Monthly Archives: January 2014

Radio Rundown for 2/1/14

We kick off the month of February with some interesting guests and topics this week on the Outdoor Magazine Radio Show.

First, “Michigan’s Meteorologist” Mark Torregrossa joins me to talk about what else….the weather.  Mark told me last fall it was going to be a cold, snowy winter.  Now he says don’t look for an early spring this year.  You can read Mark’s forecasts online at  His website is

Tom Campbell of wraps up the hour with a look at topics of interest in the outdoor news.

“Beagles and Bunnies” is the main topic of hour number two as I talk with veteran hunter and beagle man Corky Legue.  Corky grew up hunting rabbits with beagles and he has great advice on that Michigan outdoor tradition.

The topic turns more serious with our next guest.  Drew YoungeDyke of mucc and Citizens for Professional Wildlife Management ( discusses the progress on the petition to fight anti hunters in Michigan.  He also reminds us exactly what that drive is intended to do.

We head out on the ice for hour number three as I talk with Jim Felgenauer.  Jim is a veteran ice angler who loves to fish for Lake St. Clair perch.  He also has a passion for spearing yellow bellies….something you can only do on Lake St. Clair.

We wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  Dave’s feeling better after a heart attack three weeks ago and he has a hearty rabbit recipe for us.

A busy show filled with great guests and interesting topics.  Seems like a good way to kick off a new month……

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Rundown for Last Weekend in January

We wrap up January with another interesting edition of the Outdoor Magazine radio show.

First, Al Stewart of the Michigan dnr joins me to talk about springtime turkey hunting.  The deadline to apply for the restricted season hunts is February 1st.

Then Ted Harpham of Darton Archery talks about predator hunting at night with crossbows.  They’ve had great luck with this new twist on the rapidly growing sport of coyote hunting.


Hour two kicks off with the “Sturgeon General” Brenda Archambo.  Brenda is the president of the Black Lake Chapter of Sturgeon for Tomorrow and an avid proponent of the prehistoric fish.  She talks about efforts to save the fish and how a sturgeon spearing season is part of those efforts.

Then Bill Moritz, Deputy Director of the DNR joins me to talk about the new hunting and fishing license package.  Bill says some fees will go up but the number of licenses has been cut considerably.

Wintertime steelheading is the opening topic of hour number three as I talk with Paul Schlafley of Riverside Charters in Manistee.  Paul says it’s been tough to get on the river this year because of the ice but the fishing has been good when they can get out.

Wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps up this week’s show.  Dave is still recovering from his heart attack and we shoot the breeze about their Helping Hands fundraising dinner and a big wild game dinner coming up in Midland.

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

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Radio Rundown for 1/18

We kick off this week’s show with walleye fishing master Mark Martin.  Mark tells of a recent fishing adventure on Lake Gogebic where the wind chill was almost sixty below zero.  He also talks about his upcoming Fishing Vacation School on Saginaw Bay out of the Linwood Beach Marina.

Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews wraps up the hour with a preview of their February edition.

Hour two features Mark Miller of the North American Shed Hunters Club (  Mark discusses the appeal of searching for shed whitetail antlers and has some tips on where to find them.

He’s followed by Amy Trotter of MUCC.  Amy talks about the status of the Citizens for Professional Wildlife Petition ( to fight the anti hunting movement  in Michigan.

Whitetail and black bear expert Richard P Smith is up in the third hour.  Richard talks about how the rough winter is affecting the UP deer population.  We also discuss bear numbers across the state.

We wrap it all up with chef Dixie Dave Minar.  Dave is recovering from a serious heart attack and bypass surgery.  He describes what led up to the situation.

Another interesting show filled with great guests this week on Outdoor Magazine.  I hope you like it.

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Rundown for the weekend of January 11th.

My first guest this week is Jeff Poet of Jays Sporting Goods.  Jeff and his crew were recently at the big Archery Trade Association show in Nashville where he found some interesting new products for the shelves at Jay’s.

Next, Chad Merrihew of Security Credit Union ( joins me to kick off our new partnership.  Security Credit Union has some innovative programs designed to help hunters and anglers finance their outdoor adventures.

Hour two kicks off with John Southworth of the Michigan Trappers and Predator Callers Association (  John says interest in trapping is growing and the price for furs has been on the increase.

Adam Bump of the Michigan dnr is up next.  Adam was in charge of coordinating the wolf hunt last month.   He says it was a success even though the quota was not reached.  You can learn more about wolves in Michigan at

The final hour features “Michigan’s Mr. UP”, Dan Donarski.  Dan and I talk about many outdoor related issues, including how the rough winter is affecting upper peninsula whitetails.

We wrap it all up with wild game chef extraordinaire Dixie Dave Minar.  This week Dave promotes his Helping Hands Sportsman’s Dinner coming up soon and also gives a quick walleye recipe.

Another good show.  I hope you like it.

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Radio Rundown for New Year

We kick of 2014 with a fast paced show this week on Outdoor Magazine.

First, I talk with veteran steelhead angler Jim Diedrich about the resurgence of the AuSable River steelhead fishery.

Then, Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews talks about an interesting article in their latest edition about the future of deer hunting.

Hour number two starts out with Scott Szafranski of the Linwood Beach Marina on Saginaw Bay.  Scott has great tips on ice fishing for walleye.

Showspan‘s Ben Nielsen is up next with a preview of the Ultimate Fishing Show coming up in Novi on January 9-12.

Drew YoungeDyke of MUCC and Citizens for Professional Wildlife Management ( also joins me to talk about the status of the petition drive to stop anti hunters in Michigan.

Hour number three features old friend Mark Romanack of Fishing411.  Mark talks about ice fishing and has details of an exciting boat giveaway in conjunction with the good folks at Jays Sporting Goods.

The show wraps up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This week Dave talks about a fundraising dinner coming up in just a few weeks.

A busy and informative show to kick off the new year.  I hope you like it.

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