Monthly Archives: July 2013

Rundown for 7/27

We wrap up July with another busy show filled with some great guests and information.

First, Michigan native Mike Gnatkowski talks about his hunting and fishing adventures in the western states.  He also describes the services of a booking agency the veteran outdoor writer now works for.  You can see Mike’s work at and learn more about the booking agency at

Tom Campbell of wraps up the first hour with a look at the August edition of their magazine.

Deer hunting is the topic of hour number two as I talk with my friend Bill Pyles of Ohio Bowhunting Outfitters.  I’ve hunted with Bill for several years and can strongly recommend his operation.  Michigan hunters looking for an out of state hunt would do well to consider Ohio.  To make the deal even better, mention the Outdoor Magazine radio show or podcast and get a ten percent discount.   Here’s Bill’s website

MUCC‘s Tony Hansen is up next.  This week Tony reminds hunters that Michigan wolf tags will go on sale August 3rd.

The topic of wolves continues in the final hour of this week’s show…along with whitetails and black bear as I talk with veteran outdoor writer Richard P Smith. Richard and I discuss a number of subjects….including the ongoing battle for mandatory antler point restrictions.

The show wraps up as usual with wild game chef extraordinaire Dixie Dave Minar.  This week the chef has one of his signature dishes….walleye New Orleans.

Another fast paced and informational show.  I hope you like it.

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Rundown for July 7/20/13

First, Captain Paul Schlafley of RiverSide Charters in Manistee joins me with a report from the water of Lake Michigan.  The fishing has been pretty slow this season and Paul says the large number of baitfish is a factor.  His crew manages to hook two fish while talking with me on air though.

Weather is the topic of our second hour in a conversation with meteorologist Mark Torregrossa.  Mark is a weatherman, but also an avid outdoorsman and he has a unique insight in Michigan weather patterns and how to read them.  You can see Mark’s forecast of and his website,

Kent Wood of MUCC wraps up the hour.  This week Kent explains why the Michigan NRC took trapping out of the method of harvest for this fall’s wolf hunt.

Getting ready for archery season is the theme in hour number three as I talk with Derrick Poet of Jays Sporting Goods.  Derrick has some great advice on the hottest new archery gear for the upcoming season.

We wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This time Dave has a unusual fish dish….freshwater sheephead.

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

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Show Rundown for 7/13

We kick off this week’s Outdoor Magazine radio show talking with northern Lake Huron charter captain John King of Halcyon Charters.  John talks about the fishery in that part of the lake and describes what it’s like to troll for salmon under the Big Mac bridge.

Then Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews talks about the challenges of covering Michigan for an outdoor newspaper.

Hour two features whitetail specialist Brent Rudolph of the Michigan DNR.  Brent discusses the new deer management units for southern Michigan, EHD, mandatory antler point restrictions and the concept of a one buck system.

Jeana Canel of Jays Sporting Goods is up next.  Jeana says the gun shortage is starting to ease up with some models, including AR-15′s.  She also has some great tips on what to look for in high end airguns.

The show wraps up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This week Dave has a great blackened salmon recipe.

Another good show.  I hope you like it.





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Radio Rundown for First Weekend in July

A little slower paced show this week on Outdoor Magazine Radio filled with lots of great information from interesting guests.

First, Todd Bromley of Crossbow Magazine  joins me  to talk about the rapid increase in acceptance of crossbows across the Country.  We also talk about a new crossbow podcast that will be online in August.

Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews finishes out the first hour with a preview of the August edition of their magazine.

Bowfishing Charter Captain Scott Hodges of Bullseye Bowfishing joins me in hour number two.  Scott is one one a very small number of Michigan captains who offer bowfishing as an option and he has some great stories from his West Michigan outings.

MUCC‘s Kent Wood is up next with an update on Humane Society of the United States and their relentless quest to stop a Michigan wolf hunt.

Muzzleloading icon Ken Johnston of Johnston Muzzleloaders (UltimateFirearms) joins me in the final hour.  Ken’s guns are regarded as one of the best muzzleloaders in the wold…and they’re made right here in Michigan.

We wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  Dave and I started talking about his Michigan bear tag and ran out of time for a recipe.

A great show with great guests.  I hope you like it.

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