Monthly Archives: May 2011

Outdoor Mag Radio/First Weekend in June

We kick off the month of June with a broad based show this weekend.

First, Dave Thomas of Bowhunter joins me to talk about his website and the theory behind the Bowhunter Planet franchise. Like a growing number of folks, Dave has become frustrated with today’s scripted and unrealistic hunting shows. His website is designed to showcase real world hunts and also product reviews.

Then Eric Sherwood of Whitetail Select wraps up the hour. Eric says the window for planting spring food plots has just about closed and it’s time to concentrate on late summer work now.

The second hour features Bill Bale of Best Chance Too Charters. Best Chance is one of the best salmon and trout charter operations on the Great Lakes and Bill has some great insight and information. I enjoyed my conversation with him so much, we spent the entire hour talking about the salmon and trout fishery today, and how anglers can catch more fish.

Fishing is also the theme of the third hour. Don Miller of Millers Motor City Muskies joins me to talk about the action on Lake St. Clair this summer. That lake is a world class musky fishery, but anglers there use techniques and tactics unique to that body of water. Don explains the details.

The show wraps up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar. This time Dave and I reminisce about some past adventures hunting and fishing. We ran out of time for a recipe, but had a nice on-air visit anyway.

An interesting show and I hope you enjoy it.

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Outdoor Mag Radio for Memorial Weekend

An interesting show this weekend on Outdoor Magazine.

First Michigan DNR wildlife biologist Brent Rudolph joins me to talk more about the likely move by the NRC to lift the baiting ban. Here’s an excerpt from that conversation…

Then, Randy Jorgenson of Woods-n-Waternews is my guest as we talk about wrapping up the spring turkey season and the June edition of his magazine.

The second hour sees Bruce DeShano of Offshore Tackle on the phone line. Bruce and I discuss the history of his company and the products they’ve developed over the years. Bruce is very honest in our conversation and even tells me about the biggest mistake he’s made in running Offshore.

Tony Hansen of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs is up next. Tony give me his take on the baiting issue.

The third hour features Michigan’s “Mr. U.P.”, Dan Donarski. Dan is an expert hunter and angler as well as a respected outdoor writer. Dan also has some thoughts on the baiting issue, as well woodcock numbers and gear restrictions on Michigan trout streams.

The show wraps up with wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar. This week Dave has a very nice walleye recipe.

Another interesting show, I hope you enjoy it.

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This Weekend’s Radio Show

An interesting and diverse rundown for this weekend’s Outdoor Magazine show.

First, I have some thoughts on plans to lift Michigan’s baiting ban.

Then, Bob Gwizdz, of the Michigan DNR joins me to talk more about the baiting situation and how the scenario has unfolded.

Next, Bob Guenherdt of Tight Lines for Troops gives the details on a fishing outing in Manistee for wounded veterans.

In the second hour walleye pro Mark Martin joins me. Mark has a preview of the big AIM tournament in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula next weekend.

Fishing is also the theme in the final hour as Dave Rose joins me to talk about springtime bluegill action.

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

A busy show, I hope you enjoy it.

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Radio this Weekend (5/14-15)

Another busy show this week on Outdoor Magazine Radio. First, I talk about my activities the past week, including a fishing trip on the Saginaw River and a close encounter with an eagle.

Next, Nels Larsen of Walleye for Warriors joins me to talk about an event coming up in Bay City Michigan. Nels, and a group of his fishing buddies, are planning a fishing trip on Saginaw Bay for veterans. There’s still some room for the Father’s Day outing. for details contact Nels at

Then Rob Milano of Enzo Creek unveils the new Outdoor Magazine Radio App . The Apple based app is designed to make it easier to listen to the Outdoor Magazine Radio podcast online. An Android version is expected soon as well. In the meantime, you can download directly by scanning this QR code from your phone.

The hour wraps up with Randy Jorgenson of Woods-n-Waternews. Randy talks about his turkey hunting adventures with this spring with his son. He also mentions plans are wrapping up for the big Outdoor Weekend coming up later this summer.

In the second hour Shane Bolan of the Bowfishing Association of Michigan joins me. Shane describes the sport and talks about the reasons it’s popularity is growing. He also discusses the equipment needed and give some suggestions on where to enjoy the sport.

Tony Hansen of MUCC is up next. Tony talks about the problem with wild hogs in Michigan and plans to address the concerns.

The final hour features Terry Webber Michigan Stinger Spoons. Terry tells me how the company got started three decades ago and how their products have evolved since then. He also tells me why spoons can be the most productive baits in your toolbox.

The show wraps up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar. This week Dave has another tasty walleye recipe.

Another busy show. I hope you enjoy it.

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Outdoor Mag Radio for Mother’s Day Weekend

Some great guests coming up this week on the Outdoor Magazine radio show.

First, Outdoor Writer Tom Lounsbury joins me to talk about hunting Michigan turkeys in the late season. He also tells about his efforts to get rid of a family of raccoons living in his attic.

In the second hour Kenny Darwin makes his debut appearance on the show. Ken is a veteran outdoor writer and photographer with a reputation for looking at outdoor issues with common sense. Darwin talks about his concern over the future of Michigan’s walleye fishery. He also has some tips for folks looking to get into the world of outdoor writing.

Tony Hansen of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs wraps up the hour. Tony talks about his turkey hunting adventures and brings us up to speed on Michigan’s Hunter Heritage bill that would eliminate the state’s minimum hunting age.

In the third hour I welcome another old friend back to the show. Dave Mull is the editor of Great Lakes Angler Magazine. He’s been around the boating and fishing industries for a quarter century now, going back to his days as the Marketing Director for Starcraft Boats. Dave talks about the status of the Great Lakes salmon and trout fishery, and he has some advice on where to go for some great action this summer. By the way, Dave tells me you can save some money on a subscription to the mag by using the code mclub10 on their website.

The show wraps up with Dixie Dave Minar. This week the chef has a great wild turkey recipe.

Another busy show, packed with lots of great information….I hope you enjoy it.

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