Monthly Archives: November 2013

Radio Rundown for November 30th.

We kick off the show with Jeff Powell.  Jeff was the second hunter to shoot a wolf in the Michigan hunt.  You can keep track of the harvest at

Then Tim Hart of Q1 Buckpole joins me with an update on this years online contest.  Tim has the story of one very big southern Michigan buck recently entered.

The second hour features “Michigan’s Mr. Walleye”, Mark Martin.  Mark has great advice on fishing the late season and he looks forward to the ice fishing season.  He also previews his upcoming Vacation Ice Fishing Schools (Fishing Vacation School).

Michigan Conservation Officer Scott Brown wraps up the hour with advice on staying legal during the late hunting season.

Veteran outdoor writer and hunting expert Tom Lounsbury joins me in hour number three.  Tom talks about the December pheasant season and the upcoming rabbit season.  You can learn more about Tom, and hear his radio show, at

We wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  Dave’s in  a deer blind this week, so he doesn’t have a recipe.  Instead, we talk about an upcoming event in Lansing with some state legislators.

Great guests and information on this week’s show.  I hope you like it.


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Rundown for 11/23

We continue on a hunting theme this week on Outdoor Magazine Radio.

First, Adam Bump, of the Michigan dnr joins me to talk about the wolf hunt.  Adam says the hunt is going well and he’s cautiously optimistic the goal of 43 animals can be reached.  You  can get more information at

Then Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews checks in with a hunting report.  Tom says the action has been pretty slow across the Thumb, and we both agreed it seems to be a slow deer season so far across much of Michigan.

Hour two kicks off with expert deer hunter Greg Abbas.  Greg thinks the rut is very late this year and he has great advice on hunting the late season.  You can learn more about Greg and his company at

Retired Conservation Officer John Borkovich wraps up the hour.  John was instrumental in helping to write new legislation that would increase the penalties for poaching trophy bucks.

Rob Miller of the Michigan Deer Trackn Hounds is the featured guest in hour number three.  Stories of Rob’s tracking dog Sypris are making the rounds in Michigan deer hunting circles and Rob explains how his service works to help hunters retrieve animals.

We wrap it up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  Dave doesn’t have a recipe this week, but tells the story of being in the woods when the big storm came through last weekend.

Lots of great information on this week’s show….I hope you like it.

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Show Rundown for November 16/17

I kick off this week’s show talking about my recent deer hunt in Michigan UP.  I didn’t get a deer, but had a great hunt anyway with Gary Morgan and East Lake Outfitters.

Next, Gary joins me to talk about his operation and modern day deer hunting in the Upper Peninsula.

The hour wraps up with Tim Hart of the Q1 Buckpole. as Tim describes his modern day online big buck contest.

Hour number two features “Michigan’s Weatherman” Mark Torregrossa.  Mark is a veteran meteorologist with a unique sense of how the weather affects hunters and anglers.  Mark’s website is

I had Tom Schneider of Heater Body Suit scheduled to wrap up the hour, but he was busy tracking a deer ( a good excuse to miss a radio interview).  Instead, I talked with one of Tom’s buddies in the shop.  We had phone line problems and had to cut that conversation short.  I can tell you after using the Heater Body Suit in some very brutal conditions, it really works.

The third hour features Glenn Duncan of Duncans Outdoor  Shop in Bay City, MI.  Glenn talks about maintaining your deer gun and how to store it for the off season.  We also talk about muzzleloaders and choosing the right gun.

The show wraps up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This week Dave has another tasty venison recipe.

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

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Radio Show Rundown for 11/9

We get ready for the Michigan firearm deer season this week on Outdoor Magazine Radio.

First, Tony Hansen tells the story of his three year quest to shoot a particular buck.  Tony first saw that animal when it was three years, he shoot it last week after passing up several other bucks along the way.

Then Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews joins me to talk about the tradition of deer hunting in Michigan.

The second hour starts out with Craig Owczarzak  of Meats andMooore meat processing.  Craig has good advice on field prep of your deer and what to expect from a butcher.

RJ Meyer of the Trophy RoomTaxidermy Service is up next.  RJ says an animal doesn’t have make the record books to be worthy of mounting.

The hour wraps up with Erin McDonough of mucc.  Erin explains why deer hunting is part of our Michigan tradition.

Hour number three features Dr. Mike Stewart.  Mike is an audiologist and avid hunter.  Mike has some great tips to protect your hearing while hunting and shooting.

We wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This week Dave talks about field care of your deer to get the best venison for the table.

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

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Rundown for First Weekend in November

We kick off the month of November with interesting guests  and lots of great outdoor information this week on the Outdoor Magazine show.

First, John (JB) Brown joins me to talk about hunting Upper Peninsula Michigan wolves.  John has hunted those animals in the Western Yoop for the last couple of years on cattle depredation permits and has some good advice for hunters headed up for Michigan’s first wolf hunt.  Here’s a picture of the most recent wolf John killed.



Then Tim Hart of the Q1Buckpole joins me to talk about that online big buck contest.

The second hour features Jeana Canel of Jays Sporting Goods.  Jeana is the manager of the gun department in their Clare Store and she has some great advice on guns for deer season.

Brad Dupuie joins me next to announce a new partnership between Outdoor Magazine Radio and Michigan’s apex Boat Company.  Apex makes the new Angler Qwest big water fishing pontoon boat.  You’ll be hearing lots about that boat over the next several months.



Speaking of fishing, the third hour features walleye angler Lance Valentine of Walleye 101.  Lance is on Lake Erie this weekend chasing late season trophies and he has great advice on targeting big walleye.

The show wraps up with chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This week dave has a tasty venison steak recipe.  It’s featured on page 105 of Daves Wild Game Cookbook.

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

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