Monthly Archives: March 2012

Show Rundown for 3/31

A broad based and fast paced show this week on Outdoor Magazine.

First, Eric Sherwood of Whitetail Select joins me with some great advice on planting a food plot for wildlife. Eric says April is the perfect time to get that job done.

Then, Karl Ieuter of the Ieuter Insurance Group is up next. Karl is an avid outdoorsman who makes his living in the insurance business. He has tips on protecting your outdoor gear and equipment.

The second hour features veteran walleye angler Mark Romanack of the Fishing 411 television show seen on Sportsman Channel. Mark has spent a lot of time chasing trophy walleye on the Detroit River over the years and he has lots of expert advice for anglers there.

Tony Hansen of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs finishes out the hour with a look at the latest outdoor news coming out of Lansing.

Our final hour takes a look at the Demmer Shooting Center at Michigan State University with Glen Bennett. Glenn is the MSU archery coach and an archery instructor at the center. He also has a preview of a big 3D shoot there at the end of April.

As always, we wrap it up with wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar. This time Dave has a very nice walleye recipe.

Another show filled with great information, and I hope you like it

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Rundown for 3/24

I start out this week talking about a recent fishing trip on Saginaw Bay for walleye. It’s a real treat to be able to troll open water in mid March, especially when you get nice fish.

Then, Rick Mowery of Michigan’s Bohning Archery joins me to talk about building arrows. I recently used their tower jig to put Blazer vanes on a dozen Lumen Arrows.

Hour number two kicks off with Pierre Smarlack of Northern Outfitters in Quebec as he joins me to talk about springtime bear hunting. I’ll be heading up there in June with Ted Harpham of Darton Archery for a hunting and fishing adventure.

Here’s the bear Ted shot there last year.


The hour wraps up with Gary Schaefer of Trout Scout Charters in Manistee. Gary talks about how the unseasonably warm weather has affected the fishing and looks ahead to the salmon season.

Outdoor writer and wildlife researcher Richard P. Smith is up first in the final hour of this week’s show. Richard and I talk about bear numbers in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and his new DVD “Walking with Whitetails”.

We wrap it all up with wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar. This week Dave has a very nice recipe for coho or other small salmon and trout.

Another busy and fast paced show. I hope you enjoy it.

Show Rundown for 3/17

Another busy show this week…..

First, I talk with a man who says he’s had a hunting dog killed by a wolf…in lower Michigan. Larry Bialobrzeski is a veteran hunter with lots of experience watching coyotes and wolves….he says this animal was not a coyote.

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

Then charter captain Mike Orr of East Chicago Indiana joins me to talk about early season trolling on southern Lake Michigan. Mike says the action for salmon and trout is fast and furious right now.

Tony Hansen of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs is up next with an update on outdoor related issues in Lansing.

The final hour features Derrick Poet of Jay’s Sporting Goods. Derrick helps us get ready for turkey season with some great advice on patterning a shotgun.

Wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps things up with a preview of his wild game dinner season.

Another show filled with lots of great information…I hope you enjoy it.

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Show Rundown for 3/10

There’s a wide range of topics this week on the Outdoor Magazine Radio show.

First, we draw the winner of the Ameristep Carnivore blind. Congratulations to Melissa Rodeffer of New York State. You can enter next month’s contest here.

Next, walleye fishing pro Tommy Skarlis joins me. The veteran angler has some great advice on springtime walleye fishing and how to target the big, pre spawn female ‘eyes.

The second hour kicks off with expert long range shooter Paul Phillips. Paul was a marine sniper who now shoots for the US team and holds several world records. He has great advice on how to be a better long range shooter.

Then Tony Hansen of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs joins me. Tony addresses some questions aimed at MUCC and talks about plans for their 75th anniversary celebration.

Our final hour features Jimmy Gretzinger of Michigan Out of Doors Television. Jimmy talks about the long history of that show and the status of outdoor television today.

We wrap it up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar. This week Dave has a very nice goose recipe.

Another busy show….I hope you like it.

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Show Rundown for 3/3/12

I start out this week talking about the walleye fishery in the Saginaw Valley and how lucky anglers are this year to have open water on the rivers. The conversation also veers into what’s left on my “wish list”…it includes elk, moose, caribou and a Michigan bear.

Next Blaine Bailer of Jay’s Sporting Goods joins me to talk about late season coyote hunting. According to the veteran predator hunter, this is a good time to be hunting because of the mating season and the animals tend to be more active.

Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews wraps up the hour talking about the most current edition of his magazine.

Michigan’s “Mr. U.P.”, Dan Donarski joins me next. Dan is a respected outdoor writer and avid outdoorsman with strong opinions on many outdoor related issues and topics. He also talks about the affect the mild winter has had on hunting and fishing in the north country. By the way if you’re looking for a great African hunting adventure, Dan’s Hunters Horn Adventures company is a great resource for a safari.

Next, I talk about my interest in the “old sayings”, those bits of outdoor wisdom handed down through the generations. They include such well known statements as “red sky at night sailors delight, red sky in morning sailors take warning” and lesser known lines like “it won’t freeze up till the ponds are full”. I’m collecting those bits of outdoor history and would love to add that collection with your help. You can see what I’ve got so far in this blog post from 2009.

The final hour features outdoor writer and fishing guide Dave Rose. Dave’s Wildfishing Guide Service concentrates on northern Michigan lakes and rivers. This time he talks about fishing last ice.

We wrap it all up with wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar. Dave has a rundown of the various wild game dinners he’ll be catering the next several weeks.

Another busy show, I hope you enjoy it.

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