Monthly Archives: April 2011

Outdoor Mag Radio for 4/30-31

The show kicks off with a recap of my successful Michigan turkey season. The weather has been tough for hunters so far this year so I am very thankful for that bird.

Then, Pat McKenna of the Ameristep company joins me. Michigan based Ameristep is one of the country’s premiere ground blind and accessory companies. Pat talks about the benefits of hunting from a ground blind and explains what’s new in their product line up.

Next, Rob Milano talks about the new Outdoor Magazine Radio App and how podcast listeners can use the software to access the Outdoor Magazine feed. He also discusses a new Deer Age Tool App his company has developed to easily age trophy whitetails.

The hour wraps up with Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews. Tom talks about his successful turkey season and the new online edition of his magazine.

In the second hour we head north to Quebec with Pierre Smarlack of Northern Outfitters. Ted Harpham of Darton Archery and I will soon be heading there for a spring bear hunt. Pierre describes what that hunt will be like, and the trophy walleye and pike fishing his camp offers.

Tony Hansen of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs wraps this hour up. Tony has an update on Michigan’s Hunter Heritage legislation that would eliminate the state’s minimum hunting age.

In the final hour, walleye tournament angler Mark Gwizdala joins me to talk about top level competitive walleye fishing. He also has some advice on fishing for spring walleye…especially in high water conditions.

Dixie Dave Minar anchors this week’s show with another great wild game recipe. This time it’s a very nice trout recipe.

Another busy show, I hope you enjoy it.

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Outdoor Magazine radio for Easter weekend

Another busy show this week as we celebrate Easter and springtime in Michigan.

First Tim Roller of Ultimate Outfitters guide service joins me to talk about flyfishing in the Great Lakes State. Michigan was recently named the top flyfishing state in the country by Field and Stream Magazine. As a veteran flyfisherman, Roller agrees with that designation and talks about the opportunities here.

We also discuss a new outdoor television show that features deer hunters who don’t kill the animals they shoot. We both agree it’s a bad idea.

In the second hour angler Brandon Connor joins me to talk about a huge walleye he caught in Michigan’s Grand River. The fish was almost eighteen pounds and would have been a state record if caught during the open season. Instead, Brandon had to release the fish.

Eric Sherwood of Whitetail Select is my next guest. Eric explains how the late spring is affecting food plot preparation. He says as long as the cold weather doesn’t extend into May, there will be time to get those plots in this spring.

The hour wraps up with Tony Hansen of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs. This week he brings us up to speed with the latest information on the delisting of Wolves.

The third hour features one of my favorite guests….outdoor writer and author Richard P. Smith. Richard talks about preparations for a Michigan moose season and several other wildlife related issues.

The show wraps up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar. This time he has a great tasting turkey recipe.

Another fast paced show. I hope you enjoy it.

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Outdoor Mag Radio (4/16-17/11)

A fast paced show this weekend on Outdoor Magazine radio.

First RJ Meyer of the Trophy Room Taxidermy Studio inside Jay’s Sporting Goods joins me with some advice on field care for longbeards you plan on taking to the taxidermist. We also update listeners on the bear hunt outing this August with Pete Jones of Superior Bear Outfitters in Ontario.

Next, Craig Owczarzak of Meats and Mooore in Bay City talks about options for processing wild turkey. Craig says they have a variety of ways to make them into burger or jerky, even smoke wild turkeys.

The hour wraps up with Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews. WNW is Michigan’s premiere outdoor publication and Tom has a preview of their next issue.

Hour number two kicks off with a fishing report from the Detroit River by Lance Valentine of Walleye 101. Lance says the season is just getting started there and already his clients have taken several fish over ten pounds.

Then, Ted Harpham of Darton Archery joins me to talk about their new crossbows. Darton keeps improving those models with more speed and better trigger systems. These latest improvements can be found on their Lightning and Serpent Ltd models.

Tony Hansen of MUCC is up next. Tony has an update on the progress of de-listing wolves and allowing states to manage those populations. It’s not good news for Michigan.

In our final hour we switch gears and talk about fishing with Gary Schaefer of Trout Scout Charter in Manistee. Gary has his big 36 foot Tiara in the water for the season and he’s already catching brown trout in Lake Michigan. The veteran captain has some advice on what to expect from a charter fishing trip. He also has some info for anglers with their own boats on where to fish in Manistee.

The show wraps up with wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar. This time Dave has one of his most popular fish recipes. It’s called walleye New Orleans.

A very busy show this week. I hope you enjoy it.

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Radio Rundown (4/9-10/11)

A little slower paced show this week as we explore a few topics in depth.

As usual, I start the show out with a diatribe on what’s happening in my world this week.

Then, we take a look at the Michigan Bow Hunters Association and what some folks say is a new direction for that group. I’ve been critical of the MBH in the past because of their “elitist attitude” and their opposition to crossbows. Club officer Fred Kleinhert joins me to talk about why that might be changing.

Something different in hour number two this week…the entire hour is dedicated to one subject and one guest. The topic is walleye fishing and the man is Mark Martin. Mark gives a historical perspective on the Michigan fishery and talks about early season action on Lake Erie.

The final hour features whitetail hunter Bill Vale. Pastor Bill says he’s come up with a sure fire way to target highly pressured bucks (like we have in Michigan), using the moon. He keys on the moon phase and the varying distance of the moon from earth.

We wrap it up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar. This time the chef has a tasty turkey recipe.

An interesting and eclectic mix this week on Outdoor Magazine radio. I hope you enjoy it.

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Outdoor Mag Radio/1st Weekend in April

Another interesting show this weekend on Outdoor Magazine radio. For the better part of the first hour I get a chance to express my thoughts and opinions on a wide range of outdoor topics. The first segment was planned, it continued through the second segment because of a scheduling mistake.

We called in Tom Campbell of the Woods-n-Waternews to help me finish the hour out. Tom talks about how that publication got started and what to expect from the next edition.

In the second hour Eric Sherwood of Whitetail Select joins me to talk about food plots. Planting season is just around the corner and Eric has some expert advice on how to get started.

Next, Tony Hansen of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs is my guest as we talk about the latest outdoor news and issues.

Derrick Poet is my guest in the third hour. Derrick is a third generation family member at Jay’s Sporting Goods. He’s also an expert turkey hunter and hard core bowhunter. Derrick has some great advice on bowhunting turkeys.

The show wraps up chatting with wild game Chef Dixie Dave Minar.

Another busy show filled with lots of great news and information. I hope you enjoy it.

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