Monthly Archives: February 2013

Rundown for Last Weekend in February

We wrap up the month with another fast paced Outdoor Magazine show this week.

First, Ben Nielsen of the Outdoorama show has a rundown of what to expect during this fortieth anniversary celebration of the outdoors.

Then, Tim Hart of Q1 Buckpole joins me with a preview of their big end of season party.

And Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews talks about the March edition of their magazine.

Michigan’s “Mr. Walleye”, Mark Martin kicks off the second hour. Mark talks about his recent adventures ice fishing on Saginaw Bay and also has some great tips to catch more walleye through the ice.

Tony Hansen of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs is up next with discussion about the proposed license fee increases and an update on the HSUS petition to stop a Michigan wolf hunt.

We continue with the wolf theme into our third hour as Dale McNamee of the Upper Peninsula Sportsman’s Alliance talks about the problems his members are having with that canine predator. Dale discusses other outdoor issues unique to the U.P.

we wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar who has a great venison roast recipe.

Another fast paced show, I hope you like it.

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Outdoor Magazine Radio Rundown (2/16)

It’s a fast paced show this week on Outdoor Magazine.

First, John Cryderman of the Michigan Bear Hunters Association joins me to talk about hunting coyotes using dogs. John also describes the threat wolves pose to their UP hunting dogs.

Then Dr. Annette Rummel from Michigan’s Great Lakes Bay Region describes how that area is changing from a heavy industrial area to a family travel destination focused on natural resources including hunting and fishing.

Hour number two kicks off with John Caretti, President of the Michigan Trappers and Predator Callers Association. John says trapping is enjoying a resurgence and fur prices are the highest in years.

Up next, Kim Harvey of Wolverine Bank with some great financial advice for folks who love the outdoors (and everybody else as well).

The hour wraps up with Erin McDonough of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs. Erin discusses proposals by the governor to raise some hunting and fishing fees. She also talks briefly about the petition by anti hunters to stop a Michigan wolf hunt.

The topic of dog training kicks off the final hour as I talk with Jim Trotter. Trotter says today’s electronic training aids can speed up the process and help keep your hunting dogs safer in the field. By the way, Jim will be at the Outdoorama show next week in Novi.

And finally, Chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up with a great squirrel recipe.

Another busy show filled with lots of great outdoor information. I hope you like. it.

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Rundown for 2/9

Another good show this week on Outdoor Magazine Radio.

First, Captain Jeff Godie joins me to talk about ice fishing on Saginaw Bay. Jeff is a charter captain who bases his operation of the Linwood Beach Marina on the bay’s west side.

Then Tom Campbell of Woods N Waternews talks about the next edition of their magazine and what readers can expect.

Hour two features Mark Miller of the North American Shed Hunters Club. “Shedding” has developed into a very popular wintertime activity for many deer hunters.

Kent Wood of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs wraps up the hour with more conversation on the potential wolf hunt and how anti hunters are fighting that option.

One of my favorite guests (now upgraded to the title of “contributor”), Richard P. Smith starts out the third hour. This time Richard is talking about antler point restrictions in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and how he believes the DNR is screwing up.

We wrap it all up with wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar. This week Dave and I shoot the breeze and run out of time before Dave can do a recipe.

Another busy show, I hope you like it.

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Radio Rundown for February 2nd.

There’s another busy show this week on Outdoor Magazine radio.

First, Al Herman of the Michigan Friends of NRA joins me to talk about that group and why it’s especially important to get involved now.

Then, Huron County dairy farmer Elmer Guigar tells the story of seeing an animal he says is a wolverine. Elmer’s claim is quite credible because he has pictures of tracks the animal left in the snow and because Elmer lives a short distance from where the original thumb wolverine was spotted.

Hour number two features outdoor writer and veteran Michigan angler Steve Griffin. Steve talks about this crazy ice fishing season and has some great advice for anglers chasing panfish on inland lakes.

Tony Hansen of MUCC closes out the hour talking about how the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is targeting Michigan’s hunters under the disguise of protecting the state’s wolf population.

We head north in hour three to northern Quebec to talk with Pierre Smarlack. Pierre is the head guide at Northern Outfitters near Val-d’or. Northern Outfitters is a great destination for bear and moose hunters, as well as pike and walleye anglers.

I shot a nice bear there last spring and will head up again this May.

We wrap it all up once again with Chef Dixie Dave Minar. This week Dave has a hearty rabbit recipe.

Another busy show, I hope you like it.

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