Monthly Archives: May 2012

Rundown for the First Weekend in June

We kick off the new month with some very interesting conversations on this week’s Outdoor Magazine show.

First, I talk with Jon Brown. He’s the guy who sent me a picture of one of the first legally killed wolves in Michigan.

Jon talks about living with wolves in Michigan’s western Upper Peninsula and how those animals have killed many heads of cattle on a farm there.

Then Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews with a preview of their July edition. Tom says you’ll find lots of fishing stories there, and a few that look ahead to hunting season.

Hour two features Tom Dunlop of the Bohning Archery company. Tom is a hard core bowfisherman and he has some great advice on getting started in the sport.

The third hour takes us north to Lake Superior as I talk with Dave Kimar of Kimars Charters. Dave is a veteran Stannard Rock angler and he has some great tips on catching giant lake trout from that offshore fishery.

We wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar. This time Dave has a very nice salmon recipe.

Another busy, and informational show. I hope you can join me.

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Rundown for Memorial Weekend

A little slower paced show this week as we celebrate Memorial Day.

The show kicks off with my heartfelt thanks to all those who have served, and to their families.

Then the attention turns to fishing with my first guest Joe Marion. Joe is a retired Coastguardsman and Sheriff Department marine officer, who now spends much of his time fishing salmon off Ludington.

Joe has great advice to stay safe on the big water of the Great Lakes. He also had a couple of weblinks to check out. First, the Ludington Charter Boat Association, and the second for Rodmaster Charter, the fishing boat Joe works on.

In the second hour “Michigan’s Mr. Walleye” joins me. Pro walleye angler Mark Martin has a lifetime of fishing experience, and he loves to share that information. In a rare, hour long conversation, Mark and I shoot the breeze about all things fishing in Michigan. He also previews the big Can/Am tournament coming up in Brimley, MI next week. Mark says you can watch that weigh in live on the AIM Fishing website.

The fishing theme continues in the third hour as I talk with Lake St. Clair musky guide Don Miller. Lake St. Clair is a world class musky fishery, but the techniques used their are different than many other musky waters. Don talks about the finer points of trolling and also where to find the giant fish.

We wrap it up as always with wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar.

Fewer guests and longer conversations on this week’s show, but plenty of great information. I hope you like it.

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Show Rundown for 5/19

Lots of great outdoor information coming up on the next Outdoor Magazine show.

First, Terry Webber of Michigan Stinger Spoons joins me. Terry has been involved in the Great Lakes Salmon and Trout fishery for many years and his company makes some of the best trolling spoons on the market.

Then Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews wraps up the hour. Tom has a preview of their June edition.

The second hour features pro walleye angler Tommy Skarlis. Tommy talks about his recent FLW win, and a disappointing performance on Lake Erie. He has great advice for veteran anglers and those just starting in the sport. Skarlis also talks about his new Wild 4 Outdoors venture designed to promote a healthy outdoor lifestyle.

Tony Hansen of MUCC is up next. This week Tony talks about MUCC’s 75th anniversary and why membership in that group is important.

Whitetails are the subject of our final hour as Brent Rudolph of the Michigan DNR joins me. Brent talks about fawns and the deer management program in Michigan.

As always the show wraps up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar This time Dave has a very nice perch recipe.

Another fast paced and informational program. I hope you can join me.

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Show Rundown for Mother’s Day Weekend

In the first segment of this week’s show, a recap of my turkey season. I also draw the winner of this month’s Ameristep Carnivore blind.

You can enter the June contest here.

Next, Ted Harpham of Michigan’s Darton Archery joins me to talk about crossbows and why they’re a great choice as a family bow. We also look forward to our bear hunt next month in Quebec with Northern Outfitters.

The hour wraps up with Bob Guenhardt of Tight Lines for Troops
. “Tight Lines” is a wonderful event next weekend in Manistee, MI to honor veterans by taking them fishing.

The second hour features Dave Mull of Great Lakes Angler Magazine. Dave and I talk about a number of topics, including the evolution of Great Lakes fishing boats, the real threat of Asian Carp and the future of the fishery.

Tony Hansen of MUCC is up next. Tony has a heads up on proposed legislation that could limit access to the Great Lakes. He also talks briefly about their summer camp designed to get kids involved in the outdoors.

The segment wraps up with Jon Gray of the Novi Chapter of Safari Clubs International. Jon has info on a scholarship program to help cover the cost of that MUCC summer camp.

One of my favorite guests joins me for the third hour. Richard P. Smith is a noted outdoor writer and hunting expert. He has great advice on applying for a Michigan bear tag. The deadline for that is the end of the month. Richard also talks about bear numbers across the state and how that has affected the number of bear tags that will be issued. By the way, you can see an excerpt of Richard’s DVD, Walking with Whitetails on You Tube.

The show wraps up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar. This week the chef features a tasty fish recipe.

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

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Radio Rundown for first weekend in May

Lots of great news and information on this week’s show.

First I talk my turkey season so far. When we recorded the show I had not connected on a bird yet, but the next morning I shot this nice Michigan gobbler.

Then Bruce DeShano of Offshore Tackle joins me to talk about his company and how their products have changed trolling over the years.

The hour wraps up with Tom Campbell of Woods n Waternews. Tom tells me he’s struggling this turkey season and hasn’t seen a lot of birds yet.

The second hour features Dave Engel of Best Chance Too Charters. The guys on Best Chance are some of the most respected, and successful charter anglers and tournament fishing on the Great Lakes. Dave shares some tips during our conversation.

Tony Hansen of MUCC is up next. Tony talks about a summer camp designed to get kids involved in the outdoors. He also has reaction to the uproar over the wild pig issue in Michigan.

Turkeys are the topic of the final hour as DNR biologist and avid hunter Al Stewart joins me. Al has the story of how turkeys were re-introduced to Michigan and he has some great tips for hunting the late season.

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

Another good show, I hope you enjoy it.

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