Monthly Archives: June 2011

Radio for Weekend of June 25/26

This weekend we officially kick of summer with a wide range of topics on the show.

First, I discuss my involvement in the “Walleye for Warriors” event last weekend on Saginaw Bay. The fishing was only fair, the the event was outstanding. I’m already making plans to be part of next year’s outing.

Then Chris Keefer of Rack 1 whitetail attractant joins me. Rack 1 is a new Michigan based company that specializes in growing, and attracting, bigger bucks. There is strong interest in their products, especially now that baiting is now legal in Michigan again.

Tim Chartrand helps me wrap up the hour. I met Tim at that Walleye for Warriors fishing outing. He asked me to help get the word out regarding a nice piece of private land he has available near Lansing. Tim and his buddies have built a hunting shack there that’s designed to accomodate handicapped hunters and they’re inviting veterans to hunt there free.

For details contact Tim at or email me…

The second hour features outdoor writer Kenny Darwin. Darwin has been reporting on Michigan’s hunting and fishing for a quarter century and doesn’t hold back on his thoughts. Kenny says walleye in Lake Erie and Saginaw Bay are threatened by commercial fisherman and he wants to see the practice of netting stopped.

Tony Hansen of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs is next. Tony has an update on legislation that will allow volunteers to help out the Michigan DNR. He also responds to my question about why feral pigs are bad for native habitat and wildlife.

The final hour kicks off with Jim Felgenauer. Jim is an avid sturgeon fisherman who is trying to bring attention to his sport. Jim and his buddies fish for the giant prehistoric sturgeon in the St. Clair river with hook and line. You can learn more about it at

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

Another busy show. I hope you enjoy it.

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Outdoor Magazine Radio (Father’s Day Wknd)

I start out the show by talking about Dads on this Fathers Day weekend. Dads play a big role in our world today. If you’re a Dad, I hope you get a chance to enjoy the weekend. If you know a Dad…give him a big hug.

Then, Scott DeVuyst of the Open Air Mavericks charter service joins me to talk about walleye fishing on Saginaw Bay so far this summer season. Scott says the action in deeper water has been consistently good lately with crawlers and spinner blades. The shallow water has not been as productive for many anglers.

Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews wraps the hour up with a look at the July edition of their magazine.

The second hour features one of my favorite guests, Richard P. Smith. Richard is an outdoor writer and author who is considered an expert on black bear and whitetails. This time Richard talks about the risk of TB in Michigan’s deer herd and how he believes the DNR’s management plan will cause the problem to escalate.

Tony Hansen of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs follows next. I ask Tony if his calm and easy going demeanor is a hinderance in getting the job done.

The final hour features Jim Lombardi of Buck Fever Synthetic Scents. Jim explains why it’s not too early to start setting up “deer traps” and describes how the process works.

As always, we wrap up the show with wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar. This time Dave has a tasty trout recipe.

A very interesting and fast paced show this week. I hope you enjoy it.

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Radio for June 11-12

Lots of outdoor news and information to cover on this week’s Outdoor Magazine radio show.

First I talk about my recent bear hunting trip to Quebec. I spent a week with the good folks at Northern Outfitters near Val-D’or. All three of the hunters in my group scored on nice animals, including Ted Harpham of Darton Archery.

Next, Craig Owczarak of Meats and Mooore in Bay City Michigan joins me to talk about processing my bear and the different cuts of meat he’ll get from that animal. Craig says bear brats are hard to beat when grilled.

Then Brian Quaca, AKA the “Pigman”, is next to talk about the threat feral hogs bring to the Michigan landscape. Brian makes his living as a hog hunting guide and TV host. He says the animals are fun to hunt, but the damage they cause to habitat is extensive.

Hour two starts out with a fishing theme as Bryan Darland of Jay’s Sporting Goods
joins me to talk about bass angling in Michigan. Bryan says that game fish is often overlooked in the Great Lakes State and has some tips on how to catch both largemouth and smallies.

Tony Hansen of MUCC closes out the hour. Tony is the second in command at the Michigan United Conservation Clubs and he brings me up to speed on legislation designed to eradicate feral hogs in the state.

Doug Deming of the Fish Point Lodge on Saginaw Bay kicks off the final hour of this week’s show. Doug has been chasing walleye the past few weeks. He has a fishing report, and some tips on where to find those great tasting ‘eyes.

The show wraps up with wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar. This time Dave has a very tasty bear stew recipe in honor of my successful Quebec bear hunt.

Another busy show, I hope you enjoy it.

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Outdoor Magazine Radio Continues To Grow

Michigan’s number one outdoor radio show has signed on two more affiliate stations.

“The Pledge”, AM 1260 WPNW in Holland and WKBZ AM 1090 in Muskegon, will both air the award winning program.

This brings the total number of AM and FM affiliate stations to nineteen.

Host Mike Avery says “These two newest stations will give Outdoor Magazine a very strong presence in west Michigan, an area known for great fishing and hunting opportunities”.

Outdoor Magazine is syndicated by the Michigan Radio Network on broadcast stations across both of Michigan’s peninsulas.

Here’s a coverage map of those stations.

The show is available online for listeners outside the Great Lakes State. You can hear it on Itunes, the Outdoor Magazine website, the Facebook page and several other outdoor related websites. Apps for the show have also recently been developed to make the online listening experience as easy and enjoyable as possible.

For details on the Outdoor Magazine Radio show and podcast, you can check out the website at

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