Monthly Archives: September 2013

Radio Rundown for 9/28

We get ready for the Michigan archery season on this week’s Outdoor Magazine radio show and podcast.

First, author Jerry Lambert joins me to talk about his new book The Hunting Spirit.  I enjoyed this book’s combination of practical advice, entertaining stories and inspirational tone.  You can learn more about the Michigan author on his website

Then Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews joins me to talk about their first annual Outdoor Weekend West in Kalamazoo.  Tom says the crowds were a little light but he has high hopes for next year’s event.  We also discuss the latest edition of their magazine.

Hour number two features musky angler Don Barnard.  Don says fall is the best time of year to catch a trophy fish and he has some great advice.

Tony Hansen of MUCC is up next.  Rather than talk about an outdoor related topic this week, Tony announced his departure from the Michigan United Conservation Clubs to pursue other outdoor related ventures.  I think Tony has done a great job in that position and his efforts have benefited the hunters and anglers of Michigan.

In the final hour I talk with Craig Owczarak of Meats and Mooore. in Bay City.  Craig is a veteran butcher who processes my wild game. He has some tips to get the most from your deer this season.

Next, RJ Meyer of the Trophy Room Taxidermy Studio joins me to talk about preserving your whitetail trophy.  RJ says an animal doesn’t have to a big buck to be worthy of mounting.  He says all deer can be special and have a great story worthy of preserving.

We wrap it all up with wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This week Dave and I talk about his Michigan bear hunting adventures.  We’ll save the recipe for next week.

Another good show filled with great guests and information.  I hope you like it.

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Rundown for First Fall Weekend

We kick off the fall with a with some great guests this week.

First…Patrick Lange.  Patrick won the Darton Terminator crossbow in our facebook contest.

Then, Darton’s Ted Harpham congratulates Patrick and talks that Michigan based company.

Scott Szafranski of Linwood Beach Marina on Saginaw Bay wraps up the hour talking about fall walleye and perch fishing on the Bay.  We also discuss a new fishing pontoon boat designed for trolling big water.



The second hour features Greg Abbas of A-Way Outdoors (  Greg is an expert whitetail hunter who specializes in using calls to attract big bucks.  He has some great advice on that technique and also manipulating habitat to influence deer movement.

Al Stewart of the Michigan dnr is up next to talk about upland bird hunting.  Al is a wildlife biologist and an avid grouse and woodcock hunter.  He says Michigan is a destination for bird hunters because of the good hunting and habitat here.

As always we wrap it up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This week he has a hearty squirrel recipe.

A little slower paced show this week filled with lots of great information.  I hope you like it.

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Show Rundown for Last Weekend of Summer

This weekend marks the last official weekend of summer, but on this Outdoor Magazine radio show we’re talking fall outdoor activities.

First, Dave Rose of the Wildfishing Guide Service joins me to talk about pier and surf fishing for Great Lakes salmon and trout.  Dave says it’s also a good technique for walleye and even whitefish.

Then, Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews has a wrap up of their big Outdoor Weekend in Imlay City and a preview of the first annual Outdoor Weekend West in Kalamazoo coming up in a couple weeks.

The second hour features Kirk Evans of the Michigan Squirrel Dog Association.  Kirk says their sport is growing fast and has some great advice on how to get started.

Amy Trotter of MUCC is up next.  Amy talks about the Michigan hunting and fishing license restructuring.  That move will go into effect with the 2014 licenses.

The third hour features veteran river fishing guide Tim Roller.  Tim pioneered the fall technique of casting crankbaits for giant king salmon and has lots of advice on how to catch more fish.  Tim recently quit guiding to spend ore time on his Whitetail Journey TV show.

We wrap it all up with chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This week the chef has a very nice fish recipe.

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

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Radio Rundown for September 7th.

We kick off the show with Alex Gyllstrom of Michigan based Scent Lok.  That company was the originator of scent control clothing for hunters and Alex has some great tips on how to use, and maintain, their products.

Then Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews joins me to promote their big Outdoor Weekend in Imlay City.

The second hour features Ted Harpham of Darton Archery.  Ted talks about how the company got started and takes a look at their new compounds and crossbows of today.

Karl Ieuter of the Ieuter Insurance Group is up next.  Karl has great advice on storing your summer gear and insuring your fall equipment.

“Michigan’s Weatherman” Mark Torregrossa kicks off the final hour of this week’s show.  Mark says we can expect a cooler than normal fall and that trend could continue into winter as well.  You can follow Mark on his website…

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

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

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