Monthly Archives: January 2011

Radio This Weekend (1/29-30)

The show kicks off with me talking about the recent SHOT show in Las Vegas. My thoughts centered on the Sportsman Channel Awards program, and the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade show itself.

Then, Bill Hahn of Jay’s Sporting Goods joins me to talk about his experience at SHOT and some of the trends he noticed. Bill talks about the interest in scouting cameras these days and has some great advice on how to buy the right one. We also discuss the strong interest in ground blinds and what to look for in those products.

In the second hour Michigan DNR biologist Al Stewart joins me. Al was recently honored as the only biologist to trap all species of north american turkeys….the “grand slam” for biologists. Steward discusses the status of turkeys in Michigan today and reminds hunters time is running out to apply for a spring license.

The hour wraps up with Tony Hansen of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs. Tony talks about his experience at SHOT and the latest conservation related issues back home in Michigan.

Doug Deming of Fish Point Lodge kicks off the final hour of this weekend’s show. The lodge is one of the oldest hunting and fishing operations on Saginaw Bay and Doug is an expert when it comes to ice fishing that water. He talks about ice conditions so far this winter and has some advice on how to catch big pre spawn walleye.

As always, Chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps the show up. This time Dave has a tasty venison recipe.

A busy show…I hope you enjoy it.

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Outdoor Magazine Radio this weekend (1/22-23)

This week’s show kicks off with my thoughts on some threats to hunting and fishing in Michigan, including the lawsuit by a rich lawyer to ban hunting and snowmobiling in the Huron/Manistee National Forest. The is no longer a theoretical battle fought in some far off courtroom…this is a real threat that needs to be taken seriously.

Next, another discussion about treestand safety. I know, you’re sick of hearing about it, but this time I’m joined by a Michigan guy who broke his pelvis in a fall just after Christmas. Bob Gwizdz is an avid hunter, well known outdoor writer and spokesman for the DNR. Gwizdz tells how it happened and what we can learn from his accident.

Next, a young guy by the name of Calvin Beeke talks about his Michigan Whitetail Pursuit group and their new DVD about hunting for Michigan deer. Calvin has a refreshing perspective on bringing the sport of “tv hunting” back to reality instead of the big names and monster bucks that have taken over the airwaves.

The second hour features my friend Pete Jones of Superior Bear Outfitters in White River Ontario. Pete is now offering wolf hunts as well, and his succes rate so far for two seasons is one hundred percent.

Successful Ontario wolf hunter

I’ll be heading up there in a couple of weeks to hunt with a crossbow. We’ll see if I can put a big male on the ground.

Tony Hansen of MUCC helps wrap up the hour. Tony always has great insight into outdoor related issues and news from Lansing.

Popular guest Dave Rose is up next. Dave is an outdoor writer and photography, as well as a fishing guide in northern Michigan. This time we talk about ice fishing in the dead of winter.

Chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up with another great recipe. This time Dave has a hearty rabbit dinner that’s perfect for cold weather.

Yet another busy show, I hope you enjoy it.

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Radio for weekend of 1/15-16

The show kicks off with my quick review of the ATA show. While I saw some great new gear and equipment, my biggest impression was that the archery industry is being taken over by a handful of celebrities, unofficially crowned as “royalty” of the sport.

Next, Dave Thomas of Bowhunter joins me with a more traditional look back at the big archery show. Dave also talks about his website and their efforts to appeal to the real life bowhunter.

The hour wraps up with Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews. Tom has a preview of what’s coming up in the February edition of that magazine.

The second hour starts out with Michigan DNR biologist Mark Sargent. Mark has some interesting news about an ambitious plan to restore the pheasant population in Michigan.

I finish the hour talking about threats to the hunting lifestyle. They include a plan to ban gun hunting and snowmobiling in parts of Michigan’s Huron/Manistee national forest.

One of my favorite guests, Richard P. Smith kicks off the final hour of this weekend’s show. Richard talks about the harvest numbers for Michigan’s past bear season, a ban on using chocolate to bait bears, and rumors the baiting ban will be lifted.

The show wraps up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar, this time Dave discusses his many wild game dinners on his calendar for the next few weeks.

Some great information, and some controversial comments this week on Outdoor Magazine radio. I hope you enjoy the show.

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Radio This Weekend…Jan 8/9

This weekend on Outdoor Magazine Radio….

Tom Huggler of Showspan joins me first to talk about the Ultimate Fishing Show next weekend in Novi. He outlines the speakers, displays and attractions the show has to offer. Tom also discusses his fifty year outdoor writing career and how that business has changed.

In the next hour professional angler Kevin VanDam joins me. KVD is the country’s number one rated angler who has earned almost five million dollars fishing for bass. VanDam has some great advice on fishing for all types of fish.

Tony Hansen of MUCC wraps up the hour. Tony previews the big national archery trade show in Indianapolis.

Jeff Poet of Jay’s Sporting Goods is my next guest. Jeff is president of Jay’s…Michigan’s biggest independent outdoor retailer. Poet talks about the history of the business and how they’ve been successful for forty years. He also describes what his people look for in choosing gear that’s carried in their stores.

The program wraps up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar. This week the chef has a tasty walleye recipe.

Another busy show. I hope you enjoy it.

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