Monthly Archives: April 2012

Show Rundown for April 28th.

A very busy show this week packed with lots of great information.

First, I tell the story of how I missed my turkey. Radio listeners will hear the entire tale of woe on this week’s show.

Then, the most interesting and informative conversation I’ve had about wild pigs in Michigan. Nick Ostrowski is an Arenac County farmer and avid hunter who kills several pigs each year. Nick has great advice on where to find them and why he thinks they need to be eradicated.

Mike Hecht is my next guest. Mike is good friends with American war here Travis Mills of Vassar, MI. Travis lost all his limbs from an IED while serving his third tour in Afghanistan. Mike has info on how to help Travis and his family….including a charity turkey hunt.

The hour wraps up with John Keith. John is putting together the definitive list of Michigan based outdoor companies. You can see that work in progress at his website…

Big water salmon and trout fishing is the topic in the second hour as Dr. Ken Merckel joins me. Ken is a member of the Thumb Chapter of the Michigan Steelheaders Association and the president of the Michigan Steelheaders Association.. He has great information of fishing the overlooked water off Michigan’s thumb and provides insight into the declining forage base in Lake Michigan and how that could affect anglers.

Annette Rummel of the Great Lakes Bay Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau is my final guest of the hour. Annie talks about the walleye season opener and other outdoor recreational opportunities in Saginaw, Bay and Midland counties.

Old friend Tom Lounsbury is the featured guest in hour number three this week. Tom is an expert hunter and veteran outdoor writer. Our conversations are always lively and opinionated. This time we talk about guns, turkey hunting, kids in the outdoors…and anything else that springs to our old minds.

The show wraps up with expert wild game chef, and successful turkey hunter, Dixie Dave Minar. This week he has a very nice turkey recipe in honor of that popular springtime season.

Another very busy, and very entertaining Oudoor Magazine show. I hope you enjoy it.

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Show Rundown for 4/20

A fast paced and very interesting show this week.

First, I talk with Ron McKendrick of the Renegade Ranch. Ron is the owner of a northern Michigan wild boar hunting operation. Those pigs were recently declared an invasive species by the Michigan DNR and Ron is at the center of a legal battle.

Then, Ed Golder of the DNR joins me to give the Department’s side of the story. You can hear those conversations on the Outdoor Magazine Facebook page.

The second hour features Derrick Poet of Jay’s Sporting Goods. Derrick is an expert turkey hunter, but this week he has advice for beginning hunters.

Bob Lindquist of the Action Track Chair is my last guest of the hour. Bob explains the benefits of that all terrain, motorized vehicle designed for outdoorsmen and women.

The final hour of this week’s show features an old friend of mine, Tim Roller of Ultimate Outfitters. Tim and I talk about springtime fly fishing for trout and whether the traditional trout season opener is a big deal these days.

Wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up with a great turkey recipe.

Another busy and informative show. I hope you enjoy it.

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Radio Show Rundown for April 14th.

We kick off this week’s show by drawing the winner of this month’s Ameristep Carnivore Blind. Congrats to Tony Burgess of Midwest City Oklahoma.

You can enter next months contest for a blind, and the grand prize of a hog hunt in Florida with Ralph and Vicki Cianciarulo, at this link.

Next, Pat McKenna of Ameristep joins me to talk about their new products for springtime turkey hunters. He also has some great advice on how to get started hunting from a ground blind.

The second hour features Glenn Duncan of Duncan’s Outdoor Shop in Bay City, Michigan. Glenn talks about several topics this week, including turkey guns, AR platform rifles and choosing the right handgun.

Next, Keith Stanton of The Sportsman’s Theatre joins me to talk about an event on April 22nd in Ionia, Michigan. Keith will be showing some of the best video highlights from several Michigan outdoor video producers on the big screen in that premiere event.

Tony Hansen of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs wraps up the hour with an update on outdoor related issues from Lansing.

The final hour of this week’s show kicks off with outdoor writer and fishing guide Dave Rose . Dave talks about surf fishing and pier angling for Great Lakes salmon, trout and other species. Rose says you can also use those techniques on some inland lakes too.

As always, we wrap it up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar. This time Dave has a very nice turkey recipe… perfect for spring.

Another busy and informative show. I hope you like it.

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Outdoor Magazine Radio for Easter Weekend

My first guest is Greg Abbas of A-Way Hunting Products. Greg is a six time Michigan turkey calling champ and former turkey hunting guide with many years of experience under his belt. Greg has some great advice on calling springtime gobblers.

Then Jim Baldwin of Insta Launch Campground and Marina in Manistee, Michigan joins me. Jim explains how his facilities are a great destination for West Michigan anglers and their families.

The second hour features Captain Doug Deming of the Fish Point Lodge on Saginaw Bay. Doug is getting ready for the perch and walleye fishing seasons at the lodge. He looks ahead the bowfishing season.

“Sturgeon General” Brenda Archambo kicks off the final hour of this week’s show. Brenda is with the Black Lake Chapter of Sturgeon for Tomorrow and has been instrumental in protection and promotion of the giant fish. She tells us how we can get directly involved in those efforts this spring.

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

Have a blessed Easter weekend, and I hope you enjoy the show.

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