Monthly Archives: September 2011

Radio for weekend of 9/24

An other fast paced show this weekend.

First, I talk with Jeff Starks. He’s the Michigan hunter who was attacked by a bear while hunting in the Upper Peninsula. Jeff’s first hand account of the incident might have you thinking twice the next time you see a bear with cubs.

Then, Craig Owczarzak of Meats and Mooore in Bay City joins me to talk about processing venison and other wild game. Craig says tasty venison dishes begin with proper care of the animal while still in the field.

Long time friend Jim Barta of the Hunter Safety System is featured in our second hour. Jim is a Michigan native who now finds himself as one of the top managers at that respected company. Jim talks about how the concept of treestand safety has changed over the years and he outlines some new products for this season.

Veteran Michigan hunter and outdoor writer Tom Lounsbury kicks off the final hour of this weekend’s show. Tom and I discuss the early doe season and the upcoming pheasant season, as well as many other outdoor topics and issues.

The show wraps up with wild game Chef Dixie Dave Minar. As always, Dave has another tasty recipe.

This show is packed full of great outdoor information. I hope you can join me.

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Outdoor Magazine Radio (weekend of 9/17)

An interesting show this weekend on Outdoor Magazine Radio.

First, I talk with the Michigan Conservation Officer who investigated the bear attack in Mackinac County. Kevin Postma says the hunter was forced to shoot the sow and describes how the situation unfolded. By the way, hunter Jeff Starks will join me on next weekend’s show to describe the attack first hand.

Next, Tim Hart of Q1 Buck Pole kicks off this year’s contest. Tim talks about how the contest is run, details on entering and discusses prizes available to hunters.

The hour wraps up with Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews. Tom recaps the big outdoor weekend in Imlay City and has a preview of the next edition of their magazine.

Our second hour features Chuck Keefer of Rack One. Chuck talks about his company’s line of whitetail nutritional products and how hunters can use them to grow bigger bucks. Keefer says Rack One can also be used as an attractant, but unlike some other products, Chuck makes no claims to have “magic in a bag”.

Tony Hansen of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs joins me next. This week Tony talks about the Michigan DNR’s unexpected decision to allow ten and eleven year olds to hunt with a gun this fall. He also describes a new group formed to fight the invasion of asian carp in the Great Lakes.

Our final hour kicks off with veteran outdoor writer Steve Griffin. Steve is an avid angler who has discovered the benefits of fishing from a kayak. Steve describes kayak fishing, how to get started and where to go to enjoy the sport.

As always, Chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps up the show for us. This time he has a tasty salmon recipe, and Dave also reminds us about the Friends of the NRA dinner coming up next week.

Another fast paced show. I hope you like it.

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Radio for September 10/11

We celebrate the unofficial kick off of the fall hunting season this week on Outdoor Magazine Radio.

First longtime friend Greg Abbas of A Way Outdoors joins me to talk about talking with whitetails. Greg and his dad Fred, developed the popular Bowgrunter deer call many years ago and it’s still very popular today. Greg has some great advice and examples of the types of calls to use throughout the season.

Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews wraps up the hour with some last minute promotion of their big Outdoor Weekend in Imlay City.

Hour two features a man I’ve come to respect more each time we talk. Jeff Poet of Jay’s Sporting Goods is my guest. Jay’s is celebrating their fortieth anniversary this weekend and Jeff has some great behind the scenes stories on how the store got started. He also talks about his dad Jay, for whom the store is named, and his passion for the outdoors.

Robert Miller of Michigan Deer Trackn Hounds finishes out the hour. Robert offers a unique service to hunters who are having a hard time recovering their wounded animals. For a fee, Robert will bring one of his tracking dogs out the site of your hunt and put the dog on the last known track. No blood trail is needed, the dogs follow the interdigital scent of the animal. This is a great service that could help recover the trophy of a lifetime. You can reach Robert at (810) 240-4891.

We stay with our Michigan company theme is the final hour of this weekend’s show. Pat McKenna of Ameristep joins me to talk about the history of that company and the products they’re marketing today. Pat’s very excited about their new line of ground blinds and treestands.

Chef Dixie Dave Minar helps me wrap the show up. There’s no recipe this week, instead Dave talks about a Friends of the NRA banquet coming up in a couple of weeks. For details and ticket information you can call Dave at (989) 624-9349.

Another busy fall show. I hope you enjoy it.

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Radio for Labor Day Weekend

We celebrate the unofficial end of summer this weekend on Outdoor Magazine Radio and turn our attention to early fall activities.

First, Dave Rose of Wild Fishing joins me with some advice on where to go for some great fishing action as the seasons change. He also talks about techniques and strategies to capitalize on this transition period.

Then Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews wraps up the hour with some last minute details on their big Outdoor Weekend coming up next week.

The second hour features long time friend Lennie Rezmer of Carbon Express. Lennie is a pioneer in the research and manufacturing of carbon shafts. He’s responsible for many of CX most popular products and his expertise is recognized across the industry.

Lennie has some great advice on choosing the right arrows and broadheads…and he has a sneak peak of what’s coming up from Carbon Express next year.

Laura Scharich of the Michigan Crossbow Federation is my next guest. The MCF was just awarded a tax exempt status so that group is now able to more actively promote crossbows and raise money for their efforts.

The hour wraps up with Tony Hansen of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs. Tony explains why his group promoted a “meet and greet” with Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow….a person not known to be on the side of hunters and shooters.

Hour three kicks off with one of the brightest new stars in the world of outdoor television. Chris Keefer is the co-host of Back Country Quest, along with his brother Casey. At the time of that conversation, the Michigan guys were getting ready for a month long adventure into the Alaskan wilderness. The entire trip will be documented for a new show schedule to air on Sportsman Channel next spring. You can follow their trip on the Realtree facebook page.

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

Another busy show, I hope you enjoy it.

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