Monthly Archives: December 2013

Last 2013 Radio Rundown

We wrap up the year with a fast paced show this week.

First,  Tim Checkeroski of Michigan made G5 Outdoors joins me to talk about their new arrow rest.  Tim also hints at some new products to be announced in the next few weeks.

Next, Karl Ieuter of the Ieuter Insurance Group talks about ice fishing and your insurance.  There have been rumors that venturing on the ice with a vehicle voids your policy.  Karl has the definitive answer.

Tim Hart of the Q1 Buckpole is up next with an update of their Michigan big buck contest.

The second hour features noted outdoor writer Dave Rose of Wildfishing.  Dave talks about ice conditions and has some great early season ice angling advice.

Then, Conservation Officer Lt. Skip Hagy of the Michigan dnr joins me to talk about a cougar poaching case in the Upper Peninsula.

Next, Katie Keen from the MIDNR has a reminder about the Pure Michigan Hunt and previews a series of informational vignettes that will air on the Outdoor Magazine radio show.

Retired coast guardsman and ice rescue expert Joe Marion joins me to talk about how to stay safe on the ice.  He also has great suggestions on what to do in a worst case scenario.

Chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up with a tasty rabbit recipe.

A fast paced and information show to wrap up 2013.  I hope you like it.



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Radio Rundown for 12/21

We celebrate this last weekend before Christmas with a fast paced, informative show.

First, Travis Ockerman of Michigan Predator Quest joins me.  Travis is spearheading a statewide predator hunting contest in January.  For details go to their Facebook page

Then, I talk Tim Humes of the Carhartt company.  I had no idea Carhartt is a Michigan based company….and has been for 124 years.

Katie Keen of the Michigan dnr is up next.  Katie reminds us the deadline to get involved in  this year’s Pure Michigan Hunt is December 31st.

The second hour kicks off with spear fisherman Mike Holmes.  Mike is the president of the Michigan Darkhouse Association (  Mike says the spearing season got an early start this year with good ice across the U.P.

MUCC‘s Erin McDonough wraps up the hour.  Erin talks about the important petition drive spearheaded my Citizens for Professional Wildlife Management ( to fight the anti hunting movement in Michigan.

We turn our attention to the frozen water of Saginaw Bay in hour number three as I talk with Doug Deming of the Fish Point Lodge.  Doug talks about perch and walleye fishing on the bay…and his recent recovery of a snowmobile that went through the ice.

The show wraps up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This time Dave has a very nice recipe for venison in grape leaves.

Lots of great guests and information in this week’s show.  I hope you like it.

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Rundown for 12/14

A little slower paced format this week on Outdoor Magazine Radio.

The first hour features retired DNR fisheries biologist Steve Sendek.  Steve says stalked and surrounded by three wolves in the western UP.  This is a very interesting story and proves once again Michigan wolves are becoming increasingly aggressive.

Tim Hart of Q1 Buck Pole wraps up the hour with an update on their Michigan whitetail contest.

Veteran outdoor writer and big game expert Richard P Smith joins me in hour number two.  Richard talks about his deer season, the season in general, plus weather and how it affects whitetail migration.  Richard also announced details of his annual Pre-Christmas book tour in southern Michigan.

The final hour of this week’s show features Ted Harpham of Darton Archery.  Darton is a respected Michigan company that’s been a leader in the archery business for more than half a century.  This week Ted outlines their new product line up for 2014.

We wrap it all up, as usual, with wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This time Dave has a  hearty venison recipe perfect for cold weather.

A little slower paced show this week and that gives me time for more in depth conversations with my guests.  I hope you like it.

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Show Rundown for December 7th.

Lots of hunting related topics this week on Outdoor Magazine Radio….and some ice fishing too.

First, Michigan wolf and hog hunter Nick Ostroski joins me.  Nick was successful in his Michigan wolf hunt, but he says many hunters are using the wrong techniques.  Nick has some suggestions to help Michigan wolf hunters reach the quota of 43 animals.

Then Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews discusses the slow firearm deer season and the December edition of their magazine.

Hour number two features veteran predator hunter Blaine Bailer.  Blaine has great advice on getting started in that rapidly growing wintertime sport.

Next, Drew YoungeDyke of mucc joins me.  Drew talks about the “Colorado model” of hunting and fishing promotion.  He also details a petition drive by the Citizens for Professional Wildlife Management to fight the anti hunters in Michigan.  You can learn more about that program at

Mike Horswill of Jays Sporting Goods kicks off the third hour of this week’s show.  Mike is the manager of the fishing department in their Clare store and he previews some very cool new ice fishing gear for this season.

We wrap it up once again with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This time Dave has a hearty venison stew recipe.

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

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