Monthly Archives: August 2011

Radio for last weekend in August

I kick off this weekend’s Outdoor Magazine Radio show talking about my recent bear hunting trip to White River Ontario with Pete Jones of Superior Bear Outfitters. We had a great hunt with Pete again this year. You can see pictures of our trip here.

On the fourth night of the hunt I took my biggest bear yet, this 334 pound boar with a skull pushing twenty inches.

RJ Meyer of the Trophy Room Taxidermy Studio also joins me with his impressions of the trip. RJ’s was hunting with his daughter and cousin. Here’s a picture of Hannah’s first bear.

You can see more pictures of our Ontario bear hunting adventure here.

Next, Chris Kreiner of The Fisherman’s Digest Website joins me to talk about their new site designed to provide anglers with video tips on catching more fish.

The hour wraps up with Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews. Tom has a preview of the big Outdoor Weekend coming up after Labor Day.

In hour number two Mike Andrews of Scent Lok joins me. Scent Lok is a long time leader in the scent control industry. Mike tells me how hunters can benefit from using his company’s clothes. He also has good news regarding a lawsuit filed over claims of the effectiveness of their products.

Next, I tell the story of my interaction with the game wardens in White River on my bear hunt. I’m a pro law enforcement, pro DNR and pro wildlife conservation guy….but I think the CO’s up there are unnecessarily aggressive. You can hear my my comments about that by clicking the link below.

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Tony Hansen of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs finishes out the hour. This week, Tony reminds us the new Hunter Heritage Law in Michigan will not take affect until next year. That means for this fall’s hunting season, there is still a minimum hunting age in our state.

One of my favorite guest joins me in the third hour of this week’s show. Richard P. Smith is a noted outdoor writer and expert on hunting whitetails and black bear. Richard has some great advice for first time bear hunters. He also talks about details of the first annual Camera Moose Hunt.

The show wraps up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar. Dave has a hearty bear stew recipe for us this time. We also talk about a new feature on the show that will allow listeners to ask Dave questions about wild game cooking and preparation.

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

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Outdoor Mag Radio This Weekend (8/13)

Another busy show this week on Outdoor Magazine radio.

First, Greg Abbas of A Way Outdoors joins me to talk about his new business for helping inventors and entrepreneurs in the outdoor arena. Greg has successfully brought several new products to market and has some great advice to save others lots of time and money.

Then Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews checks in with details on their latest issue, the big outdoor weekend coming up in September and his plans to keep WNW relevant in today high tech world. Tom says the internet and video will both play a role in that evolution.

The second hour features Michigan’s “Mr. Walleye”, Mark Martin. Mark and I go way back to the early days of competitive walleye fishing here in Michigan, and I always enjoy talking with him. As always, Mark has some great tips and advice to help anglers be more productive.

Tony Hansen of MUCC wraps up the hour. MUCC is fresh off their successful campaign to eliminate Michigan’s minimum hunting age. Tony says that should be in place by next spring’s turkey season. He also has looks ahead at future projects his group might be involved in.

Food plots are the first topic of discussion in third hour. Eric Sherwood of Whitetail Select says even with the return of baiting to Michigan’s lower peninsula, food plots will continue to be popular. Eric also says now is the time to put in food plots for this season’s hunts. He has some great advice on how to get started.

The show wraps up with wild game chef and all around good guy Dixie Dave Minar. This week Dave has a very nice grilled salmon recipe.

Another busy show. I hope you enjoy it.

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Radio for August 6-7

We kick off the month of August this weekend on the Outdoor Magazine Radio show. First, outdoor writer and Michigan native Mike Gnatkowski joins me from his home in Nebraska. Mike made a visit to Michigan a couple of weeks ago for a whirlwind fishing trip. We talk about where he went and what he caught.

The second hour features a conversation about trail cameras with Bill Hahn of Jay’s Sporting Goods. Bill talks about the features to look for in this new generation of cameras including some he says are unnecessary. He also has some great advice on how to use trail cams to be more productive on your next hunting trip.

Dave James of Fish Hunter Charters joins me in the third hour. Dave is a charter captain on Lake Michigan out of Frankfort. He says the fishing has been pretty good this summer, with lots of big fish coming to the boat. Dave has some advice for anglers heading out on a charter fishing trip.

The show wraps up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar. This time dave has some suggestions on what to do with the venison left in your freezer.

The show’s a little slower pace this week, but packed with lots of great information. I hope you enjoy it.

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