Monthly Archives: May 2014

Radio Rundown for 5/31

We kick off this week’s show talking with Tim Roller of the University of Whitetail.  Tim has combined forces with another leading whitetail hunter, John Eberhart, for an intensive deer hunting seminar.

Then, a long distance connection on the Outdoor Magazine phone line….to Afghanistan, where Chief Kevin McDevitt is currently stationed.  Kevin is a Michigan native who talks about how many of the military folks overseas deeply miss their hunting and fishing adventures back home.

Hour two features flathead catfish guide Andy Brennan of  the Maumee River Flatheads guide service.  Andy says flatheads are often overlooked as gamefish and there are good populations of them in many Michigan Rivers.

Next, Erin McDonough of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs ( joins me to talk about the successful petition drive to stop the anti hunting movement in Michigan.  She also stresses the importance of contacting your state senator and representative to encourage them to vote for professional wildlife management.

Captain Dave Engel of Best Chance Too charters kicks off the final hour of this week’s show.  Dave talks about the finer points of trolling for Great Lakes salmon and trout.

We wrap it up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This time Dave has another very nice fish recipe.

Thanks for listening to the broadcast, or podcast version, of this week’s Outdoor Magazine show.

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Rundown for Memorial Weekend

We kick off this holiday weekend with a heartfelt thank you to those who have served in the military.  I find it humbling that so many have made tremendous sacrifices so we can have the freedom to enjoy our way of life.

My first guest is Eric Foster of the Michigan Department of Community health.  Eric talks about the large number of ticks this year and what we can do to protect ourselves.

Then Ted Harpham of Darton Archery talks about the slight decline in the number of crossbows being sold and the fact more archers are buying compound bows.  We also talk about his upcoming bear hunt in Quebec with Northern Outfitters.

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

In the second hour Ken Kelly of Michigan based Magna Port  joins me to talk about porting and muzzle breaks.  Magna Port is known as a pioneer in the field of reduce recoil for handguns, rifles and muzzleloaders.

Whitetail fawns are the next topic of discussion as I talk with Michigan dnr biologist Ashley Autenrieth.  Ashley says those fawns might look abandoned but the doe is nearby and she warns against picking up any baby fawns.

Bass fishing is the subject in hour number three as I talk with Gerry Gostenik of Great Lakes Bass Fishing Guide Service.  Gerry says Michigan has some of the best smallmouth fishing in the country….especially on Lake St. Clair.

We wrap it all up one again with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This time Dave has a very nice grilled fish recipe.

It’s a fast paced show filled with great guests and information.  I hop you like it.

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OM Radio Rundown for 5/17

First, I talk with retired Coastguardsman and avid angler Joe Marion.  Joe has a lifetime of experience on big water and shares some great, common sense advice on how to stay safe on the Great Lakes.

Then Roy Dahlgren of the UP Trappers Association  joins me to talk about the national trappers convention coming to the UP this summer.  Roy wants us to know this information now so we can make summertime travel plans.

Hour two features Captain Jeff Godi of The Michigan Experience fishing charter.  Jeff has a technique for trolling big water walleye that’s a lot different than the traditional bottom bouncer and spinner presentation.  Jeff runs spoons at high speeds using a variety of presentations.

Next, Drew YoungeDyke of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs (mucc) and Citizens for Professional Wildlife (  joins me with an update on the  petition drive to fight the anti hunters in Michigan.  Drew is optimistic we’ll reach our goal but he says don’t forget to send your signed petitions in.

Veteran outdoor writer Tom Lounsbury joins me in hour number three.  Tom and I talk about lots of outdoor related topics including turkey hunting, crossbows, bear hunting and more.

As always, we wrap it up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This time Dave has a very nice grilled fish recipe.

I hope you like this week’s show.  Thanks for listening.

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Show Rundown for Mother’s Day Weekend

My first guest for this edition of the Outdoor Magazine show is Brad Dupuie of apex marine.  Brad and I discuss their new Angler Qwest boat and the challenges involved in convincing anglers a pontoon can be an effective big water trolling rig.

Then Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews joins me with the story of his successful turkey hunt.

Hour two features Steve Winters of the Michigan Bowfishing Association (BowfishBAM).  Steve talks about the appeal of that rapidly growing sport and the gear needed to get involved.

Barb Avers of the Michigan dnr is up next.  May is national wetlands month and Barb says marshes and wetlands are very important to a healthy ecosystem.   You can learn more at

Outdoor writer and wildlife expert Richard P Smith kicks off hour number three.  Richard has great advice for hunters applying for a Michigan bear tag.

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

Great guest with lots of good information.  I hope you like it.

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Radio Rundown for First Weekend in May

First, Eric Sherwood of the  Michigan based Whitetail Select food plot company joins me.  Eric says this is the time to put in food plots across much of the state and he has some great advice on how to get started.

Then Holly Vaughn of the Michigan dnr joins me to talk about a series of grants awarded to conservation groups to improve hunting and fishing habitat.

Morel mushrooms are the topic of the second hour  as I talk with “Morel Master” Clayton Edney.  Clayton has some great tips on where to find that tasty springtime treat.  You can learn more about mushrooming on his Facebook page

Next Erin McDonough of mucc. and Citizens for Professional Wildlife Management ( joins me with an update on the petition drive to fight the anti hunters in Michigan.

Lance Keen of Trout Scout Charters joins me in hour number three as we talk about springtime brown trout fishing on Lake Michigan.  Lance says the action can be very good in shallow water this time of year and he has some good advice on where to find those fish.

We wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This time Dave has a very nice turkey recipe.

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


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