Monthly Archives: July 2014

Radio Rundown for Last Weekend in July

First, John Kirby of Becks Trailer Store has some great advice on how to keep your trailer on the road this summertime season.

Then, Mike Twohey of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ( to talk about their program for treating Michigan streams and rivers for lampreys.

Long range shooting is the topic of hour number two as  Jeremy Swanson of the Michigan Precision Rifle Steel Challenge ( joins me.  Jeremy says his group is trying to increase awareness of long range shooting and he has some tips for getting started in the sport.

Eric Sherwood of Whitetail Select is up next with a reminder that August is the time to put in those “fall” food plots.

The final hour features veteran outdoor writer and hard core hunter Tom Lounsbury.  As usual, Tom and I shoot the breeze about all things outdoors in Michigan.

We wrap it all up with wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar.  This week Dave has a very interesting frog leg dinner.

Another fast paced show filled with great guests and information.  Thanks for listening.

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Show Rundown for 7/19

It’s a fast paced show this week filled with great guests and information.

First, meteorologist Mark Torregrossa (  joins me.  Mark and I recently spent a day walleye fishing on Saginaw Bay but the main topic of discussion is about the weather he says we can expect this fall and winter.

photoThen, mucc‘s Drew YoungeDyke joins me to talk about their new executive director and to remind us to contact our state legislators about the Citizens for Professional Wildlife (citizenswildlife) initiative.

Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews wraps up the hour with a look at their August edition.

Master taxidermist RJ Meyer of the Trophy Room inside Jays Sporting Goods kicks off hour number two.  RJ has great advice on choosing a taxidermist.  He also announces a new Trophy Room studio will open in Allendale, near Grand Rapids this September.  The veteran taxidermist also says he’ll give away a whitetail shoulder mount when this Outdoor Magazine Facebook page reaches 29,000 likes.  Thanks for your generosity RJ.

Katie Keen of the Michigan dnr is up next.  Katie talks about a very cool program to teach students about Michigan’s bear population.

In the final hour of this week’s show I talk with outdoor writer and fishing guide Dave Rose (  Dave is at the big ICAST show in Orlando and he tells us about the new products he’s seen there.

We wrap it all up with wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar.   This time Dave has an interesting recipe for snapping turtle.

Lots of great guests and information this week.  I hope you like it.




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Show Rundown for 7/12

We kick off the show this week talking once again with Adam Bump of the Michigan dnr.  This time Adam talks about an incident where a wolf researcher was bitten by an animal and had to kill the wolf.

Then, outgoing MUCC Director Erin McDonough checks in one last time to talk about the accomplishments of that organization during her tenure.

Next, DNR Sgt. Tom Wanless talks about his MORS weekend.  That’s an innovative program where young people can get all of their outdoor related safety certificates in just a couple of weekends.

Hour number two features Ted Harpham of Michigan’s Darton Archery.  Ted talks about their new products for this year and says they’ll give away a Darton DS700 when the Outdoor Magazine Facebook page reaches 30,000 likes.

Bill Hahn of Jays Sporting Goods wraps up the hour talking about trail cameras and what to look for when buying a unit.

The final hour features Captain Doug Deming of the Fish Point Lodge on Saginaw Bay.  Doug says the walleye fishing this summer has been very good and he’s looking forward to the fall waterfowl season.

Wild game chef Dixie Dave Minar wraps it all up once again with another great recipe.

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Rundown for July 4th Weekend

We kick off this holiday weekend talking with Adam Bump of the Michigan dnr about how bear tags are allotted and details on some leftover tags.

Then, Gary Morgan of East Lake Outfitters joins me.  Gary has some spots left open for the  Michigan deer season opener at his camp in the U.P.

Tom Campbell of Woods-n-Waternews wraps up the hour.

Lake St. Clair River sturgeon angler Jim Felgenauer kicks off hour number two with some great advice on fishing for those giant fish.  You can learn more at

Michigan dnr fisheries biologist Chris Freiburger is up next with news about grants to improve fish habitat.

Lake Michigan salmon fishing is the subject of hour number three as I talk with veteran charter Captain Paul Schlafley of Riverside Charters.

We wrap it all up with Chef Dixie Dave Minar who has another great recipe.