelchair now because of a training accident.

Here’s the buck he shot.

My next guest is Bob Gwizdz. Bob is a former outdoor writer now working for the Michigan DNR. He talks with me about the deer season from a refreshing perspective.

The show wraps up as always with Wild Game Chef Dixie Dave Minar. Dave brings us up to speed on the status of his wild game soups.

Wow, a busy show this week! I hope you enjoy it

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